Workshop Jenny Brockmann: #LIMITS

Textile, aluminum, cables, sound © Christoph Riccius

Fri, 08.10.2021

6:00 PM

Goethe-Institut London

Entanglement #3: Artificial Skin Poetics

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 #3: Artificial Skin Poetics utilizes the dynamic regenerative processes of skin and cells to discuss smart textile applications and machine learning, with invited guests including neuroscientist Dusko Ilic and Emilie Giles. The workshop will aim at producing new knowledge through an active participation from the audience.  
The events will take place with closed groups of participants on Seat#12. Visitors can participate as silent observers in the research process. Through the process of observation, a performative character will be revealed.

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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. 

Dusko Ilic: Dusko Ilic graduated at Medical School in Belgrade, Serbia, and obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a Professor of Stem Cell Science at the King's College London, United Kingdom. The focus of his work is translational aspects of human reproduction and stem cell research.

Emilie Giles: Emilie Giles is a researcher, artist and educator, her work spanning creative technology, crafting and pervasive gaming. She is a Ph.D. student at The Open University exploring how e-textiles can be used as interactive tools for blind and visually impaired people, using participatory design approaches.