collective dialogues

2024

Over 17 academics, artists, choreographers & writers have been invited to be part of these collective dialogues. For each dialogue we will use excerpts from texts, audio and video as the starting point for each conversation.

Monday 4th March: C.L.R James, Grace Lee Boggs and Cornelius Castoriadis, Facing Reality, 1958, page 24-28; and
James Boggs, The American Revolution, 1963, Chapter 2.

Tuesday 5th March: C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins, 1938; and Beverley Mullings, ‘Caliban, social reproduction and our future yet to come’, Geoforum 118 (2021), pp. 150-158.

Wednesday 6th March:  C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins, 1938; Michel-Rolph Troulliot, “Culture on the Edges: Creolization in the Plantation Context.” Plantation Society in the Americas 5 (1998): 8-28; and short clip of Lia Rodrigues’ work Encantado.

Thursday 7th March: D’Angelo’s Voodoo, album; a recollection made by D’Angelo in a 2000 Vibe magazine interview with the writer dream hampton; and an observation made by the studio engineer for Voodoo, and a close collaborator with D’Angelo on the project, Russell Elevado, in a 2007 Red Bull Music Academy interview.

You can also click on each day below to see a selection of the excerpts for that day.

Please note that these sessions are private and contributions and dialogues are only open to those involved in the project

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Seb Franklin

Jeremy Glick

Laura Harris

Annie McClanahan

Nick Ridout

Stephen Ward

Brian Bartell

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Adriana Garriga-Lopez

Aaron Kamugisha

Beverley Mullings

Nick Ridout

Olive Demar

Neve Harrington

Jeremy Nedd

Nick Ridout

Arabella Stanger

Tony Bolden

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Douglas Kearney

Emily Lordi

Francesca Royster

2023

Over 20 artists, academics, writers, curators have been invited to be part of these collective dialogues, Monday 24th – Thursday 27th April.

Monday and Tuesday’s participants will read a text written by Syliva Wynter as the starting poing for their collective dialogues. Wednesday and Thursday’s participants have contributed a short work (7 mins) – video, audio, text or other shareable in response to the research themes. These have been shared among participants and act as a starting point for a two 2-hour collective dialogues between 5-7 participants,

Please note that these sessions are private and contributions and dialogues are only open to those involved in the project

Luis Rincon Alba

Shane Boyle

Nicole “Fadeke” Castor

Nisha Ramayya

Nick Ridout

Deborah Thomas

David Austin

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Christine Okoth

Romy Opperman

Arabella Stanger

Claire Tancons

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Christine Capetola

Derrais Carter

Kayo Chingonyi

James Goodwin

Kelina Gotman

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal

Vanessa McAuley

Vincent Moystad

Nick Ridout

Jatun Risba

Martin Young

2023: Australia

Over 10 artists, academics, writers, directors were invited to contribute a short work (7 mins) – video, audio, text or other shareable in response to the research themes. These were shared among participants and acted as a starting point for a two 2-hour collective dialogues between 5-7 participants, Monday 20th March and Tuesday 21st March.

Please note that these sessions were private and contributions and dialogues were only open to those involved in the project.

Matt Cornell

Nancy Mauro-Flude

David Pledger

Nick Ridout

Yuji Sone

Elizabeth Stevens

Robert Walton

Deirdre Coleman

Alvin Eng Hui LIM

Jazmin Llana

Paul Rae

Nick Ridout

2021

Over 20 artists, academics, writers, directors were invited to contribute a short work (7 mins) – video, audio, text or other shareable in response to the research themes. These were shared among participants and acted as a starting point for a series of 2-hour collective dialogues between 5 participants, Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th June, plus an 8-hour dialogue between 9 participants on Thursday 10th June. Thursday’s participants had been involved in the project in 2020.

Please note that these sessions were private and contributions and dialogues were only open to those involved in the project.

monday

Lisa Blackman

Peter Eckersall

Janine Harrington

Nicol Parkinson

Fiona Templeton

tuesday

Ron Athey

Camille Barton

Eirini Kartsaki

Ashwani Sharma

Maurya Wickstrom

wednesday

Jamila Johnson-Small

Louis Moreno

Dani Ploeger

Paul Rae

Nisha Ramayya

thursday

Maki / åbäke

Alan Page Arriaga

Emma Bennett

Andrea Božić

Martin Harries

Joe Kelleher

Nicholas Ridout

Kyla Wazana Tompkins

Julia Willms

2020

Over 20 artists, academics, writers, directors were invited to contribute a short work (7 mins) – video, audio, text or other shareable in response to the research themes. These were shared among participants prior to the dialogue and acted as a starting point for this series of collective dialogues between six participants, Monday – Thursday, week beginning 20th July 2020, from 6-8pm (BST).

Please note that these sessions were private and only open to those involved in the project.

monday

Shane Boyle

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Zack (Dada Bots)

Eirini Kartsaki

Carrie Noland

Nick Ridout

tuesday

Andrea Božić

CJ (Dada Bots)

Joe Kelleher

Shaka McGlotten

Simon  Vincenzi

Miet Warlop

Julia Willms

wednesday

Maki / åbäke

Treena Balds

Emma Bennett

Edit Kaldor

Alan Page

Nick Ridout

thursday

Ant Hampton

Martin Harries

Joe Kelleher

Julie Ezelle Patton

Holly Pester

Fiona Templeton