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The Liquid Club #2: Assemblages by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato

The Liquid Club is a monthly discussion group which invites collective thinking and drives the development of Liverpool Biennial 2020.

Building on our first discussion about the Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and the Amazonian conception of subjectivity, The Liquid Club #2 will screen a film by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato, followed by a discussion. 

Assemblages (2011) [15] is an audio-visual research project about Félix Guattari (1930-1992) and his revolutionary psychiatric practice at La Borde clinic in France. Comprising fragments of documentaries and interviews with Guattari’s friends and collaborators, the film explores his theoretical and political practice against Western patriarchal and colonialist ideas around the body and subjectivity. For Guattari, subjectivity is not located in the human alone, but distributed throughout the environment.


Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato
Assemblages: Félix Guattari and Machinic Animism
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Angela Melitopoulos (b. 1961, Munich, Germany) is an artist-researcher in the time-based arts. Melitopoulos’s work consists of complex cinematographic cartographies that take the form of video installations. Introduced to video by Nam June Paik, she went on to elaborate the medium’s philosophical relation to time, memory, geography and subjectivity, notably in her long-term collaboration with sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato. Melitopoulos is collaborating across political networks in Paris, Italy, Turkey and Germany and is a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

Maurizio Lazzarato (b. 1955, Italy) is a sociologist and philosopher. In the 1970s, he was an activist in the Autonomia Operaia workers' movement in Italy. Lazzarato was a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Multitudes. He is a researcher at Matisse/CNRS, Pantheon-Sorbonne University (University Paris I), and a member of the International College of Philosophy in Paris.


Held on the first Wednesday of every month, The Liquid Club is a mobile platform activated at different venues across Liverpool. On each occasion, reading material including texts, films and music are distributed in advance online. It is free and open to all. 

Please note spaces are limited and advance booking is essential. 


06 March 2019, 6.30–7.45pm


88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ

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