2016 ~ Sunday September 18: Art, Struggle, and the City: Athens and Istanbul ~ ROAMING ASSEMBLY #7 curated by Hypatia Vourloumis
At the beginning of DAI-year 2016-2017 you are warmly invited to join us in Arnhem on Sunday, September 18 for Roaming Assembly#7, a public symposium convened and moderated by Hypatia Vourloumis:
Art, Struggle, and the City: Athens and Istanbul
"Now we must examine the very terrain of the sensible on which artistic gestures shake up our modes of perception and on which political gestures redefine our capacities for action. I am neither a historian of art nor a philosopher of politics, but I work on this question: What landscape can one describe as the meeting place between artistic practice and political practice?" ~ Jacques Rancière
"How do we fashion a new political imaginary from fragmentary, diffuse and often antagonistic subjects, who may be united in principle against the exigencies of capitalism but diverge in practice, in terms of the sites, strategies and specific natures of their own oppression?" ~ Susan Ruddick
This Roaming Assembly will attempt to think through the difficult and challenging questions Jacques Rancière and Susan Ruddick pose above regarding the relationship between artistic practice, difference, and struggles for social justice across multiciplitous borders and urban contexts.
We will approach these age old questions through a conversation between two different Mediterranean cities: Athens and Istanbul.
With the participation of:
Brief welcome by Gabriëlle Schleijpen, artistic director DAI followed by
an introduction to the symposium by curator Hypatia Vourloumis
10 Thoughts on Instituting Otherwise by Gigi Argyropoulou
Re/fashioning the Limits of the Sayable by Banu Karaca
How to Think with Films? - Didem Pekün
A conversation between Banu Karaca & Didem Pekün
Lived Imagination - Mary Zygouri
Q&A between audience & the panel
followed by drinks in the foyer (around 18.15)
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.
Free admission to all, no reservations needed
Sunday September 18, 2016 from 14:00 till 18:30
Location: Huis Oostpool, Nieuwstraat 58, 6811 HX Arnhem in Arnhem (at 5 minutes walking distance from the DAI's premises in the Kortestraat and 10 minutes from Arnhem's central train station).
Framework Roaming Assembly: Gabriëlle Schleijpen.
Co-ordination: Nikos Doulos
Documentation: Jan Adriaans
DAI wishes to thank Toneelgroep Oostpool for its generous hospitality.