Organizing Actant: Jaewook Lee Proposing Actant: Sarah Demeuse Commentary Actants: Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve Lyricizing Actant: Ali Van Assemblage Actant: Simone Couto
LunarmagmaoceanLove is a one night only event with a series of video screenings and discussions as a part of NURTUREart’s Videorover: Season 9 program. The title, LunarmagmaoceanLove, is coined by artist and poet Ali Van, looking at the Earth as an organ in which various elements interact through topological contact, contraction and sublimation — a dynamic orchestration of elements in a beautiful constant / irresistible state of flux. As the title implies, the event focuses on the idea of non-human agencies and interactions. We will watch a series of video works, listen to an audio ensign, interact with natural and artificial objects, and discuss the key concepts that are central to understanding what we think of the non-anthropocentric world. We will look at the book Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett and the philosophical discourse called Speculative Realism for our theoretical impulse.
*All participants and audiences are encouraged to read the first chapter of Vibrant Matter, “The Force of Things,” before they come to the event.
*Actant is a term coined by Bruno Latour, referring to a person or a thing that is an autonomous force, unleashed in the world. An actant is not a substance or a form but an event.
Introduction by Jaewook Lee Presentation 1 by Jaewook Lee Presentation 2 by Sarah Demeuse Ensign O ------ a by Ali Van Commentary 1 by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy Commentary 2 by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve *Notes on Companion Species
Participants’ video screenings Open Q&A
Supported by NURTUREart Sponsored by Gaheon Sindoh Foundation