25 June 2015

Location: Beautiful Tube, MWW

Talk

Crafting a New Judaism: Artists on the Forefront of Re-Inventing Jewish Identity

with Jacqueline Nicholls (visual artist and educator, London) in conversation with Katka Reszke (writer and documentary filmmaker, New York) A conversation reflecting the role of art in generating and challenging different ways of being Jewish in today’s world: JAQUELINE NICHOLLS is a visual artist and Jewish educator, who uses art to engage with traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. She shows her work internationally, and has been included in significant contemporary Jewish art exhibitions. She coordinates the Art Studio at JW3 London and regularly teaches at The London School of Jewish Studies. Jacqueline is a regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought. She is also a big devotee of Northern Soul and funk music, and does a unique Jewish twist on a  funk and soul party night called The Rebbetzin’s Disco.
KATKA RESZKE is a writer, documentary filmmaker, photographer and researcher in Jewish history, culture, and identity. She is the author of Return Of The Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland. Her films include Shimon’s Returns and Coming Out Polish Style. Katka’s film editor credits include The Peretzniks, Castaways and Trans-Action. She is the chief screenwriter of Karski & The Lords of Humanity. Katka divides her time between New York and Poland and lectures on  different aspects of the Polish-Jewish experience at educational and cultural institutions across the globe. Her upcoming book/film project is titled The Meshugene Effect.

    Katka Reszke and Jaqueline Nicholls. Image: ww.katkareszke.com