Tag: entanglement

Collage reading with textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes at FRACTO 2021

FRACTO 2021’s theme “Appropriation” alludes to found footage and other practices of (re)contextualisation in experimental filmmaking. textîles approaches akin forms of creative (re)appropriation – weaving timelines, crossing archives, engaging with speculative fiction and worlding – while also taking critical and radical stances on predatory appropriation, extractivism, dispossession and restitution. This edition of FRACTO – Experimental Film Encounter features a parallel special program presented by Occulto in the ACUD Gallery space: textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes.

For the closing of this textîles episode, you are invited to a physical public collage reading, where theory, fiction, practices and poetry interweave in different languages. We are not experts on textiles, but share the desire to activate the archipelago for collective, nonlinear storytelling. A collage reading guided by Sina Ribak. textîles are: Filippo Bertoni, Alice Cannavà, Chiara Garbellotto, Sybille Neumeyer.

Sunday 24th of October, 17.00-19.00 at Acud Gallery. Entrance is free, but rvsp is mandatory.  https://www.occultomagazine.com/registration-textiles-at-fracto-2021/

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Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #35 / Cosmopolitan Bodies – Two Billion Years of Branching and Fusing

A mycelial network is a map of a fungus’s recent history, and is a helpful reminder that all life forms are in fact processes not things.

Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life

Since the beginning of this year, we have been reading Merlin Sheldrake’s inspiring book Entangled Life. Both being passionate mushroom hunters, this book shows us so many more and unexpected levels of how our life is interconnected with these often hidden organisms.

Over the course of the months our copies of the book have themselves become an interconnected organism “connected to each other, not linearly, but in a net-like, entangled fabric” to quote Humboldt.

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