wysinglogo

Boundary + Gesture Closing Event
Saturday 7 December, 12–4pm

To book tickets for the closing event, including return transport from Cambridge station, please click here.

Exhibition open: 12–5pm daily, 7 October to 8 December

On the final weekend of Boundary + Gesture, curator Taylor Le Melle and invited guests Sarah Keenan and Imani Robinson convene an afternoon of reading, walking and discussion.

Researcher and academic Sarah Keenan will lead a seminar that considers Le Melle's exhibition through their own academic research and writing. Following a lunch which we will provide, a meditative walk led by writer and art practitioner Imani Robinson and Le Melle will take in the routes and public footpaths surrounding Wysing that are referenced in the PSS text 'Untitled', which is included in the exhibition.

This event is free and open to all.

Schedule:

11.45am - Arrivals and welcome

12pm - Seminar – reading and discussion led by Sarah Keenan

1pm - Complimentary lunch and opportunity to view the exhibition

2pm - Walk – led by Taylor Le Melle and Imani Robinson 

3pm - Closing comments and discussion

Biographies

Sarah Keenan works at Birkbeck Law School, University of London, where she co-directs the Centre for Research on Race and Law. Her research and teaching are at the intersection of legal and political theory, geography and post-colonial studies. Her monograph Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging was published in the Routledge Social Justice series in 2015. She has recently completed a Leverhulme Fellowship on her current project “Making Land Liquid: The Temporality of Title Registration”. To go to Keenan's book click, here.

Imani Robinson is a London-based writer, live art practitioner, plant lover and prison abolitionist. They are one half of Languid Hands, a curatorial project initiated with their Very Close Collaborator, Rabz Lansiquot. In 2019 Languid Hands presented two projects: Towards a Black Testimony at Jerwood, U.K. and Stroom, NL.; and away, completely: denigrate at Narrative Projects, U.K. Imani was a member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) Collective 2015-18 and completed an MA in Forensic Architecture at the Centre for Research Architecture in 2019. Recent personal projects include: Ditto & Ditto Take a Trip to Port Authority, a moving image work made with Halima Haruna; WELCOME NOTE IN A WELCOME SPEECH, a

collaborative performance with artist Libita Clayton; and The Black Drift, an ongoing series of workshops and performances exploring Black geographies and the psychic afterlives of transatlantic slavery. You can find some less academic and equally abstract writing by Imani in Dream Babes 2.0.

Taylor Le Melle is a curator and writer based in London who has programmed at: Serpentine Galleries, ICA London, Cafe Oto, Chisenhale Dance Space, Arcadia Missa, and Assembly Point (all London), L’IceBergues with Contrechamps Ensemble (Geneva) and McKenna Museum of Art (New Orleans). Taylor’s writing has been featured in: Art Monthly, Flash Art. Taylor is the Autumn/Winter 2018 Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts. Taylor also co-runs PSS with Rowan Powell. Together they have published projects by Daniella Valz Gen, Victoria Sin and Rehana Zaman (upcoming, 2019). Since April 2018, Taylor has been co-director of not/nowhere, an artist workers’ cooperative that hosts workshops, screenings, exhibitions and other events. not/nowhere’s mission is to ensure that local artists who use new media in their work can access film and media equipment, acquire skills to nourish their practices, and take pleasure in expressing themselves creatively.

Access

If you have questions about access needs please contact Wysing's Head of Operations, Ceri Littlechild, on ceri.littlechild(at)wysingartscentre.org.