Wellness Center Future Proof is a research project and exhibition that runs parallel to – and infiltrates into – the academic research of C.C.Q.O. (Culture Commons Quest Office) at the University of Antwerp. The reciprocity between artistic and academic research forms the continuation of the so-called ‘Garland Strategy’, with which the Wellness Center will be explored as a ‘common ground’ during an exhibition in MuHKA (Museum of contemporary Art Antwerp) in June 2018.
Don’t Eat The Microphone (DETM) is an artistic project initiated by Veridiana Zurita and Petra Van Dyck in 2014 and since then happening in the garden of the Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Guislain (Ghent/BE). Between 1st June and 1st July 2018 DETM will be part of the Precarious Pavilions curated by Michiel Vandevelde. Within this frame I will be collaborating in the Pavilion on the 17th and 18th June with a collective lecture performance titled: A more-than-human Economy. Anxiety, precariousness and affective struggle.
Frame is a biannual journal of literary studies, which publishes articles by international theorists along with important lectures, interviews, and critical reviews. For their Fall/Winter issue 2017 titled Precarious Work Precarious Life, sociologist Pascal Gielen and myself wrote an article about how the art field can function as a battle field from where to test counter-hegemonic labour organization based on the Commons or processes of Commoning.
Artists Iñaki Álvarez and Ariadna Rodriguez, integrants of the collective NyamNaym, have asked me to collaborate with them in a really intriguing project called The microbes will have the last word funded by BcnProducció 2017/18. More coming soon…
What’s the Use? co-edited by Steven Ten Thije, Nick Aikens, Thomas Lang and Jorinde Seijdel and published by Valiz.
PHD research grant by the prestigious Odysseus Grant of the Flemish Scientific Fund at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA). The research is executed by an interdisciplinary team directed by sociologist Pascal Gielen at the Culture Commons Quest Office.