Reading: Elizabeth A. Povinelli & Rindon Johnson - Futures, maps, memories, meanderings

“Five Bodies” in black on a green and yellow gradient background

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Join us for our Five Bodies series of free monthly talks and readings exploring creative-critical writing, hybrid methodologies and experimental thinking.

A collaboration between the Critical Poetics Research Group at Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Contemporary, this series of talks and readings investigates poetic ecologies in the Anthropocene. Exploring ideas from weeds and water to eco-trauma and deep time, and featuring some of the most important international creative-critical voices working today, the talks and readings aim to open up new conversations about entanglement, coexistence, resilience and sustainability.

A recording of this event will be made available to view after the live stream.

Rindon Johnson is an artist and poet. In 2021, Johnson presented two pendant solo exhibitions; first in spring at SculptureCenter, New York and later in autumn at Chisenhale, London. He is the author of four books, most recently, The Law of Large Numbers: Black Sonic Abyss (Chisenhale, Inpatient, SculptureCenter 2021). He was born on the unceded territories of the Ohlone people, he lives in Berlin.

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is a critical theorist and filmmaker. She is Franz Boas Professor at Columbia University and a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective. Her academic, nonfiction, and film works focus on late liberal settler governance and spaces of the otherwise. Her work spans eight books, numerous essays, and thirty-seven years of collaboration with her Indigenous colleagues in north Australia including, most recently, eight films they have created as members of the Karrabing Film Collective.

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