PACTO Participants Announced

Added on by Kelly Lloyd.

PACTO is a research project that aims to explore communal negotiation of autonomy.

PARTICIPANTS

  • NANCY ALLEN
  • DEMELZA WATTS
  • FINN THOMSON
  • WARREN ANDREWS
  • CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE
  • NORA SILVA
  • WARREN HARPER
  • SOPHIA SIMENSKY
  • HYUN GI PARK
  • SAMANTHA PENN
  • MERVE UNSAL
  • NATALIA SKOBEEVA
  • SOPHIE MAK SCHRAM
  • ANDREW FRIEND
  • KELLY LLOYD
  • SARA STENBAEK
  • PEDRO MORERIA

PACTO will encourage a dynamic dialogue around how artistic action can be a vehicle for enquiry and an apparatus for creating lines of agonistic discourse and empathy building. PACTO is looking to pose a proposition: What is communal negotiation of autonomy? 

During PACTO all participants will be active members in shaping its ongoing format, defining the terms of the proposition as a group, assisting other members theoretically and practically, playing a role in organising the logistical aspects of your individual and collective research. Central to the project will be a desire to undertake the research collectively, through collaboration and reflection on individual actions and their outcomes. Important to PACTO is the participants' role as authors of the project's structure to shape the format that suits our shared aims. 

PACTO will start in September 2017. Divided into focused months where each participant's research would take a central position within the groups collective response to the research statement. Each participant will propose a line of research in response to the current central proposition and their ideal residency location during one of the months. 

PACTO will support the proposals and as a group we will collectively develop the research methods and help make the residencies happen logistically. There will also be 3 residential weeks, bringing all the participants together: one at the beginning of the process, one in the middle and one at the end of the year, where we will all cohabit in the same place and discuss PACTO and the body of collective research that is born from it.

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Added on by Kelly Lloyd.

Her Environment: Mantle (Part 1) (New Media/Oppositional Viewing) 

The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.) – Thursday, 7:30pm

Mantle (Part 1) will be the sixth installment of the new media arts series Her Environment, co-curated by Allie Shyer and Chelsea Welch. Her Environment highlights femme spectrum new media artists who are making work which pulls against the technical formalism often found within this medium, instead focusing on the artist's personal voice, body, and experience as a femme personified individual. Mantle (Part 1) looks specifically at how the current political climate is affecting our mental state. These six works challenge us to consider different perspectives on daily survival, allowing us to laugh off our sadness with Traci Fowler in #OVERSHARING FOR THE SAKE OF SURVIVAL 2017, and recognize our privilege with Anja Morell in SELFIE THEORY #2. Kelly Lloyd and Jesse Malmed's witty ACRE TV LIVE talk show on "maximizing your potential from inside your bed" holds a mirror to our online state of consumer confusion and desire to both escape the internet and escape reality through it. This work has strong ties to Ana Paula Pinho Martins Nacif's ♥ TAKE CARE OF YOU TOO ♥, which gives us thorough instructions on taking care of our devices and ourselves in the age of surveillance. Thoughtfully programmed, Mantle (Part 1) gives us room to sensitively consider the feelings of each other and ourselves in uncertain, confusing, and frightening times. Curators Shyer and Welch in person. (Approx. 60 min total, Digital Projection) EE

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