Speaks

Presentations at conferences, symposia, and in conjunction with exhibitions

2017

Dec 04. “On Remedies, Gardens, and Sugar Cane: Contemporary artists healing within the colonial archive”, at the conference Unleashing and confronting stories of Bildung: Remediations of cultural-natural heritage, organised by The Past’s Future project, University of Copenhagen. Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nov 30. “Unable to Hear the Tears: In search of empathy during Denmark’s 2017 commemorations”, a keynote for the international conference Unfinished Histories: Art, Memory, and the Visual Politics of Coloniality, organised by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, and the Royal Library of Denmark. Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nov 17. “What Lies Unspoken: On voice, presence, and power”, at the seminar for feminist practice in the arts Cut the Gap. National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nov 16. Colonisation and Decolonisation strand, chaired by Erling Björgvinsson, Temi Odumosu, and Mahmoud Keshavarz at the 2017 biennial PARSE conference on EXCLUSION. Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Nov 04. “On archives, identity, and the performance of memory”, a seminar for Campus Art Dubai 6.0. Art Jameel Project Space, Dubai, UAE.

Oct 30. “Loving in the colonial archive: Some mixed media approaches to issues of silence and forgetting”, a seminar for the workshop Deviant Design in a House of Old Fears: Questioning Coloniality in Design Theory and Practice, organised by S A V V Y Contemporary: The Laboratory of Form-Ideas (Berlin) and Visual Communication (RCA). Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Oct 11. “We Carry it Within Us: Fragments of a shared colonial past” a film screening and discussion with Helle Stenum and Temi Odumosu, for the international workshop Race, Space, and Ethics: (post)colonial migration systems, part of the Spaces, Borders, Bodies-project run by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Global Refugee Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Oct 05. “Close Contact: Touching colonial histories and sensitive memories in mixed media”, a higher seminar co-arranged by Art History and Media and Communication Studies at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Sweden.

Sept 15. “Finding Alberta: Using Locative Media to Reveal Black Lives in Danish Colonial Archives”, a workshop with Maria Engberg at the Inclusive Museum conference on Diaspora, Integration and Museums. Manchester Museum, UK.

July 11. “Loving in the colonial archive: Some mixed media approaches to issues of silence and forgetting”, a workshop for the seminar Forschen und Recherchieren, organised by Nausikaa El Mecky, at the Pädagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg, Germany.

July 07. “AFROPEAN FIRSTS – Blackness in Cultural Heritage and Visual Arts in Europe”, a panel with Adelaide Bannerman, Jeannette Ehlers, and Sasha Huber Saarikko, moderated by Temi Odumosu, at the conference Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe. University of Tampere, Finland.

June 16. “Postcolonial Design Interventions: Mixed Reality Design for Revealing Histories of Slavery and Their Legacies in Copenhagen”, at paper with Susan Kozel and Maria Engberg at the NORDES conference Design+Power. AHO Oslo, Norway.

June 01. “Alternative Histories: La Vaughn Belle and Tiphanie Yanique in conversation with Temi Odumosu”, a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Blind Spots: Images of the Danish West Indies Colony, at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 18. Opening of “What Lies Unspoken” sound installation in the exhibition Blind Spots: Images of the Danish West Indies Colony, at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 05. “Unfinished Conversation 3: Yong Sun Gullach and Miriam Firesewra Berhane Haile discussing the Transfer Day cheque”, a dialogue at the SMK Friday event What Lies Unspoken/Mark Lecky, at the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 05. Opening of “What Lies Unspoken”, an exhibition and sound installation at National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mar 08. “Experiencing Hospitality” a panel at the conference A Second Home: Mediating Borders and Hospitality. Organised by the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, at the Film House, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mar 03. “Ethnic Intimacies: A small history of racial artefacts in the home” a lecture at The School of Design and Crafts (HDK) at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jan 25. Exhibition opening of “Milk & Honey” a mixed-media installation at Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden.

Jan 20. “On Floating Cartographies: Art for the cities within”, at the symposium Samhällsmaskinen (Society Machine). Organised in conjunction with an exhibition at Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden.

2016

Dec 06. “We Carry Our Hearts: Artistic notes on memory, migration, and presence”, at the symposium Integrera mera – Hur? (Integrate more – How?). Organised by Best Biennale! and the Art Educational Network in Skåne, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden.

Dec 01. “Just Being There: Decoloniality as a matter of presence and care”, at the symposium Anatomising the Museum: Contemporary Art and the Decolonisation of Museums. Organised by Swedish Exhibition Agency at Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweden.

Nov 17-19. “Traces of Congo in the Nordic Colonial Archive” at the NYU conference Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nov 11. “Scanning the Ethiopian Head” a mixed-media talk with Susan Kozel on AR, colonial memory and 3D scanning at the SMK Friday event Dead or Alive!, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nov 08. “Decoding Ourselves” a panel discussion with author Parvin Ardalan and artist Runo Lagomarsino to accompany a screening of John Akomfrah film The Stuart Hall Project. Organised by Moderna Museet, Malmö at Studio, Malmö, Sweden.

Oct 06. “Occupied Territory” a conversation with performance artist Yong Sun Gullach for seminar Social Exclusion, Postcolonial Perspectives and Discrimination, Center for Social Exclusion and Learning (SEAL), Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sept 29.Open Image or Open Wounds: Colonial past and present in Copenhagen (a re-enacted text)” a presentation for  The Other is Me seminar, Roskilde University in collaboration with Copenhagen City Library, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sept 22. “Decolonial politics of care in the archive” a lecture for N15 – Queer Strategies for Art Production (Chapter 2: Rewritings), a curated series by Ellen Suneson and Julia Björnberg, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden.

Sept 19-20.Digital Contact Zones” at the Digital Futures workshop, SWITCH Network and Världskulturmuseet, Gothenberg, Sweden.

Aug 30. Panel discussion moderator for The New Human symposium, Malmö University (Medea & K3) and Moderna Museet, Malmö.

July 01-02. “Archival Re-enactments: The Image of the Black inhabited by three contemporary artists”, at the symposium Cross-Cultural Iconography: Celebrations in honour of Jean Michel Massing, Cambridge University, UK.

June 11. “Crafting and Countercrafting Racism: Identity politics at home”, at the symposium The Home within the Home for the exhibition Expansions of Homecraft, Konsthall C, Stockholm.

June 2. “How Images Speak: National Museum Artefact DVI6030, and Its Affects”, at the Landsforeningen til bevaring af Foto og Film (LFF) summer seminar Troublesome Pictures: Representing the Colonial Past, Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen.

May 26–27. “Living Archives: Artistic research approaches to mixed reality curating”, at Curatorial Challenges International Conference, University of Copenhagen.

April 28. “Unfinished Histories III: Temi Odumosu, Jeuno JE Kim and Ewa Einhorn” a conversation in conjunction with the exhibition John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.

April 04. “This Material Memory: Revisiting the oil portrait of George Alexander Gratton” for Revisiting Picturing Blackness seminar organised by the British Art Network at Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Art, UAL, London.

2015

“This is how you see her? Rachel Pringle of Barbados by Thomas Rowlandson’s hand” a lecture for Artist and Empire: New Dynamics, a conference at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London (24-26 November 2015).

“Teaching to Transgress Art Histories” a presentation for What do we teach when we teach art history? a symposium at Konstfack, Stockholm (13-16 October 2015).

“Who’s Beautiful Garden? Archival whispers from the Black Atlantic” for the Living Archives event From Soil to Structure at The Leonard garden terrace (Mitt Odla/Stena Fastigheter), Möllevången in Malmö, Sweden (4 – 5 June 2015).

“Searching for Victor and Alberta: Using AR to bear witness and give voice to Black lives in cultural heritage archives” for the Challenge the Past: Diversify the Future conference at Gothenberg University, Sweden (20 March 2015).

“Cut and Paste: Material Memories of Slavery and the art of the Black Atlantic” for the Romare Bearden’s “Odyssey” in a Global Age symposium at Columbia University, New York, USA (21 Feb 2015).

“Tyranny of the Subject: Black representation both past and present” a video provocation created for The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern symposium at Tate Britain, London, UK (21 Feb 2015).

“Picturing Slavery Past and Present” a keynote for Black History Month panel Looking at Slavery at York University, York, UK (27 Oct 2014).

 

Prepared with Love, 2016