2016.10.26 - 2016.10.26

Talk: Talking with 'The Deer in the Headlights'

Anna Maria Orrù talks about how art can invent new relations to the body, to a space and with the environment.

This talk is about a collection of encounters that reconnect urban inhabitants with their primal evolutionary behaviour. These artistic approaches to ecological challenges explore the corporeal dimension of urban space with the intent that art can invent new relations to the body, to a space and with the environment. Anna Maria Orrù will take us on a stroll through various endeavours that position the urban human in an encounter where awareness, desire, playfulness and curiosity become motives for another type of ecological action, unlike the notion of the Anthropocene which leaves us in a state of paralysis.

The foundation of Anna Maria Orrù’s work is embedded in biomimicry, artistic research, food and in curating performative research, providing an alternate approach to the field of ecological urbanism, architecture, art and design. She behaves as a connective tissue, working in the interstitial spaces between disciplines by bringing a variety of approaches and talents to the table to creatively tackle issues around climate change. Her projects, and ongoing phd research at Chalmers, cover the distinct topics of bodily engagement, food resource, architecture, senses and urbanism, explored through the study of organoleptic qualities in choreography of urbam foodscapes.

The conversation will be in English. 

Every Wednesday evening throughout the exhibition there will be presented a series of exciting talks. As an extension of the theme Anthropocene and the thoughts raised in Yoldas’ exhibition, the talks will take us beyond our modern society - discussing new ways of living for a new age.

Each evening begins with a short lecture or workshop. You can actively participate in the conversation that follow, or choose to just listen.

The programs start at 6 and are up to 2 hours.
Free entry.

The talk is presented in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.