Public lecture: White State | Black mind, 11.00-12.15
Workshop: Unfolding the Transgressive Body, 13.00-16.00
13 April 2018
ArtEZ Auditorium, Oude Kraan 26, Arnhem
Public lecture: White State | Black Mind – Film Screening & Discussion, 11.00 – 12.15
‘We do know, however, what blackness indicates: existence without standing in the modern world system. To be black is to exist in exchange without being a party to exchange. Being black is belonging to a stateorganized according to its ignorance of your perspective – a state that does not, that cannot, know your mind…. It is a kind of invisibility.’ Bryan Wagner, Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery
Performance and other forms of creative practice can reimagine or reframe the world, but how does performance as an activist practice help us foreground and work through structural and systemic forms of violence and oppression, in particular as these relate to Black identities? What might queer, oblique and alternative readings of society reveal about the intricacies and multiplicities of Blackness? Come and join us for a discussion about the company’s work and some of the broader critical issues and stakes it raises.
Film by Marica De Michele and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko.
Q&A by Lara Staal.
Preparation for the lecture: If you want to be well prepared you can read the introduction and chapter 1 of White Innocence by Gloria Wekker. (This book is also available in Dutch language).
ArtEZ auditorium, Oude Kraan 26, Arnhem