Tin Shed Gallery – Press Release 

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Tin Shed Gallery – Press Release

 

Where:
Tin Shed Gallery

Ben Pimlott Building Foyer

Goldsmiths College, New Cross

 

Private View & Panel:                                    Thursday 29th November, 6pm – 8.30pm

 

Exhibition open:                  Friday 30th November – Friday 14th December, 10am – 6pm.  Closed Weekends.

 

 

About the Exhibition

 

Tin Shed is pleased to present a new work by Goldsmiths PhD candidate Rui Filipe Antunes, Where is Lourenço Marques?, a 3D virtual environment build from the personal testimonies of former inhabitants of the city that used to be known as Lourenço Marques.

 

In the landscape of colonial Portugal, Lourenço Marques was the proud capital of the province of Mozambique.  This work is devoted to those who lived and inhabited that time and place, and those who rushed to abandon it during a three-year process of decolonisation between 1974 and 1976.  Many of those former inhabitants will never return and for many only a great disenchantment or nostalgia is left.  For others, Lourenço Marques evokes memories of a magical space and time.  This work is a representation of the city as it was before it became known at Maputo in 1975, a memorial taking expression in a mosaic of voices and multiple forms of visual representation.

 

To accompany the launch of the exhibition, Tin Shed will be hosting a panel discussion in the Goldsmiths Digital Studios focusing on the role of collective memory in the construction of community identity and sense of place.  Rui Filipe Antunes will open with a discussion of the research, that has informed the development of Where is Lourenço Marques?, his talk will be followed by Catarina Valdigem Pereira and Amal Kalaf.  Pereira will be looking at the importance of interior house decorations in the enactment of collective memories of belonging amongst Portuguese Muslims of Indian and Mozambican origins, while Kalaf will be presenting her paper on a year and a half of digital images of the Lulu roundabout in Bahrain.

 

About Tin Shed

 

Tin Shed is a new exhibition and discussion space dedicated to furthering work bringing together art and technology in new, exciting and unexpected ways.  Based in Goldsmiths College’s Ben Pimlott Building, the gallery aims to hold four major exhibitions per year; each accompanied by a series of events ranging from panel discussions to practical workshops.  In addition to these exhibitions, the gallery will also host regular exhibitions of work being made by students from across Goldsmiths.

 

Tin Shed is supported by donors to the Goldsmiths Annual Fund.

 

 

More Information

 

Web:

www.tin-shed.org/where-is-lourenco-marques

http://www.tin-shed.org/panel-talk-collective-memory-in-society/

Email: 

contact@tin-shed.org

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/TinShedGallery

Twitter:

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