She thinks we live in times where only some can imagine the prehistoric, the future and dwell in the present politics of the moment. Visions, articulating the pause, retreating to feminist narratives, an archeology of the future would reveal an agitated present. One where we keep on fidgeting, as if everything was going to be ok while knowing the core of what made sense – of our relation to things, to other beings, to place is slowly eroding. Speculative Possibilities brings together six artists capable of imagining and combining alternatives, to suspend the interstitial possibilities of our time.
Traversing across art, architecture, writing and choreography, curator and educator Sepake Angiama’s research, Her Imaginary, addresses how science fiction and feminism may harness the perfect tools for capturing a pedagogy of political and social imagination. Her projects include All good things must begin: A conversation between Audre Lorde and Octavia E. Butler at SBC Gallery, Montreal. Where she created a space for writing, screening, reflection & conversation on the topic of intersectional feminism, modernist architecture and science fiction. While a fellow at bak, Utrecht she created, We Summon All Beings here Present, Past & Future, a public library of personal publications addressing radical black thought, modernism and feminist theory. Sepake also conducts a series of public performance and workshops, Reading Out Loud, Letter from the Future & Feminist Readings from the Mistress House. Future projects include the School of Darkness, Kunstenfestivaldesart, Brussels – a school that looks at starting at a place of not knowing in order to expand our collective imagination.
This screening is the last one in the series of three events this spring in Tallinn at Artis cinema, bringing international video art to Estonia and making CCA’s archive public to a wider audience. The previous screenings were curated by Monika Lipšic (Vilnius) and Vanina Saracino (Berlin).