two evenings of poetry, cocktails and a workshop
on the construction of the we.
Friday April 21st
6PM Opening Words
6.30PM line up by Mama's Open Mic x Warrior Poets
Loucka FireGun //
Mahina N. Muela //
Gauthier de Booseré //
Reinel Bakole //
Lisette Ntukabumwe //
Hosted by Miss Elli (Mama's Open Mic)
Cocktail Support Ginger G & Simply Vee and music by Wild Combinations Crew.
In the aftermath of last US election, Rosi Braidotti released Don't Agonize, Organize, a short text inviting to a form a reaction. Hidden in the primary incitement of the text, Braidotti sets a crucial point: the affirmation of right wing populism has as collateral effect the production of a solid 'we' ('we have to do something!'), that yet only some seem to define.
What happens in pronouncing and creating a 'we', and implicitly including in it people that did not have their voice in defining it? What exclusion is reproduced when the pronoun is so neutrally used, in the arts and beyond it? By starting from the title of this edition of Poppositions, and re-appropriating a central venue in Brussels, this program opens two evenings filled with reflections, poetry, cocktails and a workshop on the construction and implications of the 'we', reclaiming the affirmation of a multitude of subject.
curated by Hana Miletić and Daniel Blanga Gubbay
produced by Aleppo and Poppositions
Brussels, Poppositions, April 21st-22nd
Place Royale/Koningsplein 6, 1000 Brussels
Free entrance, registration needed