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THE MULTISPECIES SALON // THE LABORATORY FOR AESTHETICS AND ECOLOGY

Saturday 16 Jun 7:30pm 9:30pm

The Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology and The Multispecies Salon present an evening of artistic strategies for becoming-with nonhuman agents. Performance collective Quimera Rosa will present their work on human-plant hybridity in an open chlorophyll tattoo session, and artist Mary Maggic will present their work on micro-colonization of bodies with hormone-hacking devices. There will be a following conversation, which will be moderated by multispecies ethnographer Eben Kirksey on the topic of future (non)humans.

The Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology and The Multispecies Salon present an evening of artistic strategies for becoming-with nonhuman agents. Performance collective Quimera Rosa will present their work on human-plant hybridity in an open chlorophyll tattoo session, and artist Mary Maggic will present their work on micro-colonization of bodies with hormone-hacking devices. There will be a following conversation, which will be moderated by multispecies ethnographer Eben Kirksey on the topic of future (non)humans.

Quimera Rosa [Pink Chimera] is a lab that researches and experiments on bodies, technology and identities. Their work is based on the deconstruction of sex and gender identities from a transfeminist perspective. Particularly interested in the articulation between art, science and technology and their functions in the production of subjectivities, their work is currently focused on the creation of transdisciplinary projects as Trans*Plant, that utilizes living systems and is based on self-experimentation as a process that involves a ‘human > plant’ transition.

Mary Maggic is a non-binary artist who makes freak science, workshops with the public, performs with aliens, and exhibits with urine. They exist between the categorized fields of bio-art, bio-hacking, art-science, citizen-science, though it would rather abandon all. Their most recent work concerns the (lovely) tension between active and passive queering through estrogenic micro-colonizations and asks: do you want to be more alien than you already are? 

Eben Kirksey studies the political dimensions of imagination as well as the interplay of natural and cultural history.  Duke University Press has published his two books—Freedom in Entangled Worlds (2012) and Emergent Ecologies (2015)—as well as one edited collection: The Multispecies Salon (2014). Venturing into art worlds, he has staged a number of “performative experiments” that have exposed and derailed dominant practices for managing life.

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