Relate North 2015: Culture, Community and Communication

Permar, R. (Speaker)

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Description

Title: Northern Exchange: Navigating Cross-Cultural Perceptions of the Cold War. During 2014 I undertook research and development of new work based on perceptions of the Cold War by travelling on both sides of the former ‘iron curtain’ in Russia and the United Kingdom with my collaborative partner, Susan Timmins. We engaged with a diverse range of people from those who were actively involved with civilian and military operations during the Cold War to young people who were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this presentation we considered issues that arise in the process of using contemporary art practices to facilitate mutual understanding across cultural and political borders with specific reference to the northern and Arctic regions. Can art help us to investigate the Cold War period as it exists physically in the landscape and in the memory of northern and Arctic communities? Can art enable our re-imagination of this period in the face of its ideological differences and political tensions
Period4 Nov 2015 - 6 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationAnchorage, United States