Lecture Performance: Goldin+Senneby, Star Fish and Citrus Thorn

18 April 2021

Goldin+Senneby, Metaphor #1 (a thorn in the side), research still, 2021
Goldin+Senneby, Metaphor #1 (a thorn in the side), research still, 2021

On occasion of their participation in the exhibition Editorial Thinking at Index, The Book Lovers (artist David Maroto and curator Joanna Zielińska) have arranged a performance program for the final weekend of the exhibition, in relation to their ongoing research project on the artist’s novel.

Star Fish and Citrus Thorn is conceived of as a staged scenario within Crying Pine Tree (2020–ongoing), a novel-in-the-making about an ‘autoimmune tree’, initiated by Swedish artist duo Goldin+Senneby and written by fiction writer Katie Kitamura one chapter at a time. It draws on bodily experiences of living with an autoimmune condition and a growing discomfort with the very language which frames such a condition. A sense that the metaphors themselves are a thorn in the side. Could re-imagining possible (and impossible) meetings between star fish and tangerine trees help us find a different language for our bodily conditions and how they fold into their surroundings?

Time TBC. More information about how to participate will be announced soon!