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video still from Identity in the Digital Age sypmosium, Photo credit: Henrietta Thomas

Members of the symposium audience join in the discussion of shifting social taboos as a result of social media communications

Identity in the Digital Age, the symposium for This ‘Me’ of Mine is now available on YouTube, as is the final instalment of Artists in Conversation.

The symposium is presented in four parts, each about 30 minutes, which make up two hours of conversation. And what a conversation it was! We discussed archiving, narcissism, the power of objects, tattooing, the influence of social media and so much more. I can’t possibly do it justice here, you’ll have to watch the videos.

video still from Artists in Converstation, Ipswich Photo Credit: Henrietta Thomas

David Riley (on the left) and Darren Nixon discuss objects as signifiers, both personally and socially, in Artists in Conversation

Artists David Riley, Annabel Dover and Darren Nixon join me for a discussion of ‘Irrationality’ for the final instalment of Artists in Conversation. We had a very interesting discussion which suggested irrationality can be a kind of displacement.

See all the videos from This ‘Me’ of Mine on the project YouTube channel and join in some thought provoking discussions, your comments are welcome!

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Identity in the Digital Age discussed inside-out

Symposium video still, image credit: Henrietta Thomas

L to R: Jane Boyer, David Houston Jones, Aiden Gregg, Annabel Dover, Catherine Horan

We had a great discussion!

Yesterday’s symposium, Identity in the Digital Age, was a fascinating, deliberate meander thorough topics on archiving – everything from mass data to body tattoos; identity – how we arrive at one, what we do with it, how we express it, how we relate ours to others and how new media is affecting it; objects – from letters, to teddy bears to bathtubs and beyond; memory and the sinister nature of not forgetting or having the right to forget; and culture from pre-alphabet people’s ‘acoustic space’ to our own taboos and the strange, almost off-kilter, awareness of seeing them change in real time. I can’t possibly do it justice…

…you’ll have to see the video!

Henri nearly has the final Artist is Conversation video ready, so we’ll have that soon and she’ll have the symposium video ready in the coming weeks.

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Symposium Tomorrow!

Experience, (c)2013 Shireen Qureshi

Experience, (c)2013 Shireen Qureshi



Ipswich Art School Gallery

1 Upper High Street

Ipswich  IP1 3NE

Tickets are still available online through Eventbrite or pay cash on the door £15. University Campus Suffolk students pay only £5 with a valid student ID card.

We hope you’ll join us for a fascinating discussion!

Make a day of it, three great shows to see in Ipswich:

This ‘Me’ of Mine, Ipswich Art School Gallery

Spill Tarot Exhibition, Pacitti Company (right next door to This ‘Me’ of Mine)

East Contemporary Art at Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk

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