2021, Fri, Aug 20

Networks of Desire

Bárbara Wagner, Bejamin de Burca | SWINGUERRA, 2K, colour, sound, 21 min | Courtesy the artists and Fortes D‘Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro

Bárbara Wagner, Bejamin de Burca | SWINGUERRA, 2K, colour, sound, 21 min | Courtesy the artists and Fortes D‘Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro

What forms of resistance and solidarity might arise late at night? Can a dance threaten a repressive regime? out of doors Friday film program explores how the power relations embedded in networks might be refused and how technological infrastructure might deliver desire, togetherness and representation.

p. staff’s The Prince of Homburg uses text from Heinrich von Kleist's 19th-century play of the same name to explore persecution and punishment, gender, queer resistance and the carceral state. In People Enjoy My Company, Frank Sweeney observes late-night conversations in Irish nightclubs conducted through the now obsolete Minitel terminal. Haig Aivazian’s latest film, All of Your Stars Are but Dust on My Shoes assembles found and personal footage to form relations between street lighting, big data and social control, tracking their legacy as tools of surveillance and policing. The dance powered musical Swinguerra by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burcacommunicates intersectional non-binary resistance to the Bolsonaro regime.

Afterwards there will be a DJ set by Auco at HKW’s Weltwirtschaft.