Open Forum is a student run initiative from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo that runs at Khartoum Contemporary Art Center (KCAC) every Monday night. Open Forum seeks to create a meaningful exchange of ideas and a dynamic space for dialogue and debate between art students, artists and others working across disciplines. The talks are structured around different topics, from those closer to artistic and curatorial practices to others of social and political relevance. After the presentations we offer soup and a chance to discuss more informally.
27–28 Oct 2021 (17:00–19:00)
Kroloftet, Arnljot Gellines vei 41

OCTOBER 27TH & 28TH, 2021 - 17:00 - 19:00

Kroloftet, Arnljot Gellines vei 41.

Capacity: 20 participants

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We will explore notions of distortion of maps and power relations through body movement, written language and drawing.

Day one, the participants will be invited to move thinking about distortion and reorientation.

Day two, following the echoes of movement generated the first day, we will experiment with performative scoring: writing-drawing-moving. Comfortable clothing is recomended.

*The event is free and everyone is welcome.

*Warm soup and refreshments will be provided each day.

*** Michelle Sáenz Burrola is a visual artist working with drawing, text, moving images in installations, performances, and editorial publications. Currently, she deals with questions concerning the representation of the body territory from a feminist and decolonial perspective. Michelle has a BA in Visual Arts from ENPEG La Esmeralda in Mexico City and an MFA in Performing Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik.

*** Open Forum is a student-run initiative from the Art Academy at khio, which facilitates lectures, talks and other live events within fluid settings. We gather the voices of different cultural workers, artists, curators and organizations operating in and out of Norway, to create a dynamic space for a meaningful exchange of ideas and debate between our community.