Friday, 6 March 2015

Arika Episode 7

How is it that contemporary life leaves us feeling ill and exhausted, uncared for - as if living by a thread? How might we care for each other differently? Can we think of care as a form of survival and resistance? Does thinking about such a socialised form of care require us to expand, challenge or refute the policed norms of ability and sanity, personhood and the body so violently imposed on us all?
We Can’t Live Without Our Lives is a 5-day exploration of these desires and struggles and practices that embody them, through theatre, film, discussion, workshops, collective investigations and being together.

Some highlights include Ueinzz Theatre Company, a radical Brazilian schizo-scenic theatre company of so-called psychotic patients, carers, philosophers - rehearsing a theatre capable of reversing the power over life into the potential of life. Eighteen members are coming to Glasgow to share their practice via performances, rehearsals and conversations.

(Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio shows and performances with Laurence Rassel and Terre Thaemlitz, using wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behavior and controlled empathy of systematic care.

Two of our favourite thinkers on the body, the law, the state, gender, race, violence, care and empathy, Hortense J. Spillers and Denise Ferreira da Silva will explore how we might give humanness a different future.

Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos will host a space in which they imagine bodies not as an end in themselves, but as a medium through which we can become one another’s means.

A double bill of films concerned with anti-patriarchal, anti-colonialist, anti-psychiatric, animist ideas of care and the self: Assemblages and Every Little Thing.

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