LATE AT TATE: Tatiana Macedo and Paul Goodwin In Conversation, Friday 13th April

Duffield Room, TATE BRITAIN

Part of Late at Tate, Friday April 13, 2012 19.00-20.00
Tatiana Macedo is currently working on a new film project crossing the fields of art, cinema and visual anthropology in which she collaborated with Tate staff and filmed throughout the Tate gallery spaces.
A short work-in-progress extract of her film made for the occasion will be screened followed by a discussion with curator Paul Goodwin about the relationship between ethnography and visual art, the ethno-poetics of the body in film art as well as the story of Tatiana’s unique experience of making the film in collaboration with Tate staff.

Tatiana Macedo born in Lisbon 1981, lives and works in London, Amsterdam and Lisbon. Tatiana is a Visual Artist who graduated from a BA Fine Arts at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 2004. She has been showing and publishing her work internationally since then. Macedo has recently finished her Post Graduate Studies leading to a Masters Degree in Visual Anthropology and is working on her first feature film.

Paul Goodwin is a curator and urban theorist based in London. His pioneering Conversation Pieces artist talks and performance series at Tate Britain (2008-2010) engaged a diverse range of contemporary art practices in dialogue with the Tate collection, including the work of artists Alia Syed, Boyle&Shaw, Laura Oldfield Ford, Leo Asemota, Susan Stockwell, The Otolith Group, Raimi Gbadamosi, Maria Kheirkha and Nada Prlja.

Image: Copyright, Tatiana Macedo, 2012

13.04.2012 | por martalanca | Paul Goodwin, Tatiana Macedo

Mónica de Miranda apresenta "Military Road" na INIVA, Londres, 8 de Julho.

Talk: the content and the meaning of the spaces we encounter

With Paul Goodwin and Alex Vasudevan


Paul Goodwin, curator and geographer, and Alex Vasudevan, University of Nottingham, will discuss their current research projects and collaborations.

Paul Goodwin has collaborated with Monica de Miranda on  Military Road, a video tracing the path of a road surrounding Lisbon. The remains of this 45km long road have now been occupied by makeshift homes built by recent immigrants. Thus, the area is considered the city’s ghetto.  Historically the army used the road to protect against English and French invaders - today it still acts as a fortress against ‘invading foreigners’, keeping immigrant populations on the margins.

Developed collaboratively with local communities, Military Road is a reminder of how cities function and continue to function in their engagement with immigrant populations.   The work highlights the impact of globalization in the creation of multi- directional migrations of people, cultures and ideas.  Impacting on geographic and cultural transformations in the spatial organisation of the world and the city, from a place of localities into a space of  fluxus and multiple movements of people.

Military Road was part of the Underconstruction research project developed in Lisbon by Monica de Miranda and curator Paul Godwin in 2009.

Alex Vasudevan is a lecturer in Cultural and Historical Geography in the School  of Geography at the University of Nottingham. He will discuss his current work on a book-length project examining the history of the squatting movement in Germany from the late 1960s to the present.

In the Whose Map is it? exhibition nine contemporary international artists question the underlying structures and hierarchies that inform traditional mapmaking. They provide individual insights that inscribe new, often omitted perspectives onto the map. From 2 June until 24 July 2010.

24.06.2010 | por martamestre | cidade, lisboa, migrações, Monica de Miranda, Paul Goodwin