As part of London’s Convergence Festival, your Sessions ticket will take you from day to night, in a collision of talks, interactive presentations, debates and live music programme. On March 24th at The Curtain, Sessions presents a summit for risk-takers to challenge and reinvent possibilities of creative activism in a post-truth world.
How much control do we have in a world of both the emancipation and excess of information?
Has the rapid evolution of tech changed the role of art?
How can artists and the individual be heard in 2018?
By day, Convergence invites artists and brilliant thinkers to The Curtain to share how they are using creativity to dismantle power structures, react to personal and political issues and build possibilities for a brighter future. We’ll navigate the online underground with Musicologist Adam Harper, consider solutions for a more creative Brexit with Matthew Herbert, challenge elitism in cultural spaces with VR Creative Director Patrick Morgan, consider intersections and the need for feminism to operate beyond gender binary shesaid.so and debate the public role of the artist with Musician Anika.
By night, musician, writer and poet, Anika will perform, The Writing Robot. Annika Henderson is a musician, poet and artist who rose to fame as ANIKA with two highly acclaimed eponymous records (Recorded with Geoff Barrow of Portishead and his band Beak>, released on Stones Throw in the US). Writing Robot is a new collaborative project between Annika and Computer Programmer, Raoul Sanders.
Sessions gives change-makers and risk-takers a platform to share thoughts, collaborate and interact with like-minded individuals and discuss how people and ideas are shaping the future of technology. The programme focuses on the countless opportunities in store for industry pioneers and curious creatives alike, and how using cutting-edge creativity can carve a positive path in this era of uncertainty.
This programme has been created with support from the British Council.