District in Leipzig: Sea Body Infrastructure Image. An Artistic Research Symposium

Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Quota Queen, 2015

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
Saalfelder Strasse 8b, 
04179 Leipzig

The symposium SEA BODY INFRASTRUCTURE IMAGE originates in the artistic research project Keep Frozen developed by the artist Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir in Icelandic, Moroccan and North American harbor cities since 2010. An ongoing investigation into coastal cultures, transnational labor relationships and the movement of bodies, machines and commodities, Keep Frozen materializes at the intersection of the global fishing industry and neoliberal urban development.

Gathering practitioners from artistic, curatorial and theoretical fields, a group of artworks and audience members, the three-day program of various figurations, including performances, conversations, a site visit, roundtables, video screenings and physical exercise, links current practices and discourses of arts-based research with thematic and topographic contexts of the project.

Guests: Between The Waves (video, Tejal Shah, 2012), Extended I Exercise – The Class (performance) & Human Comma Being (sculpture, both Maimon, 2015), Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir (artist, Berlin), Jonatan Habib Engqvist (curator, philosopher, Stockholm), Emma Haugh (artist, Dublin / Berlin), Anne Hofmann (artist, Leipzig), Suza Husse (curator, artistic director of District, Berlin), Søren Kjørup (philosopher, cultural analyst, Copenhagen), Labor Move (performance and video installation, Guðnadóttir, 2016), Dafna Maimon (artist, Berlin), Nina Möntmann (art historian, professor of art theory at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm), Occupational Hazard project (Reykjavik 2015-2016), outside the box – Magazin für feministische Gesellschaftskritik (Magazine for feminist critique), Quota Queen (performance, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, 2015), The Many-Headed Hydra (workshop, Haugh & Husse, 2016), Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson (artist, researcher, activist, Berlin)

Free registration via http://www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com/en/upcoming-exhibitions/

22 Jan 201624 Jan 2016

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