The Slow Reading Archive is online!

During quarantine, the Slow Readers met weekly from January through May 2021. Reading at a snail’s pace and experimenting with different forms of collective learning, traces were gathered into an online archive composed of notes, reading methodologies, glossaries, scraps of thoughts, and fieldnotes. While far from representing all of the group’s activities, the site captures…

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PhD candidate @ Deep Histories Fragile Memories Intermedia Research Unit

In my garden, colonial legacies reside in the hydrangeas and japonicas. They were originally brought back from Japan by Philipp Franz von Siebold who worked for the Dutch East India Company. An Acanthus mollis, whose leaves characterise Corinthian columns, continues to spread through a network of subterranean rhizomes. Abortifacients, such as Bishop’s weed, artemisia, and woodruff, are present too.

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Learning with Others (2021)

Co-taught with Irina Shapiro, Learning with Others is a seminar in the Master Education in Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute. With sessions planned amongst flora, fauna, and fungi, the seminar focuses on how educational practices might take into account the limits of the human while imagining perspectives from others, both human and non-human. Through the theoretical frameworks of Posthumanism and New Materialism, we will be asking: How might educational practices in art academies, primary schools, museums, and communities relate to multiscale, multispecies environments and contexts?

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Fellowship at V2: Lab for the Unstable Media

As of 2021, I am a Fellow at V2: Lab for Unstable Media. In the V2_Fellowships artists, curators and theorists work together with V2_, pursuing mutual knowledge and practices. The V2_fellowship program aims at advancing the work of mid-career artists, curators and theorists. Fellows are invited to launch a project or deepen their research in association with V2_ Lab, based on their expertise and their specific views on relevant discourses in the field of art, technology and society.

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Take care and see you soon on the other side of the quarantine,

Pedagogies: Committed, Critical, In the Plural, Feral, Resistant, De-colonial, Adaptive, Tactical, Practiced, Engaged, Transformative, Listening, Situated, A Work in Process, Ecological, Embodied, Embracing, Whispering, Observant, Hidden… Finding ourselves in quarantine, I made a digital scrapbook for my Critically Committed Pedagogy students reflecting on a January day we spent in my garden. In retrospect, it felt…

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Corona Chronicles: when life became a (gif)t

loop during the Covid-19 lockdown. The project is a meditation on routines, and peculiarities of our previously known dailies interrupted. With animations done by Cesare Davolio, script by Renée Turner, and music by Eliot Davolio; in other words, a family endeavor, we reflect on a moment when life was no longer taken for granted, but instead became a (gif)t. 

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Folding

One of the challenges of making The Warp and Weft of Memory was bringing a sense of materiality to the digital. After all, clothing and textiles are tactile. Taffetas are crisp and rustle when moved, wool is rough or soft depending on how it has been treated, and silk is smooth and light to the touch.

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