Workshop with Mary Maggic: Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering, 30 March – 1 April 2023
Mary Maggic: Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering
Thursday 30 March: evening artist talk (1 hour)
Friday 31 March: first part of the workshop (11 am–5 pm)
Saturday 1 April: second part of the workshop (11 am–5 pm, from 6 pm short performance followed by a group presentation and reflection by the participants open to public)
FaVU VUT, Údolní 53, Brno, room 216/U2
The workshop is for a maximum of 10 participants. To book your place in the workshop please contact Lenka Veselá (email@example.com) by 24 March 2023.
Mary Maggic (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is a nonbinary artist and researcher working within the fuzzy intersections of body and gender politics and capitalist ecological alienations. Since 2015, Maggic frequently uses biohacking as a xeno-feminist practice of care that serves to demystify invisible lines of molecular biopower. After completing their master’s at MIT Media Lab (Design Fiction) in 2017, their project “Open-Source Estrogen” was awarded Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in Hybrid Arts, and in 2019 they completed a 10-month Fulbright residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia investigating the relationship between Javanese mysticism and the plastic pollution crisis. Maggic is a recipient of the 2022 Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship, and their work has exhibited internationally including Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona (ES), Philadelphia Museum of Art (US), Science Gallery London (UK), Migros Museum of Contemporary Art (CH), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (DE), Jeu de Paume (FR), Museum of Contemporary Art Tuscon (US), Haus der elektronischen Kunst (CH), Institute of Contemporary Arts London (UK), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Akbank Sanat (TR), and Jogja National Museum (ID). They are a current member of the online network Hackteria: Open-Source Biological Art, the laboratory theatre collective Aliens in Green, the Asian feminist collective Mai Ling, as well as a contributor to the radical syllabus project Pirate Care and to the online Cyberfeminism Index.
Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering
Through years of research through public workshopologies on the project Open-Source Estrogen, biohacking methodologies have proven to serve far more than spreading didactic knowledge. These protocols that produce an existential knowing in our bodies and environments inevitably lead to a form of collective worlding and knowledging, strategies that may help us out of ecological ruins. Combining biohacking with performance in a new dramaturgical workshop, Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering, participants embody the very agency of toxic molecules and their ongoing process of worlding, emerging on the other side with a radical breakage from the past.
|Author||doc. MgA. Filip Cenek|