Preview: Bodies of Knowledge in Residence at Attenborough Arts Centre

Thu 24 October 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Join us for the opening night of Bodies of Knowledge in Residence at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester! For ten days the project will be taking up residency in one of Attenborough's galleries, presenting work produced as part of the project and utilizing the gallery as a site of production. This opening night event gives you the chance to explore the work and meet those involved in its production. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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.

The project will continue beyond the residency, working towards a final exhibition and publication.


Please book for freeĀ here.


Joe Moran

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Raju Rage

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Tara Fatehi Irani

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Project Partners

Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination

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Dr Jennifer Cooke

Senior Lecturer in English Read more

Kesha Raithatha

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Cara Noir

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Dr Claire Warden

Senior Lecturer in English and Drama Read more

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