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Our brilliant comrade Iliada Charalambous (DAI, 2023) invites us to the fourth training day of "TRUE COUNTERPOWER" on 19 February 2024 in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. During this day, six activist organizations will provide training on their methods of resistance and how they create space for exchange. In addition, they tell us more about building revolutionary friendships and collective exploration of ideas that currently comprise the TRUE COUNTERPOWER movement in the Netherlands.
Knowing that May 2024, will bring the entire DAI to Middelburg, where our Confluence 5 will happen in an exciting new collaboration with Vleeshal, curator and artist Martha Jager (DAI, 2016) writes us that referencing "I Am Vertical" offers a full-circle connection to the DAI, as Sylvia Plath's poem from 1961 was the 'lens' through which Jager wrote her DAI thesis 'Concerning Verticality'.~ Once every five years, Vleeshal awards the Vleeshal Art Prize to a promising artist from Middelburg (NL) to encourage the development of the artist’s work. Vleeshal appoints an external curator to select the winner and curate the accompanying exhibition. This time Martha Jager has been invited. Martha chose Femke Gerestein as the winner of the 2023 Vleeshal Art Prize. Upon her first encounter with Gerestein’s work, Jager was reminded of "I Am Vertical" . The title continues in the first sentence: “But I would rather be horizontal.” In the poem, Plath compares her distinct vertical stance to that of the non-human organisms which she admires, such as garden beds, as a way to question her role within the world and to articulate her desire to experience the opposite: the horizontal. Opening: January 27, 2024: Femke Gerestein ~ Moving Through Thin Places ~ Vleeshal Art Prize.
Clementine Edwards (DAI, 2018) writes us: "I'm thinking about the different ways that violence and love and trauma are inherited, communicated and reiterated, and I'm writing on the second day of the ICJ hearing against Israel, brought to the international court of justice by South Africa. SA has invoked the genocide convention, asking the ICJ to issue Israel provisional measures ordering ceasefire. On Sunday I'm showing a new video in Rotterdam. This video is not about that, but for sure what's going on in my world makes its way into my work. ~ Toxic Inheritances (2024) tells stories of white phosphorus. Light-bearing and brutally hot, white phosphorus is pyrophoric, meaning it combusts on contact with air. The new video considers the role of inheritance and storytelling in human-chemical relations and grammars of the (super)natural. It is a deepening of my studio exploration around the subject, and a sort of fictionalised sketch of a 'family tree' for the chemical substance. " Toxic Inheritances 14 January, 3-6pm WET Film, Hillevliet 90, 3074 KD Rotterdam (3rd floor via stairs on the left-hand side when you enter) ~ video runs for approx 6 minutes & it will loop~