In a cynical age all love melts into magma.
We focus on the topic “Love memetics”, in a period when social life is under a halt and self-isolation finds its creative outlet in consuming and producing online creative content. The topic will be approached through the areas of feminism, post-colonial critique, psychoanalysis and the significance of art labour.
The magma.residency is an online residency taking place every four months. As a response to the current conditions caused by the global pandemic, this residency is a way to bring artists and creatives together at a time when physical contact is restricted and people feel more and more isolated. Tthrough a series of discussions, workshops etc. the residents will exchange ideas, practices and their personal viewpoints to this unprecedented event.
Our programme includes talks by invited artists writers curators, own work presentations among the participants and a series of discussions on our topic love memetics. We hope the programme will encourage exchange of ideas and cross-pollination of work among participants. We anticipate interesting hybrid visual-written works to come out of such an attempt, with participants coming from various backgrounds of practice. During their time at the residency, they will each develop a new work, in close collaboration with Athanasios and Ioli, which will be shown on the magma online platform.
The four residents participating in the first magma.residency are…