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Katherine MacBride researches processes, materials, and textures of relations using feminist methodologies. She uses various processes – artistic, academic, and participatory – to address knowledge in its multiple forms. In her practice, embodied experience, materials, and theory are interwoven, reflecting the generative entanglement of epistemology, ontology, and ethics.
Anastasia Shin is interested in the aesthetics of coercion, cuteness as a category, nudge theory in supermarkets and the rounded corners of devices that we learn to trust. She works with installation, text and sculpture to explore the habits of human behaviour, language and attention in the context of control societies.
Eric Patel uses a variety of media to confront power relations and knowledge systems built by colonialism. As an artist and researcher, his investigations into diaspora, race and belonging, consider the ways technology and anthropology situate human difference. Patel aims to understand what the fears and desires projected onto the other reveal about the self and otherness.
Amy Pickles is learning how to dismantle and assemble an artistic subjectivity through the search for queer pedagogical methods. Educational and artistic processes collapse into each other and feed each other to make a research-based performative practice, comprised of sound and video works, workshops, performances and textiles.
Nick Thomas is an artist, writer and editor. He is also a member of Rotterdam-based film and video collective Wet, founded in 2018. In his artworks he uses video, performance and objects to explore the relationship between form and politics: current research focuses on the way the figure of the labyrinth is used as a cypher for coexistence.
Honey Jones-Hughes focuses on the ways in which contemporary cities – particularly Rotterdam – produce subjectivity through forces of privatisation, management and gentrification. She explores the implication of artists in these processes and her research takes many forms, including documentary video, workshops, interviews and community projects.
Alexandra Phillips works with the unforeseen potential of materials, objects and information, with what perhaps appears “potential-less,” but might later acquire an unintended functionality and appeal. She works in a range of mediums from sculpture, (both autonomous and participatory) to printed matter to sound interventions.
Isabelle Sully works across curating, writing, editing and art making. Sully treats administration as material, adopting performative techniques and measurements to understand the effects of standardisation on the relativity of need and expression. She is the co-director of Publication Studio, Rotterdam.
Golnar Abbasi engages with a hybrid of practices including research, writing, curating, organising, independent publishing, teaching, making, and spatial intervention. She works with notions of spatiality, coloniality, practices of resistance, and the construction of histories.
Maike Hemmers reflects on the affective relation of bodies and inner spaces through drawing, text, and everyday relational art objects. With an interest in feminist architecture, soft resistance and queer directions, her work explores intuitive material relations.