Bodies of Knowledge in Residence at Attenborough Arts Centre

Fri 25 October -
Sun 3 November 2019

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(Photo credit: Sam Williams)

Bodies of Knowledge is taking up residency at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, presenting work produced as part of the project, and utilizing the gallery as a site of production.

The work displayed presents and draws on images produced during a series of artist-led, interdisciplinary workshops exploring how bodies hold and produce knowledge in different contexts. The artist Tara Fatehi Irani and Kathak dancer Kesha Raithatha worked in collaboration with researchers from Loughborough University's Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination project to explore the ways in which memory, migration and narrative are coded in dance and movement. Joe Moran worked in collaboration with pro-wrestler Cara Noir and Dr Claire Warden to explore reality and performance in contemporary dance and wrestling, with their workshop resulting in the production of a film by the artist and filmmaker Sam Williams. Raju Rage, meanwhile, worked with trans people to explore embodiment and self-representation as empowerment through the use of still and moving images.

Raju will run a second workshop for trans people during the project's residency at Attenborough Arts Centre, rounding off the developmental phase of the Bodies of Knowledge project. Watch this space for more information.

A final exhibition, presenting in full artworks made as part of the project, and a publication, will follow.

Opening Hours and Directions can be found on Attenborough Arts Centre's website, here.

If you'd like to attend a preview event on the evening of the 24th October, please click here.

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Tara Fatehi Irani

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Joe Moran

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Raju Rage

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Project Partners

Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination

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Dr Claire Warden

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Dr Jennifer Cooke

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Related Projects

Bodies of Knowledge

Three commissions using performance workshops and experimental documentary to explore the body as a site for the production and retention of knowledge. Read more


Wrestling and Embodied Knowledge: Reflections on a Workshop

Dr Claire Warden reflects on Joe Moran and Cara Noir's workshop exploring wrestling's relationship to embodied knowledge. Read more