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Beyond Telepathy at Somerset House Studios

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Time 17:00
Date 20/04/17
Price Free
  • Produced by Somerset House Studios
  • Price Free Booking
  • Get ready to engage with future modes and meanings of co-existence
  • Bring along interests in fungal symbiosis, natural computing, and energetic transference
  • See you at Somerset House

An evening of new performances and transdisciplinary discussions investigating the potential of communication without a shared language yet urged on by an acute sense of codependence.

How to leap beyond telepathy - to fathom affinities other than kinship, connections woven without linguistic threads? What may telepathy imply in the age of omnipresent 'action at a distance', beyond the dichotomy of spiritual mediations vs technological networks?

Guided by the complexity of ecological challenges faced today, Beyond Telepathy draws into dialogue emergent epistemologies and embodied practices driven by the urgency to experiment towards future modes and meanings of co-existence. The discussions shed light into the research that inform the performances, engaging with concepts and phenomena such as fungal symbiosis, natural computing, and energetic transference.

Beyond Telepathy includes contributions from Somerset House Studios resident artist Florence Peake, alongside artists Essi Kausalainen and Jenna Sutela, amongst other contributors to be announced.

The event is curated by Taru Elfving in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre and in collaboration with Somerset House Studios and The White Building. Supported by The Finnish Institute in London.