Art opening: May 25, 6-9pm
PLANTS & ANIMALS: On Monsters, Cyborgs and Other Hybrid Creatures is a tentacular curatorial project by In/habit - an expanded performance art series comprising an exhibition and a series of performance, discussion, screening and broadcasting events on hybridity, ecologies and practices of inhabiting, interrogating Nature, and how we survive together.
Hybridity is offered here as artillery against the scourge of centuries old Western binaries. It is an invitation to once again think about the categories of machine/nature/human in more-than-human worlds, together with queer, feminist, and anti-racist politics.
More keywords: interspecies ethics, food politics, racializing assemblages, gendered monsters, native political thought, companion species, commonalities & differences between species, unclassified species, the human
May 25: the opening! 6-9pm
June 8: performance event at The Learning Machine co-presented and cross-contaminating with DfbrL8r gallery (FB event coming up in May)!
June 10-12: actual closing of the exhibit (tbc)
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The TENTACLES of "Plants & Animals"
+ Gushing Tentacle: a reading group (mid April to mid May No Nation - Art Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab on Sundays, 1-3pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/2104860503075670/
+The art exhibit:
The ART + SCIENCE Living Organism-based art Laboratory
MONSTERS: a showcase of installations and visual art on hybridity
+a performance event cross-contaminating with DfbrL8r
+ screenings + conversations (tba)
+ a round-table at Palmisano Park (tba)
+ a diy radio program broadcasted off of the exhibition space
urated by Rebecca Ladida & the Plants and Animals production team & precious ball throwers : David Sorich Nom D Guerre, CV Peterson, Marina Cavadini, Aurorae Parker, Emily Eckstrand, Michael Malito, & Alicia Rose, Joseph Ravens, Jonny Sommer, Whit Forrester, Michael S McKiernan, Hannah Kate, and Kelly Lesniak and Maggie Umber at the Learning Machine!
"How does feminist, queer, and magical theory disrupt our ideal of the evolving human? How does the Other, a creature of multiplicity, hybridity, and post-humanism, connect back to the land and to other species? As we evolve in conjunction with plants, animals, and the machine, in what ways will we intersect, hybridize, and reconvene?" -Tif Robinette
Artist Line-up for the art show & the performance event (June 8)
Marina Cavadini - CV Peterson - Carole McCurdy - Michelle Lacombe- Caroline Joy Dahlberg - Holly Oakley - Alicia Rose Obermeyer - Marjorie Lemay - Aurora Parker & Ariel Ztn - David Nasca - Erin Delaney & Jessica Nicole Gorse - Pei-Ling Ho - Lissette-Tatiana Olivares - Manal Kara - Emily Eckstrand, Michael Malito - Paul Esposito - Ryan Greenlee - Selden Paterson - Whit Forrester - Meghan Moe Beitiks - William Amaya Torres - Mitsu Salmon - Maggie Umber - Suzanne Reid - Lindsey French - Falak Vasa - Kera MacKenzie - Eddy Rivera - Amelia De Rudder, Andrea Chu - Charles Ernest Roberts III - Jan Brugger - Benji Morino - Nicole Lane - Julia Mellen - Rebecca Ladida & Ele Edreva, Isabel Lou Reidy
Dj sets by Christine Shallenberg, Brotha Tone
Other tentacles collaborators:
Joseph Ravens, Mar Ci, Patchwork Farms , Michael Swierz, Janice Lim, Filmfront, Rosé Hernandez, Sarah Luczko - More details soon on these tentacles!
Art opening: May 25, 6-9pm