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choke points revisited w/ gobscure

Thursday 21 July 4 pm - 6 pm NewBridge Gallery

Join NewBridge’s artist in residence gobscure, along with Choke Points (Pluto Press) editors Emmanuel Ness and Jake Alimahomed Wilson for a transcontinental discussion event to conclude their Practice Makes Practice residency.

Thursday 21 July

4 pm – 6 pm

Online and in person at The NewBridge Project 

What were your formative experiences?

What fires you up?

What activated and animated your interests in the creative stuff you currently do?

What choke points are there in your locality?

Everyone present will have the opportunity to venture examples and ideas, or sit in the background and listen – no pressure!

gobscure will be joined by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness, editors of Choke Points, a book that has inspired gobscure’s Practice Makes Practice Residency over the last few months.

Education failed gobscure; they learnt more, historically and politically, through music. Jake Alimahomed-Wilson talks about how they came to politics through music. The book, published with Pluto Press, points towards the fact that politics isn’t academic-activism, it is real life kind of stuff, and gobscure likes to tip over academic-activism to disrupt systems. This event will adopt a DIY approach, using music to inspire and antagonise.

gobscure loves choke points & creative resistances. choke points are blockages that disrupt systems. this book is a key inspiration & theres a podcast too.

This session will be relaxed. You can attend for the duration or come and go as you please. There will be breaks. There will be art on show – on the walls and as downloads too. There will be playlists and short pieces of writing from gobscure’s residency.

About gobscure's residency

gobscure performs – exhibits internationally – makes award-winning sound-art. they use plural as reflection on their broken-mind.  solo exhibitions internationally with Fokidos Athens; Alma Zevi Venice; University of Atypical Belfast; Arthouse Wakefield; The NewBridge Project Tyneside; Edinburgh Printmakers / Edinburgh Art Festival.  film commissions include Northern Broadsides, Graeae, Dash, Live Theatre, Spot On Lancashire, together 2020. Unlimited funded a new book of radical photographic self-portraiture ‘plant a forest after were gone’.  two Sound&Music awards, music theatre for GIFT festival and Sage Gateshead; literary fellow at Moniack Mhor – Scotlands new writing centre; Society of Authors award. solo theatre shows commissioned by Newcastle fringe festival; by MGC futures & Graeae bursaries; & toured thanks to Third Angel Mentoring Scheme / CPT seed fund, supported by ACE.

Find out more about gobscure on their website.

For their Practice Makes Practice Residency at The NewBridge Project they have been working with creative resistances: ‘small’ spaces where power tips. Their residency introduces and expands on chokepoints: chokepoints are blockages that disrupt systems. Their residency has taken place over 4 weeks: the first at the end of April, the second week at the end of May, the third at the end of June and fourth in July culminating in this event.

This event and residency is part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists and the wider arts community.

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Newcastle upon Tyne


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