MONDO BOOKS AT LOFOTEN INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, 2017
Mondo Books was for the third time part of Lofoten International Art Fair (LIAF) I taste the future. Mondo Books was found at Trevarefabrikken in Henningsvær with a site specific installation, a special selection of books, readings and screenings.
Berlin based, founder of Bbooks publishing, artist, professor
Siepen will give a talk and sceening titled
The Black House in a White House:
The writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin defined in the 1950s the white obsession as a delusion and metaphor for power. The ideology of white supremacy is alive and kicking today as the frame of political phantasms. The talk and film screening by Nicolas Siepen will follow the struggle of artists like Baldwin and jazz musicians like Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman with the fallout and deadlock of “white supremacy” from Billie Holiday's “Strange Fruit” to Sun Ra's Afrofuturism.
Trevarefabrikken September 2nd
Tromsø based sami poet and writer
Skåden will do a reading related to indigenous futurisms. The talk will focus on literature and landscape, and how prioritizing landscape as a literary motife is a potent tool for writing futuristic fiction.
Trevarefabrikken September 3rd
Hvidme Archive in Mondo Books presents two videoart-pieces by Interdisciplinary Canadian-Icelandic artist, Angela Rawlings.
Rawlings performance practice seeks and interrogates relational empathy between bodies, be they human, more-than-human, other-than-human, non-human. Meditating on languages as inescapable lenses of human engagement, Rawlings’ methods over the past fifteen years have included sensorial poetries, vocal and contact improvisation, theatre of the rural, and conversations with landscapes. She lives in Iceland.
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Supported by Norsk Kulturråd