is a curated online space bringing WORLD to HOME/DAI and DAI/HOME to WORLD. Students, alumni, tutors, partners, friends and comrades are most welcome to send their announcements (visual+text separate from each other) to: WORLD@dutchartinstitute.eu
November 28, 2023 ~ the genocide underway in Palestine is unbearable, torturous, a hellscape. We are incandescent with rage and pain. STAND UP TO GENOCIDE ~ TOGETHER FOR PALESTINE ! For the sake of humanity, we need CEASEFIRE NOW. Enduring peace is only achievable by a political agreement which ends OCCUPATION and APARTHEID. Break the endless cycles of violence. Violence to which Europe has been shamefully complicit in so many ways and for so long. DAI offers an evolving feed, or call it a social media frenzy- filter. Dear members of the extended DAI community are sharing links with us ~ and your suggestions are most welcome as well, send them to: WORLD@dutchartinstitute.eu
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
We warmly felicitate Laura Dubourjal ( DAI, 2022) who received a starters voucher of € 2,500 from the ArtEZ Business Centre. Dubourjal (1994) is a French visual artist and fashion designer. Having grown up in a family of actors, she often uses linguistics of the theatre world to question the power of characters and the performativity of our every day interactions. She explores different thematics of identity and performance in her multidisciplinary work, using media that include performance, video works, interactive audio-visual installations, fashion design, textile and written text.