Conceived as part of the day of reflection on the timelines shaping the development of colonial and heteropatriarchal capitalism and historically fractured collective memories and bodies. This day equally sets out to highlight other narratives, other practices woven from minority experiences, tales of sabotage, the transmutation of rhythms that inflicted violence, poems and rituals of presence in the world inhabited by the demand for care and our emancipation.
Emma Bige, A. Livingstone (FR/DE/CA)
“Consciencescargot” is an exercise in extended listening, a conference and things, actions, relationships with artist A. Livingstone and philosopher Emma Bigé.
Derived from the French word escargot [snail], an attentive speed and full of sensations, a dribbling mouth as a foot, which crawls and orientates itself in space looking for emptiness, encounter, cruising an intersex and interregnum life on the margins of the fucked up gender/genre system: animals and minerals.
What if our hands could learn from their patience? “Hesitation at the heart of touch.” (Karen Barad).
The workshop will be followed by a screening of Denetem Toam Bona’s films
Emma Bigé studies, writes, translates and improvises with experimental contemporary dances and trans*feminist theories. As well as holding a PhD in philosophy, she a dancer and curator of exhibitions, and author of Mouvementements. Écopolitiques de la danse (La Découverte, 2023). She sporadically teaches epistemology in art schools and choreographic centres. The rest of the time, she lives at the edge of a forest and whenever she can she rolls on the ground.
A. Livingstone realizes things/actions/relations often in-situ, often collaboratively. A set of exhibited and thrilling works considering choreography as the place of co-creation of a refuge. Post-Canadian – born on the non-ceded territories on the Salish Coast, of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) peoples. Self-taught, finding his niche at the interface of performance and the visual arts. Formerly a performer with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, based in Berlin, recent work includes: From the Throat to the Dawn, with Sorour Darabi at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2022, The Long Night, with SERAFINE1369, Somerset House, London, 2022, et ce sera un placeroit où, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, 2021, Rituals of Care, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2020.
15:00 > 16:00
La Balsamine, Brussels
Performance workshop + films
A co-presentation project with La Balsamine