DAI-bulletin nr 6 ~ Roaming Assembly#3 TIME RELEASE ~ Work and Measure In and Out of Performing. February 14, 2016

08.02.16 | tag: Arnhem

"We are all seen to be performing, whether we want to be or not. How do we assess the measure that we’re performing to, and if necessary, re-negotiate or withdraw from its terms?" 

"What species of measurement is ‘unique skill’ and what systems of power profit from the current tyranny of this scale?" 

"Where does dance come into this as a specific mode, historically and currently (and inflected by different institutional and political histories, such as colonialism, de-coloniality, socialism, etc.)?" 


Dear colleagues and friends,


DAI is ready to embark on its DAI-week 6 trajectory and we kindly invite you to join us for our 3rd Roaming Assembly* on Sunday February 14 for: 

TIME RELEASE ~ Work and Measure In and Out of Performing 

a public symposium curated and presented by Marina Vishmidt, writer, editor, critic and DAI-tutor . 

TIME RELEASE includes lectures and performances by Sarah Browne, artist, lecturer, Cara Tolmie, artist, Hypatia Vourloumis, writer, researcher and Josefine Wikström, writer, lecturer. 

Theoretical introduction, program details and all practicalities are to be found here:



DAI week 6:

We are pleased to inform you that, next to the Roaming Assembly contributors and (guest) tutors Sarah Browne, Cara Tolmie, Hypatia Vourloumis, Marina Vishmidt and Josefine Wikström also Nick Aikens, Lauren Alexander, Janine Armin, Rick Dolphijn, Bassam El Baroni, Jon Mikel Euba, Annie Fletcher, Fernando García-Dory, Susan Gibb, Natasha Ginwala, Florian Göttke, Rosie Heinrich, May Adadol Ingawanij, David Maroto, Ruth Noack, Sanne Oorthuizen, Rachel O'Reilly, Sarah Pierce, ruangrupa, Jorinde Seijdel, Kathrin Thiele and Tirdad Zolghadr will all, in one way or another be contributing to our DAI-week in February. We are furthermore excited to know that this month DAI-alumni Yunjoo Kwak as well as Eduardo Cachucho will join our Associate PHD Research Collective as auditors.  

Together with these tutors, program leaders, associate researchers and guests, DAI-students will embark on another week-long trajectory which is best described as a vigorous weaving of seminars, publishing classes, lectures, workshops, performances, presentations, face to face conversations and communal meals taking place in Arnhem (or elsewhere if we are roaming) on a monthly base. DAI-week gatherings work as an experimental learning environment, think tank, networking platform, theory camp and temporary art commune.

Read all details for the upcoming week in DAI-bulletin nr.6

On behalf of the DAI's office, I send you our warmest wishes and we want you to know that we all look forward to greet you in Arnhem (or elsewhere), 

Gabriëlle Schleijpen

artistic director | head of program DAI | MA Art Praxis at the ArtEZ University of the Arts


* About Roaming Assembly:

ROAMING ASSEMBLY: a recurring public symposium scheduled to take place once a month (always on a Sunday afternoon, always convivial), functioning as it were as the DAI-week's 'centerfold'.

Although closely interlinked with the DAI's academic activities, the editions of this state-of-the-art speculative and hybrid program are not conceived as plain extensions of the regular DAI-seminars, but rather envisioned as sovereign happenings, aiming to mobilize our bodies, our intelligences.


Coming up next:

Roaming Assembly #4 Sunday March 20 ~ FAILURE TO TRANSMIT ~ curated and presented by Ruth Noack, with the participation of Mary Ellen Carroll, Anna Daučíková, Antke Engel, May Adadol Ingawanij and Marcelo Rezende. 

Roaming Assembly #5 Sunday May 1 ~ curated by Bassam El Baroni

Roaming Assembly #6 Sunday June 5 ~ special edition concurrent with the opening of SONSBEEK 2016 

Roaming Assembly #7 Sunday September 18 ~ special edition concurrent with the finnisage of SONSBEEK 2016