Workshop: I am a Turtle

a turtle with the legs of a human
Image credit: Eduardo Navarro, Timeless Alex, 2015. Performance and installation; duration and dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and New Museum
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What is the use of being a turtle? Does it make sense to carry out an action that was already an artwork done by an artist? What is the distinction we can make between a disguise and a tool that helps us reach a new state of mind? What happens when masks stop being masks and become more real than reality?

Perhaps Being a turtle means: not philosophising space/time for a while and living time from another perspective, slowing down the body, moving with the wind and de-conceptualizing thought. Hosted by Eduardo Navarro, this workshop seeks to transform our senses through movement and aims to facilitate renewed kinships towards nonhuman modes of being in order to have a new perspective and understanding of our world.

Please bring your own shell and lettuce.

This event is part of Emergency&Emergence, our multi-platform research programme that unearths transdisciplinary, sensorial and speculative practices of radical sensemaking and wayfinding via questions of repair, pedagogy, remediation and mutation.

About the event

Free for all.

Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.

The duration of the event is three hours. Seating is available.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

This event will take place in The Space and is wheelchair accessible.

There are no audio descriptions for this event.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 01159489750.

Safety during your visit

Due to COVID precautions, please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms, or is awaiting test results.

Please observe social distancing.

Staff and visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask in all areas (unless medically exempt). You can find more details about how we're keeping everyone safe here.

Eduardo Navarro was born in Buenos Aires in 1979. Recent solo exhibitions include Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala (2021); Gasworks, London (2020); PIVO, Sao Paulo (2019) MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2019); The Drawing Centre, New York (2018); Der TANK, Basel (2017); and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2016). His work has featured at Toronto Biennial (2021); Wellcome Collection (2021); Castello de Rivoli, Turin (2018); TBA21–Academy, Vienna (2017); the São Paulo Biennial (2016 and 2010); the New Museum Triennial, New York (2015); the Sharjah Biennial (2015); MALBA, Buenos Aires (2015); and Mercosul Biennial (2013 and 2009).

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