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Planetary Records: Performing Justice Between Art and Law

Council presents: The Against Nature Journal

010 / 4 July 2017


Council presents The Against Nature Journal

Contributions by Aimar Arriola, Grégory Castéra, Carlos Motta, Buenos Tiempos, Int. (Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater), Arvind Narrain, and DAI students. Design by Julie Peeters

Saturday, March 11, 17:00-19:00


The Against Nature Journal is a pluri-disciplinary programme of publications, exhibitions, and conversations on the many meanings and usages of 'against nature' in law. Gathering the work of people and groups working across the fields of legal theory, humanities, arts, activism, and science, the journal makes use of the space left for interpretation in the law to propose creative legal argumentations. The session includes an introduction by Council's co-director Grégory Castéra and 'The Against Nature Journal''s chief editor Aimar Arriola, a screening of the film Deseos / تابغر(2015) by Carlos Motta, and a performance by Buenos Tiempos, Int.


Aimar Arriola is editor at The Against Nature Journal and Visual Cultures PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College University of London. Between 20132016 he developed research and curatorial projects at Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid; Visual AIDS, New York; Tabakalera, San Sebastián. As a member of 'Equipo re', a research and production platform working at the crossroads between policies, the body and the archive, Arriola develops the project AIDS Anarchive.


Council is a curatorial organization based in Paris founded by Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman. Council proposes a synthesis between the arts, the sciences and social engagement towards political representation. Since its creation in 2013, Council has developed three programmes: 'TACET' (Sharjah/New York/Bergen, 20132016), 'The Manufacturing of Rights' (Beirut, 20142015), 'On Becoming Earthlings' (Paris, 2015), exploring the representation of hearing diversity, the construction of nature in law, and measuring climate change. These projects took various forms: field research, workshops, publications, exhibitions and the production of video and performances.