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a'21: Becoming With Fungi_Mary Maggic
April 23, 2021 13:00 p.m. - 15:30
One event on April 13, 00 at 23:2021 p.m.
►a'21: Becoming With Fungi_Mary Maggic
A bio art workshop with Mary Maggic.
:: ABOUT THIS EVENT (EN / AR) ::
Human industrial activity (petrochemical, agricultural, and pharmaceutical) has permanently altered the planet through the widespread presence of xenoestrogens, or endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). Molecules such as BPA, phthalates, PCBs, dioxins, and synthetic hormones have hormone-mimicking and displacing properties, and are able to enter and communicate in the molecular semiosphere that we share with almost all animal taxa. While these molecules alienate us from our prescribed notions of “normal” and “natural,” our bodies stolen by capitalists interests, this alienation joins us in a shared species vulnerability as we all live with and become with these all pervasive toxicities. Is there life among alien ruins?
It will be a live workshop hosted in the artist's location in Vienna, and that it will be livestreamed. The workshop will start with a presentation about the research followed by the hands on fungi protocol. The workshop was conceived through a collaborative residency program at Hangar in Barcelona in 2017 with artists Rian Hammond and Paula Pin.
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* This event is part of Oyoun's a'21 festival - Post Digital Ignorance x Techno Utopia aiming to challenge the status quo while centering perspectives on non-human life, queer ecology, decolonising knowledge, forced displacement, and more. The project was financed by Berlin's Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Produced by: Oyoun in collaboration with amberPlatform
Curatorial Team: Amirali Ghasemi, Ali Cem Doğan, Cenkhan Aksoy, Christoph Wachter, Ebru Yetişkin, Ekmel Ertan, Hamza Chamas, Mathias Jud, Milad Forouzandeh, Mohsen Hazrat, Nina Martin, Rajaa Shamam, Youssef El Idrissi
Participants include: Eda Sütunç, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Mary Maggic, Rachel Uwa, Renata Salecl, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Pelin Tan, Yara Mekawei, and many more.
Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund
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