Workshop Jenny Brockmann: #LIMITS

Pencil on transparent paper © Jenny Brockmann

Mon, 04.10.2021

11:00 AM

Goethe-Institut London

Entanglement #2: Show me your 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 #2: Show me your Skin is a focus group with students and researchers from different backgrounds coming together in a process of negotiation, with invited guests including Dr Victoria Walsh and biodiversity researcher Prem Gill. Reflecting on the surplus value generated through the juxtaposition of diverse expertise, participants will tackle notions of opacity in analog and digital media.
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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.

Victoria Walsh: Victoria Walsh is Professor of Art History and Curating at the Royal College of Art and leads the Curating Contemporary Art programme in the School of Arts and Humanities. Her projects and research span the post-war period of British and European art to the contemporary, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary collaborations and practice-based research.

Prem Gill: Prem Gill is a PhD candidate leading the "Seals from Space: the study of Antarctic pack-ice seals by remote sensing" priority project. Prem has founded Polar Impact, a network to support, connect and highlight ethnic minorities in polar research in order to enable them to enter non-typical fields at leading institutes