Time in crisis, chrono-political practices and resistance
As part of a day devoted to reflecting about those timelines that have shaped how colonial and heteropatriarchal capitalism and historically fractured collective memories and bodies have evolved over time.
This day will also set out to spotlight other histories, other practices woven from minority experiences, tales of sabotage, transmutation of those rhythms inflicting violence upon us, poems and rituals of presence in the world clamouring for care and our emancipation.
Emma Bigé, Dénetem Touam Bona, Cy Lecerf Maulpoix (FR)
- 9:30 am – Dancing offbeat (Dénètem Touam Bona)
- 11:15 am – Struck by Lightning. Trans*materialities and queer Temporalities (Emma Bigé)
- 12 am – Grace Period and Suspended Time: Enduring Extinction (Cy Lecerf Maulpoix)
- 1 > 2:30 pm : Lunchbreak
Dénètem Touam Bona is an Afropean philosopher and artist who has highlighted the utopian dimension of marronnage (slaves’ art of living in hiding) in a bid to rethink our contemporary world. Author of four essays, including Fugitif, où cours-tu? (PUF, 2016) and Sagesse des lianes (Post Éditions, 2021), Bona regularly collaborates on creative projects. In the autumn of 2021, at the Centre d’art et du paysage de Vassivière, he created La Sagesse des lianes, an Afro-diasporic exhibition bringing together twenty artists from former colonies as varied as Madagascar, Congo and New Caledonia. Similarly on Vassivière Island, in 2022, he conceived the dramaturgy for Spectrographies, contes de l’île étoilée, a collaborative work (filming of performances, sculptures, virtual reality, etc.) realised with artists from Martinique, Gabon, Reunion, etc. This experimental and poetic device aimed at celebrating the memory of the struggles of the colonised is now a permanent feature on the island’s art trail.
Emma Bigé studies, writes, translates and improvises with experimental contemporary dance and trans*feminist theories. An associate professor, a doctor of philosophy, a dancer and a curator, Bigé is also the author of “Mouvementments. Ecopolitiques de la danse” (La Découverte, 2023). She sporadically teaches epistemology in art schools and choreographic centres. The rest of the time, she lives on the edge of a forest and, whenever time allows, she rolls on the ground.
Cy Lecerf Maulpoix has been active in the queer and climate justice collectives in France since COP21 in 2015. He has written extensively about social struggles, migration, queer culture and literature via interviews and surveys published in the general and specialised press in France. Author of Écologies Déviantes (Cambourakis, 2021), Edward Carpenter et l’Autre Nature (Le Passager Clandestin, 2022), he is currently pursuing several writing and translation projects covering diverse topic such as sexual liberation movements, ecology, health activism and anti-capitalism.
09:30 > 13:00
La Balsamine, Brussels
In collaboration with ESA Le 75.