Solidarity Poiesis – prologue - study circles

The study circles bring together artists, researchers, and activists that are invited to elaborate further upon the questions of the film together with the (participatory) audience. Each study circle is adapted to the social and institutional context it is presented in, and is developed in close collaboration with the host (curator, team, institution). The following study circles were held during the development of the project and contributed to its process and contents.

Solidarity Imaginary, 16.11.2016, WIELS (Brussels): study circle with Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Robin Vanbesien and Ana Vujanović. “Blanga-Gubbay traces the production of vulnerability in the context of solidarity mechanisms in Europe, while Vujanović proposes the notion of the transindividual as a possible horizon for performing the self. The evening will be opened with a screening of assembly for an Oresteia (2016) and will be concluded with an open discussion.”

Teatro Em Tempo de Côlera, 5.12.2016, Teatro Maria Matos & São Luiz (Lisboa): study circle with Robin Vanbesien, Christos Passalis, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Argyro Chioti, Vera Mantra and Tiago Rodrigues. “Taking Robin Vanbesien’s film — assembly for an Oresteia — as a starting point, this debate questions theatre artists about how the crisis influenced their work. What are the relations between the artistic world, social organisations and political movements?”

assembly for an Oresteia, 21.09.2016, Varvakios Square, Athens - Athens Biennial “OMONIA”, AB5to6: study circle with the audience. “I propose to look at the solidarity movement through the eyes of Aeschylus’ Oresteia (458 BC), invoking the dramatic tradition of the polis and the roots of politics. I want to suggest that the solidarity movement makes up an embedded and profane variation of the procession of the Kindly Ones (Eumenides). Screening the film at Varvakios Square creates an occasion for a new gathering and a conversation.”