A screening and discussion programmed in collaboration with Res.
Donna Haraway’s concept of “situated knowledge” challenges patriarchal claims to scientific objectivity and universalism. Instead, she suggests, everything we “know” stems from the particular circumstances of our lives.
Featuring a screening by Zadie Xa, the discussion will begin with Xa’s provocation that selfhood is a specific yet hybrid set of cultural references. Xa draws on Korean shamanism and folklore, music, digital space, fashion, and art history as well as her experiences within Asian diaspora.
Convened by Res., Xa, Isabel de Sena and Annie Goh discuss what ‘knowledge’ is valued and what counts as ‘technology’. From accelerationism to algorithmic governance, notions of ‘rationalism’ and ‘objectivity’ are gaining influence. In this context, how are mystical technologies and indigenous knowledges reclaiming space?
Zadie Xa is an artist exploring the overlapping and conflation of cultures that inform self-conceptualized identities and notions of self.
Isabel de Sena is an independent curator and writer working at the intersection of feminist technoscience and art.
Annie Goh is an artist and researcher in sound studies, archaeoacoustics, feminism, decoloniality and Science Technology Studies.
Artwork by Cecilia Serafini
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Silk Street, London
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