Reading & Knitting Club at Ntizeza!!!

In October we started the Reading and Knitting Club at Ntizeza, in Athens. Anastasia Diavasti and me hosted the first sessions and the upcoming one had continued organically, thanks to the enthusiasm of the participants. After Depression, a public feeling by Anne Cvetkovich, we read and discussed All about love by Bell Hooks, We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and then…

Invitation to the first sessions:

Reading evenings on books with critical approach to culture and politics within the current global uncertainties and conflicts, accompanied by knitting and tea.

The first book we will discuss is ‘Depression, A Public Feeling’ by Ann Cvetkovich, who combines memoir and essay in search of ways of writing about depression as a cultural and political phenomenon that offer alternatives to medical models. She describes her own experience of professional pressures, political hopelessness and intellectual blockage, considering the idea that feeling bad constitutes the lived experience of neoliberal capitalism.

This reading will be in English and is co-hosted by the Peruvian artist Eliana Otta. If you are interested in obtaining a PDF version of this book please email us at ntizeza@gmail.com
Knitting materials and tea will be provided, you are welcome to bring more if you like 🙂
All reading and knitting club events are free.

The upcoming books will be decided collectively, on the basis of our shared feminist convictions.

Poo*/(*&%oool? Iii/%$#&%/iii? Tiii!¡$!%#$iiiics? at EIGHT / ΤΟ ΟΧΤΩ, critical institute for arts and politics, in Athens!

On November the 9th I made at EIGHT / ΤΟ ΟΧΤΩ the workshop Poo*/(*&%oool? Iii/%$#&%/iii? Tiii!¡$!%#$iiiics?

Text from the invitation to participate:

A two-hour encounter to discuss the meanings related to and included in the word “politics”. How do we relate to that word today? For what do we use it and for what can it be useful?
Through conversations and experimental writing, we will dissect this word, trying to understand and expand our approaches to its potentialities and limitations. Working together with texts, and free associations, we will imagine the political constellations that could make sense to our current urgencies and desires.

Planta Alta – Residencia en Madrid

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Hasta el 27/09 estoy en Madrid, invitada por Violeta Janeiro y hablarenarte, en el marco de su recientemente estrenado programa de residencias, Planta Alta. Estoy tratando de aprender un poco de las organizaciones surgidas a raíz de la crisis, para pensar conexiones con el contexto griego y mi investigación a curso sobre procesos colectivos de duelo. Entre otras cosas, hemos visitado a los Yayoflautas y realizado una sesión de Cocina silenciosa, continuando una práctica iniciada por Rodrigo Andreolli, en la residencia que compartimos en Atenas, el 2017.  Acá unas fotos de ese encuentro donde aguzamos mucho los sentidos, porque además de no hablar, tuvimos que cocinar por ratos a la luz de las velas, ya que se fue la electricidad varias veces.

 

Ghosts of my life – a reading and listening group in Chaosmos, Athens.

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During the Mondays and Wednesdays of July, we read and listened to the songs commented by Mark Fisher in his book “Ghosts of my life”. A very diverse group of people joined the sessions, which ended with a screening of “Robinson in ruins” (a film by Patrick Keiller). Thanks to Chaosmos for the hospitality! On the occasion, I shared a playlist I made a while ago, when I read the book for the first time:

Mudanza x SUERO (Pamplona, ES)


SUERO

SUERO #03

Dejar un apartamento. Desocupar una casa. Levantar el campo. Despejar. Ahuecar el ala.
Inventariar ordenar clasificar seleccionar
Eliminar tirar vender
Romper
Quemar
Bajar desellar desclavar despegar desatornillar descolgar
Desconectar soltar cortar sacar desmontar doblar cortar
Enrollar
Empaquetar embalar apretar anudar apilar juntar amontonar atar envolver proteger recubrir cerrar apretar
Recoger llevar levantar
Barrer
Cerrar
Marcharse
Georges Perec, Mudarse

La tercera y última edición de SUERO en Pamplona estará dedicada a la MUDANZA, desde sus diversas motivaciones, significados y relaciones léxico-gramaticales. A diferencia de las dos ediciones anteriores en las cuales tomamos un piso durante 5 horas en cada encuentro, SUERO #03 abarcará diversos puntos del Casco Viejo de la ciudad.

Doce artistas provenientes de España y Perú, que residen fuera de sus lugares de origen, han sido invitadxs a participar con obra en papel. Estas serán reproducidas en una edición limitada de 50 copias c/u y distribuidas en pilas en cuatro puntos de la ciudad.
El público será congregado en un punto de partida en donde recibirá un sobre y un mapa que indica las coordenadas a seguir y las obras que se hallan en cada lugar. De esta manera, cada persona irá armando la exhibición y su propia colección de obras en la medida en que se desplace por la ciudad.

SUERO #03_MUDANZA
SAB 25.05 | 12 – 4 PM
Miguel Aguirre
Manu Blázquez
Nicole Franchy
Ferran Gisbert
Amaia Gracia-Azqueta
Carlos Irijalba
Jimena Katoo
Nicolás Lamas
Mireya My
Francesc Ruiz
Eliana Otta
Gihan Tubbeh

Dirección y Curaduría: Luisa Fernanda Lindo
Diseño e Imagen: Sofía Enríquez González

Gracias a: Katakrak, Café Roch, Bar Gaucho y Meson de la Tortilla por sumarse a SUERO 🖤

+info: damesuero@gmail.com
síguenos en Instagram: @suero_hidratante
#damesuero

Aprendiz de ofrenda en DEEP TRASH Eco Trash / Offering´s apprentice at DEEP TRASH Eco Trash

DEEP TRASH Eco Trash
Friday 19 April 2019
presented as part of Ecofutures Festival
at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
£10/12/15
20:00-02:00 (last entry midnight)

The legendary East London exhibition-cum-performance club night Deep Trash is back! Teaming up with the 3-week festival EcoFutures, Deep Trash delves into our present day ecological dystopia to explore alternative futures for our planet and all the diverse creatures within it.

Expect to experience both present and future visions of our ecological landscapes in a variety of utopic possibilities and dystopic realities. Sticky encounters with hybrid creatures, antidotes to overconsumption in a technofuturist dimension and a unique living incarnation of Whitechapel’s ‘Fatberg’ will fill up the rooms of this immersive Eco Trash experience. You might also come across some mystic papayas, acts of shared ecolove and ecosex, BDSM technoshamanist rituals against the current ecocide, queer counteractions to the Anthropocene, Afrofuturistic sonic healing and the sacred cleansing of our inner (yoni) climate.

Dressing up (or undressing) is highly encouraged.

Deep Trash is a bi-annual, one-night-only event featuring live, uncensored and challenging performances, installations, one-to-one encounters, artworks, visuals and videos spread over 2 floors in 3 rooms by over 40 artists from all over the world all under the same roof in East London’s legendary Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

The venue will be open from 8pm, with a 1-hour curated screening on loop. The event will also include an exhibition, interactive and immersive installations and all-night performances that address sexuality, gender and race in relation to the environment and ecology.

DJ set by Moonbow (Siren collective) will fuse organic and sci fi sounds of cyberpunk films and anime. Followed by Karen Wilkins (Opulence), infecting the dancefloor withdeep, rhythmic, percussive techno grooves till the end of the night. In the basement, Smaragda will get you dancing to the latest pussytronic/queertonic dance beats around midnight.

LIVE:

Arise Amazons! / Danielle Imara / Eunjung Kim & Burong (曾不容) / Fallon Mayanja / intimate animals / Joseph Morgan Schofield / Miss HerNia / Niya B / Tom Coates / Veneration (Victoria W & Nicole B)

ART:

Adam Seid Tahir / Anna Nolda Nagele / Barbara Gamper / Cecilia Cavalieri / Craestor / Dakota Gearhart / Eliana Otta / Erik Thörnqvist / Francisco Navarrete Sitja / Helena Cardow / Intimate Jelly / Izzy Bravo / Jo Pester / Julia Oldham / Karl Munstedt / Karine Bonneval / Landon Newton / María Papi / Meghan Moe Beitiks / Nonhuman Nonsense / Nuoran Zhang / Romily Alice Walden / Shvemy Sewing Cooperative / Zaneta Zukalova

DJs:

Karen Wilkins (Opulence) / Moonbow (Siren/NTS Radio) / Smaragda

Event Information

Tickets: http://workersplaytime.net/TICKETS.htm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/471231956747426/

General Information

Deep Trash: https://cuntemporary.org/category/projects/deep-trash/
Ecofutures Festival: https://cuntemporary.org/category/projects/ecofutures/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DeepTrashClub
IG: https://www.instagram.com/deeptrashclub
#DeepTrash #EcoTrash