KEYNOTE Lecture by DJ Mo Laudi (Ntshepe Tsekere Bopape)

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Join us for the closing of our Tools for Demodernizing Trainings Intensive with a Lecture by multidisciplinary artist and composer DJ Mo Laudi (Ntshepe Tsekere Bopape). The evening program will invite movement and deep listening into the archives of resistance held among Afro-Electronic music cultures.

This program takes place in the context of Tools for Demodernizing, an initiative focused on making transformative and sustainable change in arts institutions today. Tools for Demodernizing brings together an international group of network partners across five institutions; Artspace (Sydney), the Initiating Council for the Museum of Contemporary Art (ICMoCA) (Kossovo), Javett-UP (Pretoria), and Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM) (Medellín) and Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam).

The event concludes a three day gathering that brings the international Network Partners together with masterclass leaders Elemental Strategies and Ki Culture, haptic workshop leaders Hipsy and The Pulse, members of De Zaak Nu network as well as neighboring Rotterdam cultural leaders Hip Hop Huis and Verhalenhuis Belvédère. Following these days, reports prepared by guest correspondents journalist and artist Daniel Browning and PhD candidate in Art History at the City University of New York Araceli Araceli Bremauntz-Enriquez will be published as part of a Chapbook on the Tools for Demodernizing microsite.

The evening will welcome members of the public to join in a convivial evening program of conversation and sonic exploration, led by DJ Mo Laudi who is a Stellenbosch University research fellow known for his Globalisto philosophy and his key contributions to Afro-Electronic music. In a newly prepared lecture, we will be led through a dive into sonic archives that seeks to evoke healing, the notion of rest, communal connections, deep listening, care and repair.

Tools for Demodernizing is supported by the Terra Foundation. Further Keynote and Seminar programs will be held in the Fall of 2023, in partnership with Blacker Blackness and with the Palais de Tokyo.


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