Julian Warner AFTER EUROPE. BEITRÄGE ZUR DEKOLONIALEN KRITIK

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book presentation on zoom

May 20 | 19.00
Online
Eintritt frei

in German

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Postcolonialism, decolonization and identity politics are on everyone's lips. These buzzwords and discourses are being used to fight over resources, access, and interpretive sovereignty. But beyond the staged fronts of the debates, how can their inherent contradictions and local derivations be discussed productively? Is universalism passé forever? How do we capture non-Western imperialism? And what, please, is the difference between decolonial and postcolonial?

In the fall of 2019, curator Julian Warner invited art mediator Nora Sternfeld, protest researcher Olga Reznikova, and cultural anthropologist Rohit Jain to a symposium as part of the After Europe festival at Sophiensæle to discuss central concepts and issues in these discourses. A nuanced dispute unfolded in which open discussion, rather than immediate determination, was the order of the day. Now an edited version of this discussion has been published by Verbrecher Verlag. Time for a review and an outlook.

ROHIT JAIN is a social anthropologist, artistic researcher and cultural activist from Bern. In 2014, he completed his PhD at the University of Zurich on the transnational representational politics of Swiss-Indian Second@s between assimilation, exoticism and diaspora. He has also researched and published on racism and humor on television, the de-colonization of cultural institutions, and cultural participation. Rohit Jain has participated in artistic research projects at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) on the aesthetics of agglomeration (2014) and on the Swiss gold trade (2016), was part of the expert group in the project Die Ganze Welt in Zürich at the Shedhalle Zürich (2016/2017), and was jointly responsible for the resulting anti-racist happening series Salon Bastarde. He is co-founder of the Berner Rassismusstammtisch and member of the network Institut Neue Schweiz INES.

OLGA REZNIKOVA is a cultural anthropologist. She studied first at the St. Petersburg Institute for Jewish Studies and then at the LMU Munich. After graduating with a degree in European Ethnology (2012), she worked as a research assistant at LMU and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, including in the DFG project Urban Ethics. From 2015 to 2020, she completed her PhD in Göttingen on the topic of workers’ protests in Russia, for which she ethnographically accompanied a truckers’ strike near Moscow for several years. She publishes journalistic and academic articles on feminism, racism, protest culture and anti-Semitism in Russian, German and English.

JULIAN WARNER works transdisciplinary as a cultural anthropologist in the fields of curation, music, performance art and science. He is artistic director of the festival of the cultural region Stuttgart 2022 and curator for the performancefestival Spielart (Munich). Under the alias Fehler Kuti he publishes discourse pop. He was a performer of various essay-performances by Oliver Zahn as well as dramaturg and ethnographer of Anta Helena Recke's Schwarzkopie Mittelreich. As a research assistant he worked at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen and is co-editor with Elisa Liepsch of the anthology ALLIANZEN - Kritische Praxis an weißen Institutionen. As part of HAUPTAKTION, he co-edited the volume Texte zur Turnkunst with Hannah Saar and Oliver Zahn at Verbrecher Verlag 2020.

With Rohit Jain, Olga Reznikova, Julian Warner

Programme

Interrobang Livestream: Familiodrom

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May 14 15 | 20.00 Performance on Zoom
Online | 10/5 €
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In Familiodrom, Interrobang gives birth to a child together with the online audience. Immediately the freshly baked parents' collective is stuck in the ideological swamp of cloth diapers, ready-to-eat porridge, sleep training, shame and guilt.

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T.Will NEW TECHNIQUES II: RESIDENCY SHOWING
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May 15 | 19.00
May 16-29
Film Release + DJ Set
Online |

We would like to invite you to our second online showing, happening in the frame of the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES. T.Will and his collaborators will give insight into his research into the interrelation of race, gender and melancholia.

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Henrike Iglesias Livestream: Under Pressure
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May 19 | 19.30 Livestream
Online auf www.berlinerfestpiele.de | Pay what you want
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In an interactive game show, the performers of the collective Henrike Iglesias compete against each other. The audience decides via app who bears up best against the competition’s challenging performance categories.

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Joana Tischkau BEING PINK AIN'T EASY
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May 20 | 16.00
May 21-31
June 01 02 03
Dance/Film
Online | 10/5 Euro
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Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: The US rap world is filled with hyper masculine images. Joana Tischkau draws on these events to expose the fragility of social constructs such as race and gender. We will show the performance as a film version.

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Julian Warner AFTER EUROPE. BEITRÄGE ZUR DEKOLONIALEN KRITIK
Einführung_Foto_DorotheaTuch5031
May 20 | 19.00 book presentation on zoom
Online | Eintritt frei

As part of the After Europe festival, curator Julian Warner invited participants to a symposium at Sophiensæle in the fall of 2019 to discuss central – and debatable – concepts and issues surrounding postcolonialism, decolonization, and identity politics. Now an edited version of the discussion has been published by Verbrecher Verlag.

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KRISTINA + KAROLINA DREIT, ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN FASHIONSHOW: WORKING CLASS DAUGHTERS
May 26 | 15.00
May 27 28 29 30
Online-Installation
Online | Eintritt frei

As part of PAF Introducing ..., the online-installation negotiates issues of class, gender and migration. In a subtle way it plays with conventions of fashion shows and refers to a current phenomenon in which so-called "workwear" finds its way into high fashion contexts. What's classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're poor?

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KRISTINA + KAROLINA DREIT, ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN Artist Talk
May 28 | 20.00 Artist Talk
Online |

With the ARTIST TALK, there is an opportunity to further learn about the Working Class Daughters project and the topics of the work.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
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May 29 30 | 18.00
May 31 | 19.00
June 01 | 19.00
Performance on Zoom
Online | Solidarische Preisstufen 5-25 Euro

Die große M.I.N.T.-Show goes online! As part of the Performing Arts Festival 2021, hannsjana reprogram a Zoom meeting into a late-night show in their usual humorous manner and confront the exclusion mechanisms of scientific disciplines.

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Specials

Festival

Tanztage Berlin 2021

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© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 07 to ∞

Dear Audience, dear Friends of Tanztage Berlin,

due to the ongoing uncertain planning situation, after three attempts of postponing the festival since January 2021, we have to inform you with a heavy heart that the event won’t take place this year. The twelve performances we were supposed to present received an invitation to participate in its next edition in January 2022. The artists received their production/revival grants, cancellation fees, and rehearsal space and dramaturgical support throughout the season. The works are finished and ready to be presented live. On July 1st, we are going to publish an open call for Tanztage Berlin 2022. We would like to thank the artists and our audience for their patience and understanding. We were very happy about the interest in our online kickoff of the Tanztage in January – you can still find the podcasts of the online kickoff on our website

 

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