In the Nick of Time
IN THE NICK OF TIME || A series of interventions curated by Alessandra Pomarico / Free Home University in conjunction with the exhibition Time, Forward at Palazzo delle Zattere, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, from June to July 2019
In a historical moment in which the life of our planet is at risk, socio-economic and political crises became endemic, and our present seems unable to birth a future for the next generations, it is crucial to identify and support transformative practices collectively generated. It is within communities of struggle that possibly, in the nick of time, a different imaginary, a shift of paradigm, a possibility for to the not there yet can emerge
The series intends to expand the temporality of an encounter in a process of re-membering, a moving forward with awareness and togetherness, questioning our personal and collective histories, and the many tempos in which generative and transformative practices can be collectively articulated, produced, enlivened.
The perspective of political theorists, artists, activists, dancers, filmmakers will be set in an ongoing conversation with the local communities and their situated knowledge. The different propositions include a variety of perspectives, from a discursive, theoretical and historical approach to a more somatic, spiritual, emotional, and convivial ones; the program wish to create a space/time for a sustained inter-generational dialogue, forms of self-learning, radical care, and politics of the everyday.
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IN THE NICK OF TIME is an invitation to share time, stories, dances, places, dreams, struggles, asking again and again what it means to be human, fostering the conversation around how we prepare for a radically different present and future, exploring new possibilities of becoming.
Alessandra Pomarico in dialogue with Silvia Federici at S.A.L.E. docks | Venice
Violence Against Women and New Forms of Primary Accumulation || Lecture by Silvia Federici with The Feminist Research on Violence Platform || June 9th at S.A.L.E. docs, Venice
Silvia Federici will discuss the social and political significance of the 16th and 17th century witch-hunts in Europe and the Americas and particularly their relation to the developing capitalist organization of life, the colonization of the American populations, and the impact of witch-hunting on the social position of women in Europe and the ‘New World.’ The historical overview will help analyze the current role of women in the social reproduction, the resurgence of witch-hunting cases globally, and will address contemporary violence against women.
If I can’t Dance, It’s Not My Revolution || 5-days workshop || July 2019
Dancer and choreographer Barbara Toma will lead an intergenerational dance-theater workshop dedicated to elders and youngsters alike, to help delving into our embodied experiences, at the rhythm of our pulse and breath. Using simple movements and theatrical exercises, story-telling and urban explorations, participants will activate, register, narrate and perform their body memories and knowledge.
Dreaming is Common to All || A collective reading reading exercise, proposed by Emilio Fantine || at palazzo Zattere, Venice
Dreaming is Common to All || Intensive one-day workshop led by artist Emilio Fantin
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. || William Shakespeare, The Tempest.
The relationships among beings continue also when we are asleep, since in our dreams distant memories, past, ancestral and surreal situations are intertwined with facts and people of our everyday daily life. The dream, through its subversive but pure content and form, reveals a sign, a detail of the fate / story of each person. It is impossible to remember a dream exactly as it was, one recreates it by connecting and adding new details, resulting in a tale made of dream-like images and visions. Participants are invited to dream together and share their dreams, and to pay attention to those coincidences that may arise evoking a common aspect that relates the dreamers' souls.
images discovered by the research group at the Archive of Political Prisoners - Antifascists || Venice
The Feminist Anti-Colonial Collective and The Provisory Anti fascist Committee of Venice || A Convivial Research
The Feminist Anti-Colonial Collective together with The Provisory Antifascist Committee of Venice will reunite under a temporary study group artists, activists, and inhabitants of Venice, to explore questions related to historical and contemporary struggles, creating a common space/time with a feminist approach focusing on violence against women, and anti-fascist and anti racism organizing.
A tour through Venice - City of Antifascist Resistance
Through walks in Venice, closed and public conversations with the local communities, film screenings and archival explorations, the group will research the social and political fabric of the city in relation to the crises of our larger ecosystem.