Speaker Jimmy Loizeau

Biography

Jimmy Loizeau studied fine art and design and his practice explores design through various approaches. Earlier work with Auger-Loizeau explores the role of technology and our relationships with it through work that continues to be exhibited internationally.

The Afterlife Project (2002) offer contemporary systems for dealing with mortality proposing a chemical afterlife for the ‘new needs’ of ‘new believers’. The Audio Tooth Implant (2001) proposes the next stage of in body communications technology, the project was also deployed as a way to explore ways for the dissemination of issues surrounding technology through engagement with mass media. More recenty, work such as the The Illegal Town Plan (ongoing) explores inclusive strategies for local engagement and education through ‘speculative town planning schemes’ that mediate community engagements with local government.

Since 2015 Loizeau has been working with refugee communities in France and Greece initiating numerous collaborations that explore archiving, mapping and media representation of, communities, spaces the conditions and lives of people who have been forced to leave their countries.

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Keynote

"Not the usual news"

NOLINE' Is a response to legally prohibitive boundaries that transform ‘people’ into ‘illegal immigrants’. This collection of collaborative works is aimed at producing an alternative broadcast genre and is produced with people often described in the news simply as ‘refugees’ or ‘migrants’.

Usually represented in the news through disaster scenarios or in squalid situations, as is tragically a reality for many of the people, this collection of work is produced as a way to present another narrative and some of the other realities often overlooked in mainstream broadcast.

All the work is produced by a broad network of people across Europe, some of whom are migrants and some of whom are not. This network is committed to forms of co-authored broadcast that include film / music / poetry and whatever we decide to produce.

The work has been produced as the result of collaborative relationships which began in Lesvos 2017.

The people involved in this project include artists / musicians / photographers / composers and journalists.

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