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Festival of Vocabularies Life: Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for Re/imagining & Un/learning Vocabularies

Event Label
Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Description
Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna

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This festival is the outcome of collaboration between “Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies” of kulturen in bewegung (Main coordination of the project); Stiftung Inna Przestrzeń [Other Space] (Poland); BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (Belgium); Associated Partners are: Africa Museum (Belgium), Afro Rainbow Austria [ARA], Queer Base, Vienna, Silent University Graz, and Students of the Post-Conceptual Art Practices Studio [PCAP] at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Festival of Vocabularies Life: Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for Re/imagining and Un/learning Vocabularies is a multimedia festival in search of cartographies of immersion and affective vocabularies of historical memories. We want to create word utterances outside the only truth of universal knowledge. We want to smash the world and recreate other worlds through our words. What is going on in our minds? Are we talking about the future or only about everything that is happening at the same time? Are we talking about escape routes to other possible invented worlds? Invented by whom and for whom?

Marissa Lobo, Galina Baeva (kulturen in bewegung), Henrie Dennis (ARA), Marina Gržinić (Prof. in charge of PCAP at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna); Silent University in Austria (Helmut Ege, Birgit Waltenberger in collaboration with Versatorium, WIESE), Queer Base (Faris Cuchi Gezahegn).

Artistic Producers
Negin Rezaie, Mika Maruyama, Marissa Lobo

Researcher for the Catalogue
Jovita Pristovšek (AkBild Wien)

Thu 30.6., 17 - 22:30 h

Belvedere 21, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

General Assembly of the citizen science and arts-based research project “Memories and Imaginaries” (FWF TCS 119), Lecture Performances, Screenings, Dj Line-Musik and Visuals.

Sat 2.7., 15 - 23 h

Exhibition Opening
Belvedere 21, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

Opening of the Exhibition: Cartographies of Affective Vocabularies, Escaping Normativity and Violence. With speeches and a guided tour through individual and collaborative works, a presentation of the artistic outcome as a performance inter-vention by the artists Izzadora Sá and Talu Reis in collaboration with Marina Gržinić.

Sun 3.7., 11 - 20 h

Belvedere 21, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for Inventing and Learning Vocabularies. Collective Exhibition, Performances, Sound Performance, Food-Performance, Visuals and Music

The detailed programme and catalogue to download will be available on the Conviviality as Potentiality (FWF-PEEK AR 679) project website from 29 06.2022:

List of entries