11:30am â€“ Introductions
12:00pm â€“ Introduction to panel one: Institutional Archives, Research Companions and Unruly Histories
12:15pm â€“ Erika Tan â€“ Malayan weaver Halimah Binti Abdullah and the dislocated history of colonial exhibitions and museums
12:45pm â€“ Nikolaus Perneczsky & Didi Cheeka â€“ Moving image restitution histories and archives + Memory Also Die (2020) screening
1:15pm â€“ Panel discussion
2:45pm â€“ Introduction to panel two: Institutional Inversions and Reclamations
3:00pm â€“ Screenings of The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets (dir. Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys, 2019) + Culture Capture: Terminal Adddition (with Bayley Sweitzer, 2017)
3:30pm â€“ Judy Price â€“ Holloway Womanâ€™s Prison and The Good Enough Mother (2020)
4:00pm â€“ Khadija Carroll â€“ Collaborating with the Immigration Detention Archive and the Pitt Rivers Museum
4:30pm â€“ Rhea Storr â€“ The heritage and bodily resistance of Junkanoo + Here is the Imagination of the Black Radical (2020) film screening
5:00pm â€“ Panel discussion
Erika Tan is an artist, curator and researcher whose work focuses on the postcolonial, transnational and decolonial â€“ working with archival artefacts, exhibition histories, received narratives, contested heritage, subjugated voices and the transnational movement of ideas, people and objects. Tan is currently The Stanley Picker Fine Art Fellow.
Didi Cheeka is co-founder and curator of Lagos Film Society â€“ an alternative cinema center dedicated to the founding of Nigeriaâ€™s first arthouse cinema. He is the artistic director of Decasia â€“ Berlin-Lagos Archive Film Festival. Didi is currently researching and digitizing Nigeriaâ€™s rediscovered audiovisual archives.
Nikolaus Perneczky is a writer and curator based in London. His postdoctoral research project â€“ a critical inquiry into the politics and ethics of global film heritage â€“ considers the archive(s) of World Cinema in relation to colonial legacies of epistemic violence and unequal exchange. Along with curator and archivist June Givanni, Nikolaus is currently working on a podcast series on Africaâ€™s moving image heritage and the question of restitution.
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil (Ojibway) are filmmakers and artists from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Their work subverts traditional forms of ethnography through humour, transgression, and innovative documentary practice. Their films and installations have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Arts Center, e-flux, UnionDocs, and Microscope Gallery.
Jackson Polys is an artist who lives and works between what is currently called Alaska and New York. His work reflects examinations into the limits and viability of desires for indigenous growth. He began carving with his father, Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson, in high school, has worked as an artist based in Alaska as Stron Softi, with solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum, and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia Universityâ€™s School of the Arts (2015).
Judy Rabinowitz Price is interested in how art can produce different ways of thinking about contested sites and engage with collective struggles. Her most recent work explores how women are affected by the criminal justice system in the UK through the prism of HMS Holloway that was decommissioned in 2016. The End of a Sentence 2020 draws on individual and collective stories of prison to make visible issues around gender, class, race and economy as well as reflecting on Hollowayâ€™s legacy spatially and ideologically as a site of remembrance and absence.
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll is an Austrian-Australian artist and historian based in Vienna. She is the Chair of Global Art at the University of Birmingham, Professor of History at the Central European University. Her films and installations have been shown internationally including at the Venice, Marrakech, and Sharjah Biennales, ZKM, Manifesta, Taxispalais, Extracity, HKW, Royal Museums Greenwich, Savvy, LUX, Chisenhale, SPACE, Project Art Centre Gallery Dublin, St Kilda, Melbourne, and the Casablanca Film Festival. She is the co-author of Bordered Lives: Immigration Detention Archive (2020) and co-editor of Third Text journal.
Rhea Storr is an artist filmmaker who makes work about the representation of Black and mixed-race cultures. Masquerade as a site of protest or subversion is an ongoing theme in her work in addition to the effect of environment on cultural production. She is a co-director of not nowhere an artistsâ€™ film co-operative and resident at Somerset House, London. Storr is the winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 and the inaugural Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Prize.