Since January 2017, the ICA Student Forum has actively contributed to the ICA's public programme by curating talks, events and workshops, undertaking ICA Instagram takeovers and commissioning blog submissions. The Student Forum would like to invite you to the launch of Collective Body, a publication of poetry, sound works, essays, blog posts, photography, malware and film celebrating a year of working as a collective and non-hierarchical body within the ICA.
There are no plans for the Student Forum to continue into 2018 in its current form, so we the Student Forum take this as an opportunity to reflect on the institute's principles of community and collectivised decision-making within the framework of institutional critique. IS THIS THE END? Come and mourn the end of this programme with us at the ICA Student Forum Funeral!
The 'funeral' encompasses live DJ sets curated by Leila Nassereldein, Weronika Garczyk and Johanna Hardt featuring Hel, k28 and MX World with visuals by Ru Pert, alongside a collaborative performance set around an extravagant funeral celebration, where you are invited to come and decide whether this is a celebration of death or rebirth. From the ashes, a new dynamic will emerge, shaped by the participation of community. Collective Body is being released as the last physical trace of the ICA's 2017 Student Forum.
Collective Body contributors include Anne de Boer, Giulia Civardi, Ami Clarke, Marcel Darienzo, Jesse Darling, Elisabeth Del Prete, Ebony Francis, Weronika Garczyk, Johanna Hardt, Ashley Janke, Håkon Lillegraven, Mariana Lobão, Hugo Lucien, Giada Marson, Lorenzo Monnini, Felice Moramarco, Leila Nassereldein, Rachel-Rose O’Leary, Elisa Ohtake, Natalija Paunic, Josefine Reisch, Eurico Sá Fernandes, Kefiloe Siwisa, Markus Soukup, Madeleine Stack, Natasha Trotman, Cristina Vasilescu and Katie Yook.
ICA Student Forum 2016-2017 members include Sahar Amer, Monelle Bradshaw, Sheila Buckley, Marcel Darienzo, Elisabeth Del Prete, Jenny Dunn, Flora Dunster, Ebony Francis, Weronika Garczyk, Johanna Hardt, Ashley Janke, Håkon Lillegraven, Giada Marson, India Murphy, Leila Nassereldein, Giancarlo Sandoval, Vanessa Scully, Kefiloe Siwisa, Madeleine Stack, Natasha Trotman, Cristina Vasilescu and Katie Yook.
Collective Body publication design by Giulia Pastore