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LET'S MAKE LOVE IRRESISTIBLE TO HUMANITY! ~ If you would like to start the journey to (re) member how to love again (!), mmaapengo námoda (Marilú, DAI 2022) invites you to join her online (M. is currently back home in Quelimane), on the 17th and 18th of December, 2022 ~
Friday 9 December, 2022: Soupspoon collective ((Pitchaya Ngamcharoen (DAI, 2018), Raffia Li (DAI, 2021), Maoyi (DAI, 2022), Miyoung Chang (DAI, 2022) and Dakota Guo (DAI, 2022)) invite you to their Open Studio at the Goethe Institute Rotterdam, as a closing gesture for their three-months collective study under the theme of "Investigating the Dialectic of Arrival''. (Re-)collecting traces from a tea session on "Spectral Asia(n)" and a karaoke night on "Romanticisation of The Mother Tongue", they put together on this occasion their ongoing research as a collective and individual work-in-progress from the five of them, weaving together their interests in the power dynamic and hierarchy of senses and languages, queer migration/ landing, the dissolvement of an “I”, the interdependence within our collective body and the thin but opaque threshold of existence between life and death, etc. On the 9th they welcome you to sniff, taste, drink, chat and celebrate together with them the end of the residency through the activations of the works. The event will start at 4pm, followed by a performance by Raffia Li around 4:30pm (after sunset).
UNRAVELING THE (UNDER-) DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX OR TOWARDS A POST- (UNDER-) DEVELOPMENT INTERDEPENDENCE is a daring effort to analyze the status quo and imagine a world that doesn’t exist in the binary of “development” and “underdevelopment”. It manifests itself in multiple locales (Bandjoun, Nairobi, Berlin, Abidjan, and Johannesburg) as a series of research, exhibitions, performances, lectures, conversations and workshops around the myths of “development” and “underdevelopment” as well as imagining and crafting a Post-(Under)Development world. The project aims at gathering a network of activists, sonic agitators, scholars, artists and designers, political economists and practitioners to share knowledge across languages as well as sonority to imagine and shape together a post developmental age. A pluriverse of interdependent imaginations, visions and strategies, away from capitalist and industrial productivity and toward transformative conviviality. Artistic direction & concept by SAVVY's departing director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Curated by Juan Pablo García Sossa and Hajra Haider Karrar. Curatorial assistants: (COOP tutors) Sagal Farah and Billy Fowo, Hubert Gromny (DAI, 2020) and Kelly Krugman. Exhibition (within the 2-year project) to be seen at SAVVY till the 27th of January, 2022.