Critical Discussion

Praba Pilar, still from live performance on November 2, 2019 at EXIT Theatre in San Francisco, filmed by Lydia Deerheart

Theory at Home

Temporary Utopias with Praba Pilar

  • February 18, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Online with Zoom

Everyone welcome! Email to receive the Zoom link to the meeting.

Tiare Ribeaux uses cyanobacteria, both a severe toxin and source of life, as a material in her practice. Join in a discussion about this artist’s work and its implications with respect to emergent ecologies, slimy becomings and messy coexistence. Can we find the temporary utopias amidst the seeming dystopia, imagining creative autonomous zones that offer wondrous possibilities?

Reading: Tiare Ribeaux, “Cyanovisions—Photosynthetic Speculations”

  • Praba Pilar

    Praba Pilar is a queer diasporic Colombian artist creating performance art, digital/electronic installations, experimental public talks and workshops in museums, universities, festivals, galleries and streets around the world. Pilar has a long practice critical of extraction-based approaches to technology and a PhD in Performance Studies, co-directs the Hindsight Institute, and can be visited at