World in My Eyes – Geo Wyex

Datum och tid
6 mars 2024 kl 18:00 - 19:00
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Mötesplats Mariatorget
Mariatorget 10

Geo Wyex (b.1984) is an artist and educator based between New York and Rotterdam, NL. He works primarily in performance, music, poetry, and sound. His most recent record, ATM FM (2020), was released through Muck Studies Dept. – a constellational narrative framework and imaginary city agent that surveys the bottom of low-lying water areas, “looking for stars out of what stinks.” Muck Studies Dept. as a project is a Weltanschauung, with many forms and formats. Inspired by aesthetics and methodologies of black Atlantic poetics, investigative journalism and absurdist theater, the project connects mud, water, gas, ass, rocks, coins, keys, extractive industry, and sensual expression of belonging to that flood.

On 6 March, Pope.L was supposed to present a performance lecture for World in My Eyes. He suddenly passed away in the final days of 2023. Departing from his absence Geos talk will navigate the seminal work by Pope. L, Hole Theory from 2002. In Hole theory Pope L. engaged potentials of lack and fantasies of possession, examining broader social, and existential boundaries. Through the humor and aesthetics of negation expressed in Hole Theory and Geos practice the discussion will extend to the role of longing, absence and the inexistent in shaping our social and political imaginary.

Geo Wyex has presented work at MoMA PS1, New Museum, NY Live Arts, Stedelijk Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Dutch National Opera, L’Arsenic, Joe’s Pub, and many others. He was a resident at the Rijksakademie in 2015-2016. Recent collaborators include Constantina Zavitsanos, Will Rawls, A.K. Burns, Every Ocean Hughes, Colin Self, and Tourmaline. He has a solo exhibition forthcoming at JOAN in Los Angeles, 2024.

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Institutionen för konst

“World in My Eyes” is a series of artist talks during the fall of 2023 and beginning of 2024, that presents the artists Emeka Ogboh, Yazan Khalili and Geo Wyex. Common to the artists is their innovative practices that, in a time of political instability and increasing polarization, are changing and diversifying the contemporary art scene – through performance, sculpture, sound and painting.

The artist talk series features artistic perspectives from a wide range of media that transform the relationship between material processes and socio-political imaginaries. The title, “World in my Eyes”, is taken from the 1990s hit by the British synth group Depeche Mode.

“World in My Eyes” is a collaboration between Konstfack, Moderna Museet and the Royal Institute of Art, and is organized in 2023-2024 by Stockholms Stadsmission’s Meeting Place Mariatorget.

Meeting Place Mariatorget is a meeting place for conversation, community, exchange of knowledge and networking between people in different life situations, initiated and run by Stockholms Stadsmission.