Free

The Political Animal

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Showroom

63 Penfold Street

London

NW8 8PQ

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

The Political Animal is a day of new academic and creative writing, screenings, sculptural and video commissions, and live performances that reflect upon the conditions of interspecies relationships today. Drawing from studies on animal theory, biology, ethology, philosophy, anthropology and literature, each participant presents their own take on locating the human and other animals within worlds that we have come to call ‘nature’ and ‘culture’.

The Political Animal presents work by members of The Political Animal reading group, and those who have been their inspiration. Set up by Olga Koroleva, a Gallery Assistant at The Showroom, in February 2016 the reading group functions in a peer-led, democratic fashion and welcomes people of all backgrounds to join a monthly discussion of written work relating to the animal question.


PROGRAMME

1.30 pm Doors open

2 - 3.40 pm Presentations by Lynn Turner, Rosemarie McGoldrick, Filipa Ramos and Melanie Jackson followed by Q&A.

3.40 - 4 pm break

4 - 5.15 pm Screening of moving image work by Alexandra Anikina, Matthew Beach, Jenny Brady, Laura Cooper, Carl Gent, Dawn Gaietto, Olga Koroleva, Gui Pondé, and Sonia Levy.

5.15 - 5.45 pm break

5.45 - 7.15 pm Live performances by Laurie Robins, Hermione Spriggs and Laura Cooper (collaborating as Anthropology of Other Animals), Matterlurgy (Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright), and Robbie Judkins.

7.30pm Closing drinks

On show throughout the day: Sculptural commission by Valinia Svoronou and moving image work by Elisa Noguera Lopez

For mode details about participants please go to The Showroom webpage. Documentation of the event will be hosted on The Political Animal webpage.

***Please note: seats are limited to 60 and will be allocated on first come first served basis!***

Image credit: still from Animals For Liberation Of Technology by Alexandra Anikina

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Showroom

63 Penfold Street

London

NW8 8PQ

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved