a perfect storm | post-launch hangout

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 7.30 pm, diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery

Drinks and conversations and music with
Aline Baiana | Camila de Caux | Eric Macedo | Juliana Moreira Streva | Luana Vitra | and many others

a perfect storm is a compilation of ideas, combined in a partial and provisional way, emulating the political-atmospheric phenomena it engages. It starts from a seemingly unanswerable question: “What can a series of storms in Brazil tell us about climate changes elsewhere?” In a country once defined as the “Land of the Future” – a land where the future is a promise always about to arrive –, a unique constellation of political and ecological factors, some of which have in the meantime become crises, have fed on each other, converging in a particularly violent storm.

With contributions from artists and thinkers from a variety of different backgrounds, a perfect storm is, for the time being, assembled in three phases – reflections on the ecological crises and the plurality of worlds they bring forward, on extractivism as an interweaving of local and global phenomena, and on the material-semiotic effects of the nation-state as a powerful fiction.

After the original project had to be moved online, where it will pass into future phases, we will finally get to present it in person and hang out to celebrate its publication and continuation.

Pandemic: The event will be held in accordance with current COVID-19 regulations. The room is equipped with air filtration devices, but given the persistent viral situation, we would also like to ask you, if possible, to test yourselves with a rapid test ahead of the event.