reboot: responsiveness - Coronaseminar #2. Pandemic intimacies.
Dr. Ewa Majewska
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
In this Coronaseminar we will discuss the basics of the pandemic being together – universality, breathing, intimacy, sex and the means of production and representation. Our Guest's contribution, by the artist and choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, will focus on mediating intimacies, suspended time and foregrounding infrastructures. We will also discuss the following texts:
Achille Mbembe, “The Universal Right to Breathe”, in: Critical Inquiry, 2020.
Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner, “Sex in Public”, Critical Inquiry, Vol. 24, No. 2.
Eng-Beng Lim, “Queer Coronasutra, or, How to have promiscuity in a Pandemic”, 2020,
Coronaseminar #2. Pandemic intimacies.
June 9, 2021
Online-Zoom, 6 – 8 pm CET (in English)
Guest: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, artist and choreographer
Participation via the following LINK
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf jointly announce the launch of reboot: – a collaborative, multi-cycle, anti-racist, and queer-feminist dialogueencompassing performance and research based practices.
The first cycle, reboot: responsiveness, departs from desires, anxieties and hopes amplified by the current pandemic. Hosted in two different yet aligned sites that mutually interact with one another as much as they support, complement and challenge each other, reboot: responsiveness provides infrastructures for provisional stagings, rehearsals, processual choreographies, and encounters around notions of presence, intimacy, care, and responsibility. reboot: responsiveness develops activities together with a core collective comprised of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Klara Lidén, Ewa Majewska, Rory Pilgrim, Cally Spooner, and Mariana Valencia. Embracing diverse formats, and working together with further invited guests and audiences in Cologne and Düsseldorf, these artists and thinkers will explore ways to dedicate time to one another and to perform in time, to develop alternative vocabularies, archives, gestures, movements, and translations, to share and transmit resources and ideas, and to find modes of resistance and togetherness in response to the current situation we are living in.
Conceived by Eva Birkenstock, Nikola Dietrich, and Viktor Neumann
Core Collective: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Klara Lidén, Ewa Majewska, Rory Pilgrim, Cally Spooner, and Mariana Valencia
Graphic design by Sean Yendrys
Further dates of the Coronaseminars – reboot: edition #3–5
Coronaseminar #3. On Motherhood. Bring your kids!
June 30, 2021
Coronaseminar #4. How do we stay with the trouble?
September 29, 2021
Coronaseminar #5. Reboot solidarity together.
October 20, 2021