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"Our access to water, gas, electricity and sanitation was designed in the modern sense, during the Victorian Era. Also during this era sexuality and desire were subject to scientific analysis, spun into a matrix of knowledge, truth, control, power of the unseen and confessional in contrast to pleasure or the erotic. Both infrastructure and sexuality have emerged as non-neutral entities. Sexuality has been widely discussed but infrastructure remains oblique and yet fundamental to the formation of subjecthood and social behaviours. The site of the cultural institution finds itself as critical to the recalibration of infrastructure, due to the accumulation and valorisation of a neoliberal agenda within its beams. For this we need an erotics of approach to both." Rachal Bradley

In its second iteration, this semi-public event articulates an infrastructure for discussion. Old participants give way to new and the former sit as a Chorus in the forum, besides the public audience.

Participants:
Rachal Bradley
Dena Yago

The ‘Chorus’ will be Emily Jones, Jay Springett, Ghislaine Leung, Jess Wiesner, Emily Jones, Helena Vilalta, Robert Leckie, and a phantom Patricia L. Boyd.

This workshop is part of Interlocutor, Rachal Bradley’s forthcoming solo exhibition at Gasworks.

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Participant Biographies

Rachal Bradley was born and raised in Blackpool and is now based in Nottingham, where she lives with her partner and son. Bradley is a lecturer in the Fine Art Department at Nottingham Trent University. Recent solo presentations include, Of Sex, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Frieze, London (2016); Foreign Press, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; and Only for Loving Medium, Present Future, Artissima, Turin, selected by Fatima Hellberg (both 2015). Selected group exhibitions include, TG, Nottingham at SUNDAY art fair; Le Bourgeois, 3236RLS, London; Neo-Pagan Bitch Witch, curated by Lucy Stein and Franc-Lise McGurn, Evelyn Yard, London; Je Suis Feministe, Penarth Centre, London (all 2016); Repeating, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; and CLINIC, a two-person exhibition with Patricia L Boyd, YEARS, Copenhagen (2014).

Dena Yago is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Her recent exhibitions include; The Lusting Breed, Bodega, New York (2017); Ministry of Internal Affairs, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2016); and Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016). Her third book of poetry, Esprit Reprise, was published by Pork Salad Press (2015). Yago is a founding member of the trend forecasting group K-HOLE, and received her B.A. from Columbia University in 2010.