Surfing the Archive

    15/05 - 17/05  | 17:00 - 20:30

For people interested in speculative thinking and science fiction   
Open space, No reservation required

#speculative thinking #science fiction #film fragments #archives

Some years ago during summer, Fabrizio Terranova travelled to California to make a portrait of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival. Only a part of this material — as a tip of the iceberg — emerged in the film that Terranova premiered in Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2016. Surfing the Archive is the launch of a future online platform where all the remaining hours of interview with Haraway will be made available and free to all. Now, for three days during the Free School, the archive will already be made accessible at the festival centre: each visitor will have the possibility to dive underneath the surface of Haraway’s ocean of thoughts, to discover the hidden part of the iceberg. For the launch of this project Fabrizio Terranova imagines a daily talk show, where each day a selection of different video fragments becomes the starting point of a conversation between the host and a special guest: Isabelle Stengers, Donna Haraway (live from Santa Cruz) and Houria Bouteldja. Surfing the Archive aims at sharing and activating myriad ways of thinking while surfing together inside the complexity of our vacillating worlds.

Talk show with Donna Haraway (live from Santa Cruz)
15.05, 18:00

Talk show with Isabelle Stengers
16.05, 18:00

Talk show with Houria Bouteldja
17.05, 18:00

Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, we had to cancel this project

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-Charleroi danse
A project by: Fabrizio Terranova
Orchestrated by: Fabien Siouffi, Bruno Tracq, Fabrizio Terranova
Production: Fabulla, Things to come
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts

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Fabrizio Terranova
Fabrizio Terranova (b. 1971, Italy) lives and works in Brussels. Film-maker, activist and professor at the erg (School of Graphic Research) in Brussels where he initiated and co-directs the Master's Degree in Storytelling and Experimentation/Speculative Narrative. He is mainly known for his film Donna Haraway, Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016, Anthology Film Archives & Performance Space - New York, Tate Modern - London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ...). He has published Les Enfants du compost in the collective book Gestes spéculatifs (Les Presses du réel, 2015) and Pour un film chien in the collective book Habiter le trouble with Donna Haraway (Editions du Dehors, 2019). He is also a founding member, with among others, Emilie Hermant, Vinciane Despret, Isabelle Stengers of DingDingDong - Institute for the co-production of knowledge on Huntington's disease for which he recently directed Absolute Beginners (2019, IFFR, Rotterdam Film Festival, DoK Leipzig, ...). His first film, Josée Andrei, An Insane Portrait (2010, IFFR Rotterdam Film Festival, FID Marseille, ... ) was followed by a book published by Éditions du souffle.

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