Tuesday 16 April, 6-9pm
Free and open to all – booking essential
Book Launch Night tickets
Join us to celebrate the launch of Visible Justice, an exhibition and events programme exploring social justice in national and international contexts presented by London College of Communication’s Media School.
The Launch Night will include a welcome address, followed by performances from current fellows and alumni of the Artist Protection Fund.
The Artist Protection Fund is an initiative of the Institute of International Education that fills a critical unmet need by providing Fellowship grants to threatened artists.
Launch Night visitors will also be able to enjoy a drink and explore the exhibition.
Launch Night Schedule:
6-7pm: Welcome Address and select Artist Protection Fund performances, Lecture Theatre A
6-9pm: Drinks reception and Artist Protection Fund performances, gallery spaces
Artist Protection Fund Fellows:
Silvanos Mudzvova was a 2017 Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at The University of Manchester. Silvanos is a performing arts activist from Zimbabwe who specialises in “hit and run theatre” (“guerilla theatre”).
In 2016, Silvanos was targeted, abducted, and tortured in Zimbabwe. As a result, he is currently semi-paralysed on his left side. He has continued creating performances in order to prove that no one can silence his art, despite his condition.
Farzane Zamen is an Iranian singer-songwriter and music producer based in Glasgow. She is currently completing the second half of her Artist Protection Fund Fellowship.
As a current APF Fellow, Farzane’s focus is to discover more opportunities as a performer in Scotland by creating multi-genre shows, mixing her original songs with Persian and Azerbaijani folk music.
Sawsan Al-Areeqe is an Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at the University of Glasgow, where she recently completed work on her fourth poetry collection, Expired Death.
Sawsan’s short films have been awarded in the 2010 British Council’s Zoom Film Contest, the 2012 Meknes International Film Festival, and the 2014 Teba Short Films Festival, and her work has been screened in other worldwide festivals including “Discover Film” in London and the Liverpool Arabic Film Festival.
Roua Alazzawi is an Iraqi filmmaker and was a 2017 Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at Leeds Beckett University. Roua is currently a writer with Sesame Street, working on a project for children in the Middle East, and is a mentee with UK-based Women in Film & TV.
Please note that entry to the Welcome Address is limited, and a specific ticket must be booked. Please arrive promptly for 6pm.
About Visible Justice:
Visible Justice brings together artists, activists, journalists, civil liberties groups, human rights lawyers and media students for an exhibition and events programme exploring social justice in national and international contexts.
Presented by London College of Communication’s Media School for its annual public showcase, Visible Justice will investigate the role of media technologies and collaborative partnerships in relation to such issues as climate change, displacement and persecution of refugees, knife crime, torture and rendition, state power, incarceration and the death penalty.
Curated by artist David Birkin and writer and London College of Communication Course Leader Max Houghton, Visible Justice will feature immersive installation, photography, video, sound, and a series of talks, performances, screenings and events – all free and open to the public.
Full programme of events to follow.
Free and open to all.