Tuesday 15 November 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Chloë Brown (Fine Art, SHU)

Film still: Dancing in the Street, Chloë Brown, 2016

Speaker: Chloë Brown (Fine Art)
Title: The Soft Rebellion

Since August 2015 researcher and senior lecturer Chloë Brown has been visiting and working in the US city of Detroit to conduct her on-going practice-based research into what she terms ‘soft rebellions’. Detroit is renowned for being in many ways the epitome of a city in post-industrial crisis. It is also famous for the development of soul music, particularly through Motown Records, during the 1960’s and ‘70’s. Utilising artistic research methodologies Brown has used this history to challenge, question and contribute to specific narratives within the city, working and collaborating with many native Detroiters, including Martha Reeves, of seminal Motown group Martha and The Vandellas. This seminar seeks to outline the research undertaken and the outcomes so far, which includes a museum exhibition, a 30 foot long drawing, two films, a dinner-party-as-art event and the production of her own vinyl record.

1.00PM – 2.00PM

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All SHU staff and students are welcome to attend the C3RI Lunchtime Research Seminars. If you are from outside of the University and would like to attend a seminar, please email C3RI Administrator to arrange entry.