Talk

The Art of Un-belonging

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Institut für das künstlerische Lehramt, 3.06

Deniz Sözen, Surya Namaz, 2018, photo © David Freeman

Mar 15 2019
Karl-Schweighofergasse 3
1070 Vienna
12:30
free
Friday, March 15, 2019
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Lecture by Deniz Sözen, organized by the Studio for Art and Education, Joonas Lahtinen and Elke Krasny

Deniz Sözen’s practice is concerned with decolonising the Eurocentric imaginary that has been shaped by dualisms, such as self and Other, mind and body, culture and nature, etc. which constitute the colonial legacy of modernity. Her practice moves across various media and art forms, including video, performance, ceramics, (sound) installation and interventions in the public space.

Departing from her mixed Turkish-and-Austrian heritage and hybrid subject position, the autobiographical and fictional narratives in her multi-disciplinary projects explore infinite and unforeseen possibilities for our entanglement with each other – including the Earth and non-human others, such as plants, objects and plant-based matter. Experimenting with multilingual storytelling and collaborative processes of writing, thinking, learning and art making, her research-based practice presents a multiplicity of viewpoints and voices that question dualistic thought and re-imagine the notion of belonging beyond the human.

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