Workshop Jenny Brockmann: #LIMITS

Seat #12 installation © Bernd Hiepe

Fri, 01.10.2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Goethe-Institut London

Entanglement #1: Into Out-of Skin

The discursive performative installation Jenny Brockmann: #LIMITS curated by Linda Rocco at the Goethe-Institut London refers to the allegory of skin. As the largest and most versatile organ in the human body, the skin acts as a shell delimiting the inside from outside to protect us against environmental influences and maintain homeostasis, our inner balance. Jenny Brockmann: #LIMITS will set up a public laboratory in the library and auditorium of Goethe Institut London for four weeks, centred around the interactive sculpture Seat#12, discursive materials as well as objects and thought cartographies. Research will be carried out on the properties of skin in the literal and metaphorical sense, inviting guests and the public to question the relationships between inside and outside, sensitivity, permeability, and the shifts within dynamics of demarcation, identification and re-identification.

Entanglement #1: Into Out-of Skin explores modes of communication as tools for knowledge production, with invited guests including neuroscientist Angela Richards and brirish sign language expert Kyra Pollitt. The workshop challenges assumed relationships between sender and receiver, considering language as a device for systematic exclusion.
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Jenny Brockmann: #LIMITS is part of the nomadic project BYPASS - The Emergence of Voices initiated by artist Jenny Brockmann and curator Linda Rocco, taking place throughout 2021-22 across six different locations in the UK. Existing within the intersection of arts and science, the project reflects on notions of connectivity from multifaceted perspectives, acting as a bridge to tackle practices and discourses on crossdisciplinary collaboration.


Angela Richards: Angela Richards' background in neuroscience is integrated with her experience in experimental methods, clinical experience in the NHS and as a practitioner. She has been involved in research into memory in animals and brain scanning in older people. She teaches at Imperial College various aspects of neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. Her main interest is in neurodegenerative disorders and technology, especially dementia with an increasing interest in sleep, virtual reality, avatar therapy, loneliness and the progression of dementia. As part of a small team, she was a co-finalist for an Alzheimer’s Society award.

Kyra Pollitt: Kyra Pollitt is an expert in translating British Sign Language. She works in various fields including writing, interpreting and translating in a range of contexts, such as the arts, television and media, conferences, politics, education, employment, and community settings. 

Vivi Pamphile: Vivi Pamphile is a British Sign Language interpreter and will interpret the conversation.