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m/other becomings: Ida Bencke
An online lecture series that explores the themes and curatorial aspects of m/other becomings. The lecture series is organised in collaboration between Bioart Society and the MA program in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (Aalto University).


12.11.2021 Ida Benke
m/other becomings - on exhaustion, collectivity and care in curatorial practice

The exhibition project m/other becomings probes various intersections of motherhood and otherhood from ecological, social and technological perspectives, and is implemented and unfolded within non-typical art settings such as a farm and a hospital. m/other becomings explores practices of care and kin-making beyond the normative nuclear family unit, beyond the gatekeepings of anthropocentrism, and traces interconnections between exhausted bodies, communities and ecosystems. But what happens when we take questions of care to sites and working situations that are particularly vulnerable? How can we develop projects that do not merely speak of care, but implements care as core practice and project methodology, and with what consequences to our working cultures? In this talk, curator Ida Bencke will unfold some of the main questions, problems and potentials in curating a project with emphasis on care and collectivity within ecosystems and working cultures built around ableism, competition and resilience.

Ida Bencke, MA, is an independent curator with the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her curatorial work spans experimental exhibition formats and speculative ecofeminist aesthetics. Her recent exhibition projects explore questions around shared vulnerabilities, and technologies of care and resistance within a more-than-human field. Research interests include political implications and radical potentials of rest, refusal and pleasure politics.

Nov 12, 2021 04:45 PM in Helsinki

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