interdependent floating network

Join us for an aquatic socio-technical thought space. In this submerged digital date Loren Britton, Gabrielė Gervickaitė, Hang Linton, Laura Lulika and Sylvia Sadzinski will talk about their practices: Artistic, Curatorial, Activist, Social, Interdependent, Disabled, Trans and Queer.
Interdependency is a question of living together and inhabiting contradiction. Interdependency allows difference to sit side by side while engaging the terrible difficulties and hopeful possibilities of acknowledging that ‘we’ share one skin. Together we will ask, in which ways are we dependent on each other and connected in our existence, feeling out ways of communication, possibilities for life and for contingent survival?
This is the third phrase of Interdependency a solo show by Loren Britton curated by Sylvia Sadzinski. For more information on the other phrases please check here:
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Please join using a name and whichever pronouns you use. The event will mostly be in English, but we will have community generated captions in Lithuanian, German and other languages the group speaks. You are welcome to join with or without your video. If you have any accessibility needs, please ask, we are happy to find accessibilities.
Loren Britton is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher tuning with practices of critical pedagogy, play and unthinking oppression. Playing with critical pedagogy, re-positionings, co-creation and undoing norms they practice with matters of anti-racism, trans*feminist-techno-science, and making accessibilities (considering both class and dis/ability). With Isabel Paehr as MELT, they queer knowledges from computation and chemistry to unlock metaphors of melting in times of climate change and explore unstable states of matter. And with Helen Pritchard, as Maintaining CS they work on practices that undo and unsettle the grounds of (CS) Computer Science and Committed Survival towards a care for unknowing. Britton is currently an artistic researcher on the interdisciplinary project Re: Coding Algorithmic Culture within the Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems Research Group at the University of Kassel, DE.
Gabrielė Gervickaitė is an interdisciplinary artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. Gabrielė studies the relations of bodies and the medical industry. She creates artworks using her body as an archival material container and studies how and why non-normative bodies are constructed in society observing channels of contemporary media, social and political occurrences. She is especially interested in intimate relationships between body and surgical experience as mechanical interventions into the body (skin). Gabrielė is currently a doctoral candidate in art at Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Laura Lulika is a crip (sick+disabled) artist and researcher. Working predominantly with video, sound and performance, their practice explores themes of care, sexuality, labour, sickness and performativity in the everyday. Their work is driven by the rhythms, movement, and rituals within daily activity. Looking at accessibility from various perspectives, Lulika attempts to work outside of common capitalist artworld structures in liminal spaces that are not controlled by structures of oppression. Lulika has worked with many community groups and collaboration is key to their practice. They strive to work in interdependent formats which reflect their care needs and the care needs of everyone involved. Lulika is an initiating member of Sickness Affinity Group which has been active for three years.

From Lewisham, London, Hang Linton, is a self-taught musician, visual artist and filmmaker. Community and collaboration is integral to his work. Personal practices explore otherness through music, movement and creating trickster characters. Hang also has an ardent interest in supporting those from marginalised groups to express themselves through music, movement and performance. He has offered workshops in creative expression through music, including lyric writing and performance techniques. Hang is currently researching somatic movement practices with live music as a form of art therapy and how to blur the lines between audience and performer. Hang has also created ambient sound works and electronic music for dance, performance and live art, collaborating with a variety of choreographers and performers.
Sylvia Sadzinski is a curator, lecturer and researcher with a particular interest in queer and feminist epistemologies, visual resistance practices, affect theories, body politics, sexualities, and questions about queer and feminist curating. Since October 2019, she has been artistic co-director of the feminist art space alpha nova & galerie futura in Berlin. From 2017 until 2019, she was curator at the municipal and public Galerie im Turm, Berlin, and curatorial fellow at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien. She regularly holds lectureships at various international universities and is a lecturer at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies.
The project is supported by [si:said] gallery, Lithuanian Council for Culture and Klaipeda municipality.
*Photo credits: Gabrielė Gervickaitė: My skin diary, 2020.