The Posthuman and Art Research Group is an ongoing network comprised of 7 practicing scholars, artists and curators from across Europe, convened in 2015. The focus of the group is critical posthuman theory. It centres on the philosophical and ethical frameworks necessary to rethink the present and analyses the power relations at stake in the context of the posthuman predicament. The group was formed as a means to situate art practice in relation to critical posthumanism. To achieve this, we avoid tendencies to illustrate, represent and reaffirm the theory or thematics of posthumanism with, through or by art practice. Our focus, however, is the identification and formation of art practices that are situated, embedded, embodied and in dialogue with the philosophical field.
In 2016 the group presented our collaborative research project at the following international conferences:
Situating Hybrid Knowledges: A Material Discursive Archive, Open Fields Conference, RIXC Art Science Festival, Riga, National Library of Latvia
The Infinite Fold: A Posthuman Practice-Research Hub, 7th Annual Conference in New Materialism, Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences