NATÁLIA LARANJINHA ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM “RETURN TO ANIMALITY”
On October 27, 2022, at 14h30, CIAC researcher Natália Laranjinha attends the International Colloquium Return to animality: theoretical postures, cultural approaches and artistic manifestations. The event is fostered by Universidade Nova de Lisboa and takes place at Colégio Almada Negreiros, in Lisbon, between October 26 and 28, 2022. Admission to the event is free of charge.
Natália Laranjinha presents the communication “A relação homem/animal na arte pós-humanista” [The human/animal relationship in posthumanist art]. The researcher proposes an analysis of the representation of the new human/animal relationship in posthumanist art—namely the performances of Marion Laval-Jeantet (integration of the animal in Man) and Iris Meinhart (human-animal-machine relationship) and the sculptures of Patricia Piccinini (interspecies hybridization). Art has profoundly changed because posthumanism allows us to see the world—and engage with it—in a different way. Posthumanist aesthetics is based on the intense defamiliarization of our thinking habits to achieve a subjectivity that is post-identitary, non-unitary, and transversal. This subjectivity is established through relationships with others—human and non-human.
This colloquium aims to provide room for a plural and interdisciplinary reflection on how western peoples fought, for centuries, against their own animality; and how they used his extraordinary capacity to transform living beings in general—which, in fact, distinguishes humans from other animals.
The colloquium’s program is available here.