From scientific fictions to postpornographic tales
In the lead up to the launch of Dream Babes, a new text by artist and filmmaker Eric Pussyboy discusses his relationship to historical narratives around trans bodies in biology and biotechnology, 20th century scientific practice and contemporary pornography.
New Group Materialism
A new online exhibition at Tank.tv highlighting a range of works from 1973 to 2015, curated by Justin Polera, Jack O'Brien and Jeppe Ugelvig.
Dream Babes - full schedule, 7-9th September
With our feet on Earth and our heads firmly in the sky, Dream Babes invites you to our host vessel from the 7th-9th September: a space to enact queer collectivity, imaging worlds we are for, together.
Golden Age Problems
Energy is only ever amassed collectively and so for any real transformation to take place we must not work alone. Let's dispense with notions of success and failure, and imagine alternative, independent entertainment formats.
Looking back to 2016 – for the 10 year anniversary of Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service, members of our Young Artists Programme had the opportunity to curate and exhibit their own work and the work of other young people at @barbicancentre as part of an incredible day of events. Really excited to be working with the Young Artists Programme through the next year on more projects in the borough.
Auto Italia is seeking new Trustees
Auto Italia is seeking to expand their Board of Trustees and appoint new individuals to advise and support Auto Italia’s growth, organisational model, and creative work at this pivotal moment in the organisation’s history.
Drag is embodied speculative fiction, clubs are queer heterotopias, pornography is pedagogy, and queer collectivity is a means of survival.
We are all devastated to hear the news over the weekend that Mark Fisher has passed away. We have lost an important voice and radical thinker. We had the privilege of working with Mark on some of our programmes over the years; his work never ceased to give us hope and encouragement and his writing taught us so much. He will continue to inspire us and help us make sense of the times we are living through. We can't express enough our condolences to his family, and our thoughts are with them right now.
'Notes after-before' by Special Tears (Cassandre Greenberg and Christopher Kirubi)
“Notes after-before” is a text performed by Special Tears (Cassandre Greenberg + Christopher Kirubi) as part of Dream Babes at Auto Italia, exploring the tropes of crying in its various iterations.
Bringing together artists, writers and collective agencies to investigate notions of dependency and parasitic potential, Hailweed is the launch project for the new Auto Italia space, featuring work from Aimar Arriola, Research Centre for Proxy Politics, Syria Mobile Film Festival and Suzanne Treister.