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Andy Field’s Encounterism

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Jun 5, 2023
Jun 5, 2023
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Join us for a book talk with Andy Field’s Encounterism, a playful, analytical, and poetic exploration of the delight and transformative power of real-life encounters. Andy Field brings together history, science, psychology, queer theory, and pop culture with his love of urban life and his own experiences—both as a city-dweller and as a performance artist—to forge creative connections: walking hand-in-hand with strangers, knocking on doors, staging encounters in parked cars. In considering twelve different kinds of encounters, from car rides to video calls to dog-walker chats in the park, Field argues “that in the spontaneity and joy of our meetings with each other, we might find the faint outline of a better future.”

Moderated by Frank Hentschker.

Andy Field is an artist, writer, and curator based in London whose performances around the world create encounters between strangers. He is codirector of the award-winning Forest Fringe, and a regular contributor to publications including the Guardian.