18 January 2017

Death of A Self @ Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany

Back on 22 October 2016 I gave a reading in the context of "Death of A Self" symposium, held at Dortmunder Kunstverein.

Hosted by curator Line Ebert, the other speakers were philosopher Marcus Steinweg and writer Hans-Christian Dany. The symposium occurred in the setting of the group exhibition ICHTS, which ran from 27 August - 30 October 2016.

I spoke about Catherine Malabou's notion of woman as "negative essence" and the idea of "disappearing" from the regime of visibility - or "losing authorship" - in the context of contemporary art, using personal anecdotes and examples of the writing of certain female thinkers. This lecture expands on an essay I wrote for Hybridize or Disappear (ed. João Laia) in 2015, "Disappearing the Straight Mind: Witches, Monsters, Zombies, Strangers", published by Mousse.

Many thanks to Dortmunder Kunstverein director Oriane Durand and artist Frieder Haller for the invitation.


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