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m/other becomings: lecture series

m/other becomings: lecture series

Bioart Society

Dec

03

Fri

17:00 – 18:00

2–4°C

light rain

During November and December, an online lecture series will explore the themes and curatorial aspects of m/other becomings. The lecture series is organised in collaboration with the MA program in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (Aalto University), Patrizia Costantin.
The invited speakers are Riina Hannula, Ida Bencke, Signe Johannessen and Lyndsey Walsh.
Register in advance for the talk (All times EET):
03.12.2021 17-18h Lyndsey Walsh https://aalto.zoom.us/.../register/WN_c9IVhQySRdmesMcdNPKRIg

03.12.2021 - Lyndsey Walsh
Living in the Waiting Room: Caring for the (Diseased) Body in Media
Lyndsey Walsh’s “Self-Care” confronts the inheritance of bodily trauma and the impact of the medical gaze on the so-called female body. Embedded in personal narrative and bodily exploration, the work seeks to question bodily identities associated with disease, gender, and care. “Self-Care” seeks to queer these notions by rearticulating bodily relationships in the face of genetic-based disease diagnostics and familial histories of cancer. In this lecture, Lyndsey will discuss the theoretical framing and background behind “Self-Care” and how it relates to the BioArt Society’s “m/other becomings” program. Moving from this theoretical framing, Lyndsey will discuss the complex history of media activism, art, and media representations of breast cancer presented in Lisa Cartwright’s 1998 paper “Community and the Public Body in Breast Cancer Media Activism”. Lyndsey will reflect on the changes that have emerged since the paper’s publication and speculate on how technology will play a role in these entanglements in the future.
Lyndsey Walsh is an American artist, writer, and researcher based in Berlin, DE. She holds a Bachelor’s in Individualized Studies from New York University and a Master’s in Biological Arts with Distinction from SymbioticA Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia. Lyndsey is enthralled by the creatures emerging from the spaces in between and crossing over the imaginary, the becoming, and reality. Her work explores the instability surrounding the cultural and social aspects of disease, identity, the body, disability, death, human and non-human relationships, and speculative narratives on the future. She is ½ of the feral and queer artistic collaboration called Crawlers, along with Australian artist and writer Jess Cockerill. She has exhibited her work internationally and has publications with Nautilus Magazine, CLOT Magazine, The Goethe Institute, and more. Currently, Lyndsey is a visiting scholar and researcher with the Department of Experimental Biophysics at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in collaboration with the UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence in Germany and a Professor of Practice at the Art & Science Centre at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bioart Society

Fri 03 Dec 2021 17:00 – 18:00

2–4°C

light rain