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Community Kitchen Presents: 'Background Radiation'

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Wed 13 March // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: Donations to Community Kitchen are welcome on the night

'Background Radiation' will be a night presenting two collaborative socially engaged research and art projects through two short research presentations (15 mins) and screenings of artists' moving image pieces.

Join us beforehand for a hot vegan meal & friendly atmosphere as part of our monthly Community Kitchen. 

The artist moving image pieces all contain dance and movement as a central theme in response to  frameworks around sexual ethics. Anyone is welcome, this is not an event just for academics, we would love to welcome anyone interested in the subject to come and join us!

Two researchers will talk a little bit about their research (15 mins each) and introduce the artistic responses to their research:

Dr Rosa Walling Wefelmeyer is a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Reading. She will be introducing us to her research into the 'Everyday Scaffolding of Rape Culture'

This will then be followed by a screening of artist films: ‘Making Shrine to the Uncaught’, ‘Shrine to the Uncaught’ by artist Lady Kitt and 'Raindrop' by artist Sarah Li made for 'Everyday Scaffolding', a socially engaged art project exploring Dr Walling-Wefelmeyer's research.

Dr Tina Sikka is a reader in Technoscience and Intersectional Justice at Newcastle University. She will be giving us an introduction to the research that led to her book 'Sex, Consent and Justice: A New Feminist Framework'. This will be followed by an artist film:

'2 Stories' by Sarah Li as part of ‘Justice Recitations’, an exhibition exploring this research. The exhibition was made by Tina Sikka, Lady Kitt, Sarah Li, Emma Atkinson and all of the participants from Newcastle University.

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