TALK – Institution(ing)s | (Perma)cultures of affect | research program by Icaro Novembro 05, 2023 0 Novidades

Institution(ing)s | (Perma)cultures of affect | research program

A collaborative project coordinated by Luísa Santos

James Webb’s residency program is the first public part of the Institution(ing)s.

Don’t follow me, I am lost

by James Webb

November 23th | 18h30pm



After a residency at Hangar, James Webb will present his current works in progress, as well as some doubts, mistakes, and reflections. The residency and the talk take place in the frame of the (Perma)cultures of Care, a research program, coordinated by Luísa Santos, now in its second phase, titled Institution(ing)s.


James Webb (South Africa, 1975; lives in Sweden) is an artist known for his site-specific interventions and installations. His practice often involves sound, found objects, and text, invoking references to literature, cinema, and the conceptualist traditions. By shifting objects, techniques, and forms beyond their original contexts and introducing them to different environments, Webb creates new spaces of tension. These spaces bind Webb’s academic background in religion, theatre, and advertising, offering poetic inquiries into the economies of belief and dynamics of communication in our contemporary world.

Structure and research project funded by the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts. Research project with the support of the Nordic Culture Fund.