Planetary Campus presents Opaque Justice: A Dialectics Of Rerouting and AEROPONIC ACTS

Planetary Campus presents Opaque Justice: A Dialectics Of Rerouting and AEROPONIC ACTS

Dutch Art Institute (DAI)

Kinetic workshop, DAI Factory Justice Economy: The Dramaturgy of Debt and Indebtedness, Cagliari, 2019.

May 10, 2019
Planetary Campus presents Opaque Justice: A Dialectics Of Rerouting and AEROPONIC ACTS
Two public events convened by Rana Hamadeh and Giulia Crispiani respectively
May 19–22, 2019, 2pm
silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin
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“So often, we perceive places as dots spread out in space and our relation to them is one of connecting the dots by drawing a line. The dots remain discrete entities and the lines subordinated to them. A different form of thinking can be posited as follows: the line, the movement itself, takes on the primacy and the dots are but temporary appearances and remain subjected to the lines. How to engender this pure movement seems to be key here.”

Researcher and writer You Mi in her text “Modes of Organization, Caring and Thinking”—report on DAI’s COOP SUMMIT 2018

DAI is a radical experiment in learning; by abandoning the Academy as a building and as a set of predetermined and relatively stable protocols, DAI has decided to bring the educational process in the public space navigating between locations, institutions, practices and ideas: mobilizing our bodies, our intelligences. After a year of intensive roaming in Arnhem, St. Erme, Dessau, Cagliari and Epen, we will now be mooring in Berlin. 

Here, you are warmly invited to join us for four days of public events at our Planetary Campus, a welcoming hub where we are always both “hosting and guesting,” where art and research are generously shared, where complexity can be embraced and intellectual intra-actions are fostered, aiming to endow our praxes, wherever they are operational. This time we will greet our fleeting community of alumni, students, tutors, allies and friends at Silent Green’s Cupola for:

Roaming Assembly #24—Opaque Justice: A Dialectics Of Rerouting
Convened by artist (and DAI alumna 2009) Rana Hamadeh
Sunday, May 19 from 2–6:30pm

The contributors to this first edition of an extended series of conversations around issues of justice and desire are:
Ramon Amaro, Layal Ftouni, Ayesha Hameed, Sebastian De Line, Renée Ridgway, WALTER books & DAI’s Justice Economy: The Dramaturgy of Debt and Indebtedness Factory participants.

Roaming Assembly #24 Opaque Justice: A Dialectics Of Rerouting both evokes and diverges from Édouard Glissant’s phrasing in his text “Poetics of Relation” (1990), to think of an ethics of justice that is neither inscribed in, nor predicated upon, structures of property and ownership. Détournement, translated into English by translator Betsy Wing (1997) as “rerouting” (rather than “detour”), proposes an incessant movement in search of Relation, or better say, a movement that is constantly manifesting itself of and in Relation. Predicating that justice—under capitalism—can only be understood through the modality of measure;  this assembly asks whether it is possible at all—under the same conditions—to desire justice differently? To desire and practice an ethics of Relation where capture never holds. 

growing roots in air
May 20–22

Writer, artist (and DAI alumna 2017) Giulia Crispiani assembled this 3-day marathon: 28 live acts by means of performance, talk, performance-lecture, screening, reading, recital, choreography, play, speedy exhibition, concert, demonstration, action, presentation of relevant aspects of research in progress or process, reference sets or, a combination of (some of) these formats or otherwise.

Each presenter begins with a carefully crafted key question. In a conversational mode, the respondents will try to engage with the presentation by means of an improvised, spoken reflection, roughly guided by “the question.” Other than the limits of the given time and space frame and some basic curatorial rules, there are actually no restrictions to content and format.

DAI Theory Tutors responding are Anselm Franke, Antonia Majaca, Rachel O’Reilly, Ghalya Saadawi, Ana Texeira Pinto and Hypatia Vourloumis. With special guest respondent Laura Harris

Presenters are DAI graduates 2019: Olivia Abächerli, Clara Amaral, Joannie Baumgärtner, Matthieu Blond, Ciprian Burete, Sara Cattin, Livio Casanova, Bethany Crawford, Teresa Distelberger, Lucie Draai, Vinita Gatne, Lukas Malte Hoffmann, Irati Irulegui Otermin, Samantha McCulloch, Dina Mohamed, Sofia Montenegro, Yen Noh, Edel O’Reilly, Eric Peter, Elien Ronse, Clara Saito, Karina Sarkissova, Jasmin Schädler, Zoe Scoglio, Leeron Tur-Kaspa, Duruo Wang, Ciarán Wood and Polly Wright.

Contact: Nikos Doulos (n.doulos [​at​]

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