JAIME DEL VAL Research Seminar 10.26.11 Brunel University, London

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Performance Research Seminar

GB048 Drama Studio 16:oo-17:30 pm

Jaime del Val

(Reverso // Madrid Spain)

“Microsexes/Microdances: Metahuman Technologies – Undoing anatomy in capitalism of affects”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Performance Research Seminar

GB048 Drama Studio 16:oo-17:30 pm

Jaime del Val

(Reverso // Madrid Spain)

“Microsexes/Microdances: Metahuman Technologies – Undoing anatomy in capitalism of affects”

Jaime del Val will be artist in residence at our Center from October 24-27. During his stay, DAP-Lab will feature him in a hands on workshop: Workshop on metahuman technologies: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 16:oo AA 101 // 18:30 Drama Studio (till 22:oo)

Jaime del Val (Madrid 1974) is a meta-media artist, metahumanist philosopher, composer and pianist, performer and painter, producer, environmental and post-queer activist, director of REVERSO( www.reverso.org) His projects and performances which develop in the convergence of interactive dance, electro-acoustics, video, virtual architecture, performance, urban interventions and the internet have been presented all over Europe, North and South America and Africa. His writings on critical theories of the body, art and technology, have been published in numerous print and online journals. In 2000 s/he edited REVERSO, the first academic journal of Queer Theory and lgttbi studies in Spanish. Since 2004 s/he coordinates various fronts of activism against urban speculation in Spain, for which in 2008 s/he was chosen by El Pais as one of the 100 Iberoamericas of the year, Between 2008 and 2010 s/he was the Spanish coordinator of the ETP project (http://www.european-tele-plateaus.eu/wp/) a european project concerned with the development of novel telecommunication concepts and systems in the forms of interactive telematic dance installations networked across 4 european cities. s/He coordinates the group Common Body in Medialab Prado in Madrid (http://medialab-prado.es/article/cuerpo_comun). Through his activism group FreeBody (www.cuerpolibre.org) and the Transfagdyke Assembly of the Spanish Revolution 2011 movement in Madrid s/he challenges bodily, affective and sexual norms: from intimacy and monogamy to the stigma against prostitution. s/He currently investigates on technologies for the production of illegible affects. s/He rejects species identity and binary gender identity, is neither human nor man nor woman, and is a vegetarian.

Admission: Free

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