Panel Discussion

In the Form of All Substances

With Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, Zachary Formwalt and Leigh Claire La Berge

3 November 2022
15:15 — 16:30

Location: Het Huis Main Stage

In a brochure from 1930, one of the world’s largest consumers of livestock, the meatpacking giant Armour and Company, proudly asserts that the “by-products” of the meatpacking industry “are inseparably linked up with modern civilization, since, in some form or another, they are used by almost everyone every minute of the day.” The phrase “in some form or another” suggests both the ubiquity and the invisibility of animal remains; that animal substances are everywhere in modern civilization, yet persistently kept out of view. If the reproduction of this relation has only expanded and intensified over the past ninety years, so that we are now surrounded by – and nearly always in touch with – the remains of animals we cannot see, how might it be possible to grasp this relationship as a central condition of contemporary capitalism?

Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, Zachary Formwalt, Leigh Claire La Berge will address this problem in relation to Formwalt’s new installation An Industry and Its Irreplaceable Medium, commissioned for the IMPAKT Festival 2022 and on view as part of the festival exhibition at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture].


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What else is on Thursday?

See the Thursday timetable to visit the other programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.

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