The Sympodium is a podium that encourages invited participants to give a very direct subjective response from the material objectives of the event itself. The Sympodium is quasi-academic and brings together practitioners inside and outside Academia to publicly present and discuss their practices and modes of articulation and action.
The Sympodium operates within the local, interregional and international Performance Art scene. It strives for different perceptions and a new ontology of the relation between Performance and Art, and a pattern of branching that expands the field of live practices. Das Sympodium operiert mit der lokalen, interregionalen und internationalen Performance Art-Szene. But we also ask if this these are states beyond criticality where historical reflections on gold refinements and colonial settings are muted.
It enabled both early modern industrialization and the constitution of Switzerland as a financial center. It also brought about specific aesthetic, affective and moral economies. The Swiss myth of neutrality turns dirty materialities and trades in commodities into an opaque and discreet form of technocracy, security, philanthropy and white supremacy.
The Swiss Psychotropic Gold Refining fabulates on commodity trading and refining of gold.
Narratives of violence, the access to black bodies, derivative enrichments, psychotropic energies and mutual indebtness molecularise on the high-gloss, tenderly protective metal. Calvinist gold is never shown.
Saturday, 5 - Thursday, 31 August Installation and performative reading. Das, was scheinbar offenbar war, im Negativ zu zeigen. Nahm Mass an den Objekten, die diesen Ort mitbestimmten.
The Legends of Greemulax
To show what was seemingly obvious, in the negative. Took the measure of objects that contributed to defining this place. Every event, every impression that of itself effects excitation, production of unbound energy without aiming at a precise necessity, an immediate action, without a plan to evoke a desire besides the preservation, fixing, capture of the excitation itself - is a poetic fact, object or event.
Site-specific installation, video, archive materials, wallpapers. She then founded the journal La Fronde The Sling , a journal solely written and edited by women. Marguerite had a lion, which she lovingly called tiger and which brought her also publicity for her political campaign.
Although an animal lover, she founded the cemetery for purely hygienic reasons. It was the very same place where Durand died in of a heart attack. Practice as Research — Research as a practice Video Narratives Lecture-performance at the finissage on 31 August As a strategy, I often use historical, actual or fictive female characters to install a multilayered biopic inside the exhibition.
My video interact with other material like discourses in cultural theory, press releases or even the exhibition text on the wall. In this sense, the audio-visual fragments, that I produced, are or can be read in an actual and abstract relationship to other texts, videos, photographies, performative elements and events.
This project was supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Graz. Kosta Tonev Wilfred Wyman The project constructs and narrates the life story of a fictional, late-Victorian artist named Wilfred Wyman A collection of documents and relics forms a narrative reflecting the intricate relationship between 19th-century biology and the totalitarian ideologies of the s.
Stuart Hall — war ein Kulturtheoretiker und marxistischer Intellektueller. Pro Helvetia will host a series of conversations with national and international guests on a range of subjects related to its activities in the visual arts. Ein Teil daraus findet sich in dieser Publikation. Die Zeichnungen und Collagen sind aus der Zeit von ca. Ein Ausstellungsprojekt von Lucie Kolb Weitere Veranstaltungen siehe unten.
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The notion of a rehearsal — being in a kind of workshop, playing in a band, in a jam session, or old men sitting on a porch, or people working together in a factory — there are these various modes of activity. Installation view: Looking After Freedom. Michaelis Gallerie, Especially in the context of an arts space that is within the embattled terrain of the university, and still produce genuine platforms for reflection and imagination, contigent of the political and moral positions of any reflection.
Achille Mbembe in African Modes of Self Writing points out the sets of dogmas that seem to pass for African discourse in both its political and cultural dimensions, as lacking of historical criticism… and this lack reduces the discourse to three rituals: the first ritual contradicts and refutes Western definitions of Africa and Africans by pointing out the falsehoods and bad faith they presuppose. The second denounces what the West has done and continues to do to Africa in the name of these definitions.
These rituals of discourse according to Mbembe reduce an extraordinary history to three tragic acts: slavery, colonization, and apartheid - to which globalization as a form of neo-colonisation is being added.
Through Decolonisation and the Scopic Regime the objective for me has been one of developing space that is relevant in this environment and brought together various people and their ideas that poses questions on aspects of the question at hand: the development of critical, self-reflexive, locally specific responses to knowledge production and dissemination in all its forms. Rohit Jain. Who likes Chicken Curry? Who laughs about blackfacing and Mohamed caricature? Who defines arranged marriages? Who is scared of Indian IT-Workers? Who is involved in colonialism?
A Shroud of Leaves
Who survives? Who votes? Who really cares? In this talk anthropologist and sociologist Rohit Jain inquires into the making of postcolonial public spaces of Switzerland in the age of de-centralised capitalism.
Reduction and Elimination in Philosophy and the Sciences
On the hand, the resistance against postcolonial amnesia provokes melancholia, anxieties, or anger. On the other hand, to imagine alternative histories and stories allows to affect unruly archives and to unleash a performative power of assembly Judith Butler. Rohit Jain is, thus, interested in the conditions of possibilities as well as in the artistic, political and theoretical strategies to develop alternative publics of conviviality and new communities. The presented work, therefore, opens up new avenue for understanding an unacknowledged Swiss history of violence and envisioning a future of reparative justice at the intersection of ethnography, artistic practices and activism.
Rohit Jain is an anthropologist and anti-racism activist based at Zurich and Berne. His current work focuses on the connections between postcolonial archives, the politics of affects and the performative intervention into translocal publics. Stand Up!
Im Stillstand erwacht Fantasie
Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt. The unique design of this poster by Lissitzky stands between avant garde montage and socialist realism with its inflated portraits and staged enthusiasm. These aesthetic attributes correlate with the shifting economic realities of the time with the move from the NEP to shockwork methods of the Soviet five year plan. This poster comes from a specific moment in Soviet industrialization which was accompanied by a new subjectivity as well. That moment seems to inform our moment as well.
Considering this poster opens up a discussion on contemporary forms of subjectivity under current modes of production and distribution of computerized networks. The talk will outline how the communist horizon and real existing socialism can inform our understanding of the current social and cultural, political, and economic realities as we are facing the implosion of the neoliberal order.
Mai , h Finissage Samstag, Samstag, Mai - Samstag, Dabei kommen vor allem Verben zum Einsatz, die einen Plan oder eine Bewegung von einem Ort oder einer Bedingung zur anderen vermitteln. Das Present Progressive ist eine Zeitform, die es im Deutschen nicht gibt. Recalling, reenacting und rewriting zum Beispiel sind Strategien, die wiederholt eingesetzt werden, um das Gewicht der Geschichte zu verlagern. Vergangenheit und Gegenwart sind in dieser Zeitvorstellung mithin nicht klar unterscheidbar.
Darum werden auch auf dem Teppich von Bayeux Ereignisse, die nicht zeitgleich stattfanden, im selben Raum dargestellt, der lediglich durch Architekturelemente unterteilt wird. It can indicate that an action is going to happen in the future, especially with verbs that convey the idea of a plan or a movement from one place or condition to another. Strategies of recalling, reenacting and rewriting are applied in order to shift the weight of history. Travelling in time is presented as a way of shaping the future.
The exhibition design consists of a Here past and present are not clearly distinguishable — therefore causally related events are depicted in the same space, separated merely by elements of architecture. RSI is an avant-garde radio station featuring sports and cultural content. Created four years ago by Martin Camus Mimb, a renowned sports reporter on the African continent, the station is today the most listened-to radio in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon.