Braiding Friction: Streaming

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed activities, Biofriction has set up a a series of Working Groups and online events to instigate an informed discussion on current situation and possible scenarios.

What does it mean to be acting in accordance with to “flatten” the mathematically constructed curve? Speculatively, it seems a little reminiscent of aspiring for the best possible version of the present. What is the role of art in the unpacking/understanding of the now? How can art mobilise a better understanding of possible futures? How can art spaces be prepared to respond to this possible pendulum of cyclical outbreaks? What alliances can be woven in this context of precariousness, life, death, and malaise?

On June 2nd the different agents participating in the workgroups met in an online streaming event to present their investigations and initiate Braiding Friction