October events

October events


Patty Chang​, In Love (still), 2001.

September 29, 2023
October events
Screenings, talks, and music performances
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Brooklyn, NY 11205
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This October at e-flux, join us for talks, screenings, and music performances featuring Serubiri Moses, Joan Kee, Gigi Roggero, Silvia Federici, Art Workers’ Inquiry, Evan Calder Williams, Giuliana Bruno, Patty Chang, David Kelley, Suneil Sanzgiri, Miya Masaoka, Martha Joseph, Ben Vida, Gabi Dao, Yuula Benivolski, Erin Johnson, Zaina Bseiso, Nadia Shihab, Jaclyn Quaresma, Dominique Routhier, Jeffrey West Kirkwood, Nadja Millner-Larsen, Soyoung Yoon, Oleksiy Radynski, Katrīna Neiburga, Gintaras Makarevičius, Audrius Pocius, Edvardas Šumila, Nomeda Urbonas, Gediminas Urbonas.

Friday, October 6, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Joan Kee and Serubiri Moses: Mao and Afro-Asia in Context
“Who are our enemies? Who are our friends?,” asked Mao Zedong in his storied 1926 essay on the failures of revolution. These questions resonate with special force through the constituent assemblies of Afro Asia. A term whose very inception stemmed from the issue of coexistence thrown into stark relief during the Korean War and throughout decades of decolonization on the African and Asian continents, Afro Asia compels thinking beyond allyship and solidarity to speculate on the complexity of being together. Following the recent publication of Joan Kee’s The Geometries of Afro Asia: Art Beyond Solidarity, join the author and e-flux journal contributing editor Serubiri Moses in conversation with three partner-works:  Ed Bereal’s America, a Mercy Killing (1966-1975), Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Reassemblage (1982), and Samuel Fosso’s Raccord #5: Mine à ciel ouvert noyée de Banfora from the series Kolwezi (2011). Read more here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Operaismo as Method: Gigi Roggero, Silvia Federici, and the Art Workers’ Inquiry
We invite you to a gathering at e-flux that will look at operaista thought in 2023 to think about contemporary struggles confronting twenty-first century capitalism. We will ask: How are social movements for autonomy today related to historical factory and cultural struggles in Italy during the postwar development of Taylorism and then post-Fordism? What are the relations between feminist critiques of the capitalist division of labor and operaista theory? How are contemporary artistic and working-class movements confronting the question of composition and decomposition through tactics like the worker’s inquiry or expressions of urban rebellion like the riot? With Gigi Roggero, Silvia Federici, and the Art Workers’ Inquiry. Introduced and moderated by e-flux journal editors Andreas Petrossiants and Evan Calder Williams. Read more here.

Friday, October 13, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Giuliana Bruno, “Atmospheres of Projection”
In exploring the histories of projection and atmosphere in visual culture, this lecture illustrates their continued relevance to contemporary filmmakers, artists, and architects who are reinventing the projective imagination with atmospheric thinking and the use of elemental media. Focusing on screen culture, Giuliana Bruno looks at a range of projective mechanisms and their environments. Her excursus touches on psychoanalysis, environmental philosophy, architecture, and the history of science as well as visual art and media. Part of the ongoing lecture series Film Beyond Film: Art and the Moving Image. Read more here.

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 4pm at e-flux
Overburden: Patty Chang and David Kelley
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Overburden is a term borrowed from mining that refers to the material (rock and ecosystem) that lies above valuable ore aimed for economic exploitation, and that needs to be removed before extraction can occur. It can also refer to an excessive load that a person carries. The films of Patty Chang and David Kelley, spanning over twenty years, evoke the effects of development and extraction, both emotionally and physically, on people and the environment. Join us for a two-part screening program of the films of Patty Chang and David Kelley: The first program starts at 4pm with three films by Patty Chang—Milk Debt (2020), In Love (2001), and We Are All Mothers (2022)—followed by a reception, and the second program starts at 6pm with three films made collaboratively by Patty Chang and David Kelley—Shangri-La (2005), Spiritual Myopia (2018), and Route 3 (2011)—followed by an in-person conversation with the artists. Read more here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Suneil Sanzgiri: screening and conversation
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A screening of Suneil Sanzgiri’s trilogy of films from 2019–2021 collectively known as Barobar Jagtana—a Konkani phrase loosely translating to “continuously surviving.” Across three films, Sanzgiri presents a kaleidoscopic vision of national liberation and solidarity in South Asia, seamlessly blending 3D renderings, drone videography, photogrammetry and lidar scanning, 16 mm film and direct animation, archival footage, and desktop documentary practices to examine overlapping histories of collectivity and dissent. Sanzgiri weaves a robust web of references, from stories of his father Shashi’s childhood in Goa at the culmination of 450 years of Portuguese occupation to the electrifying sights and sounds of the Muslim women-led Shaheen Bagh protest movement of 2019. The screening will be followed by an in-person conversation with the artist. Read more here

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Miya Masaoka and Ben Vida
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Miya Masaoka and Ben Vida performed together in 2013 as part of an ensemble at Roulette Intermedium, and the show was recorded and later released on Innova Records. The album, titled Triangle of Resistance, was composed by Masaoka and combines a fragmented modernity with particular approaches to temporality, gesture, and noise, and draws from the experience of the Japanese American camps. Ten years later, Masaoka and Vida come together again at e-flux for an intimate improvised session reflecting on their previous collaboration and the time that has passed. The duo will be improvising on koto, electronics, trumpet, and voice. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists, moderated by Martha Joseph. Read more here.

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 5pm at e-flux
Leakier Gardens
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The artists in this screening consider multiple forms of nourishment, sustenance, and cultural transference across bodies, territories, and generational lines. Alongside these works, the garden extends beyond the plot to include those porous spaces in our lives that require tending to the growth of (one) another, allow entanglements to flourish, and where fruit, flower, and seed demand attention and care—not from a master gardener—but through each cultural leakage, slippage, spill, and spoil. Join us for a screening of films by Gabi Dao, Yuula Benivolski, Erin Johnson, Zaina Bseiso, and Nadia Shihab guest-curated by and co-presented with Images. The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Images’ programming director Jaclyn Quaresma. Read more here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Dominique Routhier, With and Against: The Situationist International in the Age of Automation
If once a term for radical artists’ emancipatory struggle in the realm of culture, the avant-garde is now an empty signifier void of revolutionary content. In With and Against: The Situationist International in the Age of Automation (Verso, 2023)​, Marxist art theorist Dominique Routhier revisits one of the most radical avant-garde movements of the twentieth century to understand how and why the revolutionary horizon disappeared from art. The disappearance of the revolutionary perspective in art has less to do with artists’ lack of revolutionary resolve than with the postwar restructuring of capitalism and the lure of technological progress—epitomized, then and now, by the ideology of “automation.” Join us for a book launch and panel discussion with Dominique Routhier, Jeffrey West Kirkwood, Nadja Millner-Larsen, Soyoung Yoon. Read more here.

Saturday, October 28 at 5pm at e-flux
Four Exercises of Togetherness
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This program is conceived as a constellation of films and projects by Eastern European artists from the last two decades, juxtaposed to articulate aspects of societal change as a reciprocal negotiation between the private and the public spheres. Featuring Oleksiy Radynski’s Landslide (2016), Katrīna Neiburga’s The T-shroom (2000), and Gintaras Makarevičius’s Vaskiči (2004), followed by a discussion with the curators Audrius Pocius and Edvardas Šumila, and the artist duo Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas. Organized in collaboration with the conference The Ecologies of Education: Interrogating Environment, Society, and Subjectivity at the New School. Read more here

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