Discursive, Screening

7 October 2017, 17.30-18.30

Born in Flames, 1983

Screening with live commentary and conversation

Film Poster of Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames, 1983, reprinted in The Independent: Film and Video Monthly, November 1983

Like an evening at the cinema when you are disturbed by your neighbors’ comments on the film, educator, curator, and BAK 2017–2018 Fellow Sepake Angiama engages in live commentary and conversation during a screening of the film Born in Flames (1983), directed by Lizzie Borden. The film address questions of feminism, gender politics, race, surveillance, and police brutality, and these same topics form the foci of the talk.

Part of Propositions #1: What We Mean.

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

10 March 2019–05 January 2020

BAK, basis voor…

In the series BAK, basis voor…, BAK joins forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for “being together otherwise.” The series is part of the preparatory phase of the forthcoming project Trainings for the Not-Yet, organized by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK from September 2019–January 2020.

Exhibition Project

14 September 2019–12 January 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet

Together with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, starting September 2019. The project consists of an exhibition as a series of “community learnings,” performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In the framework of this project, intensive collaborations with (inter)national artists, theorists, and activists take place, as well as collaborations with initiatives and communities based (mainly) in Utrecht.

Education Program

23 September–28 October 2019

Course: Art and Politics (BAK Public Studies)

From 23 September until 28 October 2019, BAK organizes the course “Art and Politics.” In six weekly sessions, the participants learn about how contemporary art relates to the political in an accessible way. The course is taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general and artistic director. Deadline for registrations: 17 September 2019.