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The Current Convening #2

13 Dec 2016, Tue - 15 Dec 2016, Thu
Fort Kochi, Kerala, India

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is pleased to be the funding partner of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary–Academy (TBA21) for The Current Convening #2 in numerous locations on the occasion of the opening of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016.

The Current is an exploratory fellowship program based in the Pacific. Working collaboratively across disciplines, the program merges the diverse approaches of deeply committed practitioners, collectively conceptualizing ways to address climate change and environmental violence to the oceans. Expeditions aboard the Dardanella research vessel are followed by Convenings in which the investigations of the Expedition leaders and participants can be shared with an audience. The Convening #2 is profoundly dedicated to the oceans, taking poetic approaches to currents and flows of water across cultures. Please join us for three days of structured conversations, workshops, performances, talks, and screenings convened by The Current Expedition leaders Ute Meta Bauer and Cesar Garcia and TBA21-Academy curator Stefanie Hessler. Organized by Markus Reymann.

List of participants
Francesca von Habsburg, Daniela Zyman, Markus Reyman, Stefanie Hessler, Ute Meta Bauer, Cesar Garcia, Joan Jonas, Amar Kanwar, Davor Vidas, Natasha Ginwala, Ravi Agarwal, Nabil Ahmed, Filipa Ramos, Christopher Myers, The Propeller Group, Jana Winderen, Jamie Y. Shi, Sharmistha Mohanty, Ritu Sharin, Tenzing Sonam, Jegan Vincent de Paul, Vivek Vilasini, TJ Demos, Ho Rui An, Charles Lim, Anthony Acciavatti, D. Graham Burnett, Aveek Sen, Shanay Jhaveri, Clémentine Deliss

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Cochin Club
10.30am – 12.30pm
Structured conversations
Unpredictable oceans and the monstrosity of the sea
Moderated by Ute Meta Bauer with Ho Rui An, D. Graham Burnett, Natasha Ginwala, Joan Jonas, and Filipa Ramos
 
5.00 – 6.30pm

Into The Current

Moderated by Daniela Zyman with Ute Meta Bauer, Cesar Garcia, Francesca von Habsburg, Stefanie Hessler, and Markus Reymann

Vasco de Gama Plaza

6.30 – 7.00pm
7.00 – 8.00pm
8.00 – 10.00pm

Perfomances

Poetry reading by Sharmistha Mohanty
Performance by Christopher Myers
Short films selected by the Dharamshala International Film Festival with an introduction by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cochin Club
10.30am – 12.30pm
Structured conversations
The ocean as habitat: The rights of nature and the international law of the sea
Moderated by Ute Meta Bauer with Ravi Agarwal, TJ Demos, Nabil Ahmed, Markus Reymann, Davor Vidas, Vivek Vilasini, and Jegan Vincent de Paul
 
 
5.00 – 5.30pm
6.00 – 6.30pm


Keynote

Keynote by TJ Demos
The Law of the Sea—through time and place by Davor Vidas

Vasco de Gama Plaza

6.30 – 7.00pm
7.00 – 8.00pm
8.00 – 10.00pm

Perfomances

Poetry reading
Performance by Joan Jonas
Short films selected and introduced by The Current Fellow Filipa Ramos

 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Cochin Club
10.30am – 12.30pm
Structured conversations
The ocean as treasure trove: Deep-sea mining—the next gold rush?
Moderated by Stefanie Hessler with Nabil Ahmed, Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar, Charles Lim, Markus Reymann, and Davor Vidas
 
5.00 – 6.30pm

Water Machines.
Performative talk by Anthony Acciavatti and D. Graham Burnett

Vasco de Gama Plaza

6.30 – 7.00pm
7.00 – 8.00pm
8.00 – 10.00pm

Perfomances

The Tagore Letters. Poetry reading by Aveek Sen
Silencing of the Reefs. Sound performance by Jana Winderen
Passages. Short films originally selected for the Dhaka Art Summit program by Shanay Jhaveri

 

Fellows projects
The Episodic. Film shoot by The Propeller Group
13 – 16 December, ongoing
Various sites in Fort Kochi, please click here for filming schedules

Marketplace [Cartography 4]. Performative installation by Christopher Myers
13 – 15 December, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Women’s Cooperative Spice Market in Jew Town in Old Kochi

The Document’s Expanded Field. Workshop by Jamie Y. Shi
13 – 15 December, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Cochin Club
To sign up for the workshop, please click here.

Temporary Academy
Nuclear Pacific: An alternative commission of inquiry on the tribunal for French nuclear weapons testing in Moruroa and Fangataufa (1966–96). Workshop convened by Nabil Ahmed
13 – 14 December, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Cochin Club
With Ravi Agarwal, Nabil Ahmed, Ute Meta Bauer, Stefanie Hessler, Amar Kanwar, KHOJ workshop, and Davor Vidas

“Ambiguous Objects” and the University Museum. Workshop convened by Clémentine Deliss
13 – 14 December, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Various sites in Fort Kochi
To sign up for the workshop, please click here.

Fish Tails and Fish Tales. Workshop for children ages 5–11 with Filipa Ramos
14 December, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Cochin Club
To sign up for the workshop, please click here.