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Thursday January 8th
Dinner at 8 pm. Presentations begin at 9:30 pm.
The event is free, but please do bring something to share!
This month’s Flux Thursday, organized by Flux Artist-in-Residence Valentina Medda, will focus on the relationship between the body and architecture with particular focus on the idea of sensuality as a way to reconsider how we relate with space and place: a way that is creative, playful and physical rather than rational, unemotional and disconnected. How can we, as artists and activists, open up a space of freedom in a constrictive urban space?
During the evening will draw a line between different ways to think of our relationship with architecture. Jaime Iglehart will present pieces of a work in progress, Architecture of La Zad: selected moments from a visitor’s lens, a work which looks at the detailed innovation of anarchic architecture, composed in a space who’s circumstances of conflict constantly shape its growth; Valentina Medda will share some considerations (and images) on the possibility to, through our senses, developing a sense of belonging to our environment, and therefore a sense of community and responsibility toward the place we life in and are part of; Stephen Polk will talk about the transformative act of physically intervening in space as a means to resist injustice and capitalism.
After the presentations, Kathryn Sclavi will propose a participatory art experience dedicated to develop new cognitive strategies for spatial negotiation. Participants will be encouraged to explore Flux Factory as a navigator, using their emotional state as a guiding point to locate places or situations within the space.
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