Thinker Maker Space is pleased to present Against the Anthropocene: visualisations of emergency, a workshop led by resident artist Florenza Deniz Incirli.
In a form of a study group, this workshop entails a collective reading of excerpts from TJ Demos’ book Against the Anthropocene, Chapter 2. Participants will discuss its relevance in an art and making context and the significance of utilising technology in a human and ecology-centred way. The group reading will be followed by a casual discussion on Cypriot ecological and geographical contexts and technologies that can be used to understand our relationship to the land. By observing existing equipment in the TMS premises, this workshop will enable participants to think creatively about the different possibilities afforded by these machines, the sense perceptions that the technologies are extensions of, and how to utilise them in visually mediated research.
FLORENZA DENIZ İNCIRLI
Florenza Deniz İncirli is a London and Cyprus based early-career visual anthropologist and artist working primarily with moving image and text. Her practice is collaborative, exploratory and multilingual.
With a BA in History and Politics, and MA in Visual Anthropology, she works collaboratively and centre alternative modes of pedagogy. Florenza co-founded a radical learning space, which met weekly for a year, culminating in a takeover of the National Maritime Museum, organising a conference, a tour through the space, and a subsequent re-imagining of the gallery. She also built a wooden feedback box for the gallery.
Her most recent work, screening at Alexandra Palace in London, looked at the relationality of diaspora communities in London through the rhizomatic symbol of a pomegranate. Expanding into material works, both theoretically and in practice, an interdisciplinary approach to methods of archiving and documenting marginalised identities. She has worked at various community centres, arts organisations and institutions. Some themes she work around; ecologies, migration, opacity, and collective memory.
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