Education Space (First Floor)
Free, booking required
As part of Alida Rodrigues’ residency an In Conversation with Dr Ricardo Leizaola takes place to explore further the themes in her work. This informal conversation will consider the overlapping of portraiture, photography and botany in Rodrigues’ work – picking apart ideas as diverse as surrealist anthropology and the historical role of women in botany. This is part of the Open Studio & Residency programme as curated by Teresa Cisneros.
Dr. Ricardo Leizaola is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist specializing in visual anthropology and ethnobotany. Trained in anthropology at Universidad Central de Venezuela and Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology & Goldsmiths, University of London. Research interests include urban ethnobotany, ethnographic film, visual ethnography and information visualization. He is involved in the practical training in visual methods of research students, research staff and in the production of their audiovisual products.
Alida Rodrigues, born in Angola in 1983 and based in London, will be showing and developing work in Iniva’s Education Space from 2nd until 18th of October. Iniva is providing Rodrigues with an open studio to enable a dialogue with visitors and provide an opportunity for her to experiment with her practice. During this time, the public are invited to view both an existing and a developing body of work within the space. Anthologia, curated by Iniva, is a selection of collages that takes inspiration from botanical etchings and 19th century portraiture .