with Maria Ptqk, October 6th 2020
Maria Ptqk is a critic and cultural investigator, a curator, researcher and producer. She has a doctorate in artistic research and has graduated in law, economy and cultural management. Her work is based on the social uses of technologies, gender practices and studies, culture economies and natural sciences; she loves the adventure of exploring new territories.
The conversation takes us from biocentrism and a river’s legal rights to vaccines against COVID, and from extraterrestrial intelligence to insects and fungi. Maria knows the art world as being conservative and institutionalized, but her romantic side makes her think of art as a space of possibilities to reflect also multi species thinking. To make daring projects possible, Maria became director of Gabinete Sycorax, a museum that hosts projects without a building.
A transcription of the podcast can be found also here.
Referenced during the conversation:
Maria Ptqk - http://www.mariaptqk.net
MariaPtqk’s blog: http://ptqkblogzine.blogspot.com
Donna Haraway: Staying with the trouble - Making Kin in the Chthulucene: https://www.dukeupress.edu/staying-with-the-trouble
Especies del Chthuluceno. Panorama de prácticas para un planeta herido: Maria Ptqk, Ed. http://www.mariaptqk.net/especies-del-chthuluceno-panorama-de-practicas-para-un-planeta-herido/
Espace Virtuel de Jeu de Paume, Paris http://espacevirtuel.jeudepaume.org
Ernesto Casero: The posthuman protests - http://www.mardel.es/en-construccion/the-posthuman-protests/
Emmanuele Coccia: A life of plants - A Metaphysics of Mixture: https://www.wiley.com/en-be/The+Life+of+Plants%3A+A+Metaphysics+of+Mixture-p-9781509531523
Jonathan Franzen: What If We Stopped Pretending?: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretending
Gabinete Sycorax - A museum without building, but with projects: http://gabinetesycorax.org
ICOM -International Council of Museums - https://icom.museum
Death to Museums – Conference, August 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VYXnZvl27Y
Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium - https://www.africamuseum.be/en/home
Baptiste Maurizot, French philosopher https://www.actes-sud.fr/node/63413
Baptiste Maurizot, Ways of being alive: https://catalog.2seasagency.com/book/manieres-detre-vivant-different-ways-of-being-alive/