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Training for the Not-Yet: Protocols in the Making, 5/19

Training for the Not-Yet: Protocols in the Making

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
12– 2:00 pm  EDT
Vera List Center for Art and Politics
The New School
Via Zoom, free with registration

A preview of the Vera List Center’s program cycle As for Protocols, launching in Fall 2020 and running through Spring 2022, this online event is convened by Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk–an extension of her research Training for the Not-Yet, which manifested at BAK (basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht) in 2019. Her project develops a curriculum of community learnings through theoretical frameworks, performative workshops, creating “learning objects” and developing test sites to enact training for the “not-yet.”

Comprised of a series of collective exercises, interventions, and a musical performance by composer Angel Bat Dawid, artist Adelita Husni-Bey, designer Sandra Lange, and artist Joy Mariama Smith, the event will unfold as a score or set of protocols for sharing different realities, making the space of the not-yet a generative place for intimacy and commitment. During a pandemic, when we can only safely gather in the disembodied atmosphere of a Zoom meeting and are otherwise subject to the protocols and commands of Artificial Intelligence, how might we use this fraught space to practice forms of radical kinship and being together otherwise?

Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School as prelude to our 2020-2022 focus theme As for Protocols. Convened by Jeanne van Heeswijk, with Angel Bat Dawid, Adelita Husni-Bey, Sandra Lange, and Joy Mariama Smith.

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