Roshini Kempadoo – 'State of Play: Photography, Multimedia and Memory'
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Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


5 Feb 2010
11:00 - 13:00



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Roshini Kempadoo – 'State of Play: Photography, Multimedia and Memory'

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Roshini Kempadoo
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In this Lecture Roshini Kempadoo introduces her art practice of photography and multimedia artworks including Amendments (2007). She explores the way in which photographs and digital art may be considered counter-narratives to the multiple and instant tendencies to digitise and commodify memory.   
"Total recall seems to be the goal… memory has become a cultural obsession of monumental proportions across the globe." - Andreas Huyssen, (2001) Present Pasts: Media, Politics and Amnesia.

Roshini Kempadoo is a London based digital artist, critic, and Reader in Media Practice at the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London. Recent exhibitions include: the retrospective exhibition Roshini Kempadoo work: 1990 - 2004, (2004) Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London and Art & Emancipation In Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario And His Worlds, (2007) Yale Center for British Art, New Haven' USA. Recent publications include: 'Amendments: A fictional re-imagining of the Trinidad archive.'(2008) Journal of Media Practice, 9:2, pp. 87 - 99. 'Back Routes: historical articulation in multimedia production,' in Alan Grossman and Áine O'Brien (eds.) 2007 Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice, Wallflower Press, London, pp. 199 - 215; and 'Digital media practice as critique: Roshini Kempadoo's installations Ghosting and endless prospects' in Victoria Arana (ed.) 2007 'Black' British Aesthetics Today, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 283-296

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.