Faculty of Senses #7: Collective Reading

Invitation to  – Collective Reading – Friday 11. June 2021. KL17 – 18.30

In the book, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, anthropologist Anna Tsing writes, “How does a gathering become a ‘happening’, that is, greater than a sum of its parts? One answer is contamination. We are contaminated by our encounters; they change who we are as we make way for others. As contamination changes world-making projects, mutual worlds—and new directions—may emerge. Everyone carries a history of contamination; purity is not an option.”

Faculty of Senses and Kommunal Kunst og Teknik will host FOS Meeting #7 – Collective Reading – Friday 11. June 2021.

For this event, the public is invited to take part in an intimate discussion on several chapters in Tsing’s book as a means of knowledge-sharing and to frame our upcoming workshop “Contamination as Collaboration?” by Sissel Marie Tonn at Art Hub Copenhagen on Sunday 27. June. Sissel Marie Tonn’s work provokes ideas relevant to Tsing’s writing on “contaminated diversity” and human bodies’ capacity for inclusiveness as means to co-survive.

Participants are requested to read Prologue and Part 1 of Tsing’s book prior to the event. In case you don’t have access to the book, we will inform you on how to obtain it, upon reservation.

FOS Meeting #7 – Collective Reading

Date: d. 11 June 2021
Location: Kommunal Kunst og Teknik/ Støberiet
Korsgade 30, 2200 kbh. N
Time: KL 17 to KL 18.30
Participants, max 16 (Reservation required)
Reservationinfo@facultyofsenses.dk or SMS to +4550396861 (Toshie)
Language: English
The event is free.
Please bring negative covid-19 test that is maximum 72 hours old.

About Sissel Marie Tonn

Sissel Marie Tonn is a Danish artist based in The Hague. Her practice focuses on the shifts in perception that occur when humans are entangled with their environment, blurring the boundaries between bodies and surroundings. Her artistic research often results in interactive sensorial installations and objects as an invitation for the audience to actively participate in her works.
Tonn was the recipient of the Theodora Niemeijer prize for emerging female artists, resulting in her first solo show at the Eye in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. She was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht in 2017 – 2018. In 2019 she received the talent development grant from Stimuleringsfonds NL, and in 2020 she was the recipient of the BAD Award, together with scientists Heather Leslie and Juan J. Garcia Vallejo for their project “Becoming A Sentinel Species”. Her work is frequently exhibited in The Netherlands and internationally, most recently in Istanbul Design Biennial (2018), Ballroom Marfa (2018) and Kikk Festival in Namur (2019).

About Faculty of Senses:

Faculty of Senses (FoS) is an artist-run initiative that explores new cross sensory art forms through research, public talks, workshops and performances.

FoS focuses on the senses and the apparatuses both within and external to the body that we use to perceive and engage with the world.

FoS creates public platforms in which artist practitioners and researchers engage with and reflect on these sensory apparatuses within a cultural-historical framework.

FoS aims to create an “open source” inspired model for creating community around these topics.

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