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Book Tickets

Free, suggested donation £5
Booking essential (limited capacity)

This event takes place at Ikon Gallery and will also be live streamed via YouTube. To watch online please subscribe to Ikon Gallery’s YouTube channel.

4.30pm – Watch James T. Hong’s films The Duck of Nature/The Duck of God and De Anima
5-6pm – Talk by Dr Steven Gambardella

Join Dr Steven Gambardella for a talk that introduces western philosophical figures – Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzsche and Baruch Spinoza – who have influenced James T. Hong and connects a number of their key ideas within the artist’s films. Gambardella takes into account Hong’s personification, of animals and inanimate objects, in a way that offers new perspectives on social, spiritual and political crises exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Steven Gambardella has a PhD in American art and activism related to the AIDS epidemic. His blog, The Sophist, makes complex philosophical ideas relatable to a mass audience.