Nadja Argyropoulou: Making Oddkin, The Story Told in Prague

An invitation to a screening and talk with Nadja Argyropoulou.

10.12.2018 18:00
Goethe-Institute Prague, 2. floor

Making Oddkin – for joy, for trouble, for volcano love: A Story-telling Distance Between Prague, the Aegean Sea and The Cosmos

After the lecture, we cordially invite you for the screening of the film Story Telling for Earthly Survival by Donna Haraway.

8:30 PM
@ Kino Světozor

Screening is coorganized by Are, ArtMap, Fresh Eye and Documentary Monday.

Neither an exhibition nor a performance, a conference or an umbrella concept, Making Oddkin — for joy, for trouble, for volcano love was conceived as a four-day ‘outing and coming together’, a practice and process of worlding-with, in company and contextuality; an event about human–nonhuman entanglements, about “the unfinished configurations of places, times, matters and meanings,” in which we are entwined and which we need to salvage, as per scientist-cultural activist Donna Haraway (Staying with the trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene, 2016, Duke University Press).

Drawing inspiration from her mobile term “oddkin,” which was coined by Haraway in order to describe the need for unexpected collaborations and combinations, the new and unpredictable kinships that can be formed beyond the usual genealogical, ethnocentric, anthropocentric relations, Making Oddkin materialized, sympoietically, between September 6 and 10, 2018, at the small volcanic island of Nisyros at the Aegean Sea, in response to concerns and questions raised by the Institute of Anxiety and its programme.

Curator Nadja Argyropoulou will now recount the story of this Greek peripeteia, and with the help of images and testimonies, will expand on concerns related to the collaborative, narrative materialities that are now needed for earthly survival.

The lineup of contributors of Making Oddkin — for joy, for trouble, for volcano love included: Giorgio Andreotta Calò, The Callas, The Climate Collective, Meimouna Coffi, Paolo Colombo and Sophia Christopoulou, Daniela & Linda Dostálková, Em Kei, Makis Faros and Mari Masouridou, David Fesl, Phoebe Giannisi, Václav Girsa, Lukáš Hofmann, Apostolos Kaloudis, Iro Karavela, Lito Kattou, Kateřina Konvalinová, Petra Kotsidou, Filip Kraus, Dana Luciano, Marie Lukačová, Petros Moris, Malvina Panagiotidi, Matěj Pavlik, Teos Romvos & Chara Pelekanou, Lucie Rosenfeldová, Saprofyta, Cally Spooner & Jesper List Thomsen, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Ioanna Sotiriou, Giorgos Tsironis, Ioanna Vlachaki, Georgios Vougioukalakis, Iria Vrettou and Ariadne Strofylla, Jiří Žák.

Participating via screenings of their works were: Ursula Biemann, Jason Karaindros Camille Henrot, Gerard Holthuis, Ursula Mayer, Clive Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog, Eva Papamargariti, Ben Rivers, Kostas Sfikas, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Fabrizio Terranova.

Nadja Argyropoulou is the curatorial agent of Making Oddkin — for joy, for trouble, for volcano love.

The research team included: Lydia Antoniou, Zuzana Blochova and Kiki Defteraiou.

The project was organized by Sterna, Nisyros and Are |, Prague, as part
of The Institute of Anxiety’s programme in association with the Hellenic Republic, Periphery of South Aegean and Municipality of the Nisyrians.

For Info and material click on the dropbox link.

Supported by: Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic; NEON organisation for Culture and Development; Prague City Hall; AEGEAN; Blue Star Ferries, Liber SA.