Futures & Fictions: Visual Cultures Public Programme Autumn 2015
The Xenofeminist Manifesto, published earlier in 2015, is a discursive scaffold for future work yet to be built. With the aim of “forking” this foundational, written-gesture into more substantiated forms, two presentations will be delivered, preceded by a introduction as to the impetus driving the generic thematics of xenofeminism. The first branch will examine the shift from ‘knowing that’ to ‘knowing how’; transdisciplinarity; as well as the concept of hyperstition – a concept involving new models of time. The second ‘branching out’ will address the necessity of alienation as a perspectival catalyst for post-catastrophic world-making, and how this ‘estrangement’ could function in relation to other modes of thinking universalism as a type of glue, rather than a top-down schematic.
Chair: Luciana Parisi
Laboria Cuboniks (b. 2014) is a polymorphous xenofeminist collective. As
an anagram of the “Nicolas Bourbaki” group of mathematicians,
Cuboniks also advances an affirmation of abstraction as an episto-
political necessity for 21st century claims on equality. Espousing reason
and vigorous anti-naturalism, she seeks to dismantle gender implicitly.
Cuboniks is a multi-taloned, tetra-headed creature uncomfortably
navigating the fields of art, design, architecture, archeology, philosophy,
techno-feminism, sexuality studies, digital music, translation, writing and
regular experiments with the use of evolutionary algorithms in offensive
Futures and Fictions explores the political imaginary, the inventing and imaging of alternate narratives and image-worlds that might be pitched against the impasses of the present. The series ranges from future-oriented science fictions and alternative space-time plots to myths and images generated by marginalized and ‘minor’ communities, queer-feminist strategies of fictioning, and the production of new Afro- and other futurisms.
Series Organisers: Henriette Gunkel, Ayesha Hameed & Simon O’Sullivan
The event is free and no booking is required. All welcome.
Dates & times
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|10 Dec 2015||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
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