Sunday, October 27th, 2019 | 12:30pm at Monnot Theater
Through historical and theoretical investigations, as well as experimental modes of engagement, Daniel Blanga Gubbay and Raafat Majzoub explore the political potentiality of co-imagination in its past, present, and future forms. By moving away from the notion of the single author, they trace the intimacy of co-existence and co-generation, as well as the visceral scaffolding required to create a space that would allow it. In doing so, this conversation also ventures into the notion of collective authorship beyond the human—acknowledging that we are writing or thinking of the text together with the text, in future forms of interdependence.
Daniel Blanga Gubbay is a researcher and curator of performance and public programmes, currently based in Brussels, where he works as the artistic co-director of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. He received his Master’s degree with Giorgio Agamben in Venice, and a PhD in Cultural Studies. Among recent curated programmes: Can Nature Revolt?, Manifesta 13, Palermo (2018); Black Market, Brussels (2016); and The School of Exceptions, Santarcangelo, 2016 He was co-curator of Liveworks, a residency programme in Centrale Fies, and head of the Department of Arts and Choreography (ISAC) at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts, Brussels. He lectures regularly abroad; among some recent presentations: Talking About the Weather (University of Oslo, 2019); Dance Under Cover of a Fictional Rhythm (Sharjah Art Foundation, 2018); The Movement as Living Non-Body (Movement Research, New York, 2018); Knowing the Unknown (Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki, 2017) and Prophecies Without Content (American University of Beirut, 2014).
Raafat Majzoub positions his work at the intersection between politics, intimacy, and futurecasting—exploring fiction as a tool for individual and collective agency as well as an arena to construct new worlds. He is the founding director of The Khan: The Arab Association for Prototyping Cultural Practices, and Part-time Lecturer at the Architecture and Design Department at the American University of Beirut.
This event is part of Home Works 8: A Forum on Cultural Practices.