opening expo — Black(s) to the Future Quiet Refusal
open until 00:00
An expo on speech, discourse and argumentation to defend (yourself) against the violence of colonial history. With Sybil Coovi Handemagnon, Kyo Kim, Fallon Mayanja, Nicolas Pirus & Mawena Yehouessi.
Quiet Refusal invokes a sensory exploration of new political and poetic understandings of the plea – a speech for the defense of the (always-moving) self. The collective B(s)ttF uses collage and assemblage to generate encounters, clashes and conspiracies between practices, affinities, fantasies, tenderness and revolution. Quiet Refusal becomes a strategy to escape linear thought, dominant narratives and homogenous discourse.
Black(s) to the Future is a fluid constellation of artists, thinkers, activists and writers engaged in hybrid narratives. For the first time, Sybil Coovi Handemagnon, Kyo Kim, Fallon Mayanja, Nicolas Pirus and Mawena Yehouessi bring their practices in dialogue in the form of a collective exhibition. Alongside the exhibition, B(s)ttF also presents a cinema and ciné-clubs programme that unfolds the violence of colonial archives through a selection of moving image works.
With the support of the French Embassy in Belgium and the French Institute in the framework of EXTRA, a support programme for French contemporary creation.
28.01 20:30 Screening Sol in the Dark by Mawena Yehouessi + aftertalk with Mawena Yehouessi, Nicolas Pirus and Kyo Kim (in French)
8-11.03 Cinema B(S)TTF Episode 2, with ciné-club on Saturday 11.03, 17:00 (more info soon)
10-13.05 Cinema B(S)TTF Episode 3, with ciné-club on Saturday 13.05, 17:00 (more info soon)
13.05 Performance by Fallon Mayanja (more info soon)