with Navild Acosta, Jamika Ajalon, edna bonhomme, Mario Guzman, Kemoy Jemmott (tbc), Jota Mombaça, Maque Pereyra, Femke Snelting, and Pinar Tuzcu

curated by Katrin Köppert with Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Juana Awad, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, and MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr)

Online & Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Zitadelle, Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin

The trans-discursive event-series „Feminist MagiX. Decolonial Inlets“ accompanies the exhibition „Disturbance: witch“ curated by Alba D’Urbano and Olga Vostretsova at the Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst (ZAK) in the Zitadelle Spandau Berlin. Starting out from the motif of the witch, which is the subject of artistic negotiation in the exhibition, the series of events explores queer-feminist politics and practices of enchantment, which are currently virulent in the context of popular culture and feuilletonist discourses. In the context of these discourses, references to syncretistic forms of religiosity and spirituality that are connected to decolonial epistemologies of healing are condensed. In addition, references to mythologies and poetologies of the supernatural can be recognized in the context of indigenous struggles against extractivist colonial capitalist regimes. Ritual practices and magic are important points of reference for decolonial approaches to critically question Western knowledge regimes and exercise epistemic disobedience. The speculative and fabulative is also central within Afrofuturism. New concepts and forms of the political come to the fore: Music, dance and performance form decisive bridges to shape the world and determine politics. It is about nothing less than the reestablishment of the world with the means of art and culture.

31.10. // 4-6.30 // @BigBlueButton bug report: tuning to trans*feminist Xystem.crash, Series of bug reports by Edna Bonhomme, Mario Guzman, Femke Snelting, and Pinar Tuzcu; curated by MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr)

14.11. // tba  // @ZAK eXorcizing colonialism. to imagine a sea not bleeding: spilling injury & coalitions of the erotic (prior for BPOC), Performance workshop with Navild Acosta, workshop by edna bonhomme and Kemoy Jemmott (tbc), curated and moderated by Anguezomo Mba Bikoro

28.11. // 3-6 // @ZAK cacophonic cliniX, Performative study session by Jota Mombaça; curated by Juana Awad

12.12. // 11-2.30 // @ District Berlin shaman poetiX. spiritual activism, pleasure activism, perreo and decolonial strategies, Yoggaton Workshop & Q&A with Maque Pereyra; curated by Verena Melgarejo Weinandt

19.12. // 7  // @ZAK afrofuture musiX, Anti-Lecture with Jamika Ajalon

Please register for every single event by writing an email to feministmagiX@hgb-leipzig.de. Due to COVID restrictions the event will be held on- and offline. All participants will receive a link to the online tool before the event.

Contact: Katrin Köppert, koeppert@hgb-leipzig.de

Funded by: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

In cooperation with: Academy for Transcultural Exchange, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig // Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen // District Berlin // Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy in the Heinrich Böll Foundation // Research Training Group „Knowledge in the Arts”, Berlin University of the Arts