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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton


Passages of Time is a programme of talks, workshops and performances exploring alternative understandings of how our society is shaped.

Contemporary social and political culture is deeply rooted in the conception of the heroic individual. In her text The carrier bag theory of fiction Ursula Le Guin suggests an alternative reading of the historical narrative of human history as something collective and collaborative. Building on this idea, alongside the Katharina Wulff exhibition about the narratives of human relationships, Passages of Time is a three part programme looking at alternative understandings of our social narratives and models of orgnisation which reflect them. The first chapter will consider the historical roots of our discourse the second how these are manifested in the present and the third how we can effect change for the future.  

We will be working with a range of groups and organisations to explore these ideas. Bringing together cross generational ideas and working with literature, film, audio, print, this is a chance to participate in contemporary artistic practice, from risograph printing to collective reading, interdisciplinary research to collaborative broadcasting, we are inviting visitors to join local organisations, artists and activists in a programme of shared activity reflecting on stories past, present and future.

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