Selected artists from The Extended Mind exhibition in conversation with Talbot Rice Gallery's Assistant Curator James Clegg and Dr. Miranda Anderson, Anniversary Research Fellowship at Stirling and Honourary Fellow, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.
Mohamed Tonsy, a PHD student in Creative Writing uses literature and ceramics to filter his own biographical history and explore imagined near futures. He will talk about his experience in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the height of the Arab Spring in 2011. This experience and its aftermath fuels his ongoing literary work which will be a central theme of his tour.
Assistant Curator, Stuart Fallon leads the Friday Lunchtime Tour, introducing the work of Trading Zone artists. Including artist talks by Luiz B Guzman about the ideas behind his video footage, 'Lost Landscape' and a live portraiture performance by Cat & Eimear McClay.
Geologists Eimear Deady and Dr Gillian McCay will talk about changes in the make-up of the Earth over large periods of time. From the drying up and flooding of the Mediterranean to the Zechstein Sea, they will discuss the shifting patterns of commodities beneath our feet.
Dr James Harrison, lecturer in international law and a specialist in the marine environment, will talk about the borderlines of the sea. Focusing on how power and control are exerted over maritime spaces and resources, James will discuss the impact of different laws and regulations on people and communities.
An open public lecture with leading feminist thinker Silvia Federici, addressing interpersonal and institutional violence against women as discussed in her new book “Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women”, which offers powerful tools for understanding collective resistance to victimisation in the past and today.