This project begins with introducing tentacular thinking and making kin as feminist alternative practices to individualist, corporate feminism. These terms offer possibilities to think institutions and relations outside of their normative and patriarchal formations. But what exactly is “tentacular thinking”? The journey to uncover this term is what this project is about. By setting up experiments, actions, and gestures, we are growing tentacles in a project space made of a web of collective knowledges — and making kin in between everyone in the process. Tentacular thinking shows how decentralising, expanding, unmaking and tying knots builds generative and generous worlds towards the future.
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A documentary investigating and reflecting upon the agency present in bureaucratic systems and technologies. Are they as impartial as we think or are they recreating the norms and values from the human agent? By approaching several aspects of these systems and how are they created, this documentary tries to tackle the frayed edges of our bureaucracy.
Commissioned by Amnesty International The Netherlands for the 50th Anniversary Exhibition in April 2018, this is a video game set in the future Saudi Arabia, where the player must trade human rights for the goals left to achieve in the country's 'Vision 2030'. Collaboration with Fien Leeflang and Marc van den Berg.
Part of Mentality! No Style project, comissioned by Gemeente Den Haag and the Royal Academy of Art The Hague in the frame of 100 years De Stijl. A different take on examining Piet Zwart's Kitchen – this exhibition was both a physical timeline in the kitchen evolution and a pop-up restaurant/dinning experience that transformes the Bruynzeel brand into a temporary, speculative one, and questions the future of the kitchen as a social, central space in the house hold.
An intermedia project featuring several pieces, exploring the colour as a starting point and reflecting on subjects such as mental health, silence, distance and Europe, compiled in a publication.
An analysis on the consumption of violent images, from a western media perspective. With main references including Sontag and Debord, what started out as a look at Goya’s The Disasters of War became a project that tries to explore how does the perception and fascination with violence works in western modern society. Why do we keep watching the same footage again and again? And why do we feel like we can relate or feel empathy with something we have no perception of and can “turn it off” when we please? The world is not in fact a global village, but something much more separated and hieratic, like Žižek puts it in Welcome to the Desert of the Real!: “the distance which separates Us from Them, from their reality, is maintained: the real horror happens there, not here?”.
A publication that, at the same that questions the reader format by intercepting essays with tweets, deals with identification, group identity and discourses that happen in the online space, particulary online activism.
Interview with Ricardo Santos gathered in a laser printed, silkscreened and risographed publication featuring only questions: about questioning, answering, journalism, the whys and the hows.
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