This project is driven by the act of witness and the encounter in contested spaces whether municipal or ideological. It looks at how artists approach research and the dissemination of thought and how the knowledge structures they access, personally, politically and philosophically are forming a channel for public practice. A series of multi-format texts form the basis of this project, examining the instrumentalisation of modes of broadcast and publishing, how narratives are constructed within contemporary communication and education systems and how these narratives may be authored by artists.
Thursday 1st September 6:00 – 9:00pm – Late Night Art
In the Mouth of the Wolf is also open for Late Night Art and will feature new event based work by Clodagh Emoe and readings by Mike Harvey and Emmy Beber.
Wednesday 31st August 7:00 – 8:00pm – Subject to Authority
Subject to Authority is a reading group initiated by Emmy Beber, Mike Harvey and Pil and Galia Kollectiv. It aims to look at the relationships between subjectivity and authoritarian politics in critical, theoretical and literary writing.
Faced with authority, subjectivity is at stake. Michel Foucault described subjectivity like the atom – the most basic form of matter we can access – as a three-tiered structure. Subjectivity that categorises, distributes and manipulates; subjectivity through which we have come to understand ourselves scientifically, and subjectivity that forms ourselves as meaning. The aim of the reading group is to look at structural, theoretic and poetic thinking around the appeal of authoritarianism and its mechanisms of disguise and deploy, and specifically its relationship to subjectivity and subjectivisation.
This group is open to all interested and you can email email@example.com to attend. Reading material for wednesday sessions can be found below:
Adorno, Theodor W. Minima Moralia; Reflections from Damaged Life. London: New Left Books, 1974. Print.
Ahmed, Sara. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. Print.