The Visual Politics Strategic Research Program invites you to a roundtable on the video installation Remain (2018) by Hoda Afshar and Behrouz Boochani. The roundtable will begin with the watching of Remain (25mins) before continuing with a half hour discussion in the adjacent boardroom, chaired by Emeritus Professor Gillian Whitlock. The discussion will feature the work of several postgraduates writing on Behrouz Boochani’s literature and video art.

This video installation, a new acquisition for UQAM, addresses invisible histories through the contentious interlinked topics of Australian border protection and the human rights of asylum seekers. Filmed on the infamous Manus island, this collaborative two channel video enables the testimonies of a group of stateless men who remain in indefinite detention.

Venue

UQ, St Lucia Campus
Room: 
UQ Art Museum