Learning

Workshop

Drawing on Interfaces

Zooming into Zoom

Hosted by Tara Kelton

Online and in English


 GMT+1

Embracing the conditions we find ourselves in during the pandemic, this workshop centers on the platforms we use daily across geographic borders and time zones, starting with the medium we will be using for our class, Zoom. read more

Embracing the conditions we find ourselves in during the pandemic, this workshop centers on the platforms we use daily across geographic borders and time zones, starting with the medium we will be using for our class, Zoom.

We will begin with a survey of how artists have manipulated, disassembled and subverted everyday platforms (Instagram, Google Docs, Street View, etc), repurposing them for both image-making and critique.

We will perform our own live, collaborative experiments with the physical structure of Zoom, exploring its possibilities for art-making. We will think about Zoom as a drawing tool, Zoom as pixels, Zoom as a mirror, etc.

Through discussion and exercises we will attempt to deepen our awareness of how human movement, behaviour and culture is shaped by the digital applications and tools we use every day, as well as to challenge and subvert the expectations of their designers / owners.

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To register
hola at dilalica dot com

Talk

Expanded bodies

Fiction strategies

Hosted by Cabello/Carceller and Maria Ptqk

On Zoom and in Spanish


 GMT+1

Cabello/Carceller and María Ptqk will talk about their work in relation to fiction as a strategy to expand the definitions of the body and the ways of inhabiting the world. After the talks there will be time for debating and sharing knowledge and ideas about the topics. read more

Cabello/Carceller and María Ptqk will talk about their work in relation to fiction as a strategy to expand the definitions of the body and the ways of inhabiting the world. After the talks there will be time for debating and sharing knowledge and ideas about the topics.

It is in the possibilities of fiction that one can make possible realities that did not exist before. Fiction becomes the strategy that fosters multiplicities of meaning and leaves room for fabulatory speculation and the invention of myths as a methodology to redefine and enrich a conception of reality.

In the work of the artists Cabello/Carceller and that of the researcher María Ptqk we observe a different approach to fiction. Cabello/Carceller reference queer theory and being aware that the power of representation is related to the effectiveness of the power of fiction, they use this strategy to destabilize the binary gender and activate spaces of ambiguity and transience .Maria Ptqk, specialized in the intersections between art, feminism and technoscience, draws on the thoughts of Donna Haraway and the relevant role she gives to the construction of myths and the act of naming the world to understand it and expand it.

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Related bibliography

  • Cabello/Carceller. Draft for an Ongoing Plot. Centro de Arte 2 de mayo, Madrid, 2017.
  • Cuerpo y ficción. Dilalica, Barcelona, 2020.
  • Haraway, Donna. Staying with the trouble. Making kin in the Chthlucene. Duke University Press, Durham, 2016.
  • Ptqk, Maria (ed.). Especies del Chthluceno. Panorama de prácticas para un planeta herido. Gabinete Sycorax, 2019.

To register
hola at dilalica dot com