Spiders, Humans and Their Threads
by Eleanor Morgan
Launch event details coming soon!
Part of the off-site programme of Whitstable Biennale, ‘this transdisciplinary symposium explores how ethics can figure eminently in the generation of art and images after modernism and postmodernism, starting from the premise that in the Anthropocene, the work cannot rest upon its separation from the world. The symposium asks what ethics are at play in the relations between the human artist, the art, and human and non-human models or participants. Art theorists and practitioners as well as legal studies scholars will probe the role of art and moving images in the creation of ethical relations through new materialist, eco-political and posthuman thought and practice.’
Although not every speaker agreed to be filmed, the talks by those that did are now available to watch here:
‘Otherness as a Game’ by Gui Pondé, curated by Anastasia Freygang is an exploration of intimacy and projection. Variations of distinct use of language, imagination and space form the recipe in question to be explored together.
The exhibition will consist of two group sessions designed for 7 participants. The immersive experience will last 20 minutes. It is taking place in a site specific environment designed for people’s assembly – a former life boat called UNISON founded by the artist and curator Anastasia Freygang.
Sunday 15.5.16 – 6pm & 7pm
Tuesday – 17.5.16 -7pm & 8pm
Participants will join a WhatsApp group specially created for the exhibition.
Once everyone has joined the group chat participants can enter the boat.
Please let us know if you don’t have a smartphone so we can provide one for you to join the exhibition.
DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY PLEASE RSVP TO RESERVE A PLACE FOR THIS EVENT VIA:
Unison is cruising London’s waterways currently around East London.
We will inform participants of the exact location of the boat closer to the day.
Excited to be presenting in this mix of performances and talks at Goldsmiths audibleVISIONS conference. I’m up on Thursday morning (12th May) sharing thoughts on animal decoys and gobbling for turkeys and making art for animals. Check out the program, such a good line up, both days are free + open to the public
link to the full program and performance notes here