2 DECEMBER, 8 P.M. CET
In light of the crisis which is currently in the making, we are all confronted with uncertainty. Unexpectedly, we are face to face with a new unprecedented reality that no longer rhymes with the familiar patterns of our predictable daily lives. As we reevaluate the new situation and at times drown in the deep seas of uncertainty, MAF has invited and encouraged a group of artists to research and experiment with the power of not knowing.
A search in which “not knowing is encountered as an opening in the fabric of what is known, which requires a reciprocal openness, receptivity to its potential” (Emma Cocker); a choice that also means one needs to “tolerate the slight discomfort or anxiety” (John Cleese) caused by it.
This Theme Night is the performative result of previous encounters (themselves unstable situations) between artists, researchers and philosophers. By means of jointly developed work, experiment and dialogues, they invite the audience to come along and seek renewed confidence in not knowing, while avoiding getting lost in the immediate Here and Now.
Speakers: Hannes Arvid Andersson, Henry Byrne, Marcelo Agustin Martinez Caram, dr Anke Coumans, Linde Ex, Inbal Ann Hershtig, Simona Kicurovska, Hermen Maat, Kevin A. Perrin, Adri Schokker, dr Bibi Straatman, Pol Taverne, T.S. Anna
Partners: ARC Artistic Research Community in the North and research group ‘Image in Context’ (Research Centre ‘Art & Society’ of Minerva Art Academy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen)