Previously at the ICA - Events
22 Feb 2017
Running In Circles
The contemporary transpersonal is formed of commodified bodies in an industrialised reality. This talk by experimental art and design practitioners Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen will challenge asymmetric ontologies through genetically engineered sterile goldfish, assembly line choreography and mining for the material of virtuality.
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen are London-based artists working across objects, installation and film. Their practice explores processes of production as cultural, social and political practices, following geological, geopolitical and biological strains within the manufactured landscape to create work that questions the context of its own becoming. Recent exhibitions took place at Para Site Hong Kong, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Lunds Konsthall, Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Vienna, Fotomuseum Winterthur, HKW Berlin and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Recent screenings and talks include the ICA in London, TENT Rotterdam, Congo International Film Festival Goma and Cenart in Mexico City. Their work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.
Transpersonal: art and life directives is a lecture series on the theory and application of art and design, curated and convened by Dr. Stephen Wilson. It is staged in collaboration with the ICA and the Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon College of Arts postgraduate community at the University of the Arts London.
The term transpersonal explores interpersonal relationships and communities, specifically forms of relation that break down the boundaries of the self. Over the course of ten lectures, this series explores a number of directives that aim to produce techniques, crafts, states of mind and forms of awareness related to psychosocial care. Drawing on critical developments in design, psychology, feminism, dance, anthropology, art theory, robotics and media studies, the series reassesses the value of cultural expressions and experiences to reconsider these experiences as "transpersonal responsibility".