Nonhuman Agents in Arts & Culture
Nonhuman Agents takes into account recent philosophical approaches which question anthropocentrism. These discourses emphasize the non-human perspectives through object-oriented ontology (Harman and Meillasoux); discuss nonhuman / human encounters (Haraway); postulate a ‘posthumanism’ (Braidotti); and examine various posthuman performative strategies such as intra-acting (Barad). A new ‘de-centring’ lets us draw our attention to a reality that can no longer be described in purely anthropocentric parameters.
Workshops & Lectures
Through workshops and lectures, four international artists, living in Berlin, invite the public to think about the non-human by means of selected artistic, performative and scientific methods. Mushrooms, mosses, lichens and bacterial processes, as well as Berlin wetlands, play a central role.
Alanna Lynch | Gut feelings
18 June, 2017
Margherita Pevere | Anatomy of an inter-connected system
15 July, 2017
Theresa Schubert | The forestal psyche
26 & 27 August, 2017
Sarah Hermanutz | ill-at-ease seep
28 October 2017
Art Laboratory Berlin