A Breath to Follow | Part One
Sat 26 March 2022
Live language interpretation
Carni, Festival – Palco Preto 2018. MUAFRO – Camaragibe, Pernambuco. In the picture, work of Angelo Fabio during the Festival (photograph by Priscilla Melo).
Two days of online discussions and artists presentations exploring the cosmological, decolonial, sensorial practises of Black and Indigenous grass roots art, dance and music collectives in Brazil.
How do visual art, sound system, DJ, curatorial and community-based Afro-Indigenous artistic initiatives in Brazil produce singular sensory fields and propose increasingly complex strategies to navigate the injunctions of the present?
How are diasporic poetics locally grounded, through an echoing of poethical codes that exceed the urge to only respond to structural violence such as the history of massive enslavement and incarceration, continuous economical and land dispossession and extraction?
How do visual artists and curators working under colonial, racial, cisheteropatriarchal subjugation, practise non-hegemonic production while perforating the exclusionary systems of the institutionalised and legitimating art world circuits?
These events have come about through Arika’s ongoing entanglements, conversation and collaboration with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Valentina Desideri, Amilcar Packer, Ana Lira, and other members of EhChO’s platform and the Transformative Justice Praxis Research Project. These projects both work through the spirit of friendship, transnational solidarity and facilitating material redistribution (through reparation, not charity) as well as the sharing of knowledge, practises, materials and tools. They seek to respond to the urgencies unleashed by the new global coronavirus pandemic. EhCHO provides and encourages material and immaterial expressions of support to Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQI+ Brazilian artists and collectives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The participating collectives are mostly, but not only, concerned with matters such as systemic and structural colonial, racial and gender violence, material and financial conditions, sociality and artistic/knowledge production. Blackness and indigeneity, and the alliances and intersections between African diasporic and indigenous people’s practises of imagination and resistance, are both back and fore grounds to their work. They move towards and with the development of different forms of organising, and systems of and for production; exploring possibilities for facing state and official institutional architectures and manifestations of violence.
Information for audiences attending these events
Events will be conducted in a mix of English and Brazilian Portuguese. Live interpretation between the two languages will be available. All events will be live captioned in English.
There is no need to register in advance, just visit the Annex website here when the event starts and you will be able to join the livestream.
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Talks & Events
Online via Annex
5:00pm — 8:00pm
|Glasgow (Greenwich Mean Time)||17:00 - 20:00|
|Vancouver (Pacific Standard Time)||10:00 - 13:00|
|São Paulo (Brazilian Standard Time)||14:00 - 17:00|
Free and unticketed
Tickets: To receive a reminder 24 hours beforehand, click the "book ticket" link
(tickets are not required for this event)
Live language interpretation