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7.30pm. £5.

Artists Lee Campbell and Mel Jordan will explore the potential of the heckler as a speaker that can offer a revised understanding of social exchanges within contemporary debates on participation, linguistics, ethics and communication, by arguing that the heckler, a person who disrupts performances, speeches and public addresses should be considered as a metaphorical figurehead of impoliteness.

In a bid to further how we may vocabularise the heckler, Campbell is currently engaged in a practice-based Ph.D at Loughborough University School of the Arts, which argues for the heckler to be discussed beyond the parameters of comedy, politics and public speech. By reconstituting the heckler through the language of contemporary art practice, he advocates that the heckler’s act of interruption is an exciting, transgressive and subversive platform in which to interrogate the arena of performance-based artwork.


Date and time

19 September 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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