Politics, Performance Studies, Art Theory and Criticism, Critical Curation, Third World Feminisms, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies
University of California-Santa Cruz
Sin Kabeza Productions is a collective of artist and activist researchers dedicated to the creation and dissemination of experimental transmedia. Our current research is inspired by posthumanistic approaches to species intra-action, with an emphasis on feminist and postcolonial epistemologies. Our multimodal exhibition investigates creative approaches to multispecies ethnography, presenting a series of diverse mediations that attempt to affectively translate both the reciprocities and conflicts that emerge from multispecies encounters. The constellation of works we propose for ICI- Berlin focus on developing aesthetic methodologies that can translate posthumanistic affect across diverse media platforms, and that includes a multispecies database, video installation, painting, drawing, and design fiction.
Disenchantment in the (so called) First World
Disenchantment in the (so called) First World grapples with past and current debates about the distinctions between First and Third World positions. Eschewing the totalizing discourses affiliated with these terms, and deviating from the pejorative associations they have historically aroused, “First World” and “Third World” are proposed as necessarily problematic categories that highlight global economic interdependence as well as geopolitical relationships and processes. This curatorial project draws upon the tensions that are exacerbated by globalization and the unequal distribution of resources around the world. Allowing diverse artists to translate their perspectives on current geopolitical structures through varied mediums, this exhibitions asks: How is “First World” hegemonic privilege reaffirmed, demystified, and problematized through artists’ works? The works selected for this exhibition will rely on the shared codes and perceptions these artists have taken from their experiences and impacts in the (so called) First World.