Gathering #6 - June 2018
An event organised as part of the Art Research Programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Expanding and contracting the format of a one-day research symposium, Wild Kind looked at relations between nature and culture in different organisms and species; encourage encounters with, and make significant, others. The event was largely configured around Donna Haraway’s means of staying with the trouble and some of the topics that we will be exploring through discussion and art practice are: Deep Ecology, Machines, Critters and Postgendered Identities.
The day was a durational choreography with visual works, performances, talks, food, a dj set, radical educational components and a participatory table that embodies the themes and lends a structure to the event, including contributions from PhD Art Researchers at Goldsmiths and beyond and includes a film screening Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova.
Interdisciplinary in character, the event aimed to connect theory and practice by shaping and reshaping, figuring and reconfiguring thoughts, practices and objects through storytelling and gestures.
Using this material, and interlacing various rhythms throughout the day, we stayed – and moved – with the trouble across boundaries of the known into fields unknown, realms kind of wild, inviting you to join, risk and follow the threads where they led.
EXHIBITION Laura Burns, Josefina Camus, Tom Clark, Patrick Bernatchez, Dominique Bonjaree, Rowena Harris, Clareese Hill, Katherine Fry, Kate Pickering, Sam Plagerson, Sophie Sleigh-Johnson FOOD Medusa Pie in the Chthulucene, recipe by Donna Haraway, baked by Simon Payne; Sarah Blissett, Carmen C. Wong VIDEO SHOWREEL Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, Giulia Damiani, Katharine Fry, Rowena Harris, Kate Pickering, Daniel SkankenVIDEO SCREENING Michelle Williams Gamaker PERFORMANCE Sophie Sleigh-Johnson; Nothing 2 nobody (work in progress) by Monsur Mansoor; Cat’s Cradle by Sylvia Palacios Whitman directed by Josefina Camus. Performers: Laura Burns, Jose na Camus, Romeo Góngora, Hannah Parsons, José Tomás Torres, Pepa Ubera SOUNDSCAPES Dj set by Chooc Ly Tan, Dj set by Dj Raff TABLE CHOREOGRAPHY table created by Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh w/ performances by Kate Pickering, Clareese Hill, Dominique Baron-Bonarjee STORY TELLING Kate Pickering, Laura Burns, Giulia Damiani FILM SCREENING Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival By Fabrizio Terranova
The event was generously supported CHASE PhD Consortium.