This month, the Mosaic Rooms are offering up a number of artistic treats to amaze and move you. For a full list of their offerings, do visit their website, but here are a few picks that may be of interest…
Exhibiting Africa: Colonial Film
4th November, from 7pm. Goethe-Institut London (SW7 2PH)
Free event: http://www.mosaicrooms.org/exhibiting-africa/
Through a series of short archival film screenings, Dr Tom Rice will chart and examine the varied uses of film in early twentieth century colonial exhibitions, looking in particular at on screen representations of Africa. This evening of screenings and discussion will offer a fascinating overview of these exhibitions and the mixed ways in which film figured in them.
Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies
14th November, from 7pm. Free Word Centre (EC1R 3GA)
The Mosaic Rooms, supported by Free Word, are delighted to present Laleh Khalili who will discuss her new book which chronicles the detention and confinement, of both combatants and large groups of civilians, from colonial times to present day. Khalili will be in conversation with Guardian’s investigative reporter, Ian Cobain.
Politics of Exhibiting
19th November from 7pm. Leighton House (W14 8LZ)
Artistic Film Screening: Nadia Kaabi-Linke
27th November from 6.30pm. Iniva (EC2A 3BA)
Join The Mosaic Rooms and Iniva for a special screening and discussion about Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s video installation ‘NO’ which focuses on the rigorous visa process that people must go through to enter the UK.
Exhibition Closing Party -Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s ‘The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls
29th November from 4.00pm-6.00pm
Join us for the closing party of our last exhibition of 2014, Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls.
The closing party will feature a special performance showcasing our most recent education and outreach project in collaboration with Phakama. The project, entitled Three Percent, explores the issues that affect daily lives in London through theatre and art. It responds directly to the themes present in Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s work: restriction, confinement and freedom and explores ideologies of capitalism and colonialism and the unseen systems that control our daily lives. A special performance of the work produced as part of this project will begin at 3pm and will be performed within the exhibition spaces.