In partnership with the Serpentine's Work Marathon, we present a new series of podcasts 'On Work', where hosts Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti discuss themes around work, labour, automation and leisure.
Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is author of five books including his most recent book How to Count to Infinity (Quercus). He has presented numerous radio and TV series including a four part landmark TV series for the BBC called The Story of Maths. He received an OBE for services to science in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.
Marina Otero Verzier is a Rotterdam-based architect. She is Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. With the After Belonging Agency, Marina was Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Previously, she was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X - Columbia University in New York. She completed her PhD in 2016 and currently teaches at RCA in London.
Dane Law is the musical project of Adam Parkinson, a programmer, musician and lecturer at London South Bank University. Their first release, "United in Dance", released on Quantum Natives in 2016, was an algorithmic distillation of early 90s rave. The next Dane Law album is a collaborative project with Of Habit, due to be released on Opal Tapes in September 2018.
Photo by Teres Bartůňková
Victoria Sin is a London based artist concerned with the experience of the physical within the social body. Their work explores desire, identification and objectification within systems of looking and reification of ideal images within technologies of representation. They work across performance, moving image, writing, installation, and print, and use drag as a tool to challenge expectations and attitudes on femme identities and how images and iconography of femininity are produced, inscribed, and performed.
Their long term project, Dream Babes, explores speculative fiction as a productive strategy of queer resistance, invading existing narratives around naturalised states of sex, gender and race, imaging futurity that does not depend on existing historical and social infrastructure.
Lucia Pietroiusti is Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries (London) as well as the Curator of Sun & Sea (Marina) by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte, the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019, awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. She is the curator (with Filipa Ramos) of the durational festival on interspecies consciousness, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (2018-19) as well as the research, publication and performance project, PLANTSEX, on erotics and botany. Since 2013, she has programmed and produced research projects, artist commissions and performances, as well as film and collaborative partnerships, at the Serpentine Galleries. Pietroiusti was the co-curator of the 2018 (Work), 2016 (Miracle), 2015 (Transformation) and 2014 (Extinction) editions of the Serpentine’s yearly Marathon festival of art, science and technology; and the co-curator (with Kay Watson) and co-presenter (with Victoria Sin) of The Serpentine Podcast. Previously, Pietroiusti has been Assistant Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2007-2009) and Associate Editor of the journal of the arts and letters, Boulevard Magenta (2008-2010). Pietroiusti is currently researching more-than-humanism, ecology, interspecies consciousness, species extinction, plant intelligence, botany and myth.