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WORKSHOP with Louis Henderson and Olivier Marboeuf: Ultravocal

Join us for Ultravocal, a workshop by Louis Henderson and Olivier Marboeuf from within the artist group The Living and the Dead Ensemble.

Louis Henderson and Olivier Marboeuf propose to discuss the forms of writing, performance and production of the film Ouvertures made within the artist group The Living and the Dead Ensemble. The film questions the contemporary relevance of the Haitian revolution through a series of translation workshops, a play by Édouard Glissant and improvised scenes filmed in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings. Ultravocal will focus on how, within the context of Haiti, they lived the experience of the decomposition of their original project. How this obliged them to release their grip, to derive and to lose control of a story in permanent transformation, in order to become a collective and cacophonic body. They will share what they feel to be a possible path towards an anti-colonial cinema and invite artists, writers and researchers to an exercise in polyphonic writing.

Ultravocal, presented in the context of Firelei Báez, new work, is co-organized by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and Z33 House for Contemporary Art as part of their longstanding engagement with artistic research practices.

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