Discursive Performance
Curator: Danni Shen

Event on 12.08.2021
In the framework of the group exhibition ‚Collaborative Survival‘
88 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002



A discursive performance by Jenny Brockmann at 601Artspace
Thursday, Aug 12th, 2021, 6-8pm

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Please join us for a live virtual presentation of HyperAdaptation, a discursive performance created by artist Jenny Brockmann. Brockmann, whose work is featured in our current exhibition Collaborative Survival, collaborates with four researchers across different fields to examine the constructed divisions of “nature” and “culture.“

Lynn Christenson, ecologist at Vassar College
Peter Groffman, biochemist at CUNY, Advanced Science Research Center
Lathan Hardy, woodwind specialist and producer
Lauhona Ganguly, media theorist at The New School

Together they will address two questions in the face of current discourse about the Anthropocene: How does resilience, adaptability and/or non-adaptability reveal itself within species, environments, and social interactions? And, how might a programmed being refuse and emancipate itself from its surroundings — can AI pose resistance, or not? The performance will take place around Brockmann’s sculpture Archive of a Future Memory #2 — HyperAdaptation, and be live streamed here.

This event was made possible with the support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, New York.

Image: Jenny Brockmann, Archive of a Future Memory #2 — HyperAdaptation (detail), 2021. Glass, ink and green colored polyester on transparent paper, courtesy of the artist.