Studium Generale Rietveld 2018-2019

Preliminary programme in the Gym, Rietveld Academie:

16, 30 January; 6, 13, 27 February; 6, 13, 20 March

Conference-Festival in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: 27, 28, 29, 30 March

Curators: Kunstverein, Hypatia Vourloumis, Daniela K. Rosner, Tavia Nyong'o

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Fabulating Alternative Imaginaries in Art and Life

(...) It matters what stories tell stories. It matters what thoughts think thoughts. It matters what worlds make worlds (...) - Donna Haraway

Studium Generale Rietveld invites you to ‘take a walk on the wild side’, and to regard ‘fabulation’ – in the sense of ‘fabricating the real’, world-making or 'speculative fiction’ – as an artistic, social and political capacity. By making use of the fictional, critical fabulation in art, literature or theory can produce or uncover visions, histories and stories that are radically discontinuous from official and dominant narratives about our lives and living together – the effect of this on our consciousness and imaginaries can therefore be very real or liberating. By bringing the unthinkable and silenced into representation, fabulation can be a way or methodology to enter the wild side: a space for what lies beyond current systems and structures of rule. Studium Generale Rietveld wants to take you into this ‘wild beyond’, welcoming alternative histories and other regimes of wanting, being and becoming. How do we find each other in this wild space? Who and what do we find there? How can we live, move, perform, make things, and produce knowledge in it, and represent our own stories, histories and futures?

Talks, Readings, Presentations, Performances and Screenings by Alice Chauchat, Raimundas Malašauskas, Rosalind Nashashibi, Austin Redman, Isabel Lewis, Mark Buckeridge, Nwando Ebizie, Gayatri Gopinath, Malak Helmy (with Janine Armin), Monsur Mansoor, Amber Jamilla Musser, Sandra Ruiz, Jackie Wang, Shaowen Bardzell, Åsa Ståhl / Kristina Lindström, Priscilla Telmon / Vincent Moon, Sarah Sharma, Tina Campt, Jayna Brown, Luke Willis Thompson, Naima Ramos Chapman and Tiona Nekkia McCLodden.

Full programme can be found here.

Key words:

afro-futurism, anarchy, bewilderment, blackness, détournement, dream, fable, (critical, black, feminist or queer) fabulation, (alternative) fact, failure, fantasy, fiction, forest, fugitive, future, hallucination, history, improvisation, jamming, jungle, love, myth, myth-science, (counter) narrative, noise, para-fiction, people-to-come, play, post-truth, queer vitality, refusal, revolt, science-fiction, speculative fiction, string-figures, story-telling, study, tinker, (un)making, utopia, Venus, wild beyond, wild space, wildness, world-making, writing against the archive…