fluent is pleased to invite you to the fourth chapter of Water finds its own level, a series of events organised by fluent in various locations across Europe. Following the three first chapters at Enough Room for Space, Brussels, Jupiter Woods, London, and the Arganzuela Crystal Palace in Madrid; this fourth event invites a small gathering around Stefanie Hessler’s performative lecture ‘‘Sugar’’, furthering the project’s inquiry into notions of material uncertainty.
Departing from the expansive nature of the act of flowing, as well as from the relationships content/continent, this lecture explores sugar, slavery, metabolism and speed through water and the oceanic realm. Considering the planetary bounces and transfers of sugar we will explore what it means to jointly conceive ‘liveable ecologies’ within advanced-capitalist societies; and the politics of inter-species consciousness.
Stefanie Hessler (Germany, 1987) is a curator and writer currently based in London, UK and Stockholm, Sweden. She is the co-founder of the art space Andquestionmark in Stockholm (with Carsten Höller), where she
commissions artists to produce “unsaturated” artworks whose outcome is undetermined, including projects by Pierre Bismuth, Florian Hecker, Christine Sun Kim, and Raimundas Malasauskas.
Currently, Hessler is curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)—Academy in London, a fellowship programme on a research vessel investigating human impact on the oceans. She also works as guest professor and curator at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, as art theory lecturer at Umeå University, and is co-curating the 6th Athens Biennale.