Affective resonances of vulnerability

1 December 2016, 19:30–21:00 / Casco HQ
Please be advised that the contents of this event contain sensitive material.

Affective Resonances of Vulnerability, a performance-lecture by Magdalena Górska

Magdalena Górska reads short personal essays, engages in breath work, and experiments with subtle light and spatial changes in order to engage “affective resonance of vulnerability” together with the audience of this performance-lecture.

Górska’s personal essays will be presented as three vignettes that include bodily and affective enactments of spatio-temporal relations: the panic attack (the past-present), grief and the grave (the present-past), and suicide (the future-present-past). The vignettes will take place in three acts with short breaks in between, and will be followed by a Q&A discussion, which is also part of the performative enactment of the lecture. All participants are considered to be formative actors of the engagement and are, hence, invited to share and discuss affective resonances that the vignettes im/mobilized in them. 

About Magdalena Górska 

Magdalena Górska is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Gender Program, Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. Her research develops a nonuniversalizing and politicized understanding of embodiment where human bodies are conceptualized as agential actors of intersectional politics. Her work offers anthropo-situated posthumanist discussions of human embodiment and agency and focuses on the quotidian corpomaterial and corpo-affective practices as political matters. She is an author of a dissertation book Breathing Matters: Feminist Intersectional Politics of Vulnerability and a founder of the Breathing Matters Network.


This event is programmed as part of Age Lines, an exhibition in Casco’s corridor that examines relations to aging in and across ages and is organized in dialogue with Alex Martinis Roe’s exhibition To Become Two. Age Lines is a humble gesture toward creating a site for and sense of age relations where vulnerability, dependency, and transmission are foregrounded.

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