Performance and debate: Postcolonial Critique: Latin American and Eastern European Perspectivations (American South – European East)
Öffentliche Veranstaltung im Rahmen des „Explorative Workshop“: Postcolonial Critique: Latin American and Eastern European Perspectivations (American South – European East)
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin
“Songs of a Transindigenous Environmental Front” by Joulia Strauss.
“De-Centering the Gaze: Artistic Strategies for a Decolonial Future”
Sara Alonso Gómez (art curator, Havana/Paris) will discuss the question of postcolonial positionalities in the context of the arts with the artists Esther Shalev-Gerz (Vilnius/Paris) and Antonio Eligio Fernández (“Tonel”) (Havana/Vancouver), especially the dimensions of alterity and critique.
Convener: Pablo Valdivia, Clara Frysztacka, Jennifer Ramme
How far do regions of Eastern Europe and Latin America challenge and diversify the concept of post-colonialism? What do they add and how do they challenge current concepts of post-colonial critique? Questioning the production and transfer of current postcolonial discourses, the workshop aims to discuss Eastern Europe and Latin America as specific loci of post-colonial critique and knowledge production. The workshop aims to break through the hegemonic logic of theoretical transfer, which is expressed in canonization of post-colonial theories, languages and scenes, which, we suggest, reassert the interpretational prerogative of imperial metropolises and still follow a colonial trajectory. Proposing an alternative perspective from the vantage point of the American “South” and the European “East” to deconstruct seemingly solid concepts of “West” and “Europe”, we call for a critical revision of the view that postcolonial theories are a neutral kit of methods that is uniformly applicable for a wide range of postcolonial contexts.