Friday, 29 November - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Why we are family. The coexistence of species

In 2019 the series of events Joint Ventures is asking what the good life—what good coexistence—looks like. Presentations, talks, discussions, readings, and performances are all dedicated to themes of communality.

The program on November 29 and 30 revolves around why we are all related. The feminist theorist Donna Haraway has proclaimed the Chthulucene, an age that centers around the life of all species and creatures and their coexistence. Kinship and relationships should be seen in a new light and cross the species divide. International contributors will shine a spotlight on this topic from the perspectives of art, ecology, feminism, and activism, focusing on pressing challenges like the climate crisis and artistic strategies of dealing with it.

Address

Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Austria

Registration

 

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Admission free
Limited seating

Language
Deutsch
Englisch
Hashtag
#JointVentures21
Organisers

Christiane Erharter
Claudia Slanar (Blickle Kino)

Screening and discussion
 

Screening and discussion at the Blickle Kino

Friday, 29 November 2019 | 6.30 pm to 9 pm

Tejal Shah, Between the Waves, channel 3, 2012, Videostill

A program of films at the Blickle Kino on Friday evening prepare us for Saturday’s topics. There will be screenings of older and more recent video works by the Indian filmmaker and artist Tejal Shah, as well as by the US American filmmaker and theorist Angela Anderson. Both explore nonbinary approaches in ecology, feminism, and subject theory in their work.

 

Followed by a talk with the filmmakers and a discussion about contemporary artistic research’s interest in ecology, environmental topics, and activism with Nina Tabassomi. Tabassomi is the curator and director of the Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol and recently hosted the exhibition Ecocinema in Innsbruck.

 

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Program
 

Program at the Belvedere 21

Saturday, 30 November  2019 | 11 am to 6 pm

 

Event in German and English

 

 

The day begins with a talk by Elisabeth von Samsonow. The philosopher, artist, and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will speak about the coexistence of species and the relevance of ecofeminism. Then the artist duo RESANITA (Anita Fuchs and Resa Pernthaller, Graz and Vienna) shows their results on plant research and biodiversity.

After a joint lunch break, Michaela Moser, social expert and professor at the UAS St. Pölten, will talk about the organization of communal forms of living and present the Viennese housing project Wohnprojekt Wien (Verein für nachhaltiges Leben).

Then the filmmaker and artist Tejal Shah (Delhi) will present a performative lecture about her work and research on cross-species relationships and ecofeminism in the context of Buddhist philosophy. Afterwards an artist talk takes place, conducted by Ruby Sircar (Vienna). This is followed by a presentation by the Institute of Anxiety. Edith Jeřábková (Prague) will speak about art and activism as strategies for tackling the climate crisis.

After a short break Karin Harrasser, media and cultural scholar and professor at the University of Art and Design Linz, will introduce us to the work of the feminist theorist and emirate professor of the University of California, Santa Cruz Donna Haraway. Harrasser will speak about translating Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene into German and the mesh of references that she unraveled in the process. The program will conclude with a Skype conversation between Donna Haraway and Karin Harrasser.

 

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Program

 

 

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Talk

The Coexistence of Species and the Relevance of Ecofeminism

Elisabeth von Samsonow

 

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Presentation

RESANITA: www.resanita.at

Anita Fuchs and Resa Pernthaller

 

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Joint lunch break

 

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Talk and Presentation

Wohnprojekt Wien: www.wohnprojekt.wien

Michaela Moser 

 

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Performative Lecture

Tejal Shah and artist talk, conducted by Ruby Sircar

 

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4 pm

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Presentation

„Institute of Anxiety“: www.institutuzkosti.cz

Edith Jeřábková

 

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5 pm

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Break

 

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5.30 pm

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Introduction

Karin Harrasser to the German translation of Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

 

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6.15 pm

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Skype conversation

with Donna Haraway, conducted by Karin Harrasser

 

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7 pm

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Conclusion

and get-together with music on the Karl Schwanzer piano

 

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