Tuesday 28th July, 5pm, Recorded
Angela Washko and Sarah Jury
A conversation between Angela Washko and Sarah Jury, who discuss their application and experience of speculative fiction and role play within video game and live action role play (LARP) environments. Sarah and Angela draw on existing examples to reflect on how these mechanisms might create space for reconsidering ideologies.
Angela Washko is an artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions about feminism in spaces frequently hostile toward it. Since 2012 Washko has facilitated The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, an intervention inside the popular online video game. Her projects have been presented internationally at venues including Museum of the Moving Image, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Milan Design Triennale, the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Angela Washko is an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
Sarah Jury is a creative practitioner working with curation, critical writing and role-play game design. Sarah designs and facilitates live action role plays that rethink societal structures, and has created projects for Hatton Gallery, Tate Exchange, [Space] and Science Gallery London. Sarah has curated events concerning feminist practices for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Barbican and Res, London. Sarah writes for publications including Art Monthly and A-N, and has lectured on participatory practice and feminist performance histories at institutions including Northumbria, University of London and Yale University.
The conversation will be available to view online from 5pm, please RSVP to LeicesterGallery@dmu.ac.uk for a link to be emailed to you on the day or it will be accessible through this website.