Playground, a play by Ann Hirsch, and a panel discussion with performance by Jenna Sutela
The Posthuman Era Became A Girl is a two-day event hosted by the South London Gallery in collaboration with Goldsmiths' Digital Culture Unit. The event showcases the UK premieres of Ann Hirsch’s Playground and Jenna Suelta’s New Degrees of Freedom, as well as screenings and a contextual discussion.
Playground by Ann Hirsch:
Fri 25 July, 7.30pm
Tickets £8/£5 conc
The George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths
Panel Discussion with Performance by Jenna Sutela:
Sat 26 July, 3pm
Tickets £5/£3 conc,
Clore Studio, South London Gallery
Joint Tickets For Both £10/£6 conc
There is a limited amount of free tickets available for Goldsmiths students. Reservations can be made by calling the desk at the South London Gallery. Student ID must be shown.
25 July – Playground is a play by New York based video and performance artist Ann Hirsch. Drawing on the artist’s own experiences as one of the first generations to really grow up online, the ‘coming-of-age’ story considers the construction of gender and sexuality as lived out through AOL chat rooms in the late 1990s.
26 July – A panel discussion between artists Ann Hirsch and Jenna Suelta, and Luciana Parisi, Reader in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. Accompanied by the UK premiere of New Degrees of Freedom, which is a living media project by the Helsinki-based writer and curator Jenna Sutela, with graphic designer Johanna Lundberg and collaborators. Suelta proposes that the body cannot be emancipated online and instead attempts to take up desires of the early internet, this time offline.
The project’s title (The Posthuman Era Became A Girl) is taken from a text by Elvia Wilk, and is organised by curators Rózsa Farkas and Helen Kaplinsky, with the South London Gallery, Arcadia Missa, Goldsmiths CCS, and Rhizome. Thanks also for support for Playground from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and for New Degrees of Freedom from Svenska Kulturfonden and Frame Visual Art Finland.
*AIM is shorthand for AOL Instant Messenger, TAZ for Temporary Autonomous Zones
Dates & times
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