Radim Labuda – Artist in post-practice, On Symbiotic Reality. Performative lecture with soup.
Recently, Radim Labuda has performed under the ironic and consciously contradictory label of a post-practice artist. He has given up on the ordinary activities expected of artists such as documentation, self-presentation. He renounced from a portfolio, residences, the effort to exhibit in galleries — to merely building a career because — what is the purpose of an artistic career on a dead planet? Rather than creating art, the artist in his post-practice devotes his time to improvised speculative lectures, exploring the prerequisites and possibilities of art in the time of global environmental collapse with the target to engage audiences in the process of critical thinking.
This time, the narration will revolve around symbiotic relationships in ecosystems, the biological origin of altruism and love, the pathology of capitalist mythology of rivalry and dominance. The ideas of Jacob von Uexküll, George Bataille, Tim Morton, Donna Haraway will help us, and we will not even hesitate to use the cursed nihilist Nick Land. And if you are not into intellectual food, then there is a soup, this time exclusively from rescued food. We do not yet know what it will be, let’s get surprised.