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In Dialogue is an International Symposium that will interrogate how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice.

In Dialogue will focus on performance, translation, as a methodology and curatorial practice, through a number of panel discussions, performances, workshops and presentations.  It will utilize an eclectic mix of approaches and provide an opportunity for local, national and international dialogue between participants.

The symposium grew out of a conversation regarding individual research interests; it deliberately sets out to present different ways in which the arts/artist use this term.  It is curated by Viviana Checchia, Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Slade, and supported by Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University – where each of the aforementioned participants are studying for their practice led PhD’s.

It will take place at three sites across the city of Nottingham on August 30th – 31st August, supported by Nottingham Contemporary. The program will include a communal meal at a local Community Hall on Thursday evening and a day of activities at Primary, an artist-led space.

Panelists include Bisan Abu Eisheh,Mirna Bamieh, Clare Charnley, Fucking Good Art, Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, Dr Alex Mevel, John Newling, Alexandra Ross, WochenKlausur,  Katerina Zdjelar.

Performances and presentations from 20/20Bartram and O’Neill, Rebecca Beinart, Tom Estes, Steve Fossey, Julie Fournier Lévesque, Traci Kelly,  Matthews and Allen, Rachel Parry, Alexandra Ross, Miffy Ryan,  Helena Tomlin and Julia Davies, Trio Collective, and Simon Withers.

Event will be chaired by: Dr Anna Ball

Day one of the symposium will be broadcast live via

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