April 29 2017: “Speak!”

For Lotte Schröder’s show ‘BAR’ at Plan B Projects I’m giving a talk about stones and utterance, as part of my research on mineral liveliness.

4pm, Hamerstraat 22, 1021 JV Amsterdam.


April 2 2017: “The God Sibling and the Belly Speaker”

Join us for an afternoon of readings and vocal displacements with Amelia Groom and Gianmaria Andreetta. AG will share her recent writing on ventriloquism and the unlocalisable voice. GA will present his ongoing research on gossip as a distinct form of runaway speech. Together and apart, on and off script, they will consider dummies and dubbings; whispers and whines; tongues and their contaminations.

3pm at the CAC Reading Room, Contemporary Art Centre, Vokieciu 2 LT- 01130, Vilnius, Lithuania.


March 3 2017: “A viscosity with a will”

“In this lecture Amelia Groom explores the ways in which soft invertebrates (like cephalopods) and brainless slimes (like physarum polycephalum) invite new ways of understanding intelligence, embodiment and collectivity. As anthropocentric and neurocentric perspectives start to decompose, existing conceptions of language, attention, memory and learning are being rethought. Keywords: polycephalic, Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, ink, hive minds, suckers, tentacular thinking, feelers, goo.”

Part of the Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale What Is Happening To Our Brain? programme. 1.30pm in the Rietveld Gymnasium, Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED, Amsterdam.


February 19 2017: “Pink piss turned to amethysts”

As part of the exhibition All Heal (Valerian) at rongwrong (curated by Laurie Cluitmans and Jort van der Laan) I am sharing some of my recent writing on stony corporeality.

3pm at Binnen Bantammerstraat n.2, 1011 CK, Amsterdam.


January 2017: TransferNorth residency in Vilnius

As part of the inaugural TransferNorth ‘Curatorial and Critical Writing Residency and Grant’ I will be hosted by the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, Lithuania (for January and again in April).


November 6 2016: “The Permanent Collection”

As part of the launch event for ‘The Life and Death of Works of Art’ (edited by Christophe Lemaitre and published by Tombolo Presses) at P/////AKT Amsterdam I will be reading from my contribution to the book.

5pm at P/////AKT Platform for Contemporary Art, Zeeburgerpad 53, 1019 AB, Amsterdam.


July 7 2016: “Petrify”

A lecture about minerals, corporeality and dance, followed by a presentation of Harun Farocki’s film ‘Transmission’ (2007), as part of the We Live Here summer academy on the topic of temporality.

4pm at DAS Graduate School, Grootlab,Overhoeksplein 2, 1013 KS, Amsterdam.


March 9 2016: “The secret lives of rocks”

“A lecture about pebbles, boulders, gravel, tectonics, gallstones, fossils and lava – examining various lithic relations and the ways in which our petrified companions can challenge the foundations and limits of the category ‘human’.”

Part of the Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale public theory programme, Bots, Bodies, Beasts – The art of being Humble. 1.30pm in the Rietveld Gymnasium, Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED, Amsterdam.


November 11 2015: “The myth of contemporaneity”

A lecture about ‘contemporaneity, community, feminism, time and Andrea Fraser’s ‘Men on the Line’’, for the launch of ‘The Myth of Contemporaneity. Published by Acco and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the book features contributions by Marinke Marcelia, Thijs Lijster, Claire Bishop, Marc Boumeester, Christianne Niesten, Jonas Staal, Navid Nuur, Jan States, Pascal Gielen, Charles Esche and myself.

19.30 at Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, 1012 KD, Amsterdam.


November 4/5 2015: “Contratiempos”

I’m travelling to Spain for the conference Contratiempos: Gramáticas de la Temporalidad en el Arte Reciente / Grammas of Time in Recent Art. I was invited by the University of Murcia and the Department for Promotion of Fine Arts at the Spanish Ministry of Culture to speak about the politics of time in contemporary art. On November 4 at 19.00 I’ll be giving a lecture at La Tabacelara in Madrid, and on November 5 at 19.00 I’ll be repeating myself at Centro Parraga in Murcia – both lectures will be given in English, with simultaneous Spanish translation. The full conference program for can be found here, all events are free to attend.


April/May 2015: Residency at The Banff Centre, Canada

I’m spending seven weeks in the Canadian Rockies for a ‘Literary Arts Self-directed Writing Residency’ at The Banff Centre (supported by the Australia Council for the Arts).


March 2015: The Politics of Time

I’m in Berlin for Thinking Together: The Politics of Time at MaerzMusik Festival for Time Issues (curated by Berno Odo Polzer), which begins with the partial solar eclipse on the morning of March 20. I’ll be running a seminar series called ‘Time Pieces’, with guests including Sven Lütticken, Patricia Reed, Mark von Schlegell and Soda­_Jerk. Timepieces and pieces of time, time pieced together, time torn to pieces. On March 22 at 12.00 I’m also giving a  public lecture. The conference program can be found here.

Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany.