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December 2-3 ~ Join the amazing Jules Petru Fricker (DAI, 2020) and others for Infinity Rug, ALL-NIGHT SONIC SEANCE ~ hosted by SAVVY ~ Infinity Rug offers a moment where sound, collective learning and intimate care come together to forge a space of togetherness. You are invited to bring your own rug to contribute to a rug-constellation. Lay down and get cosy together, drift off together. Bringing the domestic to the public realm, to tentatively explore new ways of being-together and offer a space for reflection, rejuvenation and introspection.
DAI warmly congratulates Sepideh Behrouzian (DAI, 2020) with her 2023-2024 residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie ( Post–Academy for Art, Design and Reflection) in Maastricht. In her current research, Behrouzian is focusing on the desiccated riverbed of Zayendeh Rud in Esfahan, where the spectres of geology and biology converge within the ever-shifting colonial frontier: from oil-mining as a colonial practice, spanning through the promise of development, now transformed into a new form of extractive colonial practices, all the way to a flattened representation of dystopian climate devastation that obscures its asymmetrical effects.
Phanuel Antwi: On Cuddling ~ Ranging from the terrifying embrace of the slave ship’s hold to the racist encoding of ‘cuddly’ toys, ‘On Cuddling’ is a unique combination of essay and poetry that contends with the way racial violence is enacted through intimacy. Informed by Black feminist and queer poetics, Phanuel Antwi focuses his lens on the suffering of Black people at the hands of state violence and racial capitalism. As radical movements grow to advance Black liberation, so too must our ways of understanding how racial capitalism embraces us all. Antwi turns to cuddling, an act we imagine as devoid of violence, and explores it as a tense transfer point of power. Through archival documents and multiple genres of writing, it becomes clear that the racial violence of the state and economy has always been about the (mis)management of intimacies, and we should face it with resistance and solidarity. San Serriffe's Amsterdam: with a talk by Phanuel at 8.00pm Friday November 24, 2023