It seems to never stop. In January I gave a lecture on, and screened Reasonable Doubt at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Slowly, it seems that the Dutch art world is discovering what I do. It was a lovely event.
Also in January, I gave a lecture “La agencia de la imagen: ¿Activa, activista, o activando?” in the Seminar “Espectros de otros 68: Genealogías estéticas y activismo global”, Universitat de Barcelona, 10 January 2019, an earlier version fo Which I gave as the as inaugiral lecture for the Escuela Doctoral de otoño, Sevilla, 7 November 2018.
In February I spent a wonderful week as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS), and the Centre Concurrences for colonial and postcolonial studies, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden. The seminars and workshops came with the preparation of a film shoot for my new project, described on the left-hand column of this page Film Projects.
The connection with these two research centres at the Linnaeus University fulfill my wish to seriously integrate (academic) research and (artistic) research - two domains that are currently trying hard to connect. My film work is entirely based on that integration. I am jubilant about the connection - intellectual and artistic - with the Linnaeus University. Early may we will shoot there the final three scenes of the Don Quijote project, and right before that, the first scene in Murcia, Spain, at the occasion of the opening of my solo show “contaminaciones”. More on that later.
The lecture “Advocacy of shock: animating the museum, slowing down the visitors”, about rejuvenating curatorial practice, based on the exhibition in Oslo, Emma & Edvard: Love in the Time of Loneliness, I delivered for a very engaged audience at the University of Utrecht, MA Arts and Society, RMA Media, Art and Performance Studies, 30 January 2019.
The short film “Sissi in Analysis”, which Michelle and I edited especially for the exhibition Saying It at the Freud Museum London, was screened at a special occasion, at “Freud’s Lost Lecture”, presented by CREAM Screens, Regent Street Cinema, on 27th February 2019.
Just yesterday I did something strange: I sat for a photograph in an artist book.The artist, Carla van de Putterlaar, is making a book of photographs of women in the artworld, dressed extravagantly.
Carla’s website shows an astonishing array of women, dresses, and jewelry. She needs financing for the publication. See her website for a range of portraits.
I am now heading to the conference “Sublime Imperfections: Mistakes, Cracks, Noise Today” organized by my colleague and friend Ellen Rutten.
Right after that I am going to London to participate in the workshop day to celebrate our exhibition Madame B: Explorations in Emotional Capitalism” at the Lethaby Gallery of Central St Martins.
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