Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
26 Jan 2023 - 21 May 2023
An expo on speech, discourse and argumentation to defend (yourself) against the violence of colonial history. With Sybil Coovi Handemagnon, Kyo Kim, Fallon Mayanja, Nicolas Pirus & Mawena Yehouessi.
Quiet Refusal invokes a sensory exploration of new political and poetic understandings of the plea – a speech for the defense of the (always-moving) self. The collective B(s)ttF uses collage and assemblage to generate encounters, clashes and conspiracies between practices, affinities, fantasies, tenderness and revolution. Quiet Refusal becomes a strategy to escape linear thought, dominant narratives and homogenous discourse.
Black(s) to the Future is a fluid constellation of artists, thinkers, activists and writers engaged in hybrid narratives. For the first time, Sybil Coovi Handemagnon, Kyo Kim, Fallon Mayanja, Nicolas Pirus and Mawena Yehouessi bring their practices in dialogue in the form of a collective exhibition. Alongside the exhibition, B(s)ttF also presents a cinema and ciné-clubs programme that unfolds the violence of colonial archives through a selection of moving image works.
In a cycle of three looped screenings accompanied by a Saturday afternoon conversation, the cineclub program explores the traces of the colonial gaze in archival images that both hold and withhold violent histories and intimate memories.
Episode 1: We remember differently + When i grow up i want to be a Black Man, Jyoti Mistry Looped screening 26 > 28.01 (expo opening hours) | discussion 28.01, 17:00
Discussion with Guy Wouete
Episode 2 | Unearthing. In conversation. Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
Looped screening 8 > 11.03 (expo opening hours) | discussion 11.03, 17:00
Episode 3 | Sous le ciel des fétiches, Caroline Déodat + Dislocations, Josèfa Ntjam
Looped screening 10 > 13.05 (expo opening hours) | discussion 13.05, 17:00
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