burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke / Lecture-performance by Olia Sosnovskaya

burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke
Lecture-performance by Olia Sosnovskaya

Photo: Sasha Kovalenko

burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke
Lecture-performance by Olia Sosnovskaya

Admission starts at $5

Date
July 5, 2022, 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
USA

Join us at e-flux Screening Room on Tuesday, July 5 at 7pm for the lecture-performance burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke (2017, 25 minutes) by Olia Sosnovskaya. The lecture-performance will be followed by a conversation between Sosnovskaya and curator and writer Aleksei Borisionok, contextualizing Sosnovskaya’s work in relation to the current social uprising in Belarus (since 2020) and the ongoing Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

The lecture-performance is part of the artist's ongoing research on the political dimensions of celebration and collective movements. It addresses the histories of (post)socialist festivals, rave culture, and recent protest events, intertwining affect and ideology, language and its embodiment. Superimposing various texts, historical narratives, and media representations, it studies the revolutionary event and its co-optation by capitalist and state apparatuses. 

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Category
Performance
Subject
Eastern Europe, Revolution, Affect, Post-socialism, Protests & Demonstrations, Subcultures & Countercultures

Olia Sosnovskaya is an artist, writer, and organizer based in Vienna and Minsk. She works with text, performance, and visual arts, intertwining the notions of festivity, collective choreographies, score, and the political. She is a member of the self-organized platform Work Hard! Play Hard! and the artistic-research group Problem Collective, and is currently a PhD-in-Practice Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her works have been presented at HAU (Berlin), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Centrale Fies (Dro), hablarenarte (Madrid), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv), and Kyiv Biennial, and published in TQW Magazin, Paletten, NERO Editions, and pARTisankA among others.oliasosnovskaya.com

Aleksei Borisionok is a curator, writer, and organizer in Minsk and Vienna. He is a member of the artist-research group Problem Collective, as well as the working group Work Hard! Play Hard! He writes about art and politics for various magazines, catalogues, and online platforms including L’Internationale Online, Partisan, Moscow Art Magazine, Springerin, Hjärnstorm, Paletten, and syg.ma among others. He is currently researching post-socialist temporalities.

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