No Person’s Land
No Person’s Land is a project initiated by Amanprit Sandhu which invites international curators and cultural workers to the UK to think and work together with DAM PROJECTS. This is with a view to foreground new, critical voices and practices taking place by peers.
In February 2018, Canadian curator and cultural worker cheyanne turions will visit the UK. Part residency and part research project, No Person’s Land uses joint research to enact how alternative structures might be formed between peers based on shared commitments and support; mapping a terrain between practice, thinking and being.
No Reading After the Internet
cheyanne turions, DAM PROJECTS AND Seecum Cheung
Thursday 15 February 2018, 18: 00 pm
The Showroom, 63 Penfold St, London, NW8 8PQ | Free – all welcome
Initiated in 2008 by cheyanne turions, with Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk and Alexander Muir, No Reading After the Internet is a salon series dealing with cultural texts, which are read aloud by participants. The particular urgency of the project is in reforming publics and experimenting with the act of reading, as its own media form, in our moment.
Excerpts will be drawn from the following texts: WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier (2017), which dissects the language of settler occupation through prose poetry; Saving Solidarity: Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Rafia Zakaria (2016), which addresses two audiences directly—western feminists and feminists in the global south in essayistic form; and The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich (1985), which chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines of the Second World War, stories that have remained absent from official narratives.
Excerpts will be handed out at the salon and no pre-reading is required.
Seecum Cheung is a visual artist based between London and Rotterdam. Working primarily with moving image, her current work is an ongoing series of films based upon interviews and encounters with leading specialists in the field of right-wing radicalism, human rights organizations and activist refugee groups. Her films include coverage of the 2017 Dutch elections (The Dutch Window, 2017) with writer, musician, broadcaster and curator Morgan Quaintance, and extensive interviews on the rise of the far-right in Germany with political journalist Richard Cooke with SBS Public Broadcasters (Interview with Lennart, 2016). Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Syndkt Gallery, Brussels, and Grand Union, Birmingham (both 2017). She is a recipient of the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Award 2015/16.
cheyanne turions is a curator, cultural worker and writer currently based in Canada. From the farmlands of Treaty 8, she is of settler and Indigenous ancestry. Her work positions exhibitions and criticism as social gestures, where she responds to artistic practices by linking aesthetics and politics through discourse. From 2008–2017, she was the director of No Reading After the Internet. She is a founding member of EMILIA–AMALIA, an exploratory working group that employs practices of citation, annotation, and autobiography as modes of activating feminist praxis. Currently, turions is the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery and on the Board of Directors at 221A.
The event is supported by The Showroom