Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


VIRTUAL EVENT: Submerged Histories - Statues, Stories, Salvage

02 July 2020, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm


A panel discussion with La Vaughn Belle (artist), Jeannette Ehlers (artist), Isaac Julien (artist), Keith Piper (artist/Middlesex U.), John Siblon (Birkbeck) and Tony Warner (Black History Walks). Co-chaired by Tamar Garb (IAS, 皇冠官网) and Paul Gilroy (SPRC, 皇冠官网)

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Albert Brenchat-Aguilar

Organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at 皇冠官网.

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  • La Vaughn Belle  makes visible the unremembered. She is a visual artist working in a variety of disciplines that include: video, performance, painting, installation and public art. She explores the material culture of coloniality and her art presents countervisualities and narratives that challenge colonial hierarchies and invisibility. She has exhibited in the Caribbean, the USA and Europe. Her work has been featured in a wide range of media including: the NY Times, Politiken, VICE, The Guardian, Caribbean Beat, the BBC and Le Monde. She holds an MFA from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, an MA and a BA from Columbia University in NY. Her studio is based in the Virgin Islands.
  • Jeannette Ehlers is a Copenhagen-based artist of Danish and Trinidadian descent whose practice takes shape experimentally across photography, video, installation, sculpture and performance. Her work often makes use of self-representation and image manipulation to bring about decolonial hauntings and disruptions.
  • Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE RA, was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language.
  • Keith Piper is a British based artist and academic. His creative practice responds to specific social and political issues, historical relationships and geographical sites. Adopting a research driven approach, and using a variety of media, his work has ranged from painting, through photography and installation to a use of digital media, video and computer based interactivity.
  • John Siblon is history teacher & PhD candidate at Birkbeck College researching hierarchy, memory, and commemoration of African & Caribbean service personnel post-WW1.
  • Tony Warner is the director of Black History Walks, a collective of athletes, IT professionals, teachers, artists, authors and film-makers who collaborate to produce events on British history which includes African/Caribbean people, throughout the year.

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Instructions to join the virtual event

This event is hosted in a Microsoft Teams meeting by 皇冠官网.

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