Using the making of a Bloody Mary as a starting point to look at the concept of liquid time during the lockdown, its association to the American society and Americana at large, Attilia Fattori Franchini discusses with Olivia Erlanger about her work and practice, the current moment, future mobility, eco-futurism, conviviality and how cultural producers can initiate forms of resistance. Olivia Erlanger (b. 1990, New York) is an artist and writer living and working in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Soft Opening, London (forthcoming 2020); Bel Ami, Los Angeles (2020); Ida, Mother Culture, Los Angeles (2018). Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela cowrote Garage (MIT Press, 2018), a secret history of the attached garage as a space of creativity. Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based in London and Vienna. She is the curator of BMW Open Work by Frieze; Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily; and the Emergent section of MiArt Milan.
There are over 7,000 languages spoken on Earth today, but almost half of them are in danger of falling silent soon. Just like biodiversity and cultural diversity, linguistic diversity is facing an unprecedented crisis - but there's hope and resistance growing all over the globe. Join Anna Belew of the Endangered Languages Project for a series exploring the world's endangered languages, the ways they give voice to the human mind and spirit, what they mean to their speakers, and case studies of how Indigenous and minoritized communities are fighting back against the forces trying to silence them.
Dr. Anna Belew is a linguist who works with language endangerment and revitalization around the world. She's the Outreach Coordinator for the Endangered Languages Project (ELP), a collaborative effort between Indigenous organizations, linguists, and the public to help ensure the world's endangered languages have a voice. ELP provides resources, information, community, and training in language documentation and revitalization to speakers of endangered languages, as well as free, accurate data about global language endangerment. Join their work at endangeredlanguages.com.
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Sanne Dodier (b. 1962) is an artist and the mother of Nikima and June. Martha Da'ro (b. 1995) is a genre bending singer-songwriter, based in Brussels. She first started as a member of the hip hop collective called Soul'Art, before starting her solo career in 2018. Her debut EP "Cheap wine & Paris" was released in March, 2020. June Jenkins (b.1994) is a Portland, OR based composer and pianist. Jordan Balaber (b. 1992, Washington DC) is a composer based in Queens, New York. His recorded work has premiered and received acclaim on Mary Anne Hobb's "Sunriser" music series, The Quietus, the Guardian, Dummy, Line of Best Fit and NTS Radio. He has collaborated with choreographer Nikima Jagudajev since 2016, designing immersive, interactive sonic environments for her performances using a blend of intimately sourced field recordings, looped fragments of popular music, and extended instrumentation. Nikima Jagudajev (b. 1990) is a choreographer based in New York and Brussels. Her work, expanding formal dance into the construction of open-ended socialities, has been presented in the context of Material Art Fair’s Immaterial (CDMX), Kurimanzutto gallery (CDMX), Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva), the Whitney Museum of American Art, Human Resources LA, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), Villa Empain (Brussels), and as part of and 89+ at LUMA/Westbau (Zurich) and the Marrakech Biennale (Morocco).