Accessing Water with Natasha Ruwona and residues of wetness
Tuesday 29th June
6 – 7:45pm
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Natasha Ruwona is in conversation with the group residues of wetness, where they will discuss their individual and collective practices of/with water, and offer readings of the films UMBILIC and Look Then Below. Themes of the event include: locatedness, sonic listening, and temporality. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with each other during the conversation.
This event has been programmed by Natasha Ruwona as part of their online screening programme on David Dale Gallery’s website during June 2021. This series of monthly online screenings has been co-programmed by LUX Scotland and David Dale Gallery.
residues of wetness brings together interdisciplinary researchers and art practitioners that converged at the Ocean(s) as Archive(s) seminar by Ayesha Hameed in 2019. As part of our practice, we are developing a virtual space that operates as a digital archive of collective thinking with and about water, its entanglements, fluidities and discontinuities. This space is inhabited by traces of our ideas together with found images, videos, sounds, and readings that invoke different aquatic imaginaries. We hosted our first public event in December 2020. In spring 2021, we organised a three-part reading group entitled “navigating in/with/through the water” to explore water through imaginary, scientific, material and linguistic accounts.
residue of wetness Bios:
Olga Paczka – Multimedia artist and researcher preoccupied with tentacular creatures and music of extremely low frequencies. Her recent lines of inquiry point towards speculative fictions around the themes of interconnectivity, ritual and apocalypse. She is currently studying Contemporary Art Theory and completed a BA in Fine Art & Art History at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Patricia Roig Canepa – Researcher exploring the instability of water across states, scales, and time. As part of her MRes in Advanced Practices at Goldsmiths, University of London, she is writing about water’s paradoxical and incommensurable relationship to language.
Sara Tammone (she/they) – Interdisciplinary time-traveller and researcher of worl(d)s concerned with forms of collective study relying on intimacy, gathering, contact, touch, love and refusal. Their practice is fuelled by a phenomenological approach mixed with an amateur enthusiasm whether through the medium of writing, film, or photography often exploring the relations between bodies and spaces. They hold a Postgraduate diploma in History of Art from University of Bologna and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, London.
Nastia Volynova – Moscow-based interdisciplinary researcher and writer, with a background in art history. In her practice, she searches for the residues of Soviet historical, environmental and cultural narratives and attempts to reconstitute the missing histories they unfold to address the complexity of post-Soviet spaces. She holds a Postgraduate diploma in Curating and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London.