Roodkapje is Rotterdam’s local laboratory for
ART X MUSIC X FOOD and everything in between

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3013 AA Rotterdam

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Roodkapje is Rotterdam's local laboratory for
ART X LIVE X FOOD and everything in between

2 August 2024 - 4 August 2024

Art, Life, Anarchive

2 Aug 20:00-23:00 | Ticketsdoors open 19:30
3 Aug 13:00-22:30 | Ticketsdoors open 12:30
4 Aug 11:00-19:00 | Ticketsdoors open 10:00
Art, Life, Anarchive : a summer school for the hangry
food for thought, action and imagination

Roodkapje and the Hamburger Community welcome you to a summer school weekender filled with talks, conversations, a listening session, performances, video work and workshops on storytelling in the cracks of archives, speculative immersive theatre and Happening making. This year, Happenings and the anarchive are the red threads in Roodkapje’s art and residency program. Here at Roodkapje, we are reshaping and reimagining what these concepts can mean, be or do. During Art, Life, Anarchive we will invite other artists, activists, cultural workers and researchers to deepen our understanding of existing practices, histories and mentalities and get inspired for possible future action.

We want to break the binary between art and life and do away with Art-as-we-know-it; the kind of Art that the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination identifies as a weapon of colonialism and capitalism, the kind of Art that serves Business-as-usual. We want to learn about the creative tools and tactics that can fuel political action and cultivate what bring joy and nourishment to our daily lives. In the cracks of this system, we’ll look for ways to survive and bloom, meanwhile making the cracks bigger and bigger, so that some day, trees can grow from them.

At this summer school, we will look at archives and examine the ways we are documenting our activities. We consider the anarchive as a way to break free from the Archive-as-we-know-it. In doing so, we celebrate subjectivity and refuse to claim authority over the past. We want to expore how the anarchive can make space for reciprocity in collective memory and meaning making. With artist and researcher Carine Zaayman we wonder: how does one document the full sensorial experience of lived life and pay attention to the silences left?

How do we go about this? How do we become Thaumaturges; these workers of wonder that embrace magic and ritual? What are imaginations of the otherwise, what could be, as feminist writer Lola Olufemi urges us to ask? And how will we hone our crafts to make the otherwise happen in the here and now?

This summer school is organized by Roodkapje’s anarchivist Wan Ing Que and the Hamburger Community residents Julia Wilhelm, Repelsteeltje, M.C. Julie Yu, Tisa World and Irene Cassarini.
We are excited to welcome and learn from the following guests:
the Book Bloc Brigade, Jay Jordan (Laboratory for Insurrectionary Imagination, Majazz Project, Manique Hendricks, Senka Milutinović, Juha van 't Zelfde, Carine Zaayman and Svetlana Romanova

Keep an eye out for new guests to be confirmed in the following weeks.

Ticket info

Weekend Ticket a €30,- incl Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch

Friday ticket a €7,50

Saturday ticket a €15,- incl. dinner
Saturday afternoon a €8,50
Saturday evening a €8,50

Sunday ticket a €12,- incl lunch

The poster design is a collab between Jeanine van Berkel (house style designer for the Hamburger Community) and Iris van Velzen (house style designer for het anarchief)

This program is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie en Gemeente Rotterdam