Uncertainty Seminars: Not Getting It

24, 25 en 26 mei 2019
Locatie: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag
Voertaal: Engels

Uncertainty Seminars continues. Stroom Den Haag presents a new series of our experimental events exploring doubt as a cultural strategy, and you are invited.
Uncertainty Seminars: Not Getting It taps into different forms of knowing and understanding, as well as not being able to get or take something. The artists, thinkers and makers in the program share a sensitivity to strategies of (non)visibility, absence and presence - and positions that refuse these binaries and exist in between.

As part of Uncertainty Seminars: Not Getting It an exhibition by Florence Jung will be on display on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May during opening hours of Stroom Den Haag (12:00-17:00 hrs).

Friday 24 May 2019, 12:00-16:00 hrs
Reading group and workshop
Free admission
RSVP required: reserveren@stroom.nl

Students and professionals are invited to join this program about strategies of invisibility relating to the way societies allow for (in)equality. The material in the reading group and the workshop zooms in on alternative ways of ‘knowing' and the task of Listening. Developed and conducted by Francisca Khamis & Tina Reden & Davide Sanvee from Decolonial Futures.

Saturday 25 May 2019, 14:30-20:00 hrs
Public program
Tickets €10,- via www.bandcamp.com (including an exclusive track, a drink and a small meal)
Screenings of three works by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz Silent, (7 min, 2016), I Want (16 min, 2015) and Opaque (10 min, 2014) stage embodiments which are able to cross between and throughout different times to reveal possibilities for a queer futurity.

A presentation by non-visual designer Simon Dogger that deals with the changes in perception after losing his vision. He presents an experience of his world in which uncertainty holds a beauty that does not meet the eye.

Screening of Tony Cokes' Evil.27.Selma about the role of mediatized images and the non-visibility of the protests, strengthened political imagination, leading up to social change beyond what is already known or seen. 

Davide Sanvee, Francisca Khamis and Tina Reden with a performance crossing and mixing of their remembrance, they create a new, ever-changing narrative, new relations and a collective memory.

A performance lecture by researcher Arif Kornweitz about invisibility features in military technology and ethical questions of imagelessness.

Political philosopher Tina Rahimy about the role uncertainty might play in the fluid nature of our society's understanding of communities, borders and inclusion.

Femke Herregraven presenting the way her work teases out the narratives that drive incomprehensible and invisible economic and political forces.

Sunday 26 May 2019, 12:00-17:00 hrs
Audio experience and exhibition
Free admission

A soundpiece by Kartherine McBride that will be on display for the duration of the Uncertainty Seminars.

Save the date 2019
14, 15, 16 June: Uncertainty Seminars: Shadows of Tomorrow
12, 13, 14 July: Uncertainty Seminars: Feel The Space Breathing

The Uncertainty Seminars will continue after summer!

Uncertainty Seminars: Not Getting It
foto: design: Studio The Rodina
Decolonial Futures workshop at Rietveld Academie, 2018
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz - Opaque, 2014 (still)
foto: Courtesy of artists and Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Simon Dogger
Tony Cokes - Evil.27.Selma, 2011 (still)
foto: Courtesy the artist and Green Naftali, New York
Tina Rahimy
Femke Herregraven
foto: Adam Berry, transmediale, CC BY NC-SA 4.0