The first symposium in the series took place in May 2018 and brought together choreographers, scientists, artists and writers to reflect about cognition and language in tandem with affect, agency and sensibility across species.
Subtitled we have never been one, the second symposium was dedicated to exploring ideas around interior multitude, swarm organisms and symbiosis—thinking about the ways life exists as a multiplicity of forms and in a joint process with all other lives.
The third symposium was held in two parts. The first, PLANTSEX, reflected on the long and deep relationship between botany and eroticism; the second, called with plants, looked at plant sentience and intelligence, communication with the vegetal world and forms of mysticism and healing.
The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish is curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator, General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries)
Filipa Ramos, writer, animal whisperer
with Kostas Stasinopoulos (Assistant Curator, Live Programmes, Serpentine Galleries).
Holly Shuttleworth (Producer, Serpentine Galleries),