GIDEST Seminar: Terike Haapoja, April 5
FREEDOM FOR EVERY BODY—INTERSECTIONAL APPROACHES TO ANIMALITY AND ECOLOGY
Friday, April 5, 12-1:30 p.m.
GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue
Please join us on Friday, April 5, for a discussion with Terike Haapoja of her work. Seminar participants are asked to prepare by viewing the PDF available download here.
Terike Haapoja is a visual artist based in New York. Haapoja’s large scale installation work, writing and political projects investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues arising from the anthropocentric world view of western modernism. The question of animality and the possibility of a community of difference are re-occurring themes in Haapoja’s work.
In her GIDEST seminar, through a presentation of her installation work as well as other projects, Haapoja will discuss how attempts to include nonhuman beings in social structures challenge underlying notions of humanity and personhood. Further, she proposes that only by deconstructing the human-animal binary and becoming aware of how race and animality are mutually constructed in western imaginary it is possible to fight the forces of white suprematist capitalism. Art, in this view, is a central platform for approaching the not yet thinkable.
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