Taking emotions seriously

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DOczXaVyBpk Enemies of democracy have always manipulated feelings. Yet what we need today is a passionate defense of liberal democracy and the liberal order. We also need to embrace the feeling of loss and translate it into something positive and enriching, into a feeling about political community: empathy.  Read More »

In-spiration Ex-piration Co-spiration

Audio Recording [sonaar_audioplayer albums="1748"][/sonaar_audioplayer] We cannot help but breathing. And still respiration is a movement, a rhythm and a nourishment, that changes with the stories we decide to tell about it.  Inspiration, Expiration, Co-spiration is a somatic lecture, an online class and a choral experience of practicing gas exchange together. Body Industrial Palace by Fritz… Read More »

Wake Up

[sonaar_audioplayer albums="895"][/sonaar_audioplayer] What is present for you in your thoughts, feelings, sensations? What is the question you are asking yourself these days? Write it down on a piece of paper and browse through a stock of magazines, newspapers, old books, flyers, teabags tags, random slips of papers, chocolate silverware that you already have. Notice what… Read More »

Upwording

[sonaar_audioplayer albums="782"][/sonaar_audioplayer] Transcript Hello, Good afternoon, morning, evening – wherever you are in the world right now, listening, I  feel excited to be sharing with you my very first Audio Recording of Upwording, created for the launch of the online platform  of the international, intergenerational conference the Grand Re Union.   My name is Rivca… Read More »

Moving the Mirror

https://youtu.be/1Ut0cjg6u84 Moving the Mirror is an ongoing improvisational performance project initiated by Peter Pleyer in 2016. It brings together dance artists from Warsaw and Berlin and it was performed in Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań and Berlin. This video – as an alternative to a real meeting – was commissioned especially for The Kick Off Issue of… Read More »

Embracing Complexity

[sonaar_audioplayer albums="791"][/sonaar_audioplayer] Embracing Complexity introduces the concept of Radical Sociability; a strategy for enacting an intersectional affinity based politics. It is recommended to download the audio file and take a walk with it someplace where you will have little distraction, and hopefully some greenery.  This piece draws on my research and includes many references from contemporary writers. For… Read More »

A New Kind of Wildness

https://youtu.be/QYK-HrT_Jzg Jack Halberstam, Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University, offered this lecture on The Rite of Spring by Nijinsky and Stravinsky at CounterPulse in June of 2020. Halberstam explores issues at the intersection of queer theory and wildness/modernity. This lecture is related to a chapter in Halberstam’s latest book, forthcoming in October 2020… Read More »

Kick Off

https://youtu.be/xiDQLO4Fpwc Dana Caspersen, Alice Sheppard, Bush Hartshorn, Márta Ladjánszki, Marta Keil, Andrew Morrish, Joanna Leśnierowska, Neemias Santana, Nina Martin, Rivca Rubin, Roshana Rubin Mayhew, Iwona Olszowska, Magdalena Przybysz, Mădălina Dan, Agata Siniarska, Romain Bigé, Marine Bikard, Natalia Gorzelańczyk, Michiel Keuper, Ka Rustler, Julia Asperska, Ania Nowak, Hasmik Tangyan, Konrad Kurowski, Marta Harasimowicz, Paweł Sakowicz, Filip… Read More »