A Conversation between Artists Asuf Ishaq, Diana Zrnic, Foxy Azucar, and Katarina Rankovic with Anthropologist Dr Farhan Samanan5:30 - 9 pm, 23rd September, 2022
︎Venue: Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar | Bank, 1A Angel Ct, London EC2R 7HJ
In conjunction with the 1st exhibition of Not to be a singular being, a conversation between artists: Asuf Ishaq, Diana Zrnic, Foxy Azucar, and Katarina Rankovic with Anthropologist Dr Farhan Samanan will be held at Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar in Bank.
Taking each of their practices as the starting point for discussion, they will talk about how they understand identity formation, how they speculate the authenticity of “self”, how they imagine and configure “multiplicity”, "difference", and "otherness" anew. The conversation will also explore the artistic processes and anthropological approaches that involve close collaboration and exchange with other practitioners.
In the end, there will be a Q&A session with the audience.
Workshop: Rethinking Relations1:00 - 2:30 pm, 27th September, 2022
︎Venue: 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, Bow, London E3 5QZ
Join non-binary writer, researcher and facilitator Sonji Shah for a fun creative writing and reading workshop.
In this workshop, we will further delve into Édouard Glissant’s work on multiplicity and identity formation. Specifically, we will explore some key concepts, such as opacity, relation, and consent, and how we can apply those to ourselves and our everyday lives.
Through this, we can start sketching alternative futures in creative ways - to not just ‘make sense’ of such possibilities, but to feel, embody and experiment with the understanding of ourselves in relation to others, as well as the earth. Drawing on Glissant’s poetics, speculative fiction, and the exhibition, we take time to collectively reflect on how just and liveable futures can take hold in the present.