Yokohama Triennale 2020: Episōdo 03 – Chasing the Scent
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan 09 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
Yokahama Triennale 2020, curated by Raqs Media Collective, invites you to an online assembly taking place over two days on 9 & 10 October 2020.
A transcontinental tributary convened by Kabelo Malatsie, Michelle Wong, and Lantian Xie, investigates and performs the aporias arising from claims to equality, made with bodies, words, sounds, costumes, instruments, and with shifting forums. This draws from the insights of a minor strand in legal theory that engages with the way people transform courtrooms into forums to speak and make the act of speech itself the site for claims to justice.
Rains fall across the entire surface of a planet continuously for two million years—Carnian Pluvial Episode—pitter patter dispersed across contagious relays. From this, we intimate a scent milieu. Shino Hashimoto plays a motorbike engine spitting exhaust fumes into speech, rescuing appeals from waste, you know, like how radioactivity can also call prayer. Sumayya Vally reminds us of this with a call to ingest architecture. Digestion we think as vast, precarious, planetary infrastructure. The call drops every five minutes when we Skype with Kaushal Sapre and Aasma Tulika. They are plotting wormholes through data streams. On night drives in the desert, Ahmed and Rashid bin Shabib push hands with posterity, speculating elastic invitations to bypass unbuilding. A haunting, and then an appearance; Hala Ali draws a paralegal silhouette of an outfit worn by Muammar Gaddafi. Christian Nyampeta plays a Rodrigue Karemera love song.
In the graveyard shift Radio tropiezouses noise, improvisation, spoken word and poetic lectures contemplating the Mexican prison system. Spatially, throats and tongues are acknowledged in Dineo Seshee Bopape’s spontaneously recorded song. A slug leaves a trail on concrete. In songs and shared listening with a stranger, Amiya Nagpalrefuses misery, renders life as abundance exceeding biological given. Organs swap bodies, the left and right eye are moved from one body to another. Abhishek Hazragives voice to the eyes’ last view.
There were many days in Hong Kong when it rained artificially, sometimes washing away voices unheard. Mark Chung replays the erasure of what forms part of an illegal chant, the name of a place, an unpredictable past. On the island of Java some people orient themselves according to where the Fire Mountain is in relation to where they are. Sets built after allegedly important moments of a nation appear on films as fact. Grace Sambohevaluates them as visual sources of truth, and then goes on a scooter ride.Santhosh Sjostles time with time with time with time with time with…
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This afterparty happens in the wrong place at the wrong time as part of an episodic deliberation on discursive justice. It will take place virtually with streaming, with Phastoki DJ-ing from Johannesburg and Fotan Laiki hyping from Hong Kong and visuals by Jerome Reyes. Wear your best clothes, BYOB and get ready for a digital boogie. Old and new friends welcome.