AboutBeyond the nation state I want to dream. Beyond its lines and lies. Beyond the borders of these binaries, these barriers – that keep us, from meeting.
And instead, to believe that here, to believe that now, yes, to believe that at this very time, at the very same time, from within we open, or open up, to what you offered us, as the wild beyond.
Because this, you see, is a farewell to progress, to then and to there. To one day, to some day. A farewell to what you called an impossibility, an implausibility. Unfeasible. Unworkable. It is a farewell to logical, to rational. To well-meaning and well-meant.
For our dreams will be wild, will go beyond your confident smiles, your civilising lines, your whispered lies.
This one-year project has brought together artists and writers in different cities / political contexts for an evening of readings in which they look at the western capitalist and colonial narratives of “progress.” Pointing to the harmful underlying ideologies of progress, the contributors demand its dismantling. They ask how one can relate to a “future” if the narrative of progress is abandoned. These readings re-think not only one’s possible relations to a future, but also how one might relate to the present.
The project will end with a solo exhibition at Decad, Berlin, where the new video installation Beyond the Nation State I Want to Dream will be shown.
First collective iteration co-curated with Caspar Jade Heinemann i.c.w. Mason Leaver-Yap. This instalment includes spoken contributions by Jessica Aimufua, Caspar Jade Heinemann, Dorine van Meel, Hannah Proctor, Wanda Vrasti and a new video animation by Dorine van Meel.
Second collective iteration includes spoken contributions by Rose-Anne Gush, Dorine van Meel, Naomi Tattum and Wail Qasim and a new video animation by Dorine van Meel.