August 2022

Bodies Without Organs

Body Without Organs was a five-part course led by Ruth Höflich with guest presentations by New York-based artist H.A Halpert, the collaborative duo, Mel Deerson & Briony Galligan, and artist/filmmaker Allison Gibbs. It responded to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Theorem (1968) and Claire Denis’ The Intruder (2004) to consider visitor/host relations, folded structures and the porous borders that form around them as well as broader questions on the poetics of cinema and the necessary precarity of open form.

The course was an experiment in different forms of presentation, spanning lecture performance, discussion and modes of artists’ research that invite collaboration. Weekly sessions was underpinned by additional film and video excerpts (incl. Valie Export, Marguerite Duras, Alexandre Koberidze and Jean–Luc Godard) as well readings across theory and poetry

Art Programme operates on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Alliance and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders past and present.

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