CIDRAL Public Event at the Whitworth Art Gallery: Screening and Discussion of Isaac Julien's 'Kapital'
|Dates:||25 February 2016|
|Times:||19:00 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Screening|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This public event is part of CIDRAL's Semester 1 programme for the 2015-16 academic year, themed around Finance and the Market.
Presented by CIDRAL and The Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester, a single-screen version of Isaac Julien's installation KAPITAL will be shown on Thursday 25th Feb 2016 at The Whitworth 7-9pm. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Isaac Julien and Mark Nash (Royal College of Art), chaired by Jackie Stacey (University of Manchester). This event is free and no tickets are needed, but arrive early to avoid disappointment.
KAPITAL is a two-screen work centering around a conversation at the Hayward Gallery, London between Isaac Julien and renowned Marxist academic David Harvey (author of the book “The Enigma of Capital”). Julien opens the film by asking why capital is so difficult to depict, to which Harvey deftly replies: “in the same way you can only really intuit gravity exists by its effects, you can really only intuit that capital exists by its effects.” Staged as part of a seminar entitled Choreographing Capital organised by the artist at the Hayward Gallery in 2012, the event saw notable interventions from theorists, critics and curators such as the late Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, Irit Rogoff and Colin MacCabe. Julien has always made work in collaboration, conversation and exchange but this is the first time he has opened up the complex and rigorous research processes that lie behind his working methods.
Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. While studying painting and fine art film at St Martin's School of Art from which he graduated in 1984, Isaac Julien co-founded 'Sankofa Film and Video Collective' in which he was active from 1983–1992. He was also a founding member of Normal Films in 1991.
Julien was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his films The Long Road to Mazatlán (1999), made in collaboration with Javier de Frutos and Vagabondia (2000), choreographed by Javier de Frutos. Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991) which was awarded the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989), which also won several international awards. He has lectured and exhibited his work globally at many significant institutions.
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Whitworth Art Gallery