+++ 25 May 2021: Conversation between Lisl Ponger and William Kentridge
+++ 27 April 2021: Lecture performance by Egle Oddo—as an iteration of the research-based project Performative Habitats

27 April 2021, 19:00, via ZOOM: 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 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.

25 May 2021: Conversation between Lisl Ponger and William Kentridge. This performance, curated by Bronwyn Lace and Basak Senova, is the first collaboration of the programme with the Centre for the Less Good Idea and the Octopus Programme. It will take place simultaneously at William Kentridge’s studio in Johannesburg and the university gallery in the Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna; it will be streamed and recorded.

The Centre for the Less Good Idea, based in Johannesburg, South Africa is founded by artist William Kentridge, the Centre aims to find the less good idea by creating and supporting experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary arts projects. Since its inception the Centre has hosted IN CONVERSATION, often leveraging off existing opportunities and identifying remarkable individuals and fellow artists/thinkers in to spontaneous conversations with Kentridge. In this connection Ponger and Kentridge will speak to one another from their respective cities and spaces of work about their approaches to generating work and the points where their work coincides.