Research Pavilion: Hauntopia / What if EARN Conference

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:00 to Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 18:30
Sala del Camino, Venice
Research Pavilion

Haunting has been employed to create a language for the ways in which an unfinished past (Avery Gordon) makes itself known in the here and now. Violent histories or stories make themselves known and cause disruptions, wronging the wrong (Eve Tuck). In the course of this exhibition and conference, we explore the potential of not just welcoming but conjuring the specters and make the unresolved social violence of the past demand their due. As our artistic practices invite ghosts to dance, we trace possible futures in the here and now.


Thursday, September 7th, 2017

7pm exhibition opening

8pm presentation of the Zine

8.30 performance by Keiko Uenishi

listening experiments of 罔両(Mouryou, translated as Penumbrae)

9pm drinks

Friday, September 8th, 2017

1pm performance by Janine Jambere and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

In the Breaks No. 3 - On Violence

1.30 keynote lecture by Avery Gordon

3.30 break (guided tour of the art project, upon request)

4pm séance 1 (7 x 10 min inputs) moderated by Sharon Morris

  • Anna Bunting-Branch (Slade, London), From Specters to Speculations: Feminist Failures and Future Fictions
  • Moira Hille (Academy, Vienna), Ghost Ship
  • Andrea Ray (Malmö), ReCast LIVE ON-AIR
  • David Steans (Leeds), The Making of The Making of The Make-Up Scene
  • Alaena Turner (Leeds), A guest + a host = a ghost
  • Rafal Morusiewicz (Academy, Vienna), Queering/Reading/Editing Tadeusz Konwicki's How Far Away, How Near (1971)
  • Hristina Ivanoska, Document missing: performance no. 6 (Her name was Hope)

6pm picnic in the garden

8pm performance by Masha Godovannaya and Sílvia das Fadas
Her* hands and his shape
followed by a film program, curated by Sílvia das Fadas.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

12.30 performance by Naomi Ricon Gallardo
the formaldehyde trip

1pm keynote lecture by Eve Tuck

3pm performance by Jeremiah Day
ghost dance song

3.30 break (guided tour of the art project, upon request)

4pm séance 2 (7 x 10 min inputs) moderated by Henk Slager

  • Christian Bili (Head, Geneva), Salvialand. Mapping the territories of the Salvia Divinorum               
  • Yvonne Feng (Slade, London), Tracing the Unspeakable
  • Zsuzsi Flohr (Academy, Vienna), Grandpa’s backpack
  • Irina Gheorghe (Dublin), The Treason of Presence
  • Zosia Hołubowska (Academy, Vienna), Singing as an analytical practice. Wandering Spell.
  • Ilya Orlov (Helsinki), Political Occultism in the Eve of the Centenary of the Revolution
  • Ioana Marinescu (Slade, London), A writing of erasure. Bucharest

6pm performance by Lisa Nyberg
guided mediation for un-settling rhythms

6.30 goodbye party.

The conference is organized by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as the annual event by the European Artistic Research Network (EARN).

Conference with lectures, artists' presentations and performance.
Including: the specters of Octavia Butler and José Munoz.
Keynote lectures by Avery Gordon (UC Santa Barbara) and Eve Tuck (University of Toronto), and researchers from the EARN network

Event details are subject to change. See also Facebook event.


This event is part of the Research Pavilion’s Camino Events series, a cross-artistic program which consists of screenings, concerts, seminars, artist talks, performances and interventions from over 100 artists and artistic-researchers from art universities of Northern Europe.

The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.

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