Inclinations #17: Riddled Matter of Practice
Tuesday December 16, 2014, 7:30PM, 2014
Or Gallery Berlin is pleased to present Federica Bueti in Riddled Matter of Practice, for our speaker series Inclinations, hosted by Patricia Reed.
Knowing is an ongoing performance of the world. Bodies, words, phenomena, relations, discourses and matter are not things, but a doing; they are boundaries making practices. In her post-humanist, performative account of how matter comes to matter Karen Barad offers a thought provoking reading of the entangled, implicated, embodied, relational and differential nature of practices of worlding through what she calls “agential realism”. This talk flirts with Barad’s riddled idea of agential realism; passionately whirls with affirmative feminist practices, gets involved in the worldly mattering of artistic practices, and slips under the skin of phenomena and discourses, knowing that there is no way back, but only a swing forward.
Federica Bueti is art critic, editor, researcher and occasional curator living in Berlin and Oslo. She is founder of…ment, journal for contemporary culture, art and politics (www.journalment.org). Her writing has appeared in Frieze and Frieze d/e, art-agenda, X-TRA magazine, Flash Art, Arte e Critica, FLUOR, Three Letter Words Magazine, Performa magazine as well as artists monographs and critical anthologies published by Sternberg Press, Walker Art Center, Book Works, Artwords, Center for Media Art, Taipei, Museum of Design, Miami, Kunstverein Milan. She is a PhD candidate in Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, London.
The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).
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