June events

June events


Erin Johnson, Heavy Water (still). 2018.

May 26, 2023
June events
Screenings and talks
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Join us at e-flux this June for talks and screenings featuring Asia Bazdyrieva, Parastoo AnoushahpourSharlene BamboatMiryam Charles, Devika Girish, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Pooja Rangan, Keller Easterling, Rijin Sahakian, Dina Ramadan, Dara Birnbaum, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Serubiri Moses, Billy Fleming, Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani, Philip Cartelli, Kenneth White, Zachary B. Feldman, Erin Johnson, and Heather Davis.

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7pm
Asia Bazdyrieva: “No Milk, No Love! Resourcification as Production of Territory” 
Talk, RSVP
Asia Bazdyrieva’s recent research tests the hypothesis that, through colonial expansionist projects of both Western European states and the Russian Empire—operating through cartography, texts, images, geological prospecting, etc.—the territories of present-day Ukraine were imaged and imagined as a site of inexhaustible resources that can feed the entire world. Following her text “No Milk, No Love” published in e-flux journal in 2022, she will discuss the sociotechnical imaginaries that contribute to the making of a resource through the arrangement of substances, technologies, discourses, and practices deployed by different kinds of actors. Read more here.

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 4pm
Once Removed: Screening and conversation
Films by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Sharlene Bamboat, and Miryam Charles; curated by Devika Girish, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, and Pooja Rangan; Get tickets
To be once removed is to be both intimate and distant, absent and present. As a phrase connoting a generational and often diasporic difference, it is haunted by an elision—an excavation—across which relations persist. Join us at e-flux Screening Room on Saturday, June 3 at 4pm for Once Removed, a program of three works of accented documentary that explore how geographic, historic, and familial chasms are bridged by acts of translation. Featuring Miryam Charles’s Song for the New World (2021), Parastoo Anoushahpour’s The Time That Separates Us (2022), and Sharlene Bamboat’s If from Every Tongue it Drips (2021). The screening will be followed by an extended conversation with the filmmakers and the event’s curators. Read more here.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 7pm
Keller Easterling, “Trust Land” 
e-flux Architecture Lectures, RSVP
In the wake of civil rights struggles, a rural area in Southwest Georgia became a global stage for rehearsing some of the world’s most provocative experiments with community and land tenure. Reflecting solidarity between the civil rights, Pan-African, Nonaligned, and Tricontinental movements, associations with prominent international activists also linked this area to decolonizing efforts in the Global South just prior to a neoliberal turn, and modeled approaches to survival that are now broadly relevant to today’s social and climate justice work. Presented as part of e-flux Architecture Lectures. Read more here.

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 7pm
Rijin Sahakian, “Twenty Years After the Invasion of Iraq: Sada in Context”
Screening and discussion, Get tickets
From 2011-2015, Sada, an online and in person ad hoc art school, was set up in Baghdad to support artists working through the aftermath of US-led invasion and occupation. Nearly a decade later, former artists of Sada came together again, reflecting on their creative and disparate lives since that time. Artists Sajjad Abbas, Bassim Al Shaker, Ali Eyal, Sarah Munaf, and Rijin Sahakian each created video works, comprising one experimental, interconnected anthology film, Sada [regroup] (2022), on individual and collective art practice in a protracted era of international warfare. The evening will feature a screening of Sada [regroup] (2022), and a discussion between Rijin Sahakian and Dina Ramadan. Co-presented with ArteEast. Read more here.

Saturday, June 17, 2023, 5pm
Dara Birnbaum: Screening and discussion with the artist
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Throughout her career, Dara Birnbaum has consistently defied norms, challenging and reshaping the landscape of video art. Bridging the gap between high art and mass culture, Birnbaum has redefined the medium by dissecting and reassembling television programming and archival footage, and interrogating societal norms and cultural mythologies. Featuring Mirroring (1975), Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79), Kiss the Girls: Make Them Cry (1979), PM Magazine/Acid Rock (1982), Damnation of Faust Trilogy (1983-87), Canon: Taking to the Street (1990), and Arabesque (2011), and followed by an in-person conversation with Birnbaum. Read more here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7pm
Launch of e-flux journal issue 137: Akosua Adoma Owusu and Serubiri Moses
Reading, screening, and conversation, RSVP
Join the editors of e-flux journal for the launch of our summer issue. The evening will feature a screening and reading of Akosua Adoma Owusu’s Reluctantly Queer (2016), the script of which is set to appear in e-flux journal issue #137. Owusu’s epistolary short film invites us into the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by anti-LGBTQI politics in Ghana. Focused on a letter that is ultimately filled with hesitation and uncertainty, Reluctantly Queer both disrobes and questions what it means to be queer for this man in this time and space. After the screening, Owusu will be in conversation with e-flux journal contributing editor Serubiri Moses. Read more here.

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 7pm
Billy Fleming, “Fire, Ice, and Ore: Arctic Elements, Indigenous Resistance, and the Global Energy Transition”
e-flux Architecture Lectures, RSVP
The technologies at the core of the energy transition—solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, battery farms, data centers, and advanced nuclear power—all depend on a planetary supply matrix of rare earth elements and critical minerals. This lecture will situate Greenland within the global energy transition and implicate its future in that of the Global North, and ask what it means for resource communities like Narsaq, Greenland for the US and other imperial powers to pursue the kind of resource-intensive energy transition that is now underway. Presented as part of e-flux Architecture Lectures. Read more here.

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 5pm
Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani: Selected Films
Screening and conversation, Get tickets
From the haunting remnants of Sayonara Hashima (2009), an exploration of the abandoned coal mining island of Hashima in Japan, to the vibrant energy of Freedom of Movement (2018), which investigates the dynamics of migration and urban space, to the journey through cultural collision in Appropriation Takes You on a Weird Ride (2020), the works of Fischer and el Sani invite viewers to examine the intersection of past, present, and future, negotiating themes of memory, space, and the intricacies of human experience. Followed by an in-person conversation with the artists. Read more here.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 7pm
Fluid Forms: Films by Philip Cartelli
Screening and conversation, Get tickets
The evening features a screening of Philip Cartelli’s Lampedusa (with Mariangela Ciccarello, 2015), France (with Mariangela Ciccarello, 2022), and Slow Return (2021), followed by a conversation with Cartelli, scholar Kenneth White, and curator Zachary B. Feldman. These three films explore diverse landscapes where the cinematic apparatus disturbs political borders, and those that occupy the terrain between past and present, solid and liquid, real and almost real. Cartelli’s work blends landscape cinema with experimental ethnography in an uncanny evocation of space and place. Read more here.

Thursday. June 29, 2023, 7pm
Erin Johnson: Selected Films
Screening and conversation, Get tickets
Focusing on queer mapping, unclassifiable plants, land use, and a herd of goats, this program presents four of Erin Johnson’s videos that explore interspecies relationships and taxonomic blindspots to invite a reappraisal of colonial scientific narratives. The evening will feature a screening of Johnson’s To Be Sound Is to Be Solid (2022), There Are Things In This World That Are Yet To Be Named (2020), Heavy Water (2018), and If It Won’t Hold Water, It Surely Won’t Hold a Goat (2014), followed by a discussion with Heather Davis and the artist on the intersections of queer life and nature. Read more here.

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