June 2022

Iris Garrelfs: 11 June, Iris will finally be playing with the fab Tansy Spinks again! It´s a site-specific performance for voice, beach debris and recycled instruments at the Whitstable Biennale as part of the The Sounding Shore : Coast to Coast, 3.30 – 4pm, curated by Marcus Leadley. Location is on the beach close to the Whitstable Oyster Company. More info is here. Book Biennale shuttle bus from London here

On 16th June 6-7:30 pm she will be participating in a panel at Goldsmiths entitled “Practice Research: challenges, trials, tribulations and…epiphanies”. It´s on 6pm-7.30pm in the Richard Hoggart Building,  Room RHB309. 

From 1-31 July Iris’s companion A/V pieces Fog and Smoke will be available, all free and online at the Blue Lotus Foundation Project SpaceSmoke and Fog are two short experimental documentaries come audiovisual poems made from historical black & white photographs documenting early to mid-20th century air pollution, and (you guessed it) vocal experiments.

Belen Cerezo: https://www.fabulationforfuture.net/belen-cerezo/


June 11, 2022 – November 27, 2023


Due to the interrelated ecological, pandemic and economic crises, we see that humanity and its anthropocentric way of living on a damaged planet is in need of urgent change. The digital exhibition How to Become a Posthuman is a first step and presents the initial outcomes of the ongoing transdisciplinary artistic research project Fabulation for Future. The sympoietic project began with a compelling call for participation to which numerous emerging international artists and philosophers were invited. Participants were to take on a fictive deputyship in order to perform together as an International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation. In a 9-month collaborative process, the artists-deputies explored in real terms what speculative fabulations can do to save the planet. They scrutinized whether, how, and by what artistic means a post-anthropocentric future can be shaped from the present. How can we rethink, reimagine and retell the earth as a habitat for all species with different spheres of life? How can we reconnect ourselves, these species and spheres in a non-anthropocentric way? How to Become a Posthuman is dedicated to fabulations, projections and thoughts that open up possibilities for agential performativity – an explicit “call for action” that highlights artistic creative power as an important factor for future processes of transformation.

Online Opening: June 11th 2022, 11am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm CET

Zoom-ID: 818 687 5998 Passcode: yMGn2z https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8186875998

April 2022

Match-Making research by WhiteFeather Hunter and Renee Carmichael is currently being exhibited in Adelaide, Australia. https://are-research.com/archive/match-making-january-2022/

March 2022

‘We Are The Granddaughters of Those Who Didn’t Burn’ (Walker, Milne, Walker, 2021) has finally gone live: https://www.afterprogress.com/exhibition

Based on the Irish myth of the Cailleach, it is a visual poem or prayer to the ancestors. You can watch the full video here: https://vimeo.com/589741306

13th August 2020

Dr Jo Milne, Dr Iris Garrelfs, and Dr Anna Walker unite to collaborate with Dr Catherine Clover on a new project for the UK/ Australia Season, 2021.

Iris Garrelfs http://irisgarrelfs.com/ Jo Milne: https://jomilne.com/ Anna Walker: https://www.anna-walker-research.com/ Catherine Glover: https://www.ciclover.com/main.html

27th July 2020

NSU hosted their summer workshops and conference online this year. Circle 4, Narrative and Violence explored: ‘Written on the Body: Narrative (Re)constructions of Violence(s)’ For more information: https://narrativeandviolence.com/traces-summer-2020/https://tracingthespirit.com/ https://narrativeandviolence.com/

Involved were: Dr Iris Garrelfs, http://irisgarrelfs.com/, with presentations by artist, writer and researcher, Dr Anna Walker. www.anna-walker-research.com; director and choreographer, Fin Walker http://finwalker.co.uk/ in collaboration with British television and theatre actor, Nick Holder.

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PRINT.ed#6 is a fair dedicated to singular publications, an invitation to speculate about the book in its broadest sense. This annual exhibition of artist’s books and printed matter is an initiative that emerged from the confines of academia to create links between various educational centers around the world and to provide a meeting place for printmaking and the publishing and design of books.