24 Nov 2022, 10:00 Annika Larsson Introduction

As the final part of the artistic research project Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, the festival and symposium invite you to screenings, performances, talks, and discussions that explore the potential of the moving images and the (human and non-human) body to overturn our habitual course and change the dominant order of things. During the four days in Hamburg, we will explore ways in which we, organisms, bodies, technologies, and environments communicate beyond instrumental language, subjectivity, and reason to experience what moving images and bodies can do and how they can teach us about the limits of our thinking.

The project is led by Annika Larsson and was funded by the Swedish Research Council, and done in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm (RIA) and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg.

The festival & symposium will be held in English.

Annika Larsson is an artist and is professor of time-based media at the HFBK Hamburg. Her work examines the entangled relationship between power, knowledge, embodiment, affect, and visuality within our digital and physical worlds. It looks into conventions and affects that structure the way we perceive, experience, and understand the relationship between images, matter, bodies, systems, and the social world. Engaged with the potential of (human and nonhuman) queer performativity, her work is interested in gestures, affects, rituals, and actions, in patterns of behavior that obscure or challenge power structures. Her works have been widely shown internationally at institutions including Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg; ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; S.M.A.K., Ghent; and Musac, Lyon. She has participated in biennials such as the 49th Venice Biennial, the 8th Istanbul Biennial, and the 6th Shanghai Biennial, among others. Larsson lives and works in Berlin. Since 2018 she has led the artistic research project “Non-knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image,” funded by the Swedish Research Council and done in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the HFBK Hamburg.