Oreet Ashery

Oreet Ash­ery is a UK based inter­dis­cip­lin­ary artist whose polit­ic­ally charged and socially engaged prac­tice includes exhib­i­tions, per­form­ances, videos and writ­ings, in an inter­na­tion­al con­text, that explore issues of gender mater­i­al­ity, poten­tial com­munit­ies and biopol­it­ics. Recent present­a­tions include Fig.2 (ICA, Lon­don 2015), Anim­al with a Lan­guage (water­side con­tem­por­ary, Lon­don 2014), The World is Flood­ing (Tate Mod­ern, Lon­don 2014) and Party for Freedom (Artan­gel 2012–13). Oreet teaches at Gold­smiths Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don and is a Stan­ley Pick­er Fel­low in Fine Art at King­ston Uni­ver­sity.

Oreet’s key­note present­a­tion will include the screen­ing of 3 epis­odes of her video series, Revis­it­ing Gen­es­is, as well as a con­ver­sa­tion between the artist and Rober­ta Mock (Pro­fess­or of Per­form­ance Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Ply­mouth). The remain­ing epis­odes of Revis­it­ing Gen­es­is will be avail­able to watch through­out the con­fer­ence.

Revis­it­ing Gen­es­is explores the philo­soph­ic­al, soci­opol­it­ic­al, prac­tic­al and emo­tion­al implic­a­tions of the pro­cesses sur­round­ing death and with­drawal, social net­works and digit­al after­lives. Developed in con­sulta­tion with Med­ic­al and Death Online experts, the pro­ject responds to diverse influ­ences from fem­in­ist art prac­tice to out­sider and minor­ity polit­ics, as well as the emer­gent online death industry.