Poetry is not only dream or vision, it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.
In this lecture, Dorine van Meel will reflect on her use of poetic language as a political tool to expose the relation of power traversing Western institutions such as the nuclear family, the school, the state, and the media apparatus. Besides showing fragments of recent video works, she will share some of her current research into (queer) feminist and decolonial thinkers' variegated strategies to resist and disrupt the status quo. Taking on a performative form, the lecture will interweave personal conversations, observations, and quotes in order to respond to the questions that inform Van Meel's artistic process: How to understand ourselves as agents and intervene in the reinvention of the world as cultural practitioners? How to create new platforms for organizing and working collectively?
Dorine van Meel (1984, NL) is an artist based between Berlin and Amsterdam. Her practice unfolds in collaborative and discursive projects that may result in moving image installations and performances. Her solo work has been shown at the South London Gallery, the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, W139 (Amsterdam), Transmediale (Berlin), Nottingham Contemporary, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin). In 2014 she became the fourth recipient of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency at the South London Gallery. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College (London) and currently teaches at the Sandberg Instituut and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the Bard College in Berlin.
The lecture will be held in English.