Expanding on his research, developed together with Alain Pottage – in their essay Ethics in Rehearsal (2017) – Bernard Keenen observes the choreographic principles that underpin (high stakes) institutional meetings between barristers and their clients at risk of deportation, identifying 'the aesthetic that configures and animates most asylum cases [is] the aesthetic of inconsistency.'
Bernard Keenan is a former immigration solicitor who is currently undertaking a PhD in Law at the London School of Economics. Bernard’s background spans from media and social theory to archives and immigration law.
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This talk was part of an ongoing investigation into social antagonisms, lead and organised by Eleni Papazoglou, in response to our open call for collaboration.