Entangling Matter and Meaning Workshop

Reading room
image credit: Rachel Schenberg

The Entangling Matter and Meaning workshop gathers artists, artistic researchers, curators, curatorial researchers, writers and thinkers, to perform, discuss and debate the inseparability of matter and meaning, ontology, ethics and epistemology in artistic, curatorial and institutional practices.

The organising, scheduling and curating of the event is an experiment that attempts to find formats that can hack routes through the richness of the knots in these co-doing practices. The aim is not to represent the theoretical questions but to intra-act with-in the material and cultural context that facilitates the artistic/curatorial/theoretical contributions.

The workshop explores artistic practices as endless entanglements between many different poles that participate in the world’s becoming. How should we speak about artistic agency and research? How should we understand the role of the artist as an entangled posthuman phenomena? How should curatorial practice adapt to this entangled world and what forms and relations do we need in the institutes that host and mediate artistic and curatorial practices?

Entangling Matter and Meaning workshop participants are: Malin Arnell & Mario Fjell, Sabrina Chou, Caroline Doolin, Magdalena Górska, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Inga L?ce, Mirko Nikoli?, Marina Valle Noronha, Laura Põld, Rachel Schenberg, Sabrina Soyer, Elina Suoyrjö and Eloise Sweetman.