Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson at Salon Fluchthilfe
at Salon Fluchthilfe
Part of Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom a research project by Ines
Doujak and Oliver Ressler
October 1-7, 2014
Opening: October 1, 2014 from 7-9 pm
Friedrichstrasse 12, A-1010 Vienna
The Silent University
Undrawing the Line
Pilar Mata Dupont
Escape from Woomera
Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson
Curated by Zanny Begg
Performance by Mindj Panther
This lecture will provide a background on the traumatic situation for the Ezidi people who are currently being massacred by Islamist extremists in Northern Iraq. This lecture will uncover the “forgotten” Ezidi people, their culture, history and religion. Sherko Jahani is a political refugee from Mahabad, Iranian Kurdistan. He is a journalist, writer, human rights activist, Kurdish Language Teacher and photographer.
A forum organised by Marissa Lôbo and Marina Gržinic.Speakers:
Clifford A. Erinmwionghae
Njideka Stephanie Iroh
Gin MüllerThis forum will discuss how in the period after the Fall of the Berlin wall and 9/11 capitalist discourse has shifted from protection of human rights into a policy of bare life, seclusions and deportations of refugees and asylum seekers. The refugee movement in Vienna in 2012 showed a power of self-mobilization and self-articulation. The self-organized refugee protest movement, that was supported immediately by many activists and students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, has been put under harsh pressure and criminalization procedures. After almost 2 years here it is again another possibility to speak in public providing an analysis what was done and what is to be done. Discussions will include the reproduction of white supremacy within the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna, the methods of criminalization of the refugees by the Austrian state repressive apparatuses and the hypocrisy of EU politics.
Ilker Ataç is a political scientist at the University of Vienna; researching on migration policy and self-organized and anti-racist movements. He was involved in Kanak Attak and the First March Transnational Migrant strike.
Njideka Stephanie Iroh is a poet, performer, writer, artist and activist in Vienna. Her work focuses on youth and education in the context of language, linguistics, power, decolonisation and empowerment. Her political work is part of PAMOJA- The Movement of the young African Diaspora and in cooperation with other Black and migrant organisations.
Marissa Lôbo is an artist, activist that works for and in Maiz ( Self-organization – Participation – Autonomy – Resistance – Transformation – Utopia) an independent organization by and for migrant women. Marissa Lôbo finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2014. She is the recipient of the main Academy award in 2014 for her MA diploma work/performance on structural racism and colonialism.
Ines Mahmoud is currently finishing her studies in political science in Vienna. She is political activist/poet and has written her bachelor thesis about reproductions of white supremacy within the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna. Her main interests include migration, Islam, decolonialization, pan Arabism.
Gin Müller lives in Vienna. Müller works as a dramaturge, Performer, Theorist, Lecturer at the University of Vienna and is a known activist. In April 2008 Gin Müller’s book was published: „Possen des Performativen, Theater, Aktivismus und queere Politiken”, republicart 7, Wien: Turia+ Kant.