Two artists from different backgrounds, Emma Lockey —a set designer based in Birmingham and Maciej Baczyk —a multimedia artist, co-founder of KinoManual duo, working and living in Wroclaw, Poland are telling an engaging story created from multiple perspectives, memories of life under a totalitarian regime and the system change that followed. They were inspired by family anecdotes, recollections and flashbacks that point out the importance of the year 1989 and the revolutions leading to the fall of the Iron Curtain.
The exhibition asks questions about the implications of the system change in Central and Eastern Europe. Can we learn anything valuable from the experiences of 1989, living in 2019 in divided Western Europe?
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:
1. 06/09/19 – 6PM – 11PM – Exhibition opening
Testimony in Practice is a collaborative project which aims to collect and perform testimonies of life in a divided Europe. It promotes an exchange and collaboration between researchers and artists in different fields around the ethics and methods of using testimony. It also aims to increase public understanding of the life experiences of Central and Eastern Europeans living in the UK. Find more information here: https://testimonyinpractice.bham.ac.uk
This exhibition is supported by Arts Council England