18.11.2021 to 18.11.2021 - MQ Freiraum
Vanina Saracino: Seeing through flames – Intersectional resistance toward (climate) justice
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‘Seeing through flames’ virtually brings together artistic practices that explicitly engage in political resistance from an intersectional standpoint, challenging the dominant narratives through acts of indigenous counter-mapping, guerrilla reindeer herding, and dissident drag folk dance for decolonial empowerment. Departing from an understanding of climate change as a form of violence, these artists highlight how different aspects of discrimination must be taken into account when organizing collective action. But they also open questions on art’s potential to transform our modes of seeing and making sense of the world, and to translate this shift into lasting social change.
Vanina Saracino is an independent curator, writer and lecturer. Her work focuses on theories and art strategies that explicitly question anthropocentric and binary worldviews from an intersectional perspective, with an emphasis on lens-based and time-based art practices. She is currently co-curating the upcoming Screen City Biennial Other Minds (Oslo and Berlin, 2022) and teaching the seminar ‘More-than-human perspectives and tentacular thinking’ at the Universität der Künste (Berlin).
Image © Cian Dayrit, Tree of life in the state of decay and rebirth, 2019 (detail). Embroidery on textile (collaboration with Henry Caceres), 190,5 x 165 cm. Photo: Gianmarco Bresadola. Courtesy the artist and NOME, Berlin