The Mothership presents a lunchtime talk and discussion with Sophie Hope

Copse Barn, Powerstock, Dorset DT6 3TQ

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Sunday 30 June 2019
Opening Hours: 1-3pm
Admission Fee: Free
Booking recommended
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Words and Deeds:
Looking Back at Actions of the Mouth in social Practice

In this lunchtime talk and discussion Sophie Hope will present some of her previous and current work through the portal of the mouth. We will reflect on the politics and poetics of this orifice to explore what role the mouth has played in her practice and those she has encountered. We can discuss how the mouth can be a way to explore archiving and activism while we talk and eat.

Sophie works full-time as a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London in the Film, Media and Cultural Studies Department on the MA in Arts Management where she teaches arts policy and cultural theory. Her practice-based research explores histories and experiences of cultural democracy, socially engaged art and community arts (e.g. Meanwhile in an Abandoned Warehouse podcast series with Owen Kelly and 1984 Dinners), the language and labour of commissioned art (e.g. Performative Interviews, Social Art Maps and Cards on the Table card game) and physical and emotional relationships to work (Manual Labours with Jenny Richards). Sophie also writes about and facilitates workshops to support the development of practice-related PhDs with Corkscrew and the ethics of employability in the cultural sector Critical Work Placements


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