25/06 – 18h
Denise Ferreira da Silva on The Reading Room
Denise Ferreira da Silva will engage in a conversation with and about philosophical notions of reading and imagining, and how we can think them in relation to astrology, poetry, tarot, philosophy, quantum physics,dance, music, reiki, psychoanalysis and any such practices.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Jessica Warboys will be around and we will screen Jessica’s film Pageant Roll (2012)
We’ll watch Yvonne Rainer’s first film called Hand Movie (1966) while listening to poet Mia You reading her poem Hand Poem.
Christian Hawkey will also read a new poem.
And DJ Baba Electronica will play at the bar!
A conversation between Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri can be found here.
Denise Ferreira da Silva is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (2007) and Notes Towards the End of Time (2015), and the coeditor, with Paula Chakravartty, of Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime (2013). She is a member of the Living Commons Editorial Collective and a coeditor of Routledge’s book series “Law and the Postcolonial” and “Indigenous Studies and the Law.” Focusing on violence, her writings excavate the grounds of modern philosophy, science, law, state capital, and justice to expose the workings of raciality and coloniality in the global present. Her recent work also includes written and performed experiments on what she calls “black feminist poethics imaged as a radical ethical-political praxis towards the end of the world as we know it, that is, decolonization.”