Change of Game

Jarbas Lopes - September 4th


Chung Seoyoung - September 5th, 12:45 - 13:00

We could find a definition for the word "continuity" as such: "A detailed script or scenario consulted to avoid discrepancies from shot to shot in a film, allowing the various scenes to be shot out of order." While all possible kinds of "wars" are going on in the world all "possible details" disappear. But details are the bridge towards what makes life more real and interesting. By disappearance of the detail, absurdity evolves in reality and the aspire to continuity is a strong contest around this absurdity.

Full Spectrum Dominance

Kerry James Marshall - September 4th, 16:50 - 17:20

The objectives of the United States government as outlined in a document called the Joint Vision for 2020 are to achieve this thing they call "full spectrum dominance". The goal is to not allow any other nation or group of people on the planet to achieve a competitive level of development that can challenge the dominance of the United States in any sphere of influence, meaning militarly, economically and meaning in some ways socially.

Hindutva and Islamism: Twins in Annihilation

Ranjit Hoskote - September 5th, 13:45 - 13:00
Hindutva and Islamism are both movements of revanchism and annihilatory impact, which claim to speak in the name of a pure religious tradition that has been tainted and threatened by alien influences. In a zone of cultural confluence such as South Asia, these global movements are at war with one another: to Hindutva, secular modernity as well as Islam and Islamism are the enemy; to Islamism, secular modernity as well as Hinduism and Hindutva are the enemy.


Hassan Khan - September 5th, 13:15 - 13:45

An associative and casual listening session to examples of shaabiyat tracks produced and distributed in Cairo over the past three years. Khan will discuss how the taboo becomes totem, the self hysterically claims a space, and aggression and paranoia become productive cultural operations, his evidence a collection of tracks that he finds to be the most interesting, surprising, and exciting cultural product to come out of his home town for a very long time.

Jeunesse fougue

Abdoulaye Konaté - September 5th, 17:30 - 17:33

Bonjour, l'idee de jeunesse fougue pour moi c'est inconstant de lieu. Je remarque aujourd'hui que beaucoup de presidents sont tres jeunes et surtout qui sont doté d'une puissance incroyable, d'une puissance sur le plan armement, sur le plan nucléaire, avec une force de frappe incroyable. Ceci dit, quand un jeune president qui metrise, qui a à sa possession une certaine quantité d'armes decide d'aller en guerre, nous avons constaté que rien ne peut l'empecher de faire la guerre. Même l'opinion international ne peut pas l'empecher de faire la guerre.


Okwui Enwezor - September 6th, 12:00 - 12:45
My presentation this afternoon will continue on some of the themes that I explored in my conversation with Jo Ractliffe a few moments ago and I am speaking about Jihad but also would like to use the opportunity to link this question of Jihad to what I call incasarated life, to look at the relationship of contemporary arts and the security state. I think it's been in a very much part of the lexicon of the emergency in which we're operating today to speak of Jihad from the point of view of a nihilistic practice, of senseless violence, violence that has no ethical core.

Mukaddimah: Le Bout du Monde/Anwal

Abdellah Karroum - September 5th

Narrating a time of war

Praneet Soi - September 5th, 12:30 - 12:42

I should begin by saying that I am a painter and talking about war or images of war is something that I have been exploring for a long time, specifically images coming out from what has been labeled as terrorism. Muslim fundamentalism is a subject which has become very intersting for me, coming from India and living and working in Europe.


Jang Un Kim - September 6th, 14:45 - 15:15


James Merle Thomas - September 5th, 14:30 - 14:37

Pandit or pundit. The word which is now associated almost exclusively with talking heads, CNN newscasters and livestreaming has a much richer history, one that strikes at the very nature of how knowledge is organized and controlled. "Pandit" stems from the Sanskrit "pandita", meaning "learned". Originally referring to a Hindu or Brahman who has memorized a substantial portion of the Vedas, and the rhythms and melododies for repeating them.


Patrick D. Flores - September 6th, 14:15 - 14:45

... there seams to be so much faith in war and while many people wait for peace countless others wait for war. War is waiting like prayer, it's a structure of expectation.

State of Emergency

Jo Ractliffe - September 6th, 12:30 - 13:00
We are going to have a conversation and we've come up with the idea of "state of emergency", to look at "state of emergency" in sort of two manifestations. The first state of emergency in South Africa was in 1960, shortly after the Sharpeville massacre which was a demonstration against the carrying of pass books which was actually part of the colonial british system of regulating black people in South Africa - where they could stay, where they could move.


Ursula Biemann - September 5th


Hyunjin Kim - September 5th