Stories of Rights & ProtestNovember 2018 - October 2019
The Stories of Rights and Protest season expands on conversations around culture, power and democracy in dialogic and international art commissions programmed by Clare Cumberlidge & Co with contributions developed and delivered by the Mansions of the Future team. The works connect the complex heritage of Lincoln with urgent contemporary realities.
The Free and the Unfree a durational work by Ruth Beale, is a series of public and private exchanges around definitions of freedom culminating in a radio play exploring possible futures.
Wild City by artist Liz Davis, supported by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, a study of plants that thrive at the margins charting changes in flora & demonstrating an artist’s skill of close looking. This ongoing series of work by Liz is a protest against the destruction of our natural world and a plea to protect it.
We Will Not Repent… by Bahia Shehab, first female winner of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture will produce her inaugural UK street art work in Lincoln.
A three-day event and accompanying exhibition addressing the relationship between migration, detention and the arts There’s No Place Like Home brings together international award-winning artists who have experienced and documented their own journey through creative practice and text, with academics who have worked with broad narratives of global migration. In partnership with the Justice, Arts & Migration Network.
Represented: Platforms not compromise, a programme of talks, workshops, screenings and discussions highlighting an urgency for equality in representation and critiquing misrepresentation, under-representation and misinterpretation. Contributors include: curator Kerry Campbell, curator Cédric Fauq, participation curator Laura Harford, researcher and producer Elspeth Mitchell, cultural consultant Lara Ratnaraja, poet Rommi Smith and illustrator Alex Widdowson.
Order, composed by Orlando Gough, directed by Emma Bernard, sung by Melanie Pappenheim and Esme Herbert. An intimate voice performance in the historic Guildhall council chamber articulating the rituals and dynamics of power.