ROAMING ASSEMBLY: a recurring public symposium scheduled to take place once a month (always on a Sunday afternoon, always convivial), functioning as it were as the DAI-week's 'centerfold'.
Although closely interlinked with the DAI's academic activities, the editions of this state-of-the-art speculative and hybrid program are not conceived as plain extensions of the regular DAI-seminars, but rather envisioned as sovereign happenings, aiming to mobilize our bodies, our intelligences.
February 14, 2016 ~ 13:00 till 18:00 ~ free admission, no reservation needed ~ location: Showroom Arnhem, Kleine Oord 177 in Arnhem (at one minute walking distance from the DAI's premises).
13:00 welcome by DAI-director Gabriëlle Schleijpen
13:10 introduction by curator Marina Vishmidt
13:15 statements from each participant, opening up into discussion among participants and with the audience
15.30 presentations/performances interspersed with group sessions and concluding with a wrap-up.
After the event, around 19:00, a dinner (prepared by our amazing vegan chef Mari Pitkänen and her team) will be served at the DAI's cantina, Kortestraat 27. Costs for visitors: € 10 for food & wine. If you wish to join us for the dinner you are welcome to make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org (closing date February 12, 2016).
by Marina Vishmidt, writer, editor, critic and DAI-tutor
TIME RELEASE tries to think about the relationship between performance, labour and politics through the critical categories of time: measure, value, futurity.
It invokes performance in the many valences it can take in this society, which has for a long time included performance as a standard of measure or general category for measurable conformity to expectations, which take the form of impersonal imperatives authorised by technocratic capital and its managers. Read more
By Sarah Browne, artist and lecturer
We are all seen to be performing, whether we want to be or not. How do we assess the measure that we’re performing to, and if necessary, re-negotiate or withdraw from its terms? Read more
By Cara Tolmie, artist
What are we each able to put at stake when we define our actions as performance and who or what grants us that ability? What does the amplification of our skin, our touch, our timbre, our tone and our skill produce? What affective economies stick to this situation we name performance? Read more
By Hypatia Vourloumis, writer and researcher
Vourloumis presentation thinks through decolonizing practices of paralanguage in historical and contemporary Indonesian cultural production and performance. Read more
By Josefine Wikström, writer and lecturer
Wikström will try to think about the return of dance, performance, and the choreographic in particular, as a return to abstraction and the need of abstraction in contemporary art today. Read More