Shoulders of Giants, a project initiated by Shen Xin

Shoulders of Giants, a project initiated by Shen Xin

2015-07-12 Recent

CCVA & CAC present:
Shoulders of Giants, a project initiated by Shen Xin
Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU London
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16.00 – 18.00

Shoulders of Giants appropriates and extends the model of a symposium through animation, performance and projection. The invited speakers will animate creatures derived from Shan Hai Jing (Also known as The Classics of Mountains and Seas, C4th BC) as they speak, discuss and conduct Q&A.
The event seeks to investigate the strategies that artists, theorists and critics employ to deal with
mechanisms of power - such as oppression and censorship, surveillance and punishment, unemployment and estranged labour - that are inherent in daily politics; to highlight the many desires that are afloat where power multiplies, unfolds, fluctuates, and diminishes; to render visible the physical and psychological affects that they have. It will position theoretical and artistic practices as practice of action, and therefore looks at how the dispositions of each practitioner are appropriated in various modes in order to produce subjectivity, to communicate change and to form solidarity. The event will consider the implications of such positioning and its potential to redirect and reorganis epower relations through what happens and as it happens – to speculate upon how such strategies transcend perceived limitations. Invited speakers include Esther Leslie, Hannah Black, Mark Fisher, and Simon O'Sullivan.

Shoulders of Giants is supported by Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA), Birmingham City University, and Faceshift; funded by Chronus Art Centre. The event will be live streamed in Shanghai, organised by British Council in Shanghai, and will be adapted into a film by Shen Xin.


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