Can art foster community?
Are there similarities in our difference?
How are emerging artists changing things up?
Global Connectivity explores conversations held by young and emerging artists and cultural producers. The programme will invite artists from a hyper-local, national and global context. With the aim to better understand what connects their practices. It will think about the future of artistic practice and sites of possibility. This series will provide a space to learn about the practices of emerging artists. There will also be a moment for audience members to ask questions.
After the talk, the audience will have the chance to speak with the panellist. Drink will be provided
This event will include BSL interpretation.
Malakaï is an artist and producer working in literature and live performance. Led by curiosity and care, Malakaï creates and interrogates through an unapologetically Afrocentric lens. They co-founded and was Artistic Director of producing theatre company The S+K Project and is now Co-director of literary arts organisation BORN::FREE.
Maia Nunes (They/Them) is an Irish-Trinidadian performance artist whose inter-disciplinary practice explores legacies of colonialism, the transformative potential of performance, & song as liberation practice. Their most recent work Crossings is currently showing at Jupiter Woods Gallery, London.
Co-founder of Origins Eile, a grassroots organisation centring QTIBPOC in Ireland.
Aghogho Otega is a Nigerian based multidisciplinary artist. Their work explores culture and spirituality, focused on the urhobo cosmology and the ideology and beliefs of “Igbe” a Nigerian traditional religion. Working at the intersection between physicality and spirituality in creating rituals as a means towards the sacredness of oneself.
Kate Wong is a Chinese Canadian writer/curator. Interested in the decolonial and emancipatory potential of artistic practice. Her work examines political philosophy and the overlap between colonialism, slavery and Western liberalism. Focusing on the body, labour and virtuality, their research explores the construction and reification of social and ontological hierarchies.