A lecture by Helene Kazan Respondent: Lenka Vrablikova
Using film, installation, writing, and public engagement, Helene Kazan’s research-based practice investigates “risk” as a lived condition produced through capitalist systems and violent conflict. In outlining a history of colonial mechanisms of governance, an attempt is made to re-contextualise risk’s operation—not as an autonomous object, but as a situated, uneven and context-specific condition, impacting people, land and resources, with multi-scalar human and non-human effect.
A project to dismantle risk: legally, spatially, materially and psychologically, must go beyond revealing its colonial foundations, still in operation today. In response, the work engages feminist, decolonial, critical-legal, and artistic methods to explore their revolutionary potential, alongside practices of radical solidarity.
Helene Kazan is an artist and research-based practitioner, and Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University. A 2022 Graham Foundation Grant Awardee and 2018-2020 Vera List Centre Fellow at the New School, New York, Kazan has exhibited and published work in exhibitions and with institutions internationally. Kazan received her doctorate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London (2019).
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|15 Jun 2023||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
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