Performative

7 October 2017, 19.15-19.30

Doing Family: Dialectics of Gender and Policy, 2017

Lecture-performance

Ola Hassanain, Back and Forth: Gender Politics and Khartoum, Dialogue 1, 2016, video still. Courtesy the artist

This lecture-performance follows up on the assumptions and subjectivities assembled with artist and BAK 2017–2018 Fellow Ola Hassanain’s project Back and Forth (2016–ongoing).

The project has raised questions about how we can re-articulate the space of collectives of gender to speak to policies under particular modes of power, and how these political dialogues can then push for a transition from private to public. This lecture-performance is a point of transmission, through performative gestures, of a mode of political dialogue from Khartoum.

Part of Propositions #1: What We Mean.

Suggestions from the archive

Lecture

10 June 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering IV: On Decolonial Aesthesis

Taking place on 10 June 2021, the fourth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, On Decolonial Aesthesis, consists of a talk by researcher and decolonial thinker Rolando Vázquez (Utrecht), followed by a conversation between Vázquez and political theorist, feminist, and decolonial activist Françoise Vergès (Paris).

Lecture

13 May 2021, 18.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering III: Utopianism, Anti-Utopianism, and the Radical Politics of Chronotopian Ungovernability

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

The third gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, titled Utopianism, Anti-Utopianism, and the Radical Politics of Chronotopian Ungovernability, consists of a talk by political and ethical theorist Omedi Ochieng (Granville, OH), followed by a conversation between Ochieng and BAK’s curator of public practice Rachael Rakes (Utrecht).

Exhibition

Screening

2 May 2021, 14.30-16.30

Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).