@pparchive at Hospitable Bodies symposium, the British Library, London

June 2016
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The British Library and The Place, London

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A hundred years after the execution of Roger Casement, Hospitable Bodies: The Casement Symposium brings together academics and artists to discuss the body and the nation, particularly in relation to Casement’s legacy and the work of contemporary artists. 
Curated by choreographer, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, the symposium programme will weave together lectures and discussions with work-in-progress from The Casement Project.

Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones will present Burn in Flames: Post-Patriarchal Archive in Circulation. This activist archive is developed as part of their current project In the Shadow of the State, a co-commission by Create (Ireland) and Artangel (UK).

This project does not deal with the objects of the past: it anticipates future, ideologically obsolete material that will no longer exist after the end of patriarchy, or however we might name the current regime. Items from everyday experience are named as evidence of the current, late-capitalist oppression of women, from legal documents to consumer goods. These objects are identified, stamped, and placed back in circulation. This work is presented through a workshop / demonstration format and audience members are encouraged to participate by bringing material they want to stamp. The project also exists on twitter as @pparchive and welcomes online contributions – virtual stamps include #burninflames, #pparchive, and #misogynisttimemachine.

Other contributors to the symposium include:

  • Caitriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, National Archives of Ireland
  • Jeffrey Dudgeon, gay rights activist and author
  • Jaime Beddard, Co-Artistic Director, Diverse City
  • Gerry Kearns, Professor of Geography, Maynooth University
  • Ian McBride, Professor of Irish and British History, Kings College, London
  • Lucy McDiarmid, Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professor of English, Montclair University
  • Indhu Rubisingham, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre
  • David Rudkin, dramatist and screenwriter