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Creative & Performance Schedule

This year's Staff Conference & Excellence Awards will play host to an array of creative talents and live performances, with over 15 participants involved and a wide variety of disciplines on show.

Below you will find information on each of this year's artists and the work they will be displaying at the conference. You can find each events timing and location on the events programme linked below.

Student Photography Voices and Visibility

Abbie Batt, Emma McGarry, Jenny Stonely, Katherine Harrison, Kelly Bryan, Nilupa Yasmin, Sam Grant, Shen Outar.

Voices and Visibility is a showcase of work created by students and graduates of BA (Hons) Photography at Coventry University. Each of the artists presented in this exhibition explores aspects of equality and diversity, and how lens-based media can shine a light onto the experiences and lives of individuals and communities which are often under-represented or overly-spoken for. They urge you to spend time considering how the lives of other people are lived and the value of their contributions to the society we are all part of.



Translations Bureau
Gustavo Fijalkow 

Translations Bureau is a performative intervention by Gustavo Fijalkow. Gustavo, the translator, will aim at eliciting the myriad of meanings invoked when the same words are uttered by different people.Hoping to grasp a deeper understanding of the world he lives in, he will engage in conversations with passers-by and encourage moments of shared reflection on the assumptions that underpin the thoughts and actions that shape our world.



Gypsies/Roma: Onstage revered...offstage a BIG ISSUE - - -Radical Practices 
Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros

This dance provocation performance will ask the audience to reflect on the Roma Gypsy/non-Gypsy relationship and the tensions that arise when the two interact (or don’t). Flamenco has a global presence and is revered by many yet it was born out of the tension between the Spanish Roma and the non-Roma community.  Do people know this? Do people care? When a Romani Gypsy is onstage, s/he is revered and applauded for their artistry yet offstage, they are typically seen as a nuisance and leech on society.  Flamenco, dance and the arts are an entry point into discussing and looking at these contradictions.



Bark & Butterflies
Adrian Palka & Wolfram Spyra

Using film, poetry and found scraps of bark brought from the Siberian forest, this installation commemorates the suffering and resourcefulness of a past generation of exiles in Russia labour camps. It seeks to portray both the beauty and ferocity of the Siberian landscape. It was inspired by a field trip to Siberia by the artists in July 2013 which followed the footsteps of a wartime family diary towards a derelict labour camp deep in the forest. The title refers to stories of the need for exiles to eat bark and butterflies to survive. The poem refers to the “Taiga” dense and virulent forest which covers vast areas of Siberia.



I Wonder
Magdalena Szczygielska 

Monologue I wonder is a part of Practice as Research project which investigates links between heritage, homeland and the notion of identity. It takes a form of a performative lecture, which draws inspirations from the Polish community members’ experiences of living in London. I wonder is an effect of collaboration and devising process as well as academic investigation of the subject.



What is my name?
Natasha Adomako 

Dance solo echoing conference film.


Dance disability film
Kate Marsh