Date(s) - 27/04/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Octopus Programme presents a lecture performance by Egle Oddo in conversation with Leonardo Caffo—as an iteration of the research-based project Performative Habitats (12.11.2020-30.09.2021). The artist Egle Oddo and the philosopher Leonardo Caffo will stage a conversation about the implications between artistic and philosophical research.
Registration is required: https://eu01web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Irdu-oqzwpHdZkJkIWVc-a2SpGU0K47Fli
Lecture Performance: Egle Oddo in conversation with Leonardo Caffo
Live VJ: Random Doctors
Photo archive and camera: Antti Ahonen
Sound: Timo Tuhkanen
Performative Habitats includes a series of exhibitions, actions, events, and lectures in Zagreb, Palermo, Rome, Vienna, Tunis, Mänttä and Helsinki, culminating with an installation en plein air at the XXV Mänttä Festival of Visual Arts, held in Finland in June 2021.
The project is curated by Lori Adragna and includes several creative moments which will be rendered as a monographic publication produced in collaboration with postmediabooks publishing house, Milan. The project is supported by Italian Council edition 8, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Performative Habitats merges biology, botany, and natural sciences with the varied languages of artistic disciplines. At a historical moment that sees climate change among our primary emergencies, the artist aims to convert everyday practices and establish new production methods that are sustainable for the environment.
Octopus Programme is a guided, research-based educational programme which encourages artistic research and production-based collaborations between academies, art institutions, students and professionals and includes diverse presentation modes, processes of research and documentation taking form within and from different geographies. By merging the viewpoints of academic entities and contemporary art institutions and utilizing their facilities and activities, the programme aims to develop an autonomous and progressive educational methodology. It is a unique partnership of University of Applied Arts Vienna with 11 international institutions from seven countries: Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis; Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm; Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation; The University of Pretoria; The Centre for The Less Good Idea, Johannesburg; Birzeit University, the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah; SAHA Association, Istanbul; Publics, Helsinki; and Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki.