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Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 June 2022

Looking out of the corner of one’s eye

The act of weaving and politics
Seminar and performative actions in Teresa Lanceta. Weaving as open source
Views of the exhibition Teresa Lanceta: Weaving as Open Source, 2022. Photo: Miquel Coll

A seminar that invites you to share a space for dialogue, poetry and thinking about the social, spatial and temporal skills that emerge from the act of weaving as open source. An act understood as a field of meaning; that is, as a structural process that simultaneously enables the creation of language and object, while at the same time being a creation conveyed by the body. Linguistic and material coexistence makes it possible to approach the backstories of trade, exchange and violence, as well as establishing new approaches to the geographical and genealogical contingencies of the present.

In this seminar, Teresa Lanceta’s work will function as a vantage point from which to approach the politics of textiles. The title refers to Oblicuas calles (Oblique streets), one of her texts in which the artist addresses the codes of the migrant bodies that inhabit Barcelona’s Raval district. Looking out of the corner of one’s eye, looking crookedly in the oblique streets of a place plagued by tourism and contradiction, is a code of suspicion and mutual respect. And so are the anonymous creations of numerous women from the Middle Atlas whose experiences, often relegated to the margins of history, go against the grain of normative languages in order to communicate from another place. The ecological and social ethics to which weaving frequently responds show that the act of weaving is a political experience capable of transmitting, dissenting and subverting life expectations.

dates
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 June 2022
timetable
6:00 pm
price
Free admission with previous booking required. Limited capacity. 
title
Looking out of the corner of one’s eye
location
Meier Auditorium and online
dates
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 June 2022
title
Looking out of the corner of one’s eye
timetable
6:00 pm
location
Meier Auditorium and online
price
Free admission with previous booking required. Limited capacity. 
participants
Núria Enguita
Natasha Ginwala
Teresa Lanceta
Barcelona, 1951
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Laura Vallés Vílchez
Grant Watson
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