2016: SPEAKING WITHOUT THUMBS ~ we proudly present video excerpts, combined with written reports on 16 Graduation Acts with guest respondents: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Ekaterina Degot as well as DAI's theory tutors Bassam el Baroni, Rachel O'Reilly and Marina Vishmidt
For the duration of twenty uninterrupted minutes each student was called to 'speak' to an audience consisting of their peers, two cameras (live-stream & documentary) and the esteemed guest respondents
for this occasion teaming up with DAI-theory tutors
Beginning their presentation with a carefully crafted key question, the graduates all presented a 20 minute lecture. Other than the limits of the given time and space frame there were no restrictions to the content and the format of the performance. Following each presentation the two invited respondents and the tutors (alternating) performed an improvised, spoken reflection while simultaneuously engaging with "the question".
Referee: Gabriëlle Schleijpen
Reports: Marianna Maruyama
Video documentation: Silvia Ulloa
Live streaming & technical assistance:
Ricardo Liong-A-Kong in collaboration with Showroom Arnhem were the sessions took place.
TYI: this was ONE out of FOUR modules the 2016 graduates had to complete successfully in order to obtain their MA.
Monday July 11
"Maintaining and optimising healthcare in the face of growing demand"
Joost Mellink (Netherlands)in collaboration with Jos Vliegenthart.
"((A)roma))nce / A roadtrip on an organic, dark brown stream of consciousness"
Peter Kristinn: Peter Sattler and Kristinn Guðmundsson (Austria and Iceland)
"Is it too late to speculate?"
Panagiotis Panagiotakopoulos (Greece)
"A Spiral Dance, A Circuit"
Wei Hu (China PR)
"HEURISTIC RECORDS (2015 - ongoing)"
Valentina Miorandi (Italy)
"A Negative Genealogy (a work in progress)"
Pilar Mata Dupont (Australia)
Tuesday July 12
Xiyun Dai (China PR)
Melissa Tun Tun (Switzerland)
"Beyond complexity fatigue"
Mathilde Sauzet Mattei (France)
"..almost impossible to describe; and it was by analogy that they called it colour at all."
Jammie Nicholas (UK)
"The Machine & I Split The Work Fifty-Fifty"
Katja den Dulk (Netherlands)
video excerpt and summary
"It's about getting lost."
Maja Renn (Poland)
"a jar and a half of knowledge"
Nil Ilkbasaran (Turkey/Netherlands)
"Dear Louise, there's a heat wave in Athens and the streets are bare."
Sebastian De Line (Canada)
Miguel Ángel Reglo Robles (Spain)
Martha Jager (Netherlands)