OPEN CALL (deadline April 30, 2023) shared by Dina A. Mohamed (DAI, 2019) and Bethany Crawford (DAI, 2019) on behalf of the The Fuck Healing collective, announcing its first summer program, a weeklong program of events that creatively and theoretically responds to the concept of “exhaustion.” From 29 May till 4 June, “Fuck Healing (?): The Insomniac Dreamers” presents lectures and seminars, creative workshops, screenings and art interventions, culminating in a one-day final event. With the confirmed participation of DAI's HTDTWT tutor Hypatia Vourloumis, among other amazing people. Click to read more.
“Fuck Healing (?): The Insomniac Dreamers” Summer program, Advanced registration open.
Dates: 29th May – 4th June 2023
Location: OT301 (Vereniging EHBK / OT301, Overtoom 301, 1054 HW, Amsterdam) & Treehouse NDSM (Tt Neveritaweg 55G, 1033 WB, Amsterdam)
Deadline for application and reservations: 30th of April 2023
“Fuck Healing (?): The Insomniac Dreamers” is a weeklong program of events that creatively and theoretically responds to the concept of “exhaustion.” With orientation to the text “The Exhausted” by Gilles Deleuze (1995), the program works conceptually from “exhaustion” as the end of all possibilities. However, new subjectivities and realities may yet emerge from that state of rupture. As the ultimate condition of exhaustion, the theme of insomnia invites reality, dreams, consciousness and subconscious worlds to merge in a heightening of the porosity between self and other. Insomnia dismantles the perceived boundaries between individual subjects and the objective environment, allowing for an empowered state of collective connection from which to reimagine the present.The program aims to collectively empower the marginalised, along with those exhausted by the contemporary hegemonic regimes of oppression.
To do so, the program unites diverse contributions from creative practitioners, theoreticians and important Amsterdam-based organisations in order to question how to work from and with “exhaustion” to reconceive of potential futures from the insomniac’s dreams.
About the Program:
The project comprises three program sections across the first five working days: a morning theoretical program titled “Exhausting Theory"; an afternoon creative workshop program “Exhaustive Creation”; and an evening program of artistic interventions and screenings as “Exhausted Pleasure”
The morning ”Exhausting Theory” program will be open to the public via advanced registration, and will feature lectures and seminars from invited theoreticians working at the intersection of Deleuze’s theory and creative practice on the theme of “The Exhausted”. Contributions are confirmed by Patricia Pisters (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis), Toni Pape (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis), Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University), Halbe Kuipers (University of Amsterdam) and Hypatia Vourloumis (Dutch Art Institute).
If you’re interested in participating, please send a registration email to email@example.com: (more details below).
The “Exhaustive Creation” workshop sessions across the afternoons will be for a closed group of participants selected through an open call. Selected participants will engage with one of two workshop streams, which together contribute to a group presentation for the final event at Treehouse NDSM on 4 June.The first workshop stream will be led by Clara Saito from the Jacuzzi performance collective in exploration of themes of disassociation, multiplicity of being and character transformation in the “Theatre of Drag” workshops. The second workshop stream will be hosted by Sara Giannini titled "Invisible labour and performances not to be seen". This workshop will focuses on exhaustion caused by the invisibilization of reproductive labour under current cultural, economic and political conditions and exploring the form of invisible performance, a performance that is meant not to be seen, either because it happens without an audience or because it happens unannounced, with an audience who is not being alerted to or aware of it. If you’re interested in participating to one of the creative workshops for the entirety of the program, please submit a 250 words written reflection to firstname.lastname@example.org :(more details below).
The “Exhausted Pleasure” evening program will be open to the public through advanced registration and is a collaboration with representatives from multiple institutions in Amsterdam and beyond. The program features screenings hosted by Kseniia Bespalova, as a representative of the “Programmers of the Future” initiative with the Eye Filmmuseum, as well as a screening from Jeffrey Babcock of Jeffrey’s Underground Cinema. There will be an audio night walk in collaboration with Extra Extra Magazine from Rotterdam, as well as a conceptual canal boat tour by artists Rocco Enzo Ter Haar, Ege Yılmaztürk, Eric Peter and Bethany Crawford. The end of the week of workshops will be celebrated with a club night event in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based music platform Steppin’ Into Tomorrow in the form of a genre b(l)ending Jazz Rave.
The closing event at Treehouse NDSM on 4 June will publicly present the works generated through the workshops. Importantly, it will gather all the program contributors, collaborators and public participants to foster continued connections and transdisciplinary exchange.
For more information about the schedule and detailed program, please go to:
Fees and Participation.
Exhaustive Creation program: Closed (selected group)
If you are interested in joining the Exhaustive creation program, please send 250 words clarifying which workshop you would like to join and explaining your interest and how the workshop can benefit your practice/ research.
Participation fee is 100 euros.
Written text should be sent to email@example.com before 30th of April 2023.
Exhausting Theory program: If you are interested in reserving a place for any of the morning lectures, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhausted Pleasure program: Open to the public with reservation or tickets.
For each event of the Exhausted Pleasure program please check our website for tickets or reservation.
If you’re interested in signing up for individual lectures or events, the signs-up will be made available at a later date via our website.