Jennifer Teets

2015 m. lapkričio 25 d. Aukštųjų studijų fakultete 

Jennifer Teets skaitė paskaitą "Pharmacokinetics of an Element"

With a renewed interest in pragmatist ecology – a practice rooted in the interface of the cultural and the natural where all human endeavours are considered one with the natural world, this lecture by Jennifer Teets, a curator and writer, introduces the series titled Pharmacokinetics of an Element, a prototype event model made for the XII Baltic Triennial held in Vilnius, Lithuania. Consisting of readings, discussions, talks and trips, this series aimed to build novel methods for approaching new materialisms, the current climate change debate, and wastes and fluids of bodily selves, both human and machinic. 

The World in Which We Occur is an event series co-led by Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets, taking place over the telephone, and formulated around questions addressed by speakers across the world. The sessions are public: the audience is welcome to listen to the conversations as they happen by attending the events at the CAC Cinema. Embarking on modern day issues rooted in the history of materiality and flux as well as pertinent politically enmeshed scientific affairs shaping our world today, the series’ premise is one of interrogation and epistemic search. Loosely inspired by, and set in the legacy of hybrids growing out of, artist James Lee Byars’ 1969 project World Question Centre, The World in Which We Occur underlines the necessity for inquiry over an assertiveness of responses. ‘Could you offer us a question that you feel is pertinent in regards to your own evolution of knowledge?’ asks Byars at the end of the line. The World in Which We Occur unveils incentives or queries so as to generate further questions to build upon. It also aims to open up other areas of knowledge and speculation stemming from the core exercise of explicating one’s relationship within the current state of nature, in an era of erratic climatic behaviours.

The lecture will present different models and actions thinking about the role of environmentalism in the arts, social sciences, and humanities today.

Jennifer Teets is a curator, writer, and researcher based in Paris, France. Her research and writing combines inquiry, sciences studies, philosophy, and ficto-critique, and performs as an interrogative springboard for her curatorial practice. She recently presented (w/Margarida Mendes) The World in Which We Occur at the XII Baltic Triennial in Vilnius –  an event series taking place over the telephone, and formulated around questions addressed by speakers across the world. The World in Which We Occur embarks on modern day issues rooted in the history of materiality and flux as well as pertinent politically enmeshed scientific affairs shaping our world today. She recently co-curated (w/Valentinas Klimasauskas) the exhibition “The Pump,” at the Royal College of Art in London, in collaboration with Flat Time House and Arts Catalyst. The exhibition featured work by artists Beth Collar, Antanas Gerlikas, John Latham, Michael E. Smith, and Michael Van den Abeele. For more information.

Paskaitos partneris: XII Baltijos trienalė, Šiuolaikinio meno centras