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choke points revisited w/ gobscure Thursday 21 July

Thursday 21 July

4 pm – 6 pm

Online and in person at The NewBridge Project

Join NewBridge’s artist in residence gobscure, along with Choke Points (Pluto Press) editors Emmanuel Ness and Jake Alimahomed Wilson for a transcontinental discussion event to conclude their Practice Makes Practice residency.

What were your formative experiences?

What fires you up?

What activated and animated your interests in the creative stuff you currently do?

What choke points are there in your locality?

Everyone present will have the opportunity to venture examples and ideas, or sit in the background and listen – no pressure!

gobscure will be joined by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness, editors of Choke Points, a book that has inspired gobscure’s Practice Makes Practice Residency over the last few months.

Education failed gobscure; they learnt more, historically and politically, through music. Jake Alimahomed-Wilson talks about how they came to politics through music. The book, published with Pluto Press, points towards the fact that politics isn’t academic-activism, it is real life kind of stuff, and gobscure likes to tip over academic-activism to disrupt systems. This event will adopt a DIY approach, using music to inspire and antagonise.

gobscure loves choke points & creative resistances. choke points are blockages that disrupt systems. this book is a key inspiration & theres a podcast too.

This session will be relaxed. You can attend for the duration or come and go as you please. There will be breaks. There will be art on show – on the walls and as downloads too. There will be playlists and short pieces of writing from gobscure’s residency.

Find out more and how to book at the NewBridge website here.