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Conference | 08.09.2017 - 09.09.2017
Ort | Research Pavilion, Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo, Giudecca 621, 30133 Venice, Italy

Haunting has been employed to create a language for the ways in which an unfinished past (Avery Gordon) makes itself known in the here and now. Violent histories or stories make themselves known and cause disruptions, wronging the wrong (Eve Tuck). In the course of this exhibition and conference, we explore the potential of not just welcoming but conjuring the specters and make the unresolved social violence of the past demand their due. As our artistic practices invite ghosts to dance, we trace possible futures in the here and now.

Concept: Anette Baldauf, Renate Lorenz (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
Opening hours of the exhibition (May 11–Oct. 15): Tue-Sun, 10:00–18:00



Thursday, September 7, 2017

19:00 Exhibition Opening
20:00 Presentation of the Zine
20:30 Performance by Keiko Uenishi, listening experiments of 罔両 (Mouryou, translated as Penumbrae)
21:00 Music, Zosia Holuboswska

Friday, September 8, 2017

13:00 Performance by Janine Jambere and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, In the Breaks No. 3 – On Violence
13:30 Keynote lecture by Avery Gordon (University of California, Santa Barbara)
15:30 Break, guided tour of the art project, upon request
16:00 SÉANCE 1, moderated by Sharon Morris (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London)
– Anna Bunting-Branch (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London),
  From Specters to Speculations: Feminist Failures and Future Fictions
– Moira Hille (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna),
  Ghost Ship
– Andrea Ray (Malmö Art Academy, Lund University),
– David Steans (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds),
  The Making of The Making of The Make-Up Scene
– Alaena Turner (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds),   
  A guest + a host = a ghost
– Rafal Morusiewicz (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna),
  Queering/Reading/Editing Tadeusz Konwicki’s ‘How Far Away, How Near’ (1971)
18:00 Picnic in the garden, guided tour of the art project, upon request
20:00 Performance by Masha Godovannaya and Sílvia das Fadas, Her* hands and his shape,
followed by a film program, curated by Sílvia das Fadas

Saturday, September 9, 2017

12:30 Performance by Naomi Ricon Gallardo, the formaldehyde trip
13:30 Keynote lecture by Eve Tuck (University of Toronto)
15:00 Performance by Jeremiah Day (HKU University of the Arts Utrecht), ghost dance song
15:30 Break, guided tour of the art project, upon request
16:00 SÉANCE 2, moderated by Henk Slager (HKU University of the Arts Utrecht)
– Christian Bili (Haute école d’art et de design Geneva),
  Salvialand. Mapping the territories of the Salvia Divinorum
– Yvonne Feng (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London),
  Tracing the Unspeakable
– Zsuzsi Flohr (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna),
  Grandpa’s backpack
– Irina Gheorghe (The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin Institute of Technology),
   The Treason of Presence
– Zosia Hołubowska (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna),
   Singing as an analytical practice. Wandering Spell.
– Ilya Orlov (Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki),
  Political Occultism in the Eve of the Centenary of the Revolution
– Ioana Marinescu (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London),
  A writing of erasure. Bucharest
17:30 Performance by Lisa Nyberg, guided mediation for un-settling rhythms
18:00 Good-bye drink, guided tour of the art project, upon request

The Conference Hauntopia / What if is organized by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as the annual event by the European Artistic Research Network (EARN). http://www.artresearch.eu

The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.