About

Possession & Automation

Possession & Automation is a collaborative research project led by Nicholas Ridout and Orlagh Woods, in collaboration with Joe Kelleher and Fiona Templeton. It has since expanded to include a range of other artists, writers and academics.*

We are exploring automation and possession as two ways of thinking about what happens to human subjects who act in ways that they do not themselves fully control.

How can making and thinking about artistic practice contribute to thinking about and through these ideas collectively.

Automation & Cultural Production

Friday 17th July 2020

Possession & Performance

Friday 24th July 2020

Possession & Subjectivity

Friday 31st July 2020

This project is supported  by:

Arts Council England

Collaborations Fund of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and The Centre for Public Engagement, Queen Mary University of London.

In partnership with Fierce Festival and Hampstead Theatre.

* Simon Vincenzi was a vital collaborator in the initial development of this project.