ONLINE VOCAL PRACTICE WITH THE POST COLLECTIVE

One of our ongoing and collaborative activities has been in producing and performing voice and language-based artworks in various contexts or arrangements. During the lockdown we carried out a series of online vocal and performative sessions. These turned out to be surprisingly effective and inspiring, as we used social media such as Jitsi and Skype in new and unorthodox ways via our vocal and language-based experiments.
We are now calling for new collaborators to join us in regular online weekly sound poetry and voice practices.
No previous experience is required other than being prepared to use your voice and language(s) in new and exploratory ways. We aim to create a virtual chorus where participants write and arrange their own songs for collaborative performing. This will draw from and ‘give voice’ to the diverse linguistic and poetic/artistic experiences and backgrounds of all those participating.
After an introductory session those who wish to continue will meet on a regular Friday basis to develop material for future online public performances.
 
“A voice means this: there is a living person, throat, chest, feelings, who sends into the air
this voice, different from all other voices.”
-Italo Calvino (A King Listens)
 

Introduction session: 06 November 11.00-13.00
and EVERY FRIDAY at 11.00

If you wish to join:
Please register your name and online contact details here: https://pad.pad.land/p/soundpoetry
Download ZOOM and find us here: https://zoom.us/j/99017738616

listen to other scores and improvs here: https://soundcloud.com/user-832058321/piece-of-hope 
 

OPEN SCHOOL – Intersections of Care: Decolonial practices

http://www.intersectionsofcare.net/wiels-environment/index.html
Intersections of Care @ Wiels, Open School / Risquons-Tout 

September 12, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Intersections of Care presents a display, an environment and a discursive program gathering artefacts, humans and non-humans, to share questions and tools for organising, sharing and caring. The different elements unfold in the spaces and times of the events program, in the exhibition catalogue and in cyberspace on intersectionsofcare.net Thought as an expanded publication, the installation weaves together oral, written, visual stories, and combines fluid and evolving forms, floating textiles, mobile and permeable elements digital and analog, bodies, plants and minerals. This proposition is constructed in close dialogue with artists and artworks that address issues of care, maintenance, storytelling, conditions for being and working together.

Program 

Saturday 17.10.2020, 15:00 – 20:00 Caring, healing, access — Sofia Caesar, Laurie Charles & Greg Nijs
Saturday 21.11.2020, 15:00 – 20:00 Decolonial practices — Zakaria Almoutlak, Lotte Arndt, Olivier Marboeuf / Mangrove, The Post Collective, Golnesa Rezanezhad
Saturday 12.12.2020, 15:00 – 20:00 Guidelines, Codes and Protocols — Clémentine Coupau, Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Sarah Magnan & The White Pube 

Saturday 09.01.2021, 15:00 – 20:00 Intersections of Care & Heide Hinrichs – Listening / embodying — Rachel Dedman, Elizabeth Haines, Heide Hinrichs, Melanie Noel, Jo-ey Tang & Susanne Weiß (A program by our editorial committee member Heide Hinrichs, as part of her project Second Shelf) 

 Intersections of Care is supported by FRNS-FRArt and Académie des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles

A workshop and a collective discussion on decolonial practices in art.

https://www.wiels.org/en/events/open-school-intersections-of-care-decolonial-practices

Speakers

Zakaria Almoutlak is a Syrian sculptor based in Brussels since 2016.

Lotte Arndt is a cultural theorist and curator. She focuses her practice and research on artists who question the postcolonial present and the antinomies of modernity from a transnational perspective. She teaches at the Valence School of Art and Design. She is a member of the Global Art Prospective research group (INHA Paris); a Goethe Institut Fellow at Villa Vassilieff (“If we lived a threshold”, 2016), and an associate editor of the online magazine Qalqalah since 2017.

Olivier Marboeuf / Mangrove is an author, storyteller, independent curator, and founder of Espace Khiasma, an art center that he directed from 2004 to 2018 in Les Lilas (Seine-Saint-Denis). He is interested in different methods for the transmission of knowledge and is now a producer at Specter (Rennes). He is also working on fictional texts and theoretical research around decolonial practices.

The Post Collective is an autonomous platform of co-creation, co-learning, and cultural activism created for and by refugees, asylum seekers, sans papiers and accomplices. The platform provides its members with a collaborative environment as well as artistic, cultural, and employment opportunities. It uses storytelling and dialogue to develop creative and critical alternatives to systems of control and repression.

Golnesa Rezanezhad is an artist and researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK).