Ecosystems & Hallucinations
Thomas Pausz will give a lecture next Thursday, the 14th of February, at 12:15 in lecture hall A, Þverholt 11.
Thomas Pausz is an Assistant Professor at the department of Design & Architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts, where he co-founded the MA Design Explorations & Translations with Garðar Eyjólfsson, and curates interdisciplinary exhibitions. Pausz is also the Head Designer at Thomas Pausz Studio, MA RCA.
In his work Pausz creates imaginary ecosystems and scenarios for alternative material culture. Using a variety of media from living systems to artefacts, films or scenographies, Pausz’s work reflects on social and environmental change and questions technologies and mythologies around production systems and species hierarchies.
In this talk, Thomas will discuss excerpts from Hallucinatory Ecology, his trilogy of works on interspecies dialogues, which was exhibited internationally in 2018 - 2019:
1. Non Flowers For a Hoverfly, a project in collaboration with the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India, which will be exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in May 2019.
2. Species Without Spaces, a project exhibited at Istanbul Design Biennale.
3. Making New Land, realised for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale´s Swamp Pavilion.
Food: Bigger than the Plate at Victoria & Albert Museum London, opening May 2019.
Animals Made To Measure, Design Museum Ghent, opening September 2019, curated by Evelien Bracke.
Futurity Island / The Swamp Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, curated by Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas.
Srishti Live, Bangalore, India, 2017, curated by Meena Vari.
Market and Movements at the Delfina Foundation, London 2016, selected by Aaron Czesar.
Website: www.pausz.org. instagram #thomaspausz #hallucinatory ecology
The lecture will be given in English, all are welcome!
Sneiðmynd is a series of lectures in which members of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Design and Architecture showcase their research and artistic creativity, and discuss their contributions to the tuition provided at the faculty.
This coming spring will see lecturers on the MA course in Design and Architecture presenting their research and projects.