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Deep Objects

THURSDAY 13TH OF JUNE 2024: Opening night

20:35-21:00: Aglaé Jarry Wilson (she/her) ; The Land Flavor Forgot explores the mass off-ground tomato farming in the Netherlands and the possibility of reconnecting with the taste of food in a performative tasting experience.

21:05-21:15: Frank D. van Beek (they/them) ; Tracing Ketamine residues, A girl

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Performative Voicing | Methodologies of Migration - A Workshop on Exchanging Perspectives by

Ishani Chatterjee  (IN)

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Dear non EU/EEA Self-Employed Artists 

 ~ in their orientation year

 ~ about to begin their orientation year

 ~ who have successfully finished their orientation year,

I write this letter of love, of frustration, of struggle, of solidarity and of voicing today to invite you into my bubble of complaining, of releasing, of exchanging and of discovering collectively through this Performative Voicing Workshop. 

The workshop is free of charge but registration through Eventix is mandatory. 

https://eventix.shop/99kqg72c

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Performative Voicing ~ About the Workshop

How can you complain about your frustrations in a productive way? Does complaining really create a negative space? Or is it simply voicing the irks of life and reproducing this element of voicing through research methodologies?

This workshop is intended to bring participants together to perform their irritations, troubles, struggles and doubts in a safe space. Through performative voicing, gestures, embodied movements and expressions the workshop format would give each individual the opportunity to bring their inner questions to the surface and react to one another through the elements of performance. Moderating these gestures through methodologies of role play, of synchronisation and of rebellion, the group would also participate in creating a mood board together of graffiti.

Here the expression reflected through the performative gestures would culminate to material forms of activism where bottom up propaganda would be bring forward not only complaints but the alternate and parallel reality of who we are and where we would like to be. The idea is to also find a way to investigate alternative realities that may reveal solution based narratives of the situation of migrating to the Netherlands as a ‘highly skilled migrant.’

Methodologies of Migration —- The project is a research initiative into the nuances of immigration in the context of the Netherlands, specifically focused on ‘highly skilled migrant artists/designers’ who opt towards working as self employed individuals.

‘Is It Time For An Extension Yet?’ starts the conversation within this research project in the broadest sense of going through the process of applying, waiting, trying, failing, picking yourself up and then applying again. The outline of the research investigates the central theme of migration, specifically for those who are considered to fall under the category of ‘highly skilled migrant’, but when differentiating those self-employed individuals who are active within the cultural sector, how the scope of acquiring a visa and its subsequent extensions becomes a challenging process. The central theme aims to question the nuances of immigration laws on a global scale that is explained through a parallel research into a collective understanding and practice of these laws in collaboration with institutions and individuals experiencing it, not limited to but including me, on a day to day basis.

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About the Artist:

Ishani Chatterjee is a design researcher, architect and performing artist. She uses the medium of spatial negotiation and performance design to create counter-narratives within political activism. Journalistic investigations and the power of communal interventions play a very important role in her practice that starts with the embodiment of triggers while trying to scale up to reach a wider audience outside the realm of design. Words, gestures, vocation and emotion while influencing one another create space for her understanding of what design is and what it can do to break the normative.

 

Socials: Instagram: @_hash_i_

Facebook and LinkedIn: Ishani Chatterjee

Website: https://foundwork.art/artists/ishanichatterjee

This workshop is part of a research project titled ‘Methodologies of Migration’, co hosted by DeFabriek and supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

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Performative Voicing | Methodologies of Migration - A Workshop on Exchanging Perspectives by

A Workshop on Exchanging Perspectives by Ishani Chatterjee

The workshop is free of charge but registration through Eventix is mandatory. 

https://eventix.shop/99kqg72c

 

Performative Voicing ~ About the Workshop

 

How can you complain about your frustrations in a productive way? Does complaining really create a negative space? Or is it simply voicing the irks of life and reproducing this element of voicing through research methodologies?

 

This workshop is intended to bring participants together to perform their irritations, troubles, struggles and doubts in a safe space. Through performative voicing, gestures, embodied movements and expressions the workshop format would give each individual the opportunity to bring their inner questions to the surface and react to one another through the elements of performance. Moderating these gestures through methodologies of role play, of synchronisation and of rebellion, the group would also participate in creating a mood board together of graffiti.

 

Here the expression reflected through the performative gestures would culminate to material forms of activism where bottom up propaganda would be bring forward not only complaints but the alternate and parallel reality of who we are and where we would like to be. The idea is to also find a way to investigate alternative realities that may reveal solution based narratives of the situation of migrating to the Netherlands as a ‘highly skilled migrant.’