Bodies Without Organs: The Voice

Hackney Picturehouse, London, May 16th

Students from the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme at the Royal College of Art present a series of screenings entitled Bodies without Organs. Taking its title from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s idea, the ‘body without organs’, this series of four film programmes refers to sensory structures, rhythms or logics that underlie surface level appearances.
The screenings will explore how the experimental camera can have a deterritorialising function that suggests worlds, forms, and meanings that are otherwise invisible. For the viewer of these films, literal bodies (people, buildings, nature) – those that we see everywhere and are part of – are destabilised and deconstructed so that they might lead their audience to consider new subjectivities and interpretations.
Featuring work by Shirin Neshat, Beatrice Gibson, Laure Prouvost and Adrian Paci, this programme considers how sound becomes a protagonist – how it moves beyond the camera’s visual field and into a different realm of meaning. Here, voices resonate beyond their source, adhering to a new logic and narrative by deconstructing and disrupting the linear.
Film in this programme are
// Turbulent, Shirin Neshat, 1998, 10mins
// Owt, Laure Prouvost, 2007, 3mins
// The Tiger’s Mind, Beatrice Gibson, 2012, 23mins
// The Sniper, Adela Jušić, 2008, 4mins
// Turn On, Adrian Paci, 2004, 4mins
// Veronique Doisneau, Jérôme Bel, 2004, 37mins
Curated by: Joseph Constable, Yuval Etgar, Huma Kabakci, Tarini Malik, Zsuzsanna Stánitz, Aisha Stoby, and Angelica Sule
Organised in partnership with LUX, London.

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