Wednesday, 20.1. 3-9pm
A coming together of projects: Bodies, Rituals, Legal Frameworks & Utopias
During our first day of the COLLECTIVE PRACTICES finale, we will be looking at different strands and itineraries we’ve been following since the start of the program.
3 – 4:30pm: Consent of The Governed: RACE, CONSTITUTION & KINK
6 – 7pm: Stories From the Future: storytelling and speculative thinking as tools for collective visions of carbon-neutral futures
8 – 9pm: Sonic Interventions
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Consent of The Governed: RACE, CONSTITUTION & KINK
with Party Office X After Party Collective (Vidisha- Fadescha & Shaunak Mahbubani)
guests: Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Latoya Rule, The Incredible,Edible, Akynos, Dhrubo Jyoti, After Party Collective, Party Office
Live Stream, Discussion & Publication
Live stream on ACUD TV, Facebook and our Website
Party Office X After Party Collective (Vidisha- Fadescha & Shaunak Mahbubani) have invited artists/organisers/kinksters to think about the relations of the body and the constitution. “We think about our positionality, desires and their relationship to the constitutional and legal systems we are placed within, and if they affirm us or not.”
Stories From the Future: storytelling and speculative thinking as tools for collective visions of carbon-neutral futures
After 8 months of brainstorming, discussing and time travels to the year 2030, the facilitators of the workshop series Stories From the Future, together with guests, will talk about storytelling and speculative thinking as methods to collectively think about our collective future(s). Based specifically on their experience of conducting an international online workshop over the course of 9 months, we will collectively reflect on the potential of collectively writing and narrating ways to futures yet to reach.
Sonic Interventions is a project that emerged organically from a pure need, namely, that of creating a community through music with and for people during a time of social distancing. For the COLLECTIVE PRACTICES closing event, the collective will share an iteration of their practice. They will provide an immersive audio-visual performance exploring the sensory perceptions of ritual relationships, with an accompanying photography archive created by researchers & photographers, Nyambura and Jess Korp.
The nostalgia and transience captured in their way of seeing, honours the many places that this collective is from, while celebrating the intimacy of being part of a collective driven by connecting loose threads and the need to re-image home during a time of social distancing. The performance will involve collaborative work between Nyambura from Kenya, Jess from Ethiopia, Astaan of French Malian descent, Exoce of French-Congolese descent, Dumama from South Africa and Dylan Hunter Chee Greene of Chinese-Canadian descent. Here, they will invoke their embodied memory, creating a space that moves the imagination.
video editing: Etsuki Usui
Streaming Partner: Boiling Head Media