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IRRUPTIVE CHORA: Part I, Composition

13 February 2018 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Battersea, Dyson Building

Dyson Gallery

/// An exercise in an embodied act of reading and an attempt of conjuring new versions and propositions for artistic, theoretical, curatorial, scholarly and scientific practices.  ///

In this session Nella Aarne (Of Animacy, ICA) and Olga Koroleva  (The Political Animal, The Showroom) share excerpts from Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect and The Second Body to be discussed in relation to the notion of IRRUPTIVE CHORA. Irruptive Chora, named by Judith Butler and revivified by Rebekah Sheldon, points to a dynamic and autonomous space where ideas have a potential and energy to generate and transmit themselves. In Toxic Animacies, Inanimate Affections Mel Y Chen discusses lead as the toxic protagonist in US-China socio-economic historicity, while in The Second Body, Daisy Hildyard puts forward her take on the blurring of physical boundaries in humans and non-human bodies through a series of essayistic investigations . No preparation for the session is necessary.

IRRUPTIVE CHORA has been organised by the RCA School of Arts & Humanities. It is an encounter between curator Agata Kik and artist Ania Mokrzycka, invited to host a series of events at the Royal College of Art and Chalton Gallery. The programme was conceived as a collective search for and an approximation of the ‘irruptive chora’; a dynamic and autonomous space where ideas have a potential and energy to generate and transmit themselves.


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

Speakers

  • Nella Aarne

  • Olga Koroleva