Jour Fixe: Transgressing directions

Time
Wednesday, 24. May 2017
11.45 – 13.15

Where
Y 311

Host

Speaker:
Grey Violet

This week's Jour Fixe will be presented by Grey Violet, Associated Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg affiliated with the Department of Mathematics.

Grey will present a double presentation on two different parts of zir activities and expertise: mathematics and radikal performance art.

Moving points on a plane. Moving oneself in space. These two actions could be seen among the simplest ones possible. Trying to rethink and reinterpret these basic actions in different ways gives a possibility to transfer thoughts and notions between different faraway fields of human action and to provide new motivations and questions for each of them. Movement of points on a plane opens a fruitful connections between such an applied science as control theory and different mathematical fields: from algebraic geometry to singularity theory, from topology to analysis. Movement of oneself in space opens borders between performance art, literature and political activism: That's the way how actionist art made it's way to existence.