SYMPOSIUM | Encountering Difference

Akiko Takizawa, Shadows On The Hill (2009, date printed: 2013). Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper. Courtesy of the artist.

23 Feb 2018

10am to 6pm

In November 2017, the Difference Goes Speed Dating event hosted a series of encounters between artists, students, academics and industry specialists engaged in lens-based media practices. Using speed dating as a format the speed-dating event aimed to survey the ways in which lens-based practitioners explore the concept of ‘difference’ in their practice.

Whether focusing on themes of identity, the visual or non-visual representations of race, gender, sexuality, class, language, power, desire and aesthetics, this one-day symposium, will present these findings and discuss current and alternative ways of picturing difference in contemporary lens-based practices and beyond, through a series of presentations and ‘unfinished’ in-conversations.

Keynote speakers, three invited guest artists and workshop participants will be presenting papers and in-conversations, including: Ajamu, Akiko Takizawa, Dr Azadeh Fatehrad, Pamela Breda, Clare Charnley, Beth Fox, Grace Gelder, Carl Grinter, Lena Heubusch, Caroline Molloy, Sabrina Fuller, Viviana Troya and Lyu Wen.

Keynote speaker: Dr Leon Wainwright, author of Phenomenal Difference: A Philosophy of Black British Art (2017).

This event is convened by Dr Ope Lori, artist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at TrAIN research centre and presented by the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme. 

Booking essential.


Image: Akiko Takizawa, Shadows On The Hill (2009, date printed: 2013). Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper. Courtesy of the artist.