GETTING WET
A discursive event series by the Kunsthalle Wien in context of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021


Patricia Domínguez, La Balada de las Sirenas Secas, 2020, film still

The relationship between technology and nature is mostly based on a logic of extraction facilitated by colonial juridical mechanisms and late capitalism. Getting Wet will consist of talks and film screenings around water as an element but also as an idea that will make our categories of thought erode and reconfigure our planetary relationships. The event aims at rethinking the notion of technology, by shifting from a mere apprehension of nature toward a deep attention to it by looking at nonhuman technologies and water as knowledge. Water is therefore understood as a mechanism that works its way through the tiniest of cracks, slowly but persistently undermining exploitative systems.

Curators: Laura Amann and Aziza Harmel

With: Paula Baeza Pailamilla, Sebastian Calfuqueo, Katrina Daschner, Devil‘s Apron (Kåre Grundvåg and Trond Ansten), Patricia Domínguez, Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, Barbara Kapusta

Location: TBA

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Date
FRI, 18.06.

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