Through conversation and exercises, join us to explore how we might embody histories through performance.
Artist Harold Offeh leads this research and practice sharing workshop reflecting on the notion of ‘performing monuments’. The workshop will delve into how performance and re-enactment can respond to cultural histories and contemporary narratives. We'll discuss themes that overlap with Offeh’s own artistic practice and Autograph’s exhibition Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT, engaging with the politics of memory, memorialisation and remembrance.
Everyone is welcome to join us, regardless of what stage in their career or practice they are at. The workshop will take place online, and would be perfect for artists and creatives interested in exploring performance in their art practice, and / or the politics of memorialisation.
Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture.
He has exhibited and performed widely in the UK and internationally. Offeh studied Critical Fine Art Practice at the University of Brighton and has an MA in Fine art Photography from the Royal College of Art, London and a PhD in Contemporary Art and Performance from Leeds Beckett University. He lives in Cambridge and works in London and Oxford. He is currently a Senior Tutor in Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and a tutor in MA Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art, London.
To participate in this workshop, you will need to bring your own source references, archives, memories and collections to draw inspiration from. Some examples of this could be:
🔗 Links to video and audio clips
🏅 Any object that has a strong emotional/historic significance to you
Participants will be able to share their screen during the session.
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