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Video Portraits, Video Essays & Video Registrations of Event

In the Studium Generale programme you will find several commissioned video portraits made by Irene Constandse and Kees Veling. But you can also find video essays made by artists and registrations of various events in our video collection.
We were pleased to host an online lunch event on 13 May 2020 in collaboration with Mister Motley. A conversation with Ama Josephine Budge, moderated by Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, curator at the Van Abbemuseum.

Ama Josephine Budge is a writer, curator, artist and pleasure artist. Her work navigates between intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. The sience-fictional and resistant practices of the artist can, Budge argues, reimagine the agencial capacity of queer Black bodies in relation to environmentally-changes futures in the face of what has been termed ‘climate colonialism’. Together with Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, she will talk about these matters, and her newly written essay Tales from the Abyss.

List of references:

We’ve made a list of references for you based on their recommendation and this talk:

Pleasure Activism The politics of feeling good, Adrienne Maree Brown
Vulnerable Writing as a feminist methodological practice, Tiffany Page
Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, Michele Wallace
This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein
Indigenizing the Anthropocene, Zoe Todd
Science Fiction after Extinction, Gerry Canavan


Ama's participation at the ICA Fugitive Feminisms program:
Ama’s participation at Casco, for which she wrote a piece entitled ‘Waters that Move Within’:
Ama was a keynote at the assembly for commoning art institutions: Our House is On Fire, which developed a climate justice code for artists and art organizations:
Whilst building on Ama's use of water as a motif Yolande also mentioned; Watching the Channel a fiction published in Consented Magazine, Issue 7: Environmentalism, 2019

Tales from the Abyss, with Ama Josephine Budge & Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide

Mister Motley X ArtEZ studium generale: online lunch events

online event13 May '20

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