The Speaking Hand at Skånes konstförening

May 2016
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Skånes konstförening

Bragegatan 15

214 30 Malmo


Sarah Browne will present a performative lecture referring to her work in the exhibition, The Invisible Limb, and the labour of communicating tactile knowledge. This lecture departs from the premise that hands and the knowledge they possess, the intelligence that they practice, tend to be silent. Giving voice through processes of quotation and repetition (of other artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Charlotte Posenenske) the lecture will explore a process of feminist ventriloquism as a form of knowledge transmission.

This performance is presented as part of the three person exhibition, Mens et Manus, which deals with questions regarding craft, practical knowledge and the relationship between the hand and the machine. The exhibition also addresses issues such as the right to the means of production, and to the knowledge of the world around us – as it appears in the body’s relationship to the making. Artists: Sarah Browne, Peter Kädergård, Magnhild Øen Nordahl.

Exhibition guide is here.

Curated by Hans Carlsson & Ellen Arvidsson.