As part of Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics
By Wayne Burrows we are hosting Resistance ’68: A Beginners Guide to the Art of Resistance (Screening & Presentation)
by Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou
Inspired by rebellion, counterculture and the possibility for art, music and education as creative weapons for resistance against political repression.
The presentation includes Georgiou & Tolley’s ‘work in progress’ and links the activism of the past to the art of the present. The discussion will echo a watershed time of struggle against the dominant status quo; an oppressive Eastern Bloc and aspirational time of Prague Spring and revolution.
Georgiou & Tolley take as their departure point their recent broadcast: Resistance ’68: A Radio-Film for the Mind’s Eye. Weaving sound through archival fragments of music, documentary, news and pop culture. Looking for patterns and joining dots to the contemporary issues and realities of today.
Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou Bio:
Georgiou & Tolley collaborate as interdisciplinary artists. In 2016-2017 they were artists in residence at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, working with Granby 4 Streets (hosts of 2015 Turner Prize winners, Assemble). The residency was part of the Culture Shifts exhibition at OE (Oct 5 – Dec 22 2017). Their sound/image installation, Magician Walks into the Laboratory, featured at the inaugural Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2017. Concerned with surveillance and the Cold War, it is part of an ongoing trilogy featuring Star Wars/James Bond actor, Jack Klaff. The latest iteration of the project, Walking Back the Cat will be featured at the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), Sep 8 – Oct 28 2018. Tolley-Georgiou worked as creative producer on award winning feature documentary: Okhwan’s Mission Impossible (UK-Slovakia 2016). She was co-author/creative producer on acclaimed feature documentary, We Went To War (2013) for Film4. She is a BOM (Birmingham Open Media) Fellow 2018-2019. Georgiou has artwork in national and international collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art (Athens/NY). A former Director of Ten-8 photo magazine, he is MA Programme Leader (Art & Design) at Coventry University.