Wednesday 20 Oct - 2:00pm
LIVE FUTURES: KIN-SHIP-MATTER
Dr Léuli Eshrāghi
This conversation brings together key voices working across performance, politics and cultural restitution to consider the transformative potential of Indigenous knowledge systems and the activation of the collective through gathering.
How might the renewal and reinstatement of Indigenous knowledge generate ancestral-futurist kinships and possibilities beyond the carceral, the fascist and the hateful? How much might we gain by restoring ceremonial-political gatherings that centre sovereignty in shared processes, shared feasts, shared care for lands, waters and airs?
Afflicted as we are by the intersecting crises of habitat, disease, race hierarchy and extreme violence, this conversation offers windows into humility and connection. It is inspired by the continuity of freshwater courses despite extractive industries and settler colonies, and of saltwater bodies reaching from Gadigal Country to every shore of the Great Ocean.
Duration: 2 hours
LIVE FUTURES is a series of curated public conversations that explore the pivotal role of artists in defining the new civic life we are entering, in a sustained period of disruption and change.
The LIVE FUTURES platform celebrates the insight of artists, as thought leaders and critical players in the new social, cultural, and economic paradigms that are being built and renewed in the wake of the pandemic and other global events. Accessible to national and global audiences, LIVE FUTURES will complement the voices of artists with those of specialists from other disciplines in order to dive deeply into the possibilities of our future world.
All LIVE FUTURES events will be live streamed on Vimeo, and embedded on our website. All the events in the LIVE FUTURES Series will be available on demand for 7 days after they air, through our digital experimental art channel LIVE ON-THE-LINE.