Artists Wesam Al Asali, FRAUD and Nastassja Simensky come together to bring a critical framing to the concept of preservation. Embracing different methodologies and spanning diverse contexts – from the Syrian conflict, to pre and postindustrial England – their practices shed light on issues of accountability, agency, power and ownership.
A Weekend of Weird
Where does the real end and the unreal begin? Can we even distinguish one from the other?
Over the course of a weekend in November 2016, Radar joined forces with Drs Nick Freeman and Dan Watt from the School of Arts, English and Drama to organise a symposium exploring and enacting 'the weird'. Through performance, panels, films and installation it devled into the strange, uncanny, irrational and inexplicable; calling into question everyday environments and perceptions, and making our world seem far more disturbing and bizarre than it might ordinarily be understood. Details of Radar's new commissions can be found at the bottom of the page, whilst the full programme of talks, film-screenings and performances is embedded below.