DAI-bulletin 2011-2012 number five February 2012

Dear friends and relations of the DAI,

With this mail we not only like to update you on the program of the 5th DAI - week of this academic year, we also like to draw your attention to 3 lectures OPEN TO THE PUBLIC that we are about to present in Arnhem. If you happen to be around we will be delighted if you can join us for one or more of the following lectures:

*** The Riskiest Moment. Kafka and Freud

A lecture by Mladen Dolar

February 7, 20.00 hrs at our auditorium, Kortestraat 27, Arnhem.

***  Why do we need a pan african biennial in Senegal? Dak'art, Le Bienniale de L'Art Africain Contemporaine and its context.
A lecture by N'Gone Fall 


February 8, 15.00 hrs, kindly hosted by the MMKA, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Utrechtseweg 87.

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*** How Do You Do What You Do / To Me (curating in the Dutch art scene)

A lecture by Mariette Dölle

February 9, 20.00 hrs at our auditorium, Kortestraat 27, Arnhem.  

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The other guest lecturers that will be will joining our students and faculty during this week long line up of seminars, lectures, tutorials, presentations, projects and communal lunches and dinners are Machteld AardseTina BastajianPrayas Abhinav,Tony ChakarJimmy RobertMattinWendelien van OldenborghFalke Pisano and Seth Siegelaub

More about their contributions in the schedule below.   

All the best,

Gabriëlle Schleijpen, 

Head of Program


SCHEDULE DAI-WEEK 6 February / 10 February 


DAI - Cantina: 
lunch will be served daily from 13:00-14:00

Dinner every night from 18:30-19:30 

February 6: Monday

13.00  arrival & lunch

14.00 - 21:00

1. When the Stage Hits You…

Workshop with Otobong Nkanga. 

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2. Presenting Performance/Performing Presentation

Workshop with David Weber-Krebs and Jan-Philipp Possmann. 

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17:00-18:30  Meeting between Gabriëlle Schleijpen, head of program and all students.

Update & discussion on the project that will bring students and faculty to Dakar from May 3 - May 16.

February 7: Tuesday


The workshops with Otobong Nkanga, Jan Philipp Possmann and David Weber-Krebs will continue through the morning

Reading for Writing or How to Do Things with Theory

14.00 – 17.00 Plenary session group Alena Alexandrova  read more


14.00 – 17.00 Plenary session group Doreen Mende  read more

17.00 - 18.00 Lecture-presentation

In the context of the  Dakar-project DAI has invited it's alumnus Machteld Aardse who will speak about the developments around the presidential elections in Senegal that are currently provoking  serious protests in the streets of Senegal. She will screen fragments from  Women of Waalo - a documentary-animation film on female leadership in Africa that she and independent filmmaker Aida Grovestins are currently working on.

20.00 – 22.00 

Continuation of Reading for Writing or How To Do Things with Theory with

The Riskiest Moment. Kafka and Freud by Mladen Dolar

in the DAI Auditorium.

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February 8: Wednesday

09:30 – 13:00 
Face to face meetings between individual students and Mladen Dolar, Alena Alexandrova, Doreen Mende, N’Goné Fall, Renée Ridgway, Tina Bastajian, Prayas Abhinav, Tony Chakar, Ian White, Tanja Baudoin and Jimmy Robert.  

15.00 – 17.00 lecture N'Gone Fall  -   at the MMKA.

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19.30 – 21.00 Continuation face to face meetings. 

February 9: Thursday

Students split up to participate in 3 different ongoing projects

10:00 – 17.00

1. Negotiating Equity

All day seminar with Tina Bastajian and Prayas Abhinav
Project curator/ tutor Renee Ridgway

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2. Practice-theatre

A project tutored by Ian White in collaboration with Jimmy Robert and Emma Hedditch (not present this week) and, and curated by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Coordinated by Tanja Baudoin. 

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3. Re-reading Public Images

10:00 - 17:00 Tony Chakar

Project curator / tutor Florian Göttke

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20.00 – 21.30

How Do You Do What You Do / To Me (curating in the Dutch art scene)

A public lecture by Mariette Dölle, as part of Situating Artistic Practice Today  

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February 10 Friday

10.00 - 17.00

Exclusively for first year students:

Situating Artistic Practice Today- A seminar on where we are, and how we got there.
Organiser : VanAbbemuseum. Coordination & tutorials: Steven ten Thije & Ahmet Ogut

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Exclusively for second year students:

Publishing Class  

Organiser : Casco
Supervisors : Mattin, Falke Pisano and Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Framework : Binna Choi
Co-ordination: Yolande van der Heide

special guest: Seth Siegelaub

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