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PACE Research Event: Beyond language: The communicative potential of movement and sound in post-war contexts

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Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Price: free

PACE Research Event: Beyond language: The communicative potential of movement and sound in post-war contexts

In this curated conversation Dr Beatrice Jarvis (Kingston University London) and Grace Schwindt (Goldsmiths College) will come together to explore approaches to healing and resettlement processes. Referring to their professional experience and artistic research, they will investigate the potential of creative and embodied approaches using sound and movement in post-conflict recovery and refugee responses. The conversation will be moderated by Prof Meg Jensen (Kingston University London).


Dr Beatrice Jarvis is Lecturer in Dance at Kingston University London and is a creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher. Drawing from Somatic practices and working extensively with improvisation, Beatrice works across a diverse range of community settings, nationally and internationally, to explore through site-based and studio practices the social power and potential of embodied movement practices. Her socio-choreographic research has been profiled within Pina Bausch Symposium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, dOCUMENTA (13), National School of Art Bucharest, Galway Dance Festival.


Grace Schwindt is an artist working with film, performance, sculpture and drawing. Her process often originates from conversations with different communities with whom she analyses the role that bodies and language play in the construction of history and memory. Her work is currently on view as part of the exhibition "Refugees: Forced to Flee" at the Imperial War Museum in London. She has previously been presented at The Showroom, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Vigo, Volksbühne in Berlin, Kaaitheater in Brussels and the Istanbul Biennale. She works as Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.


Prof Meg Jensen is Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University London. Her research centres on representations of trauma in various forms of autobiographically-based art, from novels to poetry to painting. She has published on the work of writers including Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac and Louisa May Alcott. Her most recent publication is The Art and Science of Trauma and the Autobiographical: Negotiated Truths.


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