Creating Interference 2021

Monday 7 June – Tuesday 8 June 2021

A Creating Interference two-day seminar event in association with the British Art Network (BAN), 2021.

As the first of two seminars tentatively titled ‘Itinerant Imaginaries’ we are planning online over two days, 7-8th June 2021. This event is convened by CI core members as an international network of researchers, artists and critics who creatively respond to and critically engage with memories and historical narratives. Itinerant Imaginaries will create space to develop experimental approaches to the questions of archives, collecting and the concept of “black British art”. The seminar aims to address the impasse currently facing archival studies by applying non-linear, collective and fragmentary methodologies to the work of black artists and artists of colour situated in Britain and the diaspora in order to address critical questions embedded in histories of empire and memory, to forget and displace the national archive.

Creating Interference is in association with the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts). Creating Interference planning team includes Barby Asante, Melanie Keen, Roshini Kempadoo, Lucy Reynolds, Ashwani Sharma, and A’Ishah Waheed.