October 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm IST
MemoLab Panel Discussion and Musical Performance with artists from State of the Art: Transformative Memories
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Roberta Bacic, Conflict Textiles, Northern Ireland and Chile
Abiya Fatuma, student, Uganda
Docus Atyeno, activist, Uganda
Jeff Korondo, musician, Uganda
Alit Ambara, visual artist, Indonesia
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Artists, curators and academics from Northern Ireland, Canada, Uganda and Indonesia come together to talk about the journey of the Transformative Memory Network and the creation of artworks from Northern Ireland, Canada, Uganda and Indonesia in the context of war and peace. The artists and curators talk about their work in terms of co-creation, recording oral works, poster art, textiles and music, exploring a dialogue between the organisation Conflict Textiles based in Northern Ireland and the work of artists from Uganda and Indonesia, with themes ranging from the Holocaust to the disappeared. Talks are intercut with music by artist Jeff Korondo from Northern Uganda.
Roberta Bacic (Northern Ireland and Chile), talks about the creation of Conflict Textiles and her work as curator, looking at individual textile artworks reflecting themes of disappearance, war and peace and the textiles on display in the Transformative Memory exhibition, sharing the language of textile artworks with the public.
Abiya Fatuma, student and Docus Atyeno, an activist from Uganda, both present on the Beads Project, a Ugandan textile on display as part of the Transformative Memories exhibition and talk about the Women’s Advocacy Group from Uganda who created the paper beads mural.
Jeff Korondo, solo musician, Music for Peace, Northern Uganda, talks about his work promoting children’s rights and peaceful democracies.
Alit Ambara, visual artist, Indonesia, talks about his work as a visual artist specialising in poster art and his work as the founder of Nobodycorp Internationale Unlimited, an initiative to encourage serious discourse about social or socio-political issues through its posters.
Facilitators Dr Pilar Riaño-Alcalá and Dr Erin Baines from the University of British Columbia talk about the development of the Transformative Memory Network and working with artists from Canada, Uganda, Indonesia, Northern Ireland and Ireland.