Radar Presents Selected Memory

Radar presents a season of art, film and debate inspired by the complexity of memory. Individual or collective, real or imagined, complete or fragmented, memory in all its forms is a source of fascination to academics and artists alike. This season we feature three newly commissioned artists, each using their practice as an enquiry into the many facets of memory.

Shona Illingworth’s practice is concerned with collective and cultural memory with a particular focus on the experience of memory in situations of social tension and trauma. The work presented examines the interplay between attention, perception and memory in a highly charged situation where competing pressures of extreme exhaustion, fear and sensory overload affect a young soldier’s capacity to maintain discipline and to distinguish between the real and the imagined.
Dates: 3 December – 23 January (closed from 23 Dec-5 Jan) 10am-5pm
Location: Loughborough University Library

Imogen Stidworthy’s work primarily addresses questions of voice and the role of language, present or absent, in performing and defining communication. Previous work has explored speech and its relationship to memory and for this commission she investigates further the use of language, and its relationship to memory, within a cognitive interview process.
Dates: 3 December - 23 January (closed from 23 Dec-5 Jan)
Location: Waiting room 1, Loughborough Railway Station

In contract to the previous two artists, Michael Pinchbeck’s interest in memory is more autobiographical. Responding to events within his own life, his most recent work recalls how his parents first met, at an amateur dramatics group. His interest in am-dram continues with this new commission in which he has worked with local group, The Falcoln Players, reliving memories and revisiting real-life events.
Dates: Wed 13 - Sat 16 & Wed 20 - Sat 23 January, 2-6pm
Location: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

In addition to the three commissions there will also be the opportunity to see Ant Hampton’s Hitherto, a work commissioned last year but only now being shown in full. Hitherto again investigates the influence of imagination on memory, using the age-old tradition of aural storytelling to highlight how quickly original texts are altered and embellished by our imagination when passed on from person to person.
Dates: Wed 9 December 12-6pm
Location: Leonard Dixon Drama Studio and various locations around the campus where the work was filmed.

Associated Event: Selected Memory Symposium
Wed 20 Jan 2010, 10.30am-4.30pm
Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU

A one day symposium to accompany Radar's current programme which includes new commissions by artists Imogen Stidworthy, Shona Illingworth and Michael Pinchbeck.

Speakers include:

Mike Pickering, Loughborough University
Emily Keightley, Loughborough University
Jovan Byford, Open University
Carrie Hamilton, Roehampton University.
Jo Aldridge and Chris Deardon, Loughborough University
Shona Illingworth, artist
Imogen Stidworthy, artist

Free (Booking Essential) . Please email radar.info@lboro.ac.uk to book your place.

Image: Imogen Stidworthy, The Work, working image.
Radar Presents Selected Memory

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