As part of her Spring 2018 N.O.P.E. fellowship with 221A, Juli Majer will host Science Fiction and the Other, a semester of programs that consider articulations of alterity — other beings, other worlds, other forms-of-life — as a speculative method for imagining an otherwise present.
Join Majer at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library for a semester of five study sessions where participants will be lead through close readings of speculative texts across fiction and theory. Akin to the science-fictional practice of world-building, this semester will see the making of community through the collective labours of thought, dialogue, and imagination. To complement and cultivate this worlding, Pollyanna 圖書館 Library’s reading room will be repopulated with modular soft furniture made by Sonja Ratkay and Melanie Thibodeau.
- Juli Majer is an artist whose work explores heightened emotional and psychological states, imagined worlds, and peculiar modes of existence. Investigating fictional microcosms through drawing, sculpture, and comics, Majer weaves together visceral abstractions, somatic sensations, and inarticulate textures which emerge from relationships between her characters, symbols, objects, and environments.