November 2021

Sa13Nov16:00Sa18:00ZONES #3 | On Some Disturbing Functions of Space and Other IdeasConversation with Marina Camargo | Héctor Zamora

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This conversation between Marina Camargo and Héctor Zamora will approach ideas related to the latter’s artistic practice and how space is altered through his interventions, performances, installations, and site-specific works. Among Héctor Zamora’s most recent projects are “Strangler” (2021), made for the Triennial Bruges, and “Lattice Detour” (2020), a curved wall made of terracotta bricks, commissioned as a site-specific installation for the Metropolitan Museum’s rooftop in New York.

The event will take place online, but it will also be possible to follow it from diffrakt. To register for either, please send a brief message to mail@diffrakt.space


Pandemic: The event is (partly) an in-person event and the number of participants thus, in accordance with current COVID-19 regulations, strictly limited. Following the 2G rule, masks will not be required, but all attendees will have to present either proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery. The room is equipped with air filtration devices, but given the dynamic situation, we would also like to ask you, if possible, to test yourselves with a rapid test ahead of the event.


ZONES | out of place

Born out of the research group Zones: Topologies of Power co-organised by Jeanne Etelain at diffrakt, ZONES | out of place is a two-day programme set to bring together recent work from scholars, artists, and activists. Over the past decades, the category of place has been torn between, on the one hand, its erosion through the homogenising forces of globalised capitalism and, on the other hand, its retreat into the reactionary versions of rising nationalisms. Yet, from Special Economic Zones to Temporary Autonomous Zones, we witness the proliferation of new spatialities referred to as “zones” that seem to challenge both the smooth globe of networked capitalisms and the striated territories of sovereign states. While the zone seems to have become a basic category of contemporary experience, acquiring a political resonance, its potentialities and limits still remain unknown…

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