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On General Ecology Episode 1: In Our Bodies
In the latest series from the Serpentine Podcast, host Victoria Sin discusses themes from the Serpentine General Ecology project, including complex systems, interspecies landscapes and the environment
Lucia Pietroiusti is Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries (London), currently working on posthumanism, ecology, organisation and complex systems. She is the curator (with Filipa Ramos) of the durational symposium on interspecies consciousness, 'The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish' (2018-19). Since 2013, she has programmed and produced research projects, artist commissions and performances, as well as film and collaborative partnerships. 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) of The Serpentine Podcast: On Work (2018). Pietroiusti will be the curator of the 2019 Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, featuring a new performance work, 'Sun & Sea (Marina)' addressing consciousness, the everyday and anthropogenic climate change, by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte.
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.