The trans-discursive event-series “Feminist MagiX. Decolonial Inlets” is curated by Katrin Köppert with Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Juana Awad, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, and MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr) will be held on-and offline from 31 October through 19 December 2020.
With Navild Acosta, Jamika Ajalon, edna bonhomme, Mario Guzman, Kemoy Jemmott (tbc), Jota Mombaça, Maque Pereyra, Femke Snelting, and Pinar Tuzcu.
The vent-series accompanies the exhibition “Disturbance: witch” curated by Alba D’Urbano and Olga Vostretsova at the Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst (ZAK) in the Zitadelle Spandau Berlin. Starting out from the motif of the witch, which is the subject of artistic negotiation in the exhibition, the series of events explores queer-feminist politics and practices of enchantment, which are currently virulent in the context of popular cultural and and feuilletonist discourses. In the context of these discourses, references to syncretistic forms of religiosity and spirituality that are connected to decolonial epistemologies of healing are condensed. In addition, references to mythologies and poetologies of the supernatural can be recognized in the context of indigenous struggles against extractivist colonial capitalist regimes. Ritual practices and magic are important points of reference for decolonial approaches to critically question Western knowledge regimes and exercise epistemic disobedience. The speculative and fabulative is also central within Afrofuturism. New concepts and forms of the political come to the fore: Music, dance and performance form decisive bridges to shape the world and determine politics. It is about nothing less than the reestablishment of the world with the means of art and culture.
31.10. // 4-6.30 // @ZAK bug report: tuning to trans*feminist Xystem.crash
Series of bug reports by Edna Bonhomme, Mario Guzman, Femke Snelting, and Pinar Tuzcu; curated by MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr)
14.11. // tba // @ZAK eXorcizing colonialism. to imagine a sea not bleeding: spilling injury & coalitions of the erotic. to imagine a sea not bleeding: spilling injury & coalitions of the erotic (prior for BPOC)
Performance workshop with Navild Acosta, workshop by edna bonhomme and Kemoy Jemmott (tbc), curated and moderated by Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
28.11. // 3-6 // @ZAK cacophonic cliniX
Performative study session by Jota Mombaça; curated by Juana Awad
12.12. // 11-2.30 // @ District Berlin shaman poetiX. spiritual activism, pleasure activism, perreo and decolonial strategies
Yoggaton Workshop & Q&A with Maque Pereyra; curated by Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
19.12. // 7 // @ZAK afrofuture musiX
Anti-Lecture with Jamika Ajalon
Please register for every single event by writing an email to feministmagiX@hgb-leipzig.de.
Due to COVID restrictions the event will be held on- and less offline. All participants will receive a link to the online tool before the event.
Contact: Katrin Köppert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst
Zitadelle, Am Juliusturm 64