The Oulipo and Modern Thought. A live Conversation with Dennis Duncan (In person and Online – 14th November 2023October 31, 2023
In 1934, Trinidadian revolutionary, intellectual and author of The Black Jacobins, C.LR. James wrote a play about the only successful slave revolt in history. The Haitian Revolution of 1791 shook the world and offered a radical interpretation of “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” that the French colonialists seems conveniantly sidestepped. The leader of this revolution was Troussant L’Overture, who became the subject for James’ play. The play was long thought to be lost until 2005 when it was rediscovered by the historian Christian Høgsbjerg. Now the play has been adapted into a graphic novel by artists Nic Watts and Sakina Karimjee, and published by Verso Books
In this session we will be joined by Nic Watts, Sakina Karimjee and Christian Høgsbjerg, to discuss the play and its adaptation. The discussion will take place at Symposium the wine bar across the street from Sweetshop windows, where some images of the book have been exhibited. The session will be led by Bradley Tuck from Exploding Appendix.
Sweetshop is an artists run window gallery showing local, national and international work, often in the form of collaborations. https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/sweetshop/
Exploding Appendix is an art practice and research group based in Brighton exploring the history and future of avant-garde art and radical counterculture www.explodingappendix.com
Venue: Symposium Wine Bar, 32 Lansdown Place, Lewes, GB BN7 2JU