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Schedule for Fictions of Difference – 31st October 2009

10.00 – 10.30 Registration & opportunity to see the exhibition at NAE.

10.30 Introduction Anna Douglas, curator, Life Less Ordinary

10.45– 11.30 Mika Thom, Johannesburg curator and gallerist provides a personal introduction to the art scene in South Africa today.

11.30 – 12.15 Dineo Bopape, (Life Less Ordinary artist) presents a specially commissioned performance for New Art Exchange/Djanogly Art Gallery.

12.15         Coach to Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside, Nottingham University.

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch (not included), available at Lakeside Art Centre

1.30 – 2.15 Johan Thom, performance artist, South Africa, discusses performance art in South Africa (http://johanthom.com).

2.15– 3.00 ‘The Poetics of Berni Searle’, Marion Arnold, Loughborough University.

3.00 – 3.45 ‘Queer’ – a response to the performance work of Steven Cohen, Gregory Woods, Nottingham Trent University. (http://www.gregorywoods.co.uk)

4.00 – 5.00 Open visit to the Life Less Ordinary exhibition, with all the speakers.

6.30 – 9.15 One-night only, private screening of award-winning South African feature Triomf, by Michael Raeburn, introduced by producer Lyndon Plant, with Q&A, in the Djanogly Art Gallery. The ‘horrendously hilarious film’, after the post-colonial novel by Marlene van Niekerk, tells the story of a poor white Afrikaner family living in a Johannesburg suburb in run-up to the first democratic elections in 1994. “Triomf has a universal quality, poverty is dramatic. The context is a metaphor, it’s the end of one world and the beginning of another”.

http://triomfmovie.blogspot.com/

Tickets for Triomf may be reserved as part of the study day, or as separate entrance. Tickets are free but capacity is limited due to gallery screening.

Study Day is free, booking from Lakeside Art Centre, Box office & Info Line: 0115 846 7777

For more details regarding the exhibition please visit http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Exhibitions/ViewEvent.html?e=1407&c=5&d=

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