Contour 8 Opening Weekend Public Programme

Join us for the opening weekend public programme / DAI Roaming Assembly #12 of lectures, film screenings, and performances featuring Filipa César, Council, Michel Feher, Rana Hamadeh, Louis Henderson, inhabitants, Sven Lütticken, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Judy Radul, Susan Schuppli, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Ana Torfs, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, and Susanne M. Winterling.


Saturday, March 11

Venue: Holy Ghost Chapel and House
Onder den Toren 12, 2800 Mechelen

11:00 Mining for Ringwoodite
Screening by inhabitants
11:15 Trace Environments: Sovereignty, toxicity and the littoral
Panel discussion with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Susanne M. Winterling, Susan Schuppli, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, introduced and moderated by Natasha Ginwala
13:30 Lunch break
14:30 Performing the Trial: Re-enactment, Ritual, Remediation
Panel discussion with Ana Torfs, Judy Radul, and Sven Lütticken, introduced and moderated by Rachel O’ Reilly
17:00 Council presents The Against Nature Journal
Contributions by Aimar Arriola, Buenos Tiempos, Int. (Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater), Grégory Castéra, Carlos Motta, and DAI students. Design by Julie Peeters
19:30 Refracted Spaces: An Archaeology of Optics
Performance-lecture by Filipa César and Louis Henderson, introduced and moderated by Rachel O’ Reilly

Sunday, March 12


Cultural Centre Mechelen
Minderbroedersgang 5, 2800 Mechelen

De Maan Theatre
Minderbroedersgang 3, 2800 Mechelen

11:00 Compost Archive
Screening by inhabitants made in collaboration with Filipa César and Louis Henderson
11:15 Notes Toward a Theory of Transformative Justice
Keynote lecture by Denise Ferreira da Silva, introduced and moderated by Natasha Ginwala
12:45 Lunch break
13:30 Hobby Lobby vs. The Allegory of Justice

Screening by inhabitants
13:45 Deceptive Authoritarianism(s): Between Artificial and Discredited Personhoods
Lecture-presentation and panel discussion with Michel Feher and inhabitants, introduced and moderated by Rachel O’ Reilly
16:00 From Left to Night
Screening by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, introduced by Natasha Ginwala followed by a conversation with Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Denise Ferreira da Silva
18:00 Can You Make a Pet of Him Like a Bird or Put Him on a Leash For Your Girls?
Performance by Rana Hamadeh, introduced by Natasha Ginwala Venue: De Maan Theatre
Planetary Records: Performing Justice Between Art and Law
March 11-12, 2017, 11am – 9pm

Limited seating. RSVP Katelijne Lindemans, katelijne@contourmechelen.be

Curators: Natasha Ginwala and Rachel O’ Reilly
Programme Coordinators: Sofia Lemos and Nikos Doulos

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