28 April 14:00 - 16:00
Join us for Precinct, the first of three events in our Boundaries and Belonging series.
Artist and researcher Gwen Dupré leads a reading group inspired by the work in the Inner-City exhibition. Participants will work through texts from various genres; with extracts from Octavia E. Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin and Alasdair Gray as well as non-fiction sources and pop culture references. The texts are provided in a take-home zine-style booklet and discuss themes of chaos and control in the city. The session will encourage reflection on what it means to be a ‘citizen’ and to ‘belong’.
Places limited and booking is advised. Suitable for ages 16+. All materials provided and no preparation required.
Boundaries and Belonging has been developed as part of the public programme for Inner City by Diego Chocano, Hannah Campbell and Ellie Dobbs as part of their internship at GoMA for their MSc in Modern & Contemporary Art: History, Curating & Criticism at the University of Edinburgh
Inner City has just opened in Gallery 3 at GoMA and explores questions about the modern city, hidden communities and cultural identity. The exhibition takes its name from its centrepiece, a multimedia installation by Michael C McMillen – an amazingly detailed and atmospheric fictional depiction of a Los Angeles slum, which is on display for the first time in 15 years. Works by Alberta Whittle and Mitch Miller bring a local context to the dialogue. The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of related artist films which respond to the themes in the exhibition
Image courtesy of Gwen Dupré