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A screening and discussion with Harminder Judge, Nina Power, Rosalie Schweiker and They Are Here.
Taking its cue from They Are Here’s new work, Welcome (2018) – which is inspired by a line from Homer Simpson in the episode Mom & Pop Art (1999) – the artists have convened a panel of Simpsons’ enthusiasts. Their discussions will touch on The Lisa Simpson Book Club, notable predictions of the future in the series, as well as the recent documentary The Problem With Apu (2017). Attendees will also be welcome to share their favourite clips via YouTube.
The Simpsons Symposium is part of the events program for They Are Here’s current project Laughing Matter and the Block Universe 2018 Public Programme.
Laughing Matter forms part of In Residence, a new strand of Studio Voltaire’s Participation Programme, which supports artists with a particular focus on public and social practice.
Harminder Judge is an artist working across performance, installation, sculpture, print and video. He is currently undertaking a postgraduate fine art programme at the Royal Academy. In the last six months he has been developing material techniques inspired by Indian Tantric painting, continuing ongoing explorations of Western esotericism and Eastern mysticism.
Rosalie Schweiker is an artist. Her contribution to the Simpsons Symposium is in collaboration with her Simpsons obsessed brother Stefan Schweiker.
Nina Power is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Roehampton and the author of many texts on philosophy, politics and culture.
They Are Here is a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison. They are currently based in London and on the River Lea. Their works can be read as a series of context specific non–narrative conceptual games.