There’s a story by Borges called “The Circular Ruins”. It’s about a stranger who wishes to create a man by dreaming him. There’s also a girl who thinks about it sometimes. Not actively, that wouldn’t be her style, but once in a while, in the midst of things, making a coffee or bagging office supplies for a customer, it will pass through her mind. She works in a bookstore in the outskirts of the city centre, that murky area in every city the locals still refer to as central, but which tourists and newcomers insist on calling “all the way out there”.
Part 1: Wednesday, November 30, 15:00 – 17:00 Part 2: Thursday, December 1, 15:00 – 17:00
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo
You are invited to “Making a “-cene”: thinking with that at hand”, a group exploration of Donna Haraway’s “Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene”, the second chapter from her new book. On November 30th we will discuss the text, and on December 1st articulate practical ways this knowledge can be used.
This two-part event is initiated by current MA student Pete Fleming, who will build a site specific environment as habitat/world-forming/proposal in response to the subject.
by Vika Adutova, Hans Adell, Benedicte Sundkvist Beldam, Thomas Bremestent, Thyra Dragseth, Emma Astner Jansson, Youngshin Jeon, David Hammarberg, Amanda Hårsmar, Silje Iversen Kristensen, Anna Sofie Mathiasen, Magnus Myrtveit, Hanne Nielsen Nygård, Kier Cooke Sandvik, Bjørnar Sira, Kim Svensson
Opening Friday, November 25, 19.00 Open Saturday, November 26, 12.00-16.00
Anna Sofie Mathiasen
How can we revisit historical moments in order to re-think the present and the future?