Social, Cultural and Philosophical Narratives
The centre has a strong track record of artists engaging with societal and political challenges. Empathy and Risk is an interdisciplinary community of researchers that seek to address issues of empathetic and systemic failure within contexts of contemporary global crisis, conflict and contested sites. Social commentary and critique is a strong continuing focus, and the origination and generation of ideas through the practice of film-making, performance and fine art has led to significant areas of enquiry. Repositioning of Archives explores the creative processes of film ‘making’ and fine art to elicit new meanings from archive material, to re-state histories, illuminate social challenges and to reveal the sometimes hidden or suppressed.