On Ecologies, Fugitivity, and Transmission
Discursive Programme 25.01.–26.01.2019
With Hera Chan, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Alexis Chan & Nhu Duong, Dilar Dirik, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Jeannette Ehlers, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Karina Griffith, Shuruq Harb, Juliana Huxtable, Olivier Marboeuf and Ana Vaz, Jota Mombaça, Valeria Montti Colque, Pallavi Paul, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Sepideh Rahaa, Tara Transitory & Nguyễn Baly, Airi Triisberg, Mikey Woodbridge and Lucio Vidal.
at SAVVY Contemporary, Plantagenstraße 31
(The programme on Friday has limited capacity of max. 60 people – we recommend you come early to get a spot and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause)
in the Kuppelhalle at silent green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstraße 35
ENTRY Free – Donations welcome
Childcare Please bring your kids, there will be childcare –– on donation basis.
"A Gathering and Conversation"
To Become Fluent in Each Other’s Histories
The Weeds Became Long Graceful Grasses
“Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On”: On Desire, Refusal, Transmission and Practices of Healing
Welcome by the curators
An Ecology of Darkness: Attentive Errantry
The Dreams of Cynthia
Being With Sound Through The Tension Of Desire
The White Elephant
To Our Future Ancestors
|Dinner break at SAVVY Contemporary|
Molnskogen (Cloud Forest)
Protect your refusal
Seven Sisters: Global Mermaid Sightings
Juliana Huxtable Music Performance
when the memories started to come, we were untrained, we didn’t even know how to tell each other what was happening. Eventually we would learn to share what went on while we were sleeping with all the specificity we had reserved for waking life. but at that time, when the memories came back, we were only starting to know.
Within the framework of our project ECOLOGIES OF DARKNESS, you are cordially invited to a series of conversations, performances, presentations that investigate the politics of transmission, listening and visibility; reflecting upon the possibilities of forming networks of international solidarity, by sharing knowledges, histories and practices of resistance. Over the course of a two-day public programme of Incantations, we will draw on some of the central threads that have emerged during the two-year research-project We Who Are Not the Same. This project questioned existing feminist politics through a decolonial feminist lens while experimenting with and reflecting on the possibilities of building grounds “on shifting sand”, as Maya Angelou powerfully writes in her poem.
Considering the need to sit and talk, share, name, resist, build viable forms and constellations of solidarity, we would like to create a space where we can make time for one another, share each other’s experience and struggles, think together, collectively reflect on how to listen to each other (a quest we have been challenged with repeatedly); how to facilitate forms of transmission; produce echoes and resonances. How do we enable the transmission of affects such as longing and desire as well as shared precariousness and distorted histories? How does contemporary art become a space where such a dialogue can take place, changing our attitude toward the world?
Curators Elena Agudio, Nathalie Mba Bikoro and Federica Bueti
In Collaboration with Kelly Krugman and Kamila Metwaly
Project coordination Jörg Peter Schulze and Lema Sikod
Communication Anna Jäger
Graphic Design Elsa Westreicher and Lili Somogyi
FUNDING This project is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Photo (Visual) Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Uniforms (A Fly Ruthless Commission), 2017. Courtesy the artist.