Rewatch: Preparing for uncertain times - Fieldwork with Adriana Knouf
Dive into Adriana Knouf’s work of the strange, alien and other! On Thursday 18 November, Waag’s artist in residence Adriana Knouf organised an outdoor exploration and indoors writing workshop. The artist also provided inspiration for writing through site-specific explorations, promps and how-to’s for small scale sampling and intimate relating.
Last but not least, Knouf also presented previous and current works, elaborating on her work on xenology: the strange, alien and other. Which can be seen in the video of the livestream below.
Mentioned works for further reading
- The Nature of Nature in Early Modern Europe, Lorraine Daston
- Queer theory for lichens, David Griffiths
Adriana Knouf’s artist in residence and research on Xenological Preterrelations are part of the project ART4MED, in which artists engage with medicine. The residence is made possible by Waag and the 3Package Deal of Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunsten.
Would you like to find out more?
- We chatted with Adriana when she first landed in Amsterdam, on ‘scary’ genetic engineering, the health care system for transgenders in the U.S. and the Netherlands, and estrogen hormone patches in outer space.
- Waag’s T-Factor team teamed up with Adriana Knouf and earth scientist Esmee Geerken to broaden, deepen and include more narratives of non-human entities in the act of fieldnoting. It resulted in Lichen, Soil and Deep Time | Fieldnote #3: speculative writing. Check it out.