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In Conversation: Reimagining Futures and Creative Practice with Selina Thompson and Ama Josephine Budge

Season for Ex-Change

In Conversation: Reimagining Futures and Creative Practice with Selina Thompson and Ama Josephine Budge

5 November 2020

4-5pm

Online event

Captioned, Talk

Free

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Join artists Selina Thompson and Ama Josephine Budge as they discuss the possibilities for new futures of artistic practice amidst the climate crisis.

About the speakers

Selina Thompson is an artist and writer whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is intimate, political and participatory with a strong emphasis on public engagement, which leads to provocative and highly visual work that seeks to connect with those historically excluded by the arts.

She was featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018 and awarded the Forced Entertainment Award in 2019, and has been described as ‘a force of nature’ (The Stage) and ‘an inspiration’ (The Independent). She believes in the power of art, though the industry is perhaps killing her slowly, and she is trying to build a life that feels like it embodies the changes she wants to make.

Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose praxis navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities.

Ama is the recipient of the 2020 Local, International and Planetary Fictions Fellowship with Curatorial Frame (Helsinki) and EVA International (Limerick). Her research for this fellowship: Pleasurable Ecologies – Formations of Care: Curation as Future-building is an in-depth exploration of decolonial and intersectional curatorial care practices. The research acknowledges the entire ecosystem of socio-historical politics involved in curating contemporary art and cultural production. Ama is also a member of Queer Ecologies 2020, initiator of the Apocalypse Reading Room project and Lead Artist on the MycoLective project with Chisenhale Studios and Feral Practice.

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Access details

This online event will be live captioned. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements: info@seasonforchange.org.uk

Part of Season for Ex-Change

A three week programme of sector-facing events and workshops, 26 October–14 November 2020.
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