Location: Critical Media Lab, Basel

Elly Clarke and Clareese Hill are artist researchers working independently and collaboratively on topics of identity, performativity, drag, and the critique of digital autonomy. Through an in/formal conversation and presentation they will weave together their practices and discuss their collaborative re:search: where it intersects and where it behaves like (un)easy neighbours. Hill and Clarke will act as proper artists/academics — or will they? Perhaps they will refuse and simply lie still on the floor and invite you to join (in). Perhaps this is the act/ion you have wanted to see all along.

Wednesday, 8 March 2023
14:00–17:00 (CET)

Guest speakers: THE GUIDE & #Sergina
IXDM Researchers in Residence

Hosted by Helen V. Pritchard

As part of the Trans?Feminist Digital Depletion Strike!

At the Critical Media Lab and online via BBB:



14.00 Intro from HP
14.15 Elly Clarke (Artist Talk) 30 mins
14.45 Clareese Hill (Artist Talk) 30 mins
15.15 Conversation with Elly and Clareese (Q&A)
15.45 Break
16.00 Performance from Elly and Clareese
16.30 Re-Performance/Discussion


Elly Clarke and Clareese Hill met as PhD students at Goldsmiths University of London. Their first collaboration was a Covid-impacted virtual abstraction of a conference that took place in May 2020 titled Occupying the Between, with featured speakers Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Julia Bell, Cassie Thornton, and Marta Di Francesco. The goal of the gathering was to disrupt the conventions of the academic commons. Since then, Hill and Clarke have been working with written scholarships and performativity gestures, including performing each other’s texts.