BORDER REVERB @ Clandestino
To challenge the (in)security and (in)sensibility of European immigration regimes, Clandestino Talks presents Border Reverb. Joining forces with the Creativity Beyond Borders Network from the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, Clandestino brings a number of key thinkers together to rethink the Border and its politics.
Workshops and talks will offer challenges to restrictive immigration laws and practices and the ways these intersect with creativity, performance and artistic and musical opposition. Border Reverb will include keynote presentations by Eyal Weizman, Julian Henriques, Abhijit Roy and Rangan Chakravorty. The five-day session will begin with a special evening event on Tuesday, 8 June, with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in conversation with John Hutnyk.
Border Reverb will examine the after effects of immigration and asylum policy, border and visa regulation and security surveillance, as well as ways in which activists, artists and musicians have engaged with border politics worldwide. Clandestino has always supported such critical thinking and this workshop is part of a push towards a new Europe – a Europe without exclusions. The workshop is accompanied by a video art screening curated by the LDN/BRU network (Benoit Loiseau & Joanna Figiel).
Border Reverb is part of Creativity Beyond Borders, an AHRC Beyond Text Research Network project that brings together researchers in India, London, Germany, Denmark and Sweden that work with the themes of borders, activism and the arts. The network developed around a series of week-long intensive research workshops, running in different cities from November 2008 to June 2010.
Sonic Border (London, November 2008) explored the way sound crosses the border differently, provoking a rethink of the border’s location – not just in ports, but between us all, in conversations, in ideas. Border Documents, in conjunction with CPH.DOX documentary film festival (Copenhagen, November 2009) considered the border as it unfolds in time/screen based media and examined the telematic border, CCTV and the scanning screens of the immigration check.
Highlights so far have included the successful workshop of Förvaret/Detention theatre piece that went on an extended run at the Göteborgs Stadsteater, Sweden. The run up to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which coincided with our Berlin Theatre Border (Berlin, April 2009) meeting, gave prominece to the themes of memory, border and national bifurcation and reunification. In Border Infection, we continued the theme of peripatetic walks with a maritime and music themed exploration of the environs of Deptford, South-east London. An accompanying art exhibition curated by LDN/BRU raising the themes associated with the workshop featured artists from the Network.
Border Reverb/Clandestino Talks – draft programme
(we advise checking the Clandestino website for scheduling changes http://clandestinofestival.org/2010/en/)
Tuesday June 8th 2010
18.30–19.30 | Welcome reception
19.30–21.30 | Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in conversation with John Hutnyk
Wednesday June 9th 2010
– Elena Papadaki,
– Rico Reyes
– Ray Ganz et al Roundtable on Art Practices
– Sarah Ralfs “The reverb of the author/director”
– Benoit Loiseau and Jo Figiel
– Julian Henriques: “Vibratology: material, corporeal and political aspects of sounding”
–Eyal Weizman: “Forensic Architecture: Only the criminal can solve the crime”
Thursday June 10th 2010
– Maria Mogren “Berlin. Brunnenstrasse” (film, 45 minutes)
– Jennifer Otter & Andrej Mircev “Scenes from the Liminal”
– Raul Gschrey “Border lines. against/between/about arts and borders”
– Mary Claire Halvorson “Rhizomes/Reflections”
Friday June 11th 2010
– Heidi Hausbruch & Rachel Palmer
– Abhijit Roy “Bollywood borders”
PER WIRTÉN @ Novotel [in Swedish] – co–arr with Arena
– Carla Mueller–Schulzke: “Re–sounds of urban London”
– Rangan Chakravorty: “Bangla Bands”
Saturday June 12th 2010
– Alyson Coyle “At the Border of Love & Labour: rethinking the Work of care”
– LDN-BRU films. “Border Reverb: rethinking the border and/in the art practice”.