2017: Maelstrom Slow Dance ~ We proudly present video excerpts, combined with written reports on 24 Graduation Acts, which took place in the presence of esteemed guest respondents Ray Brassier and Gabi Ngcobo as well as DAI's theory tutors
MAELSTROM SLOW DANCE
June 24, 25 and 26, 2017 were dedicated to 24 "graduation acts" in the form of lecture/performances by our outgoing students. The format was embraced here as a longstanding unique discipline, a hybrid of research, orality, visual art and performative narrative techniques.
Beginning their presentation with a carefully crafted key question to the respondents, the graduates all present a 20 minute lecture/performance which can be perceived as 'punctuation' to mark the end of their two, sometimes three, exhaustive years of study at the DAI as well as the opening up of new horizons. Other than the limits of the given time and space frame there are no restrictions to the content and the format of the performance.
Each student is called to 'speak' to their peers, to two cameras (live-stream & documentary), to the esteemed guest respondents
and to DAI theory tutors
Referee is DAI-director Gabriëlle Schleijpen
Location: Huis Oostpool, Nieuwstraat 58 in Arnhem
PROGRAM MAELSTROM SLOW DANCE
10:00 Isabelle Sully: "Mouthpiece"
10:45 Wayne Wang-Jie Lim: "A Hyperrestrained Order"
11:45 Sergi Selvas: "Speculative narratives of a decolonial thinking"
12:30 Mirjam Linschooten: "Toward a Futurist Ethnography"
14:30 Nika Timashkova: "Bezkraina"
15:15 Avan Omar Muhammad: "Eye am"
16:00 Ilan Manouach: "Possible languages"
17:00 Maike Hemmers: "Empty! and find the doorknob"
17:45 Dimitra Kondylatou: "Box"
18:30 Helen Zeru Araya: "A sun shower - 'the Hyena giving birth' - 'the Donkey getting married' "
10:15 Savannah Theis: "Practicing Relationality"
11:15 Giulia Crispiani: "Yesterday has already left"
12:00 David Bergé: "photography's medium un-specific perceptual and navigatory relations to urban environments"
12:45 larose: "It can cut you like a knife / If the gift becomes the fire"
14:45 Joy Mariama Smith: "Not Dutch"
15:30 Flora Woudstra: "A Window"
16:15 Zhenia Vasilliev: "asl"
17:15 Astarti Athanasiadou: "Doghand"
18:00 Hannah Kindler: "Conduit"
18:45 Sonia Kazovsky: "The journey towards the radical image"
09:30 Florencia Almiron: "Any Space Whatever"
10:15 Katja Dendulk: "Necessary Selections: Things & Things Between Things"
11:15 Valentina Curandi: "Felicity Bequeathment (2016-2101)"
12:00 Despina Sevasti: "Affinity"
Co-ordination: Martha Jager (DAI, 2016)
Chef: Mari Pitkänen
Working towards publication of all presentations in our online Graduation Archive:
Reports: Marianna Maruyama (DAI, 2014)
Video documentation : Silvia Ulloa (DAI, 2014)
Live stream & technical assistance: Ricardo Liong-A-Kong i.c.w
team Huis Oostpool
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