On Censorship
Friday 16 June 2017, 1pm
Free (first in, best dressed)
Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Centre for the Arts


Mike Parr
Sean Dockray
Greg Barns
Ryk Goddard (facilitator)

Censorship is a dull and boring subject. Usually twinned with outrage and conservatism, a new set of censorial subjects have emerged that challenge the orthodoxy. In recent years the topic of censorship has arguably shifted in terms that once seemed unlikely. We live today with two mutually interchangeable conditions: freedom of information and protection of civil liberties. We seek the truth in national security emails, yet protect the right to communicate terror through encrypted iPhones. But such confusions are not out of place in the world of culture. With calls from the radical left to censure works of art deemed inappropriate, offensive, damaging, what of censorship today?

Presented by Dark Mofo, University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian College of the Arts