Survey by Qualaroo


This blog is a space for articles, journals, music, images, and ideas to contextualise the Late opening called DEBUNK with Libita Clayton, Jeanie Sinclair and Clawson & Ward.


"The event will create space to debunk the idea that history has a singular narrative told from one voice. It will explore the thick feeling in the air during moments of upheaval and find new languages to navigate our current moment in history. Influenced by club culture, industry and architecture, the auditorium will be glitched with moving images, sculptural interventions, dance and performance. Expect noise."

Text written by the artists ...


'There is no political power without control of the archive, if not of memory. Effective democratization can always be measured by this essential criterion: the participation in and the access to the archive, its constitution, and its interpretation.’ 

Excerpt from Jaques Derrida, Archive Fever, 1995

"When we approach performance not as that which disappears (as the archive expects), but as both the act of remaining and a means of re-appearance and “reparticipation”…we are almost immediately forced to admit that remains do not have to be isolated to the document, to the object, to bone versus flesh. Here the body…becomes a kind of archive and host to a collective memory […]"


DEBUNK will bring together a group of artists and practitioners for the first time, creating an experimental evening of performance. Libita Clayton, Jeanie Sinclair and Clawson & Ward will be collaborating with music producer Benjamin One, creating a soundscape made from found archive samples. They will be joined by dancers Ruth Allen, Deanna Roberts, Tilly Webber, and Ben Wisken, working together to loop gestures and create moments of collective chaos.  


Showreel 2015:16 from Benjamin Wisken on Vimeo.


Documentation from the final event: 


DEBUNK from Richard Edkins on Vimeo.



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Saturday 05 October 2019, 14:00 to 18:00

£8/6 + BF Book

Looking back at this influential exhibition in which contemporary artists explored Britain’s colonial past.