Ocean Blue: 2022 Keynote and CP Seminar…

Ocean Blue: 2022 Keynote and CP Seminar with Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro

de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam

Ocean Blue
2022 Keynote and Open CP Seminar
with Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro

Livestream event: 17 January, 18:30
Ocean Blue
de Appel 2022 Keynote with Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro

de Appel's 2022 Keynote on January 17th will be presented by poet, writer and translator Mayra A. Rodriguez Castro (Bogotá, Colombia), in which she will consider passage as a visionary interval. Castro will arrive in Europe by boat, specifically the Queen Mary II, which sails from New York on January 3, 2022 and arrives in Hamburg on January 12. The rest of the journey will proceed by train, traveling by ground and ocean, staying close to the curve of earth.

"If the continent was the ground, and grund in modern philosophy, then the vastness of the ocean with its archipelagos and depths poses a different plea. From the transatlantic slave trade to the first exploration of New York Bay aboard the Dutch ship ‘Halve Maen’ in 1609, to the colonies of 'Spice Islands' and modern commerce routes, myriad histories of passage constitute the aesthetic, financial and epistemological paradigms of our day. It is said that the New World was discovered, an arcane voice says; the land was curtailed. The colonies were saturated with painterly strokes, lyricism and industry, every trace separating word form world."

Look back at the 2022 Keynote above.

18-20 January
Open CP Seminars with Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro and guests (via Zoom)

Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro will host three consecutive seminars on arrival at de Appel. The three sessions; 'I Love, I Do' by Arlette-Louise Ndakoze (18 January), 'Interlude' (19 January) and 'The Death of the Occident' by Nathanaël (20 January), will inspect paradigms of matter, artefact and symbol. Each session extends the journey embarked by Rodríguez Castro, studying encounters in art and conversation, as if our objects of study appeared at the horizon for the first time.

The seminars on the 18th and 19th of January will begin at 10:00, the seminar on the 20th of January will begin at 14:00. All seminars have a duration of 1,5 hours.

To participate in any of the seminars via Zoom, please sign up via reservations [​at​] deappel.nl

About Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro

Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro is a Colombian writer and translator. She is the editor of ‘Dream of Europe: selected seminars and interviews: 1984-1992’ (Kenning Editions, 2020). She is a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The John F. Kennedy Institute of Northamerican Studies (Freie Universität Berlin, 2018) and recipient of the Anne Waldman Fellowship (Naropa University, 2019). Rodríguez Castro lives in New York.

About the contributors and seminars:

January 18: Arlette-Louise Ndakoze

Arlette-Louise Ndakoze is a philosopher, fiction writer and
curator researching pan-African sciences and their forms of mediation. For more than
ten years, A.L. Ndakoze has researched artistic and intellectual movements in
Rwanda and further African countries. She has presented lectures on the Humboldt
Forum; From the Mausoleum to the Momentum (2019), Volksbühne Berlin; Under Your
Spine (...) You Have My Back (2021) and Berliner Festspiele; Identity, Diaspora and the
Contemporary (2021). A.L. Ndakoze is the Artistic Co-Director at Savvy Contemporary.

January 20th: Nathanaël

Photograph title: from the EUPHORIES (2019) series
Photographer: Nathanaël
Silver gelatin print
Developed by: Kioto Aoki

Nathanaël is the author of more than a score of books published in the
United States, Québec, and France. Notable works include Hatred of Translation (2019), La mort de ma soeur (2018), L’heure limicole (2016), and the essay of correspondence Absence Where As (Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book) (2009).
Translations by Nathanaël include the work of Danielle Collobert, Frédérique Guétat-Liviani, Hervé Guibert, Catherine Mavrikakis, Hilda Hilst (the latter in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo Araújo) and Édouard Glissant. A recipient of the prix AlainGrandbois (Qc.), the prix Claudine de Tencin (Fr.), and a Publishing Triangle Award (U.S.A.), Nathanaël has been recognized through her work by fellowships from the PEN American Center, the Centre National du Livre de France and Terre d’Arts through ETC Caraïbe (Martinique).

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