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CMNH Open Lecture: Professor Tina Campt. Black Gravity: Impossible Stories of Black Possibility

7th June 2019, 5.30-7.30pm, University of Brighton

Professor Tina Campt (Abigail R. Cohen Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris and Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa) presents the Open Lecture at University of Brighton's Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, titled 'Black Gravity: Impossible Stories of Black Possibility'.

Drawing from her manuscript-in-progress, The New Black Gaze, this talk engages the concept of fabulation as a black feminist methodology that challenges discreet understandings of memory, archive, and narrative. Focusing on the creative ways black contemporary artists render the black experience, the talk reflects on the visual modalities they are creating to imagine a different trajectory of black futurity. They are trajectories routed in and through the black body and its capacity to subvert the gravity of white supremacy that manifests as antiblackness.

Professor Tina Campt is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art, whose work explores gendered, racial and diasporic formation in black communities in Europe, the US, and Southern Africa through the oral, sonic and visual cultural texts produced by these communities. Campt is Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College-Columbia University. She is currently in residence as Abigail R. Cohen Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris and Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

The event will be held in Grand Parade, G4, University of Brighton (Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4AT). It is un-ticketed and there is limited space, so please arrive promptly.