Dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human.

Productions

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18: On Becoming Earthlings

Ashkan Sepahvand, on programming humans' natures.

Inquiries – The Manufacturing of Rights

Case #11: The Intermorphs

Émilie Notéris, on the dissolution of natureculture and sexgender.

Inquiries – The Manufacturing of Rights

Case #8: Another Earth

Adrian Lahoud, on the rights of nature.

Inquiries – The Manufacturing of Rights

Case #3: The Case for Di Aping

Vanessa Agard-Jones traces the genealogy of a chemical.

Inquiries – The Manufacturing of Rights

Case #1: Chlordécone in France and the Antilles

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On the institutionalization of sexualities and bodies.

Productions
Deseos / رغبات
  • – with:
  • Carlos Motta
  • Maya Mikdashi
  • *
  • video
  • initiated during the inquiry
  • "The Manufacturing of Rights"
(2015 — Beirut, Suesca, Bogotá)

Representations of tahitian women after Gauguin.

Productions
Why Are You Angry?
  • – with:
  • Rosalind Nashashibi
  • Lucy Skaer
  • *
  • film
(2013/2015 — London, Tahiti)

On the changing nature of Nature in contra naturam law.

Productions
The Manufacturing of Rights: Beirut
  • – with:
  • 12 contributions
  • *
  • booklet
  • published during the inquiry
  • "The Manufacturing of Rights"
(14/05/2015 — Beirut)

On the changing nature of Nature in contra naturam law

Inquiries
The Manufacturing of Rights
  • – with:
  • Marwa Arsanios, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Youmna Makhlouf, Maya Mikdashi, Carlos Motta, Karim Nammour,
  • *
  • public event, online essay
(2014/2016 — Beirut)

Council brings together a laboratory for artistic research (the inquiries), a program for the production of artworks, and a fellowship. These activities construct a network of people and institutions linked to the arts, the sciences and social engagement. Located in Paris and on the Internet, in 2015 Council is welcomed to Beirut, Bergen, New York and Dhaka.

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