FR 26.1.18

Riots: Dissent And Spectres, Control And Ruptures

Studio 18h Talk & Performance

As a fear of the masses heightens amid communal divides, this public programme rethinks and reframes riots through conversations, performances, and screenings.
 
How may the revolutionary potential of rioters’ demands be read within the circuits of recent history and contemporary society? We will address how riots inhabit and renegotiate the status quo within global metropoles, while also becoming the testing grounds of militarised urbanism targeting vulnerable and racialised groups.
 
Event held in English.
Admission free.
 
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PROGRAMM
 
Fr 26.1 // 18–22H
 
18H
Introduction
 
18H15
Lecture: Demos Noir: Coveting Crowds and Fearing Riots
Dilip Gaonkar (Chicago), professor at Northwestern University
 
19H15
Artist Talk: Against Forgetting: Re-enactments and Dis/Assembling of the Multitude
Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Colombo), artist and writer;
Ala Younis (Amman), artist, curator and writer in conversation with
Natasha Ginwala (Berlin, Colombo), curator and writer
 
20H30
Screening and Talk: Dead the Ends: Reading the Text of the 2011 Riots
Benedict Seymour (London), artist and writer
 
21H30
Performance
Zena Edwards (London), poet and performer
 
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SA 27.1 // 15–21H
 
15H
Lecture: Revolts, Resentment, Resignation. Negative Dialectics and Post-Marxist Socialism
Thomas Seibert (Frankfurt), philosopher and activist
 
16H
Lecture: 12 Years After the 2005 Revolts in French Banlieues: Decolonial Reflections on the Concept of "Riots"
Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani (Paris), philosopher and activist
 
17H30
Lecture: Riots: On Surplus Population/Housing/Monuments
Gal Kirn (Berlin), political theorist; Niloufar Tajeri (Berlin), architect
 
18H30
Lecture: The Colonial Logic of Grenfell
Nadine El-Enany (London), Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Race and Law, Birbeck School of Law
 
20H
Artist Talk: No One Leaves Delilah-A (W)rap on Riots
Vaginal Davis (Berlin), visual and performance artist, filmmaker and writer
in conversation with Natasha Ginwala (Colombo, Berlin), curator and writer
 
With additional screenings:
Santiago Álvarez, "NOW!", 1965, 6 min., courtesy: Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. / Alex Johnston, "NOW! AGAIN!", 2014, 4:37 min. / Daniel Tutt, "Insurrections Vol. I.", 2017, 7:30 min.
 
With excerpts from:
"Sonic Panorama" by Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo, Saout Radio
 
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Participants:
Vaginal Davis (Berlin), visual and performance artist, filmmaker and writer / Zena Edwards (London), poet and performer / Nadine El-Enany (London), Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Race and Law / Dilip Gaonkar (Chicago), professor at Northwestern University / Natasha Ginwala (Berlin, Colombo), curator and writer / Gal Kirn (Berlin), political theorist / Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani (Paris), philosopher and activist / Thomas Seibert (Frankfurt), philosopher and activist / Benedict Seymour (London), artist and writer / Niloufar Tajeri (Berlin), architect / Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Colombo), artist and writer / Ala Younis (Amman), artist, curator and writer
 
Co-curated by Natasha Ginwala, Gal Kirn, Niloufar Tajeri
Assistant Curator: Kristina Hunya
 
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FR 26.1 + SA 17.1 // 18H + 15H // FREE
ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE + PERFORMANCE + TALK
RIOTS: DISSENT AND SPECTRES, CONTROL AND RUPTURES
rethinking and reframing riots
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