PROXY CONFERENCE: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH THROUGH GAMEPLAY
Asymmetry, 102a Albion Drive, London E8 4LY
Together with esea contemporary, we are delighted to jointly present 'Proxy Conference: Collaborative Research through Gameplay' by AFSAR (Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research). In this thematic fictional conference, interlocutors from diverse backgrounds are invited to engage with members of AFSAR through live stream gameplay. The inaugural conference, ‘Proxy Conference: On Boat,’ is currently on display at esea contemporary, Manchester, as part of ‘Practise Till We Meet’, a group exhibition curated by Hanlu Zhang.
For this edition of the Proxy Conference, the four members of AFSAR, namely Mooni Perry, Hanwen Zhang, Eugene Park, and Yu’an Huang, will meet in person for the first time at Asymmetry HQ. The practitioners will open a discussion on the durational, trans-local, and manifold strategies to deviate from the homogenous narrative fronted by the ESEA communities in the UK and EU context. While reading through a map that guides participants through the conference, the group will give a collective presentation on the methodologies underlying the foundation of AFSAR, then delve into the individual practices of its members that expand on pertinent themes of translations, Asian Feminism, speculative fantasy, and digital transnational communities.
FREE ENTRY, BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE*
*This is a hybrid event. It will take place physically at Asymmetry HQ, while live streaming will be hosted on esea contemporary’s Instagram account (@eseacontemporary).