Mister Motley and ArtEZ studium generale present three online lunch events that stem from the hope for a better future and take a closer look at the role of activism in art. The future is unpredictable, and we don’t actually know what will happen, but in this series we explore the believe that through activism in art we may be able write it ourselves while acknowledging the crimes and sufferings of the present.
We have invited three guests to chat with us on three Wednesdays during lunchtime (12 – 13 hrs). Each guests invites you to prepare yourself up front for the live meeting with a text to read, a video to watch and/or some music to listen to.
22 April: Filmmaker and climate justice activist Chihiro Geuzenbroek
13 May: Pleasure activist, curator and science fiction writer Ama Josephine Budge (English spoken)
3 June: Léon Kruijswijk on AIDS activism and art
Ama Josephine Budge
Writer, curator, artist and pleasure artist Ama Josephine Budge’s work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. The sience-fictional and resistant practices of the artist can, Budge argues, reimagine the agencial capacity of queer Black bodies in relation to environmentally-changes futures in the face of what has been termed ‘climate colonialism’.