Am I a Fiction? Theory for Moving Houses
Part of the Bagley Wright Lecture series hosted by the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at ASU.
In this three-part event, writer and artist Renee Gladman will take the audience on a tour through the perplexities, epiphanies, inventions, and other phenomena that have been central to her writing and drawing practices over the past two decades as well as indispensable to the shaping of her Ravicka series. These talks will roam through several questions: How do we envision a future space or future city that can both recognize and nourish bodies that are exiled, fractured, othered, multiple, or ever shifting? How do we cultivate relationships with the non-known and non-visible forms that energize and make mysteries of our work and our living? And how do we sustain work across varying fields of thought and media?
"Theory for Moving Houses" (with Mauricio Pauly) wanders through the writing of the four novels of Gladman's Ravicka series, examining the deeper science behind two architectural phenomena that characterize the city-state: migrating buildings and invisible structures. The lecture will conclude with a sound piece, specifically commissioned for this talk, composed and performed by Mauricio Pauly.