Residual is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015. Curated by Christine Eyene, the show follows the festival theme of EVIDENCE.
Selected works by international artists and photographers examine visual representations of the black body in contemporary society and culture. The exhibition title refers to the idea of what remains after the main visual or tangible part of something has been, removed or has disappeared. Featured artists include Cristiano Berti, Dawit L. Petros, George Hallett, Ingrid Pollard and Zanele Muholi.
Christine Eyene is an independent curator and Guild Research Fellow in the School of Art, Design and Performance at University of Central Lancashire, specialising in contemporary African and Diaspora arts.
TALK: CHRISTINE EYENE: IMAG(IN)ING THE BLACK BODY
19 MARCH 2015, 6.30PM – 8.30PM
Residual: traces of the black body curator Christine Eyene will introduce the concept behind the exhibition, presented as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival. Responding to the festival’s theme of EVIDENCE, Eyene will look at some of the issues raised by representations of Africa and the black body in the West. She will discuss how colonial explorations that generated ethnographic and anthropological imagery in the name of science, also served as visual testimonies, or evidence, used to sustain misconceptions about Africa.
This event is organised in collaboration with Making Histories Visible Project, University of Central Lancashire.
FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK’s most significant biennale of photography, curated around the theme of EVIDENCE. The seventh edition of FORMAT takes place between 13 March and 12 April 2015.