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Contemporary Rites: Live Art and Contemporary Performance

Contemporary Rites: 15 November, 3-5pm

15 Nov 2014

In Conversation with Collective Creativity: reflections on radical creativity and space

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“Cultural identities come from somewhere, have histories. Like everything
which is historical, they undergo constant transformation. Far from
being eternally fixed in some essentialized past, they are subject to the
continuous ‘play’ of history, culture and power. Far from being grounded
in a mere ‘recovery’ of the past, which is waiting to be found, and which,
when found, would secure our sense of ourselves into eternity, identities
are the names we give to the different ways we are positioned and position
ourselves within the narratives of the past.” 
Black Diaspora Artists in Britain: Three ‘Moments’ in Post-war History – Stuart Hall 2006

In Conversation with Collective Creativity: reflections on radical creativity and space

Join artists Evan Ifekoya, Raju Rage and Raisa Kabir in performing a presentation and recreating conversation in which they explore the reasoning and urgency that later created the radical space: “Collective Creativity“. Founded in response to the institutional racism in traditional art spaces, and to specifically nurture QTIPOC (queer trans* people of colour) creative practice. It was in this carving out space they bridged the gap between theory and practice, and instrumental at the centre of these sessions were the essays of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, allowing them to critically uncover their ‘own’ erased art histories and those of Black Artists in Britain. This collective self-transformative time, was held place at the Stuart Hall library, it’s access to materials crucial to them as emerging artists and writers, and in facilitating resistance.

Collective Creativity

Eventbrite - Contemporary Rites, Saturday 15th November, 3-5pm

This is a free event but places are limited.


Raju Rage is a multi disciplinary artist and community organiser who is proactive about creating space, self representation and self empowerment using art and activism to forge creative survival.

Evan Ifekoya is an Artist and Educator with an interdisciplinary practice, exploring the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics.

Raisa Kabir is a visual artist, writer and cultural activist, currently occupied in translating theory-based ideas, to visually conceptualise the interrelated politics of the body, dress, and space.

Email: qtipoccollectivecreativity@gmail.com