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Join Something Human and Little Wolf Parade for the second round of CCLAP performances in Nottingham. A series of live art interventions by international and UK-based performers will take over Nottingham streets and public spaces addressing the notion of ‘crisis’ as part of the public programme of the Krísis exhibition on show at Bonington Gallery until 9 December.

CCLAP’s 2016 series of indoor and outdoor performances is part of the public programme in association with the exhibition Krísis, curated by Something Human in partnership with Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University and Little Wolf Parade.

CCLAP is a three year live art project curated by Something Human began in 2014 that instigates the sharing of the developments and critical reflections of significant and diverse live art practices in Southeast Asia and the UK, to bring the critical contexts for Southeast Asian live art practice in conversation with developments in the UK/European scenes. The project presents thought-provoking live art performances by Southeast Asian and international practitioners in London, bringing their work to both local and a wider international audience.

Friday 11 November

Rachel Parry ‘Transparent Freedoms’
Time: 12 pm – 4.45 pm
Location: Outdoor performance starting at noon at the Bonington Gallery, Dryden Street, NG1 4GG
(Finale at 4 pm at the Speakers’ Corner)

Boedi Widjaja ‘Imaginary Homeland: 谢谢你的爱’
Time: 5.30 pm – 6 pm
Location: Outdoor performance in front of Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, NG1 2GB (TBC)

Talk: Something Human in conversation with Rachel Parry and Boedi Widjaja
Time: 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Location: G.A.L., 25 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AP

Saturday 12 November

Melissa Thomas ‘Collaboration with Children’
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: G.A.L., 25 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AP

Sarah Todino ‘The Coronation’
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Location: Secret garden / Edin’s garden (next to Jam Café, 12 Heathcote Street, Nottingham NG1 3AA)

Orinta Pranaityte ‘Finding Place Within Displacement’
Time: 2.30 pm – 5 pm
Location: Between Heathcote Street & Broad Street

whatsthebigmistry ‘BANG’
Time: 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Location: Broadway Cinema (Gallery), 15 Heathcote Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL

Rachael Young ‘A Natural’
Time: 3 pm – 5.30 pm
Location: Jam Café, 12 Heathcote Street, Nottingham NG1 3AA

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North Korea reinterpreted on instant film

A joint exhibition by photographer Chris Barrett and researcher Gianluca Spezza

Under Kim Jong Un’s leadership, North Korea has made a conscious decision to be more proactive in the media world. In 2013 we saw the very first live tweeted image of the North Korean leader, from mainstream Western media.

Icons of Rhetoric (IoR) offered a different approach to documenting North Korea, merging established news media practices with more contemporary ones, drawing particular attention to social media.

“While researching an article about an Instagram account claiming to be the official outlet of North Korean news, I started to think about the visual representation of North Korea.

The idea of the project became a reflection on our engagement with modern media techniques, our consumption of images and our knowledge of this ‘most closed off country in the world’ that is the DPRK, all this interwoven with the notion of democratized propaganda.”

Chris Barrett, photographer and curator

By reinterpreting images that already exist in the public domain, Icons of Rhetoric played on an aesthetic of authenticity.

Read more about the Icons of Rhetoric research project.

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@KazakhPilot (Gianluca Spezza)

Exhibition Resources

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In collaboration with artist Goran Ohldieck, M.K Ciurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas, Lithuania and Bonington Gallery presented the UK premier of Don’t Shoot the Waiter Before Lunch.

The early years of Dogu Bankov’s life are very hazy, in the few remaining manuscripts in existence that he submitted to the Bulgarian National Art Academy during his time there in the early 1900’s, Bankov provides two different years of birth 1884 and 1885. The disclosure of his country of birth is also a mystery it is said that he was born in Bulgaria, or possibly Macadonia, but his family connections with Bulgaria suggest that he is more likely to be of Bulgarian origin.

During the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a Communist government in Bulgaria during the War many intellectuals and cultural workers left the harsh conditions in Bulgaria mostly settling in Paris.

Later a decree was sanctioned by the Minister of Culture in Bulgaria ordering that those who left were to be regarded as traitors. Following this sanction in 1989 the Bulgarian State Art Institutions tried to buy works by these artists, including the work of Dogu Bankov, only to be told that they had been destroyed.

Norwegian artist Goran Ohldieck investigating the work of Bankov contacted the Bulgarian National Art Academy, only to be told that all records and documents had been destroyed.

Today Bankov’s art creates curiosity concerning concurrent events in greater Europe; questions of individual and national identity, artistic authorship and historical certainty seem to become somewhat creatively unstable in the face of Bankov’s work. Whether these are the ‘real ones’ remains unknown, nor does it really matter apart from the fact that Bankov seems to be becoming increasingly relevant.

The publication that accompanied the exhibition refers to a manuscript by Agnes Shaunegger, a one-time chef in the café L’Ane Rouge in Paris where the artists from Bulgaria used to meet. She was later asked by the art collector Amchiel Goldstein to write down her memories of that time.

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This inaugural exhibition marked the launch of Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Architecture and Cultural Heritage of India, Arabia and the Maghreb.

ArCHIAM undertakes architectural, urban history and heritage related research and impact work for Architecture, Heritage and Global Difference, AHGD based at NTU – the umbrella centre for the humanities-based study of architecture, material culture and the built environment within a globalizing context.

ArCHIAM is an interdisciplinary forum which brings together a wide range of researchers interested in the study of the architecture of three interconnected global spheres. Cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries, the Centre provides an exciting opportunity for the study of both historical and contemporary phenomena with an aim of developing theoretical positions but also though practice-based research.

The exhibition was designed and set up by the ArCHIAM Centre, and led by prof Bandyopadhyay.