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Somerset House Studios
New Wing, Somerset House, WC2R 1LA London, United Kingdom
A new series of open parliamentary sessions that explore the future of representation, governance and democracy. Over a series of four events, Superflux are inviting speakers and citizens to consider the future of representative rule.
The second event in Superflux's Future(s) of Power series will explore the influence and impact of artistic power to wider society. In this session we will talk to artists and cultural producers about how their work has enabled them to engage with bigger societal concerns. We want to create a debate about the tools, tactics and strategies they apply in an attempt to radically challenge and provoke change. How does their success and exposure empower participation in political discourse? Is there an adequate culture of responsibility that comes with artistic power? How can culture be effectively utilised to shift the status quo? Does the artistic community wield its power to the best of its ability?
Speakers: Brian Eno (musician), Juliet Jacques (writer), Liv Wynter (artist) & Jinan Younis (gal-dem).
Curated by Studios residents Superflux and produced by Somerset House Studios.
Brian Eno is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. As a solo artist, he is probably best known as the father of ambient music.
Jinan Younis is Assistant Politics Editor at gal-dem. She is a Cambridge Theology graduate, works in the charity campaigning sector and is passioante about women's rights. She has had a chapter published in Virago's I Call Myself a Feminist (2015) and was awarded the Christine Jackson Young Person Award at Liberty Human Rights. She is currently setting up gal-dem storytelling events.
Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker. In addition to publishing two books, Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive, 2007) and Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015), her fiction, essays and journalism have appeared in Granta, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, Sight & Sound, Frieze and many other publications. She lives in London.
Liv Wynter is an artist, educator, activist and writer from South London. She graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2015. She is Artist in Residence at Tate Britain and Tate Modern on the Education Programme for 2017-18, and Artist Facilitator with Indigo Youth at Hackney Museum August 2017 — March 2018. She recently competed a residency called 'How Much Are They Paying You' at The Royal Standard, Liverpool, and led a group show exploring text and performance called 'Enter: Greek Chorus Into The Echo Chamber' at the David Roberts Art Foundation. She is a founding member of WHEREISANAMENDIETA and stands in solidarity with Sisters Uncut, London Anti Raids and any other grassroots organisation fighting austerity and oppression.