Café Univers is a nomadic radio project by Syma Tariq and Francesca Savoldi hosted during the opening weekend of Contour Biennale 8.
The episodes navigate mainstream radio stations via the Radio Garden, with biennale artists, guests and passersby warmly invited to contribute. The project melds sonic exploration of south/south solidarity and the collapsing of physical/digital spaces via the changing format of radio. It hopes to address questions such as: What is the relationship between music and social justice? In what ways does music (re)territorialise and bind the diaspora? Whose sound is it anyway?
The project is supported by Radio Apartment 22 (R22), founded by Abdellah Karroum in Rabat. Edited episodes of the audio recorded will be published on R22 and the Contour Biennale 8 website.
Op zondag 19 maart organiseerden Contour Biennale 8 en OP.RECHT.MECHELEN. de Contour Biennale 8 lerarendag in samenwerking met Klasse. De educatieve werking van de biënnale werd er voorgesteld. De educatie map is vanaf nu beschikbaar op onze website.
Het Karrabing Film Collective (Gavin Bianamu, Rex Edmunds, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Ben Williams) stelt The Stealing C*nt$ en Toxic Sovereignty voor, de film die naar aanleiding van hun deelname aan Contour Biennale 8 bij de Boghossianstichting zal getoond worden. De projectie zal gevolgd worden door een gesprek gemodereerd door Natasha Ginwala. Alle info vindt u hier.
Contour Biennale 8 werkt samen met Dutch Art Institute en verwelkomt studenten en docenten in Mechelen tijdens het openingsweekeinde van de biënnale. Een tweedaags publiek programma op 11 en 12 maart 2017 met als titel Planetary Records: Performing Justice Between Art and Law is het sluitstuk van hun programma. Kom ook naar de keynote lezingen, artist talks, filmvoorstellingen en de prestaties in het kader van DAI's Roaming Assembly #12. Bedacht door curator Natasha Ginwala en dichter, criticus en curator Rachel O'Reilly. Het volledige programma vindt u op onze website onder 'public programme'.
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