October 10th at Noon
Department of Visual Arts
100 Laurier, Ottawa
This artist talk will look at the relationship between theory and practice, writing and making as distinct, but mutually contaminating activities. Particular attention will be put on concepts and works concerning post-Westphalianism, an idea that addresses the transformation of human organizing structures in a moment of heightened planetary complexity and interdependency.
Patricia Reed is an artist, writer and designer based in Berlin. As an artist, selected exhibitions include: The One and The Many, CUAG, Ottawa; The Museum of Capitalism, Oakland; Homeworks 7, Beirut; Witte de With, Rotterdam; HKW, Berlin; and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart. Recent writings have been published in Para-Platforms (Sternberg, forthcoming); Post-Meme (Punctum Books, forthcoming); e-flux Architecture; Xeno-Architecture (Sternberg Press, forthcoming); _AH Journal; Cold War Cold World (Urbanomic); and Distributed (Open Editions). With Victoria Ivanova, she co-curated the 1948 Unbound: Tokens session with the House of World Cultures team, Berlin (2017), and was a theory researcher for Public Art Munich 2018. Reed is also part of the Laboria Cuboniks (techno-material feminist) working group who published the Xenofeminist Manifesto (2015), reissued by Verso books in autumn 2018.
Patricia Reed, Incommensurate States (2016), Video Still