Xaviera Simmons (b. 1974, New York, USA) lives and works in New York, USA. Simmons’ interdisciplinary practice spans across photography, performance, choreography, video, sound, sculpture and installation. Rooted in an investigation of past, present and future histories, her works often concern the interconnectedness of formal processes and the exchange of formal concerns within an art historical and socio-political canon.
Simone Bertuzzi (b. 1983, Piacenza, Italy) and Simone Trabucchi (b. 1982, Piacenza, Italy) live and work in Milan, Italy. They have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003, focusing primarily on moving image and sound, while often integrating sculpture, performance and publishing into their practice. Jim C. Nedd (b. 1991, Verona, Italy) lives and works in Milan, Italy. Nedd is an Afro-Colombian interdisciplinary storyteller, involved in sonic environments and visual arts.
Building on our first discussion about the Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and the Amazonian conception of subjectivity, The Liquid Club #2 will screen a film by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato, followed by a discussion.
The Liquid Club #3 will follow directly with a round table.
Ayesha Hameed lives in London, UK. Since 2013, Hameed’s multi-chapter project 'Black Atlantis' has looked at the Black Atlantic and its afterlives in contemporary illegalised migration at sea, oceanic environments, outer space and through Afrofuturistic dancefloors and sound systems. Through videos, audio-essays and performance-lectures, she examines how to think through sound, image, water, violence and history as elements of an active archive; and travelling back in time as a historical method. She is currently co-programme leader of the PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London.
David Zink Yi (b. 1973, Lima, Peru) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Best known for his multi-channel video installations, many of which revolve around the experience of music, Zink Yi’s varied practice comprises of film, photography, sculpture, performance and ceramics. Building on the principles inherent to the Afro-Cuban music tradition, Zink Yi places his focus on the performative strength and interaction of the protagonists, framing the body as a medium of expression and space of resonance.
Ceramics: Ethnology and Making including Pre-Pre-Raphaelite and other essays on.
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (b. 1977, Barcelona, Spain) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His practice encompasses a wide range of media, including film, sculpture, sound, gardens and drawing. Steegmann Mangrané creates environments that undermine the traditional boundaries between nature and culture, proposing instead a new paradigm that acknowledges that everything is entangled and interdependent.
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (b. 1951) is a Brazilian anthropologist and professor at Brazil’s National Museum under the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has previously taught at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, University of Chicago and University of Cambridge. He is the author of many publications on anthropology and ethnology, including Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society (1992), The Amazon: Ethnology and Indigenous History (1993) and The Inconstancy of the Wild Soul and other essays on Anthropology (2002).