ACT LOCALLY: Art & Activism

Creative Dundee and NEoN Digital Arts Festival will be hosting a conversation about the intersections of Art and Activism. In a follow-up to last year’s Act Locally event, the panel will discuss the creative community in Dundee, its relationship to the wider political reality and how are can (and can’t) have an ongoing impact on issues of justice and oppression.

The event will take place on 6 November at Dundee Central Library‘s Wighton Room, 2-3pm. You can get tickets on Eventbrite (free but booking is essential).

Big thanks to Julie Cumming for creating the event’s poster – check out more of her work!

The panel we will include:

Joanna Helfer is an artist, arts organiser and facilitator based in Glasgow. She currently works for political arts organisation Arika who programme events in the intersection of aesthetics, social life, solidarity and activism. Joanna works mostly collaboratively, thinking about embodied experience, land, failure, borders, queerness, marginality and disruption.

Dr. Erin Farley is the Library and Information Officer for Local History at Dundee Libraries, who hold a large collection of print, photographic and manuscript collections relating to the people of Dundee and their creative history. She has a particular interest in the interactions between literature, performance, place and politics. Outside of work, she is a traditional storyteller and one of the hosts of The Beans podcast.

Natasha Lushetich is Professor of Contemporary Art & Theory at the University of Dundee. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on intermedia, biopolitics and performativity, the status of sensory experience in cultural knowledge, hegemony, disorder and complexity. She is the author of two books: Fluxus: the Practice of Non-Duality (Rodopi 2014) and Interdisciplinary Performance (Palgrave 2016).

You can read the zine produced for last year’s event deadling with themes of equality, justice, food poverty in Dundee, sexism and much more…