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Screening and Q+A: Clara Jo

De Anima (2018-21)

Screening and Q+A: Clara Jo

De Anima (2018-21)

Clara Jo, De Anima (2018-21), Film still. Courtesy the artist

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Followed by a Q+A with curator and De Anima producer, Joseph Constable

Join us on 26 July for a special artist presentation of De Anima (2018-21) by Clara Jo. Spanning documentary, narrative and animation, De Anima examines how various gendered, racialised, economic and metabolic systems embedded within the global health system, drive fear of contamination from the nonhuman world.

Filmed in Myanmar, Kenya and France, the film dwells on sites of spiritual encounter between humans and animals, science and religion, nature and politics – interfaces where ecosystems cross and feed into global conflict. De Anima sheds light on the inevitable: not of a why but an unknown when—offering an ominous prelude to the current global health crisis.

Clara Jo

Clara Jo is an artist based in Berlin. She received a B.A. from Bard College (New York), and her Meisterschülerin from the Institut für Raumexperimente / UdK Berlin. She has exhibited and screened her work at the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London); Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin); Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Hamburger Bahnhof, Neue Nationalgalerie, Dahlem Museums, Museum for Photography); Savvy Contemporary (Berlin); Akademie der Künste (Berlin); and the Alliance Ethio-Française d’Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia. She recently opened a solo show at the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Oldenburg. She is the 2021-22 Vroman Fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht). From 2020-21, she was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart). In 2018, she received the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. She has presented her work on panels at the Royal Academy of Arts (London); King’s College (London), The Barbican Centre/The Trampery (London); the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL London) and the National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen).

Joseph Constable

Joseph Constable is a curator, writer and producer, currently Head of Exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion. Previously he was Associate Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, co-curating major solo exhibitions of Hervé Télémaque (October 2021), Cao Fei (March 2020), and an online exhibition of artist moving image from East Asia in collaboration with NOWNESS and K11 Art Foundation (April 2020). He was also the co-curator of Park Nights 2021, Serpentine’s interdisciplinary live programme. Prior to this he has worked on exhibitions of Albert Oehlen, Luchita Hurtado, Grace Wales Bonner, Atelier E.B, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Ian Cheng, Torbjørn Rødland, Arthur Jafa, John Latham, and Lucy Raven, as well as three Serpentine Pavilion commissions. Constable also works as a producer and curator of artist moving image and has organised film screenings at Hackney Picturehouse, Peckhamplex Cinema, Mindscape Universe, Berlin, and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. His writing has been published in Art Monthly, ESP Magazine, this is tomorrow, and as part of several exhibition catalogues. In 2019, he was Writer in Residence at Jerwood Arts. Constable holds a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. He took part in Shanghai Curators Lab 2019, an Arts Council funded curatorial research trip to South Korea in 2018, and in 2015, was the winner of the NEON Curatorial Award, in collaboration with The Whitechapel Gallery, London.

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