feeelings is excitée comme des puces to receive Richard John Jones and his performance National Idiom on the occasion of the POPPOSITIONS Off-Fair Public Programme 2019.
♡ Location: Poppositions, Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l’abattoir, 20-26 – 1000 Brussels ♡
National Idiom draws on the folk tradition of East-Lancashire clogging from the UK to explore the impact of technology on the body, working through and against systems of constraint and control. Emerging from the cotton mills, where women would tap along to the relentless rhythms of the mechanised looms, clogging is a symbol of the deeply interwoven histories around textile production, voicelessness, class struggle and gendered oppression. This work, which is in development, intends to contextualise the various historical ‘rediscoveries’ of folk traditions within the current context of a resurgence of nationalisms in post-industrial regions in Europe and elsewhere. Clogging and other folk expressions are both extremely specific whilst also being deeply interconnected and shared amongst many regions and cultures across the world.
At the heart of this work is an understanding of the connection between the development of technology, particularly the mechanical loom and early computers, and the effect these developments have had upon marginalised bodies and subjectivities.
Image: National Idiom, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist
National Idiom is by Richard John Jones, was first performed by Eva Susova and developed with Doortje Peters for Forum for Live Art Amsterdam (FLAM), 2018.
The production of this work and the installation in which it is performed has been supported through residencies at Hospitalfield (UK), The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (IE), Neverneverland (NL) and through commissions and financial support from AkzoNobel Art Foundation (NL), Get Lost Art Foundation (NL), The 17th Tallinn Print Triennial (EE), Kunsthal Aarhus (DK), Forum For Live Art, Amsterdam (NL) and Mondriaan Fonds (NL).
The POPPOSITIONS Public Programme is free of charge (entry ticket required, free for people living in Brussels).
feeelings is encantada to invite Clara Pacotte to show her marvellous film Cuirasse bientôt cloutée d’or during the POPPOSITIONS Off-Fair Public Programme 2019.
♡ Location: Poppositions, Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l’abattoir, 20-26 – 1000 Brussels
Bar Area & Public Programme Space (-1 Level) ♡
Cuirasse bientôt cloutée d’or (2019, 46′)
In 2074, the narrator discovers the traces of a predominantly lesbian subculture of the 2050s and collects the archives of the various movements that preceded her.
Clara Pacotte experiments with video between fiction and documentary. She’s a speculative fiction writer, a field where she explores social alternatives questioning gender and community issues. Her writing often mixes up with her video work like in the insurrectional anticipation docu-fiction from 2076 she’s developing. Her non-binary planet exploration Mnrvwx was published in 2017 (ed. Oparo) and she co-founded with Charlotte Houette, inside The Cheapest University, a working group called EAAPES about gender issues and feminisms in science fiction/speculative fiction. The second publication containing EAAPES’s research was just released on December 1st.
ig : @claravite @eaapes
The POPPOSITIONS Public Programme is free of charge (entry ticket required, free for people living in Brussels) and will take place in a dedicated space located on the -1 level.
It feels like we could go on pretending forever. But this is not going well, is it ? The holes in our pockets are only getting bigger when the space left to our plexuses shrinks at an atrocious speed. I admire us for thinking that it would work out. I admire us for claiming that it did not.
Don’t trust me if i say that i am not tired, because this is not true. I am not tired.
I wanted to be a glorious blight like a wedding cake melted on the edges in the sun. Wanted to be fatuous and moving what’s wrong with that.
Had to move several times. Boxes and boxes, a precarious charm. Honey, we’ve tried everything but success.
In her stand, feeelings will treat you to a selection of objects made by the artists that like to make things with her : some old, some new and some blue. Accompanying those exquisite moments, she will most certainly hold a beauty parlor offering make-up and haircuts, entertain the stand as seen in the foire du midi and provide some other fresh daily activities for your and her enjoyment.
She will show you the way to Clara Pacotte’s delicious futuristic dyke film Cuirasse Bientôt Cloutée d’Or and in like manner to Richard John Jones’ succulently powerful performance National Idiom.
Objects by Ghislain Amar, Jennifer Bailey, Carlotta Bailly Borg, Amélie Bouvier, Christiane Blattmann, Gaelle Choisne, Benjamin Collet, Diana Duta, Florent Dubois, Jane Fawcett, Toon Fibbe, Hadrien Gerenton, Richard John Jones, Éléonore Joulin, Aukje Koks, Rachel Koolen, Anna Maria Łuckzac, Maya de Mondragon & Audrey Gleizes, Clara Pacotte, Roger3000, Octave Rimbert-Riviere&Alaric Garnier, Liv Schulman, Sophie T. Lvoff, Deniz Unal, Sophie Varin,Viager, Camilla Wills.
Elena Betros López, ArtCinema OFFoff and feeelings are very pleased to invite you to it is a strange realism, but it is a strange reality, an afternoon program of screenings and talkings with Elena Betros López, Les Insoumuses, Emilie Notéris, Clara Pacotte and Kalinda Vary.
This event will take place in the lovely cinema of Project(ion) room (infos at the end).
Before all else there are the facts. When they enter public discourse, they indicate how the other is perceived. Threats are dressed up as jokes, barely able to hide their hatred of women and others. Women gaining power only to use it against their class. Politicians and the media addressing urgent human matters through reductive yet deadly cynical catchphrases.
The artists within this program look closely at myths, fictions and re-appropriation of public speech. By re-proposing they offer a reparative agency to those ever-painful, ever-demeaning discourses and normative narratives.
An afternoon of screenings and talkings examining reparative agency or how to cope.
2.30 pm – Maso et Miso Vont en Bateau, Les Insoumuses 60’ – screening
3.40 pm – This is how the sag folded, Elena Betros López, 30’ – screening
4.10 pm – Victory Speech, Kalinda Vary 4’ -screening
4.15 pm – Break 30’
4.45 pm – Cuirasse Bientôt Cloutée d’or, Clara Pacotte, 46’ – screening
5.30 pm – La Fiction Réparatrice, Emilie Noteris, 60’ – talk
6.30 pm – Discussion and Q&A with Elena Betros López, Emilie Noteris and Clara Pacotte
7 pm – Food and Drinks
55 rue de praetere 1180 Uccle
Sunday 16th of December
Doors open at 2pm
You are so welcome to come
*The title of the event comes from the Ursula K. Le Guin text ‘The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction‘ (1986)*
feeelings is absolutely thrilled to invite you to
So very looking forward to see you.
Having purple eye is a true story, captured through interactions in the legal system. Based on scattered memories of human encounters in courts, police stations, waiting rooms and corridors, and notes collected by Diana Duta during her time working as an interpreter.
With the voices of: Liberty Baverstock, Paul Haworth and Alice Pamuk.
Additional text by Rachel Carey.
Readings and performances in two sites of Marseille
14h : Plage des Catalans, 13007 Marseille // bus 81 / 82 / 82S, arrêt: Plage des Catalans
18h : Triangle France, Anouchka Oler Studio 2Y1 at La Friche Belle de Mai : 41 Rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille.
The performance will start at 10PM.
The performance of Feiko Beckers will start at 8PM, be there !