‘Let’s get Lost. Southampton as the Situationist city’ curated by Flavia Loscialpo

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Abstract

Let’s get lost. Southampton as the Situationist city gives the opportunity to learn about and experience hidden narratives, unusual places and stories, linked to the city of Southampton, through art interventions and activities questioning the subtle boundary between absence and presence. The series of events includes artist talks, a walking tour, a collaborative installation/performance, a workshop, and will directly involve the audience through the co-creation of a group exhibition.
Let’s get lost. Southampton as the Situationist city intends to expose the public to key contributions addressing the urban, modern experience (Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire’s and the flâneur; Guy Debord’s psychogeography), questioning the relationship between history and the present, and re-considering the roles of the museum, the archive and the curator in enabling access to exhibits and heritage (Calum Storrie, The Delirious Museum, 2006). Focussing on cultural memory, traces and sound art, the artistic interventions will engage the audiences through active participation as well as ‘drifting’ (dérive) around the urban environment, thus reflecting Debord’s and the Situationist Intention.

Curator: Dr Flavia Loscialpo
Artists: Dr Atsu Ito
Dr Sebastiane Hegarty
Jennifer Anyan
Sarah Filmer
Rosy Maguire

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouthampton
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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Southampton
Questioning
Urban Environment
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Heritage
Walter Benjamin
Cultural Memory
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Intentions
Sound Art
History
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