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IT GO HAVE TO ADJUST. ON LANGUAGE AS PARASITE. Pelumi Adejumo (DAI, 2023) and Lucas Lugarinho Braga (DAI, 2023) participate, among other artists, in an exhibition at SAVVY in Berlin, curated by Sagal Farah and Billy Fowo ( who are also tutors of SAVVY's COOP study group at DAI). The show is part of a series of exercises, research and public programming reflecting on the parasitic character of language and on the subversive power of laughter. If we are “participants in the future of our languages” (Ocean Vuong), how can we make space for more variants of influences in order to facilitate the right climate and conditions for subversive feminist, anti-racist and de-colonial practices within art and publishing? If language is there to make space for our survival, can we find procedures for optimising our communication to aid the creation of networks that can parasitize towards the proliferation and development of liberating practices? OPENING 13 September 2023 at 7pm
"Is it fair to capture somebody while they are sleeping? What is the relation between sleep and death? Can we hold a person in a photograph? And can we wake him?" Surrounded by darkness in the Finnish woods, Sanne Kabalt (DAI, 2018) started singing. It made her feel comfortable out there, all alone with her camera. Ever since, singing has been a prominent part of her artistic practice. "Leaving room for silence and hesitation – in conversation with artist Sanne Kabalt." Find the link to Nele Brökelmann's text for MetropolisM ( published July 2023) HERE
On September 2, from sunrise to sunset, Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art invites you to attend the performance Cries in Concrete, Curses Curbstones, Dreams in Drywall, Rests in Rainfall by Helena Keskküla. In the midst of the boulders of Wold beach in Zeewolde, Flevoland, performers Lidwien Ponsioen, Rose Akras, and Dianthus will activate the site through the durational and laborious production of concrete, tear-shaped objects that will accumulate over the course of the performance. Persistence, joy and fatigue will inform the work as the day progresses, which is why you are encouraged to attend the performance for a long period of time, slow down, perhaps even spend several hours with the work, to see it grow and shift back and forth from a site of production to a mythological destination. To attend the performance (free entrance), you can make use of a special shuttle bus that will drive from Amsterdam via Lelystad to Zeewolde, and back. Helena Keskküla (1992) is an Estonian artist working mainly with video, performance and installation. Cries in Concrete, Curses Curbstones, Dreams in Drywall, Rests in Rainfall is a commission by Roos Gortzak, director of Vleeshal. Assistant curator Martha Jager (DAI, 2016) did invaluable work over the course of these two years. Click to read more, including practical details.