Schools Out! #25 with Verity-Jane Keefe
Our guest speaker for School’s Out! #25 on April 29 was Verity-Jane Keefe.
Verity-Jane Keefe is an artist whose practice is research-based. She works predominately in the public realm, using film, photography, text, and architectural objects to explore the dynamics that shape the relationships between people and places. She is interested in the role of the artist within urban regeneration and how experiential practice can touch upon and raise ambitions of existing and invisible communities. Verity-Jane has a long-term relationship with Barking and Dagenham, making work for, about and with the borough since 2006 as well as across outer London and internationally.
Verity-Jane Keefe talked to us on April 29 about her recent project on the Becontree Estate in East London, showing the ever-evolving nature of architecture, reflecting broader currents in society.
As always at School’s Out! the evening ended with the screening of a short movie handpicked by AFFR curator Jord den Hollander.
18:00 – 19:00 Doors open, drinks, bites and tunes
19:00 – 20:00 Lecture by Verity-Jane Keefe
20:00 – 20:30 Short film, selected by Jord den Hollander
20:30 – 22:00 Drinks, bites and tunes
About Verity-Jane Keefe
Verity-Jane Keefe is a visual artist working predominantly in the public realm to explore the complex relationship between people and place. She is interested in the role and potential of the artist within urban regeneration. Working with moving image, text and installation to explore possible taxonomies of everyday life. She has a long term working relationship with Barking and Dagenham, making work for, about and with the borough since 2006 as well as across Outer London and internationally. Her practice celebrates the everyday qualities of places, uncovering and celebrating, documenting, archiving and responding to changes within the built environment and setting up platforms to share experiences of these changes.