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Lecture Performance at Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and seminar at Mucem, in collaboration with the International College of Philosophy.
A series of events organised around the theme of Queer Ecologies, with contributions from artists, curators, theoreticians and activists on the shifting boundaries in the contemporary art world(s).
With Pierre Sintès, Uriel Orlow and Boris Pétric, this seminar between researchers and artists will look to understand different research perspectives and their overlapping tools.
Uriel Orlow will present a lecture performance Grey, Green, Gold (and Red), followed by the presentation and launch of two recent publications Affinités des sols | Soil Affinities and Theatrum Botanicum.
Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) expands on the themes and concerns of Orlow’s project Theatrum Botanicum (2015-2018), considering plants and gardens as active agents in politics and history. Following human-plant entanglements, Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) explores the role played by the garden Nelson Mandela and his fellow inmates planted on Robben Island prison during their 18-year incarceration, the implications of an ongoing battle between a flower and a squirrel, as well as the fate of alien species in Europe and South Africa.
Der Begriff Postkolonialismus beschreibt die Auswirkungen von Kolonialismus, Dekolonisierung und neokolonialen Tendenzen auf die heutige globale Situation als verflochtene, reziproke Geschichte des Westens und des Globalen Südens. Das aktuelle Thema beschäftigt Wissenschaftler/innen, Künstler/innen und ethnologische Museen auch in der Schweiz. «Postkoloniale Verstrickungen der globalen Schweiz» lautet der Titel der neusten Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Widerspruch/72, in der konkrete Fallbeispiele beleuchtet werden. Wie lassen sich postkoloniale Erkenntnisse wirksam machen? Kurzvorträge werfen Schlaglichter auf die Publikation und auf konkrete Themen.
Within the context of the Ways of Learning programme at Grand Union Gallery, artist Uriel Orlow will deliver a performance lecture expanding on themes and concerns present in his project Theatrum Botanicum (2015-2018) which looks to the botanical world as a stage for history.
The lecture performance Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) considers plants and gardens as active agents in politics. Following human-plant entanglements, Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) explores the role played by the garden Nelson Mandela and his fellow inmates planted on Robben Island prison during their 18-year incarceration, the implications of an ongoing battle between a flower and a squirrel, as well as the fate of alien species in Europe and South Africa.
The conference calls attention to the politics of nature, a key feature of contemporary neoliberalism and its planetary ambitions. Late capitalism has not only wide-ranging effects on the transformation of labor and subjectivities, but is also causing drastic changes in the government of nature. While the “limits-to-growth” environmentalism of the 1960s placed ecology at the center of the intellectual agenda, and the “sustainable development” movement launched in the 80’s replaced old-fashioned notions of nature with “the environment”, the current popularity of the category of the Anthropocene and climate crisis are promoting the grand narrative of an Earth-at-risk.
The purpose of the conference is to stimulate a cross-disciplinary reflection on the “states of nature” that are emerging from discourses centered on the threat of abrupt planetary environmental catastrophes, chronical conditions of ecological vulnerability, strategies of security, survival and adaptation, and the political and poetical imaginary of extinction and mutation. What is the role, responsibility, and complicity of critical theory and the arts in shaping the political and aesthetic reactions to large-scale eco-social devastations? What is the relation between the logic of coloniality and the Anthropocenic political episteme of deep history, unpredictable planetary tipping points, fear and resilience? What are the intellectual and political implications of our current, and conflicting, politics of nature?
Organised by Federico Luisetti and Emmanuel Alloa (School for Humanities and Social Sciences, Universität St. Gallen).
The conference was sponsored by the Universität St. Gallen, Research Committee, in collaboration with the Italian Thought Network
Screening of Imbizo Ka Mafavuke, conversation with Shela Sheikh and booklaunch of Theatrum Botanicum, published by Sternberg Press, Berlin.
Fragments as a Tool – Memory and Archeology in Contemporary art
This event, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, is a cross-reading about one of the latest trends in contemporary art: the use of archives and the archaeological method adopted by artists to reflect not on the identity of a society of the past, but on our present.
Films by artists Maria Thereza Alves, Rossella Biscotti, Uriel Orlow, and Ulla Von Brandenburg will be screened in order to create a moment of encounter, informal debate, and reflection upon this theme.
John Hansard Gallery’s presents an evening of artist’s films in partnership with Southampton Film Week.
14. November 2017 | 7-9pm | FREE, booking required
The following films will be shown:
Shezad Dawood, Trailer, (2011), 15’00”
Uriel Orlow, Muthi (2016-17), 17’00”
Imogen Stidworthy, Barrabackslarrabang (2010), 9’13”
David Blandy, Child of the Atom (2011), 14’00”
Rosalind Nashashibi, Vivian’s Garden (2017), 29’50”
8-10. November, 2017 | Mucem Auditorium
Free admission, registration recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ethical or political positioning of a researcher is built through his or her working methods. In the human and social sciences, these methods are so many ways of doing within discourse. We start from the common materiality of the research work – the confrontation with the materials, the archives and the testimonies – to create a dialogue around the gestures of the collection, the methods of investigation, the forms of writing and exposure.
Participants include artists Kapwani Kiwanga, Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Vincent Meessen, and Uriel Orlow.
An interdisciplinary thematic school of research entitled ” Globalization of health: knowledge, practices and policies ” will take place in Marseille from 23 to 27 October 2017.
The term global health is now used by very diverse actors, from universities to industry to foundations, its polysemy is therefore equal to its ubiquity insofar as it denotes both the ” emergence, especially in the United States and Great Britain, of a real field of research and action than processes of the flow of goods, capital, people, knowledge and policies, all of which long term, even though the last thirty years have introduced enough breakthroughs so that we can talk about a new regime of the inter- and transnational government of health.
A screening of the Mafavuke film cycle will take place on 26 October at Le Polygone Etoilé cinema. The films include: The Crown against Mafavuke; Imbibizo Ka Mavafuke (Mafavuke’s Tribunal); Muthi, and will be shown in the presence of the director, Uriel Orlow
Le Polygone Etoilé, 1 rue François Massabo, 13002 Marseille.
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7 pm
Curated by Erik Bullot
A weekend of events profiling the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award: Ed Atkins; Beatrice Gibson; Emma Hart; Rachel Maclean; Uriel Orlow; Charlotte Prodger; Hannah Sawtell; Grace Schwindt; John Smith and Jessica Warboys.
Touring programme of works by shortlisted artists at CCA, Glasgow, Nottingham Contemporary, Cornerhouse Manchester, FACT, Liverpool and Watershed, Bristol.
Programme of screenings conceived by Marie Canet with Black Audio Film Collective, Jeremy Deller, John Latham, Mark Lewis, Charlotte Moth, Amalia Pica, John Smith and others.
Aide-Mémoire lecture performance at Cooper Union New York (19 April), Prefix ICA Toronto (24 April), MoCP Chicago (25 April).