Brave New World, a series of talks organised by the BACCC at Central St. Martins, presents this Wednesday 24th June (14:00 – 20:00) Brown Rice – Part 1 – “Be Grouped”, a one day interpretation space, screening room and talk by Paul Pieroni.
“Be Grouped”, takes the explosion in cultural cooperation and collectivity in 70s London as its starting point: How did groups, rather than individuals come to define the creative milieu of this era? What were the economic, social and political conditions underpinning radical collective cultural production in the 70s? And what, above all, might we begin to learn about our contemporary moment from these elapsed examples?
Curatorial strategies suggested by the Brown Rice project include: historical excavation as a curatorial strategy / parochialism vs. globalism / ad hoc research solutions / lecture as exhibition space / anti-didacticism (or how to free your head) / how to un-curate.
A day long event, Brown Rice: “Be Grouped” will incorporate three distinct elements: 1) An interpretation space – including key texts, images and video-documentation (opening to the public at 2pm); 2) A dark room showing a looped selection of films from the London Filmmakers Coop archive (also opening at 2pm) 3) A talk by Paul Pieroni outlining the key concerns of the project (7pm).
At The Innovation Centre Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP (Entrance at Proctor Street, opposite Red Lion Square.)