Thu, Apr 7, 2016Lectures

Karen Archey, Neil Beloufa, Melanie Buehler, Hans-Christian Dany, Cécile B. Evans, Geo Wyeth

How can we obtain an expanded understanding of what objects and humans are or can be? The reality of objects, or their truth, far exceeds our knowledge or experience. We can never fully grasp the essence of an object nor the connections between objects that surround us. They are all part of a buzzing field of exchange that remains largely hidden to us. Curator and critic Karen Archey will focus on the posthuman body, identity and sexuality; artist Cécile B. Evans will be discussing research for her new project What the Heart Wants, which explores what it could mean to be human in the future; artist Hans-Christian Dany will ask us to leave the humanist attitude of control; Neïl Beloufa will screen Kempinski, a film in which a farmer describes a world in which he is the only human left; curator Melanie Bühler will focus on the autonomy of artworks in the context of this new, expanded understanding of objects, and musician and artist Geo Wyeth will do a performance.

SLOT 1 11:00 – 12:00
Maaike Lauwaert, introduction A Buzzing Field of Exchange
Melanie Buehler, Vital Things and Humming Networks. Artworks and Autonomy
(30min break)
SLOT 2 12:30 – 15:00
Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants
Hans-Christian Dany, There is no Future in humanist Dreaming
(15min break)
SLOT 3 15:15 – 17:00
Screening Neil Beloufa’s Kempinsky
Karen Archey, Bodies in Space
(15min break)
SLOT 4 17:15 – 19:00
Geo Wyeth, performance Tennis Player 2.0