Centre For Contemporary Arts

Centre For Contemporary Arts

Exhibition 28th June - 29th July 2019

Sonic Séance: The Gathering

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Responding to Sonic Séance, A V/DA performance, Sonic Séance: The Gathering is an exhibition bringing together the artistic practices of choreographer, director and performer Mele Broomes; film-maker and visual artist Jen Martin; actress, singer/songwriter and composer Patricia Panther; researcher and visual artist Ashanti Harris; musician, DJ, artist Letitia Pleiades; as well as invited artists Nene Camara & Angel Ng, Shaheeda Sinckler, Divine Tasinda, Bea Webster, Claricia Parinussa, and Raman Mundair. Their communal work aims to integrate resistance into the condition of being controlled, governed, pre-identified and spoken for.

Looking at the past, present and future, subverting elements used to shape and manipulate for the imperialist gaze this exhibition is an expression of anger, solidarity and euphoria against the dominance of cultural imperialism. Encompassing live performance, audio, video and text works, Sonic Seance: The Gathering is an immersive, warm and inviting space, and a continuously moving experience. The video works perform as capsules of thought and imagination, channelling voices and spirit interlocutors. Live and pre-recorded music scores expand themes of spirituality, female empowerment, witchcraft, afro-futurism, ancestral heritage, body work and ritual practices.

Sunday 30th June   Reading group: White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo  Facilitator: Letitia Pleiades  For details and booking click  here

Sunday 30th June

Reading group: White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo

Facilitator: Letitia Pleiades

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Tuesday 2nd July   Video work: Angel Ng and Nene Camara  A journey through a diptych of film exploring these bodies that move and reside within these Scottish landscapes.   For details and booking click  here

Tuesday 2nd July

Video work: Angel Ng and Nene Camara

A journey through a diptych of film exploring these bodies that move and reside within these Scottish landscapes.

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Thursday 4th July   Workshop: Sonic Séance theatre production choreographic repertoire  Teacher: Mele Broomes  For details and booking click  here

Thursday 4th July

Workshop: Sonic Séance theatre production choreographic repertoire

Teacher: Mele Broomes

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Sunday 7th July   Reading group: White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo  Facilitator: Letitia Pleiades  For details and booking click  here

Sunday 7th July

Reading group: White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo

Facilitator: Letitia Pleiades

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Tuesday 9 th July   Workshop: Sharing of Practice. Bea will explain her work as a Deaf actor and as a BSL performer.  Teacher: Bea Webster  For details and booking click  here

Tuesday 9 th July

Workshop: Sharing of Practice. Bea will explain her work as a Deaf actor and as a BSL performer.

Teacher: Bea Webster

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Thursday 11 th July   Facilitator: Raman Mundair  Workshop: Mother/Love  For details and booking click  here

Thursday 11 th July

Facilitator: Raman Mundair

Workshop: Mother/Love

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Sunday 14th July   Reading Séance: Reading Séance: Your Silence Will Not Protect You – A Collection of Writings by Audre Lorde  Facilitator: Ashanti Harris  For details and booking click  here

Sunday 14th July

Reading Séance: Reading Séance: Your Silence Will Not Protect You – A Collection of Writings by Audre Lorde

Facilitator: Ashanti Harris

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Tuesday 16th July   Performance: Divine Tasinda, Claricia Parinussa and Mele Broomes. A live performance of dance and experimental vocals responding to Sonic Seance.  For details and booking click  here

Tuesday 16th July

Performance: Divine Tasinda, Claricia Parinussa and Mele Broomes. A live performance of dance and experimental vocals responding to Sonic Seance.

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Thursday 18th July   Workshop: Body Awareness  Facilitator: Patricia Panther  Workshop: Body Awareness  For details and booking click  here

Thursday 18th July

Workshop: Body Awareness

Facilitator: Patricia Panther

Workshop: Body Awareness

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Sunday 21st July   Reading Séance: Your Silence Will Not Protect You – A Collection of Writings by Audre Lorde  Facilitator: Ashanti Harris  For details and booking click  here

Sunday 21st July

Reading Séance: Your Silence Will Not Protect You – A Collection of Writings by Audre Lorde

Facilitator: Ashanti Harris

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Tuesday 23rd July   Workshop: Sound and Spoken Word  Teacher: Shaheeda Sinckler  For details and booking click  here

Tuesday 23rd July

Workshop: Sound and Spoken Word

Teacher: Shaheeda Sinckler

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Saturday 27th July   Performance: V/DA performance and closing party!  In defence and rejoice we dance.  For details and booking click  here

Saturday 27th July

Performance: V/DA performance and closing party!

In defence and rejoice we dance.

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