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LADA Screens / Selina Bonelli: (re)collecting (f)ears at the Live Art Development Agency

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Time 19:00
Date 13/02/20
Price Free

(re)collecting (f)ears documents a series of site-specific performances by artist Selina Bonelli, which took place at fallen sound mirrors across the Southeast coast of England in the summer of 2019.

In summer 2019, Selina Bonelli undertook a series of site-specific performances at fallen sound mirrors across the Kent coast. These sonic remains are physical manifestations of pre-war tensions and fears – initially built to provide defence, they are now succumbing to elemental erosive forces along the coasts of England. As relics of an early warning system that never came to fruition, their failure to serve their intended function could be seen to occupy the space of a fossilised mourning for a future that never came.

This was also the time where we saw the rise of Fascism and far right ideologies that eventually became the dominant voice in Europe; a time not dissimilar to the one we are facing now.

What would it look like to be accountable for our failures and carry them into the present, to discuss the eroded memories and fears that are scattered, forgotten and fallen across the south and north-eastern landscape of the UK?

Could these visible fallen silenced concretions of fears and longing (for protection) help us open up the conversations around the cyclical and tidal nature of our histories and help us think about new ways of being and belonging that are built on difference and diversity?

The event will also feature readings from (re)collecting (f)ears, a publication featuring artistic responses to the project, and a conversation between Selina Bonelli and Joseph Morgan Schofield (LADA).