LIAF 2015 – Disappearing Acts

29 Aug 15

CCA is one of three organisations curating a public seminar as part of Disappearing Acts (Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvær, Norway), in Svolvær Filmteater.

CCA’s contribution to LIAF’s opening seminar takes as a starting point the decentring of human understandings of place. This decentring can be seen as part of a renegotiation of the human that includes expanded ideas of the post-human; a reassessment of animal agency; and a questioning of the ‘species barrier’ we have imagined between ourselves and the non-human world.

For this event, chaired by curator and academic Helga-Marie Nordby, Sarah Browne presents some of the research modes and ideas that emerged during her year-long public project in CCA dealing with animal/human relationships. Katja Novitskova and Agatha Wara conducts a public conversation touching on these ideas in an exploration of the material world around us, including human and non-human systems and entities.

The seminar takes place on the opening weekend of Disappearing Acts, curated by Matt Packer and Arne Skaug Olsen, and featuring artists Anna Ådahl, Sam Basu, Sissel Blystad, Eva La Cour & Kristian Poulsen, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Jason Dodge, Benedict Drew, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Tue Greenfort, Roderick Hietbrink, Carl Johan Högberg, Hedwig Houben, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Dennis McNulty, Mercedes Mühleisen, Isabel Nolan, Katja Novitskova, Émilie Pitoiset, Elizabeth Price, John Russell, Jon Benjamin Tallerås. Click here for further information.