Throughout 2016, during her yearlong residency at Pivô, Danish artist Marie Kølbæk Iversen has been investigating the dynamics and impacts of fright and trauma across human cultures and lives. The artist concludes her residency with a symposium, taking place within a two-day research exhibition curated by Kølbæk Iversen for the occasion, encompassing works by Balthazar Berling, Glenn Christian, Lea Porsager, Rolf Nowotny, Ovartaci, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen: artists, writers and therapists from Brazil and abroad contributes with artworks and presentations, in order to investigate processes of “becoming-other”, and the transformative potentials of fright.
The symposium runs from 1.30 pm to 5 pm on Saturday December 10th with contributions by Júlia Roubouças, Rivane Neuenschwander, Júnia Rjeille Cordeiro, Guattari Reading Circle, Jørgen Vestergaard, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.
Immediately after the symposium, at 5 pm, Marie Kølbæk Iversen hosts the São Paulo launch of “If Earth were a Body, Borders would be Wounds”, a book about “Mirror Therapy,” on show in the research exhibition. The launch takes place at La Central on Pivô’s ground floor.