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On the entanglement of image and gaze, lecture, Uniarts, Helsinki

Work by Hiryczuk / van Oevelen and Martine Stig @ UNSEEN COOP

Work by Martine Stig and Hiryczuk / van Oevelen @ UNSEEN COOP

Editions by El Lissitzky and Hiryczuk / van Oevelen @ UNSEEN COOP

Work by Martine Stig, Stephan Keppel and Hiryczuk / van Oevelen @ UNSEEN COOP

On the entanglement of image and gaze, lecture, Uniarts, Helsinki


In addition to our activities on this platform we wish to organise public events on location on a regular basis in order to physically meet and exchange with our audience, collaborators and peers. We think of visual presentations, lectures, publications and/or interviews.

Prognostics lecture: Radical Reversibility- On the entanglement of image and gaze
(November 29, Uniarts, Helsinki)

Prognostics lecture series inquires into the future of art by taking a closer look at the new languages, models and forms that the latest generation of artists are creating in response to the urgent questions arising today in the domains of art, politics and sociology.

Artists Martine Stig and Elodie Hiryczuk are co-founders of the practice- and research-based art cooperative Radical Reversibility. The RR cooperative aims to investigate and develop visual and conceptual strategies that radically reverse the paradigms of our current visual culture. For the Prognostics series they will give some insight into the background and the common fields of research of the cooperative. They will also present their current projects entitled Vertigo, The Detached Gaze and Les Extrêmes ne se Touchent pas.

UNSEEN CO-OP (21-24 September 2017)
For Unseen CO-OP – the new addition to Unseen, the international platform for contemporary photography – curator Lars Willumeit has selected RR together with 12 international art collectives to present themselves. Our first public presentation will be centered around a key work by El Lissitzky – In the studio, 1923 – and includes works by Martine Stig and Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen. In addition we will show a new collaborative project by our first guest contributors Stephan Keppel and Hans Gremmen.

On the occasion of our launch we will issue a printed manifesto, designed by Hans Gremmen along with the first RR special editions of work by Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen, Martine Stig, Stephan Keppel and El Lissitzky.

Thursday 21, 20:00
Official launch of RR and presentation of our manifesto to Lars Willumeit, CO-OP Booth 11 (on invitation only)

Saturday 23, 12:30
All that is solid melts into clouds, RR contribution to POIUYT Radio, CO-OP Booth 3

Sunday 24, 14:45
CO-OP Talk with RR co-founders Martine Stig and Sjoerd van Oevelen, in The Living Room

For more information please visit UNSEEN CO-OP.

This event is made possible by Mondriaan Fund, Unseen Amsterdam, Expertise Centre for Art and Design at Avans University, Hans Gremmen, Stephan Keppel, Daria Tuminas, Taco Hidde Bakker, Niels Schrader, Mertens Frames, Atelier Lasociale.