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Online Workshop: Performing Monuments with Harold Offeh

Thu 30 Mar || 6:30 – 8:30pm (BST)

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Join artist Harold Offeh for a research and practice sharing workshop, exploring the ways performance and reenactment can respond to cultural histories and contemporary narratives


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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.

Part of the exhibition

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT

11 Nov 2022 - 25 Mar 2023
Free exhibition at Autograph's gallery in London

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workshop leader


Harold Offeh

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.

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What you will need

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:
📸 Photos
🌅 Postcards
🔗 Links to video and audio clips
🗞 Magazines
🖨 Printouts
💿 CDs
📚 Books
🏅 Any object that has a strong emotional/historic significance to you

Participants will be able to share their screen during the session.

Banner image: Harold Offeh, Body Landscape Memory. Symphonic Variations on an African Air, Op.63, live performance/video. 2019.

Images on page: 1) Sasha Huber, Agassiz Down Under [detail], 2015. Courtesy the artist. 2) Harold Offeh, workshop presented for East Side Projects, Birmingham, UK 2020. Photo: Ashley Carr.

Discover more: 1) Sasha Huber, film still from The Firsts - Tilo Frey, 2021. Commissioned by Autograph. 2) Sasha Huber, Tailoring Freedom – Renty [detail], 2021. Courtesy Tamara Lanier and the artist. Commissioned by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Autograph, London; Turku Art Museum, Finland; and Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam. Original photographs: Renty 35-5-10/53037; courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. 3) Sasha Huber, film still from Rentyhorn [detail], 2008. 4'30" min. Courtesy the artist.