Arts & Humanities Talks: Erica Scourti

7 March 2018 | 4pm – 5.30pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre


This talk with focus on Erica Scourti's current exhibition, Spill Sections. Grounded in Scourti’s recent research into somatisation as bodily ‘speech without consent’, it explores acts of speaking through a loose knot of human and non-human others – past and current selves necessarily intertwined with friends, lovers, exes, frenemies.

and colleagues as well as technological interfaces and devices. Drawing on Adriana Cavarero’s account of ‘narratable selves’, which are always relational, always contingent on necessary others’ interlocutions, the exhibition asks how the body of work is also dependent on its narration through networks of contingency that unbound the work from the self.

Erica Scourti was born in Athens, Greece (1980) and is now based in London. Her work draws on personal experience to explore life, labour, gender and love in a fully mediated world. She has exhibited recently in More Than Just Words at Kunsthalle Wien, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond at the Wellcome Collection; as well as Niarchos Centre, Athens, CTRL+SHIFT, Oakland, Microscope Gallery, New York, The Photographers’ Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Munich Kunstverein, EMST Athens, Autoitalia and Banner Repeater. She has presented performances and talks at Tate Modern, ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, Transmediale, Southbank Centre, Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College and Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. 

Arts & Humanities Talks are a series of lectures at the RCA featuring leading practitioners and academics from across the creative spectrum.

This event has been organised by the RCA School of Arts & Humanities. If you have any queries, please contact Anne Duffau for more information.


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