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17 February, 2024 ~ If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution warmly invites you to join Framer Framed for a programme of events marking the launch of Stories of Wounds and Wonder, an experimental children’s book by art researcher, writer and pedagogue Nuraini Juliastuti (guest tutor at DAI, 2022-2023 ). The publication presentation will be turned into a radio play performed live by Mercedes Azpilicueta (DAI, 2013), Astrit Ismaili, Nuraini Juliastuti, and Ratu R. Saraswati. The play is followed by a conversation between Juliastuti and architect, artist, and cultural producer Yazan Khalili, and will touch upon the main themes of the book and their intersection with Khalili’s expansive practice, including anti-colonial knowledge production and community-based infrastructures, intergenerational publishing, drawing as research, and cross-species solidarity. And the afternoon will be hosted by If I Can’t Dance programme curator Sara Giannini and artist Reza Afisina, (both former DAI guest tutors) with music selection and groovy intermissions by Cempaka. Imagined as a script for intergenerational transmission, the publication emerges from an inquiry into storytelling as a form of archival technology within the preservation and transmission practices of what Nuraini calls the ‘commons museum’.
February 15, 2024: our friend and alum Iga Świeściak ( DAI, 2022) present a series of performances entitled Drool Catapult ~ a puppet machine with missing parts. Contained in an almost-bedroom, it compiles trash and common objects such as tubes, toy components and pornographic tropes. With this body of work Świeściak finish a month-long residency at Biquini Wax in Mexico City.
THIS IS AN OPEN CALL shared by Foad Alijani (DAI, 2025): Paadmaan Video Event is an open-ended, alternative platform for video screenings with itinerant venues, cultural engagement and discourse of interdisciplinary forms in video. Born in Tehran, based in Amsterdam, organized by Paadmaan Projects. In the third edition, its curatorial perspective is focused on work that explores the phenomenon of dreams and dreaming, as well as anomalous and extraordinary forms of the imagination. PVE3 welcomes submissions that delve into the realms of dream states and dreaming, as well as fantastical facets of the imagination. At DAI we are thrilled to see 3 current DAI students among the members of the jury !! Deadline: March 30, 2024