Book launch, lectures, conversations, performances

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

With Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jao Moon, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Carlos Motta, Kandis Williams and others

Sat, Dec 17, 2022
Auditorium, Lobby
3–7 pm
Free admission

In English

Updates and program information:
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Mariana Castillo Deball, Coatlicue, 2010, courtesy the artist

The last day of the public program for Ceremony unfolds around the launch of the catalogue and includes presentations, readings and performances that engage with the formative role of modernity’s “underside costs” (Wynter).

3 pm
Performance
Pageant of the Random
Abraham Cruzvillegas

Abraham Cruzvillegas will read aloud some of his recent lyrics for songs, as a ritualized act in the exhibition space.

3.45 pm
Introduction
Anselm Franke, Denise Ryner

4 pm
Lecture
Whiteness Dissonance Horror: Blackness Dissonance Terror
Kandis Williams

For this lecture, artist and Cassandra Press founder Kandis Williams will draw upon her investigations on horror motifs to unpack the psychology of dissonance and psychopathy bred out of white supremacist and colonial ideations. Williams will discuss her research surrounding her ongoing Cassandra Classrooms course entitled Whiteness, Dissonance, and Horror. In this course, Williams looks at Whiteness through the lens of American horror films. Theorizing that horror as a literary genre is a product of the white supremacist cultural imaginary, Williams looks at horror motifs as the recognition/means of coping with the implications of white beings and peoples in the perpetuation of brutal racial colonialism, violence, genocide and class warfare.

Conversation with Anselm Franke and Ana Teixeira Pinto

4.45 pm
Book Launch, Reading
Ceremony (Burial of an Undead World)
Anselm Franke, Elisa Giuliano, Denise Ryner, Claire Tancons, Zairong Xiang

6 pm
Performance
Mourning Stage
Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Carlos Motta

In Mourning Stage, a series of drawings are used as a performance score. These images depict different renditions of the devil in hell. Among this group of demons there are feminized characters that suggest sexual “perversions” as typified by the Catholic imagination. In the performance, Paetau interprets and responds to the drawings using her body and facial expressions in a ritualistic performance, where the body, fetishized and colonized by morality, is mourned.

Performance
The Lifetime of Fire
Jao Moon

A bunch of candles on the head of a naked body, moving in circles, while melted candles are falling on this body; The wax is leaving marks on the skin. This ritual between pain and pleasure will burn the norm, and decolonize ancestral memory – deconstructing traditions, breaking them and exposing the cracks.

Ceremony

This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

D: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2020, 120 min, OV with Engl. subtitles

Film

Oct 29–Dec 17, 2022