To Watch Around, To Watch Outside
A public program realized in the framework of To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023)
Design: Sean van den Steenhoven
Thursday, 28 September 2023, 18.00 hrs
Lecture and conversation with researcher and art historian Asia Bazdyrieva
Register tickets here
In this lecture, Bazdyrieva discusses the material implications of the sociotechnical imaginaries that contribute to the “resourcification” of Ukraine—wherein its land, natural resources, and people are viewed as an inexhaustible resource that is constitutively “outside” of European sustainability projects.
WORDS OF WELCOME
To Watch Around, to Watch Outside
Asia Bazdyrieva and Olexii Kuchanskyi, moderated by Wietske Maas
DRINKS AND EXHIBITION VIEWING
All times are in CEST.
The Thursdays on which the public program takes place, the exhibition stays open until 21 hrs. Also on these Thursdays, there is a curator-led tour of the exhibition To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) that precedes the public program at 17 hrs, given by Olexii Kuchanskyi. To register for the tour, please select it as an option when registering for the public program.
The public program as part of To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) is a series of hybrid off- and online conversations and screenings around discursive and artistic interventions that reimagine the social implications of watching the war—through ways that disrupt, subvert, and resist the normalization of antagonistic conditions that enable and facilitate wars. Convened by researcher and film programmer Olexii Kuchanskyi and moderated by BAK curator of research and publications Wietske Maas, this program, hosted in English, takes place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and online on 28 September, 12 October, and 26 October 2023.