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Sam Basu will read, In the Witches Drowning, a short text jointly written with Sabrina Tarasoff. It is a poetic meditation on immersion: communal, ecological, psychedelic and psychotic in relation to the difficulties encountered by Antonin Artaud in maintaining the subject-object distinction. Deep diving, the coven and drowning, figure on the way through this occult writing exchange between the authors, which is as much an investigation of communal writing as a considered reflection on Artaud’s subjective.
Sam Basu is an artist (Goldsmiths, London) and co-founder of the experimental art space Treignac Projet, France where he has worked with, amongst others, Matt Packer, Shahin Afrassiabi, Luxury Logico, and New international School. This large scale space has been the basis for ongoing projects with interdisciplinary artists working on pedagogic strategies in arts’ practice. He is the founding editor of Madam Wang, a journal for Geo-distributed collaboration, and regular collaborator with numerous arts and architecture groups.
The Matter of Contradiction is a series of workshops and seminars initiated by Sam Basu, Fabien Giraud, Ida Soulard and Tom Trevatt.
The Matter of Contradiction: War against the sun was organized in collaboration with Inigo Wilkins.
More informations can be found here: http://lamatiere.tumblr.com/
War against the sun was held at Mute magazine offices at Limehouse Town Hall in London on the 1st and 2nd of March and followed by a workshop on the 3rd.
Special thanks to Val Ravaglia and Stephen Nachtigall for the video recordings of the event.