Tipu’s Slippers

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I need to take another look at Derrida on Heidegger on Van Gogh’s work shoes and think about this in relation to the theft of Tipu Sultan’s slippers, appropriated by the wife of Clive and now on display at Powis Castle. Toe-tapping/curling stuff.

On the Courtyard, talk at Tate from January

On 26 Jan 2013, a talk at Tate Modern on the Sharjah Art Foundation Biennale proposed theme of New Cultural Cartographies. My views, given late in the day, reliant on Gayatri Spivak’s hugely influential work, and following talks by the excellent Sarat Maharaj, Yuko Hasegawa and Wael Shawky (interviewed). Slightly combative  and with a slip in putting the Danes in Chandenaggor, it is the talk I wish I could have parsed for Princeton – but that was not recorded, even though some people asked for it (thanks Anisha, Saleh, Ben). Click the picture to get to the Tate link.

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Common Ground Film Series

Common Ground Film Series


Film series leading up to Common Ground Conference on 24-25 June 2013.

Event Information

Location: Council Rm, n/a, Laurie Grove Baths
Cost: Free. All Welcome
Department: Centre For Cultural Studies


  • 3 June 2013, 19:00 – 22:00
    The Black Power Mixtape
  • 10 June 2013, 19:00 – 22:00
  • 17 June 2013, 19:00 – 22:00
    Five Obstructions
  • 24 June 2013, 19:00 – 22:00