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Stages of Production: Review / Remake / Respond With Royal Holloway, University of London

Join us in activities of reuse, reinvention and retelling to explore creative production and big ideas in society and politics

Collaborate through workshops, installations, recordings and discussions to explore how making, reviewing and remaking is an important part of society and politics.

Join the debate with staff, students, artists and local community partners. Discuss big ideas in society including gender, identity, cooperation, consumerism, war, faith, maternity.

Events Programme

Review – 17 May 2018

  • World War I: Production, Destruction and the Avant-Garde: Explore the debates surrounding production and destruction in art and society in Europe in the period around the First World War. From futurism’s apparently upbeat ideas of war to Dada’s reaction to its horrors, explore tensions between celebration and critique, making and breaking.

Remake – 18 May 2018

  • Making Sacred Space: Explore creative ways in which suburban faith communities ‘make space’. Focusing on architectures, material cultures, rituals, music, and performance, this day will involve collaborative co-production with artists, cultural geographers and local faith groups from Ealing, West London.
  • Drop into workshops and activities running in parallel during the day. Have a go at weaving; make an architectural model of a sacred space; add a contribution to a book of recipes that evoke spiritual memories; experiment with photography and sound on the subject of religious music making.

Respond – 19 May 2018: Small Actions with Big Ideas!

  • Reproducing Joan Jonas: Using techniques of image-making, drawing, reanimation and transformation employed by performance artist Joan Jonas, enter into a material dialogue with Tate’s retrospective exhibition (March-August 2018). Take part in interactive workshops using a wide range of materials and ‘instructions’ drawn from Jonas’s work that show the power of collaboration. Play an active role in questioning fixed views and interpretations, and express your own.
  • Reversing perspectives: Explore past practices, images and narratives to discover their relevance to contemporary life. Challenge social attitudes and values by reversing expected patterns of production. Investigate how current mobile phone technologies of snapchat and apps contribute to new ways of engaging with memories and storytelling or re-presenting views on gender inequality.

Stages of Production: Review / Remake / Respond is led by staff, associated artists and students from across Royal Holloway University’s departments of Drama, Theatre & Dance, Geography, Modern Languages and Media Arts.

This event is programmed by Royal Holloway, University of London, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all.

Royal Holloway has an emphasis on creative subjects, with outstanding teaching and research in Drama, Theatre & Dance, Media Arts, Music, Modern Languages and Geography. We welcome students and academics from all over the world, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective within a close-knit community and historic campus just outside of London.

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17 May 2018 at 12.00–18.00

18 May 2018 at 12.00–18.00

19 May 2018 at 12.00–18.00

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