»Mutations. A Lecture Series« brings together a dynamic group of researchers, artists, thinkers, curators, and scholars. Curated by the fellows of the interdisciplinary artist residency »Mutations« at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and in cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt, it is the first of several public platforms which are being developed within the scope of the program.
May 3, 2021 | 19:00 CET | »And Say the Fossil Responded?« by Sophia Roosth
Prof. Sophia Roosth is an anthropologist who writes about the contemporary life and earth sciences. Her next book, The Quick and the Dead, will offer a historically and ethnographically informed travelogue into the worlds of contemporary geobiologists, scientists seeking ancient microbial life-forms fossilized in stone.
Roosth is a Max Planck Society Sabbatical Award Laureate. Her work has also been supported by a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, as well as fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She will join the faculty of New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study fall 2021.
00:00:18 Introduction by Elke aus dem Moore and Daniela Leykam
00:06:46 Introduction by Ana María Gómez López
00:09:24 Lecture by Sophia Roosth
»Mutations« is comprised of the following fellows: Sabina Hyoju Ahn: Media and Sound Artist (South Korea) | Angela Anderson: Video Artist and Researcher (USA/Germany) | Grayson Earle: New Media Artist (USA) | Ana María Gómez López: Artist, Writer, and Researcher (The Netherlands/Colombia/USA) | Clara Jo: Video Artist (Germany) | Maxwell Mutanda: Multidisciplinary Researcher, Visual Artist, and Designer (Zimbabwe) | Joana Quiroga: Visual Artist and Philosopher (Brazil).
The lecture series takes place within the KfW Stiftung’s Mondays102 – an event series at the Villa 102, the platform for culture and dialogue of the KfW and its foundation.
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