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Self-portraiture and portraiture in the dialogic moment (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2015, June). Self-portraiture and portraiture in the dialogic moment. Paper presented at Gender Recalled

This presentation will be an autoethnographic exploration of personal and public approaches to memory, reparation and reconciliation within implicit gendered contexts. Discussed will be personal art works ranging from my confessional works, activist... Read More about Self-portraiture and portraiture in the dialogic moment.

African Kinship Systems: Emotional Science – Case Study: The Fate of the SS Mendi (2014)
Digital Artefact
Sobers, S., & Mitchell, R. (2014). African Kinship Systems: Emotional Science – Case Study: The Fate of the SS Mendi

This film commemorates the fate of the SS Mendi, transporting South African Labour Corps troops to join the WW1 war efforts on the front lines in France. On 21 February 1917, just twelve miles off the coast of the Isle of Wight from leaving Cape Town... Read More about African Kinship Systems: Emotional Science – Case Study: The Fate of the SS Mendi.

Being a man (2014)
Digital Artefact
Sobers, S., & Townson, S. (2014). Being a man

Before being approached to make this film I had heard of muscular dystrophy, but the name Duchenne was new to me. On reading up about the condition, and listening to the audio interviews with the 20 men who talked to the researchers, I was struck by... Read More about Being a man.

Out of the mouth of babes: 6-11 years olds reflect on learning Black historical narratives
Digital Artefact
Sobers, S. (2015). Out of the mouth of babes: 6-11 years olds reflect on learning Black historical narratives

Working with children from Hannah More Primary School, Bristol, I brought together their reflections of working on an intensive week long Black history project with a groups of local artists. UWE BA Photography students documented the activities of t... Read More about Out of the mouth of babes: 6-11 years olds reflect on learning Black historical narratives.