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Livestreaming on this page on Saturday 29 April 2023 at 8 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

London, United Kingdom
Saturday 29 April 2023

performingbordersLIVE: Our Bodies in the Commons

Reading Karaoke Led by Youngsook Choi

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Saturday 29 April 2023

performingborders presents the "Our Bodies in the Commons" event at the Battersea Arts Centre in London, United Kingdom livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Saturday 29 April 2023 at 8 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

After three years of digital only, transnational collaborations, performingborders is opening a space for movement, sharing, and conversation, to re-center our bodies in the explorations of borders, live art, community, and resistance.

In this event, performingborders will create a gathering that considers what we can do when we harness our resources, time, bodies, and care, to collectivize them. Starting from a place of lived experience, “Our Bodies in the Commons” moves away from disembodied and individualized discourse around solidarity and care, towards actions and gestures that are building and maintaining collective ways of working together.

Rallying the Commons Reading Karaoke: Rustling Words

Youngsook Choi will guide us through performingborders’ latest e-journal Rallying the Commons. Our journey through the journal will include embodied interventions into its content, texts, and images to collectively explore other ways of working together. Through the format of a Reading Karaoke, we will experiment with communal reading as a site of radical joy, collective un/learning, and solidarity-building. This section will be joined by contributors to the e-journal: Ximena Alarcón-Díaz, Harun Morrison and Helena Walsh.

The day will end with the screening of It is impossible to say everything here so I leave you with this (video), performingborders' 2022 performance to camera commission by artist SERAFINE1369.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based, peer-produced, open-access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing-arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and develop our knowledge commons collectively. Anyone can participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected] or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal. View the video archive of past events.

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