Tue 04.06.

11.00 Restshop Alix Eynaudi
Restshop is a workshop format developed by Alix Eynaudi that is based on a repertoire of rest practices. For this occasion the Restshop unfolds as a series of exercises and as a space for collective studies articulated around the library of the (Im)mobility Salon: letting books slide, literally, under our skins; resting in the arms of words, sentences and poems, (dis)articulating thoughts by re-practising forces that already exist.

15.00 Shivangi Mariam Raj
Dedicated to the practice of subversive publishing, this session by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh based independent writer and researcher Shivangi Mariam Raj will focus briefly on the work of The Funambulist, a magazine questioning the politics of space and bodies. The conversations will center on counter-cartographic methods and approaches, with the group coming together to design their own maps of memories.

Wed 06.06.

11.00 Andrea Ancira / Tumbalacasa Ediciones
Tumbalacasa is a journey, a companion or a ride somewhere between publishing, translation and the archive. our work performs as a practice of occupation and re-writing of the public that involves situated rehearsals of translation and memory. our publications are stagings of social relations, affections, rehearsals of critique, (counter) hegemony and collaboration, that seek to sow and cultivate thriving complicities. our aim: the contagion and co-production of meaning that commits us with others.

15.00 Shivangi Mariam Raj / The Funambulist
Another session held by Shivangi Mariam Raj starts from a collective poetry reading. The gathering reflects on how poetry offers an affect of brokenness as a liberatory rupture in border regimes and situates it as a site for counter-archives of witnesses, memories, and sensations which are otherwise obliterated from sanitised official histories.

Thurs 06.06.

11.00 Ujjwal Utkarsh Kanishka
In his practice based PhD project, The Revolution is Everyday, ujjwal has been dealing with the question as to how to observe a protest. In the film ‘Chalo Una’ (Come! Let’s March to Una.) made as part of the PhD project he ends up retracing the path of a 10 day Dalit Anti-Caste protest rally with an attempt to evoke the ghosts of the rally. In his upcoming project ‘Commemorating a Revolution yet to come’, ujjwal intends dig deeper into the Dalit social movement and revisit Mahad – the place where the towering Dalit leader Dr. Ambedkar took out his first protest/rally in 1927.
In this lecture performance, ujjwal will introduce the upcoming project within the framework of his filmmaking practice; especially as a (dis)continuation of his PhD project.

15.00 Jaba Devdariani / Civil Georgia
Jaba Devdariani, one of the Co-founders and editor of Civil Georgia will speak about the history, evolution and legacy of the tri-lingual magazine and news outlet that is dedicated to encouraging democratic and civic thinking and debate in Georgia. He will touch on strategies for use of language, text style and translation as means to break down the distance that totalitarian culture of press was leaving between the “ordinary person” and those in power.

Fri 07.06.

11.00 Jason Dodge / fivehundredplaces
Jason Dodge is an artist and publisher of poetry. He will improvisationally choose poems that harmonize with the general state of conversation to read as sort of interjections.

15.00 Raimundas Malašauskas
Curator and writer Raimundas Malašauskas will delve into his practice of self-writing and unwriting. What is the relationship between what one has lived and worked on before and how one (re)defines oneself in writing will be some of the key questions. His presentation might also give a glimpse of his current preparations for Suzon, the upcoming book of his selected writings.

Mon 10.06.

11.00 Mette Edvardsen & Jeroen Peeters / Varamo Press
‘A mode of being with someone else’s work.’ – this is how Kate Briggs characterizes her practice as a translator: spending time, retracing the writing process, discovering the work again, for oneself. Such ethos could also be imagined for editing and publishing. The editors of Varamo Press, choreographer Mette Edvardsen and dramaturge Jeroen Peeters, will share how and why they do what they do. How they imagine and realize publications, gradually building a catalogue in the process. And how these editorial questions intersect with their own artistic and writerly practices.

15.00 Nicole Suzuki
In this intervention/documentation workshop we will focus on examples for techniques of so-called conceptual writing and put them to use, in order to deal with the question of what concepts and practices of rest we can mobilize. Conceptual writing usually is not about writing own new texts in a conventional sense, but it is based on texts that already exist. There is also the possibility of compiling the resulting “new” texts and creating a zine together as a hopefully comparatively non-exhaustive publication. The workshop can then be rounded off with a collective reading/viewing and reflection on this zine.

Tues 11.06.

11.00 Mette Edvardsen & Jeroen Peeters / Varamo Press
This second session by Mette Edvardsen and Jeroen Peeters will pick up on the notion of ‘A mode of being with someone else’s work.’ once again. But this time instead of applying this ethos to editing and publishing, it will be the Leitmotiv for the practice of reading. Being with a text in various ways, experimenting with reading and doing this collectively, laterally, literally and letterally – did you say litterally? Littorally, yes!

15.00 Haunted Nap by Paula Caspão & Alix Eynaudi
Haunted Nap, a session of sleep-reading with a flock of open books, translations and related forms of (trans)plantation across fields (of knowledge, joy, cotton, art, corn, culture, complicity, complaint), Haunted Nap calls for hallucinatory remediation with no remedy. (Ex)tending choreographic fields like fevers and faculties, farms, forests, fires, facilities, full-moons, misfires, waterfalls and failures, it tends words with cacophonic care, not hoping for cure or curation. Avoiding front pages, main doors, elevated standpoints and standing ovations; resting in footsteps, footnotes, foothills, slippery slopes; resting with, against, from and despite founding fathers’ phonochronic phrase saturations. That life where the subject may be about to fail forever. Let ‘em all down, gloss away.
Se planter (calculate wrongly, miss the point, try again, fail deeper, undergrow). Too late hearts are broken. Planted there, planted here. Now then no flower bed. Not knowing what a Haunted Nap can. Total plantage is not a metaphor.



Shivangi Mariam Raj is a writer from Delhi/Uttar Pradesh, India. As an independent researcher, she is interested in visual cultures of majoritarian violence across South Asia, language as the site of caste apartheid in India, and spectral temporalities as forms of resistance in Kashmir. She utilizes essays, poetry, and reportage for individual memory to coalesce into a broader inquiry of the politics of public remembering. Her practice combines approaches in sociolinguistics, soundscapes, photography, counter-cartographies, translation, and ethnography. She is a university drop-out and was previously working with Oxford University Press. She is now serving as the Head of Communications at The Funambulist.

The Funambulist is a platform that engages with the politics of space and bodies. Its mission and hope is to provide a useful platform where activist, academic, practitioner voices can meet and build solidarities across geographical scales. Through articles, interviews, artworks, and design projects, the Funambulist is assembling an ongoing archive for anticolonial, antiracist, queer, and feminist struggles.The print and online magazine is published every two months and operates in parallel with an open-access podcast and a blog.

Alix Eynaudi is a French choreographer & dancer living in Vienna whose work is situated within the field of expanded choreography. Her projects explore different formats of making work public, such as publications, salons of collective studies & performances.Basking in dance as a space of study Alix Eynaudi dances, works, writes, between craft & chaos in a joyful mess of sorts. She doesn’t work alone; any event, research, invitation is an alibi to spend time with accomplices, a mesh of friendships scintillating under skins, a stirring of a full-of-wonder support.

andrea ancira garcía is an editor, writer-translator, and researcher. Her practice is situated at the crossroads of art and politics as a site of imagination and (un)learning. Her current research focuses on the role of translation in shaping communal perspectives of life, memory and grief. She also works with archives and the affective economies they produce and circulate when generating and exchanging alternative narratives of a shared history. Since 2017 she co-created the publishing platform tumbalacasa ediciones. She is currently a fellow of the Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation and a PhD Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Tumbalacasa Ediciones is a journey, a companion or a ride somewhere between publishing, translation and the archive. Tumbalacasa’s work performs as a practice of occupation and re-writing of the public that involves situated rehearsals of translation and memory. The publications are stagings of social relations, affections, rehearsals of critique, (counter) hegemony and collaboration, that seek to sow and cultivate thriving complicities. Its aim: the contagion and co-production of meaning that commits us with others.

Jaba Devdariani has been active in Georgia’s association life since 1995 and co-founded the website in 2001. He worked for ten years in the Balkans as a human rights officer in Bosnia and Herzegovina and then as a political officer in Serbia, and spent one year at the Foreign Ministry. Currently mostly working as a consultant on public administration reform for the UN agencies, he remains passionate about language, is an editor and publishes regularly in Georgian, English and, occasionally, French.

Civil Georgia is a tri-lingual magazine (English, Georgian, Russian) that was founded in 2001 to encourage democratic and civic thinking and debate in Georgia and to promote dialogue with colleagues engaged in similar issues abroad. Since then, it still serves as one of the most important archives, news and political analysis outlets in the country.
Nicole Suzuki founded the publishing house Zaglossus in 2009, which she directed until 2021, and currently is part of the curatorial department at Kunsthalle Wien, where she heads the publishing division. She holds a PhD in political science and is a PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Jason Dodge (Pennsylvania 1969) lives on Møn, Denmark. Over the past twenty five years, he has been producing sculptures and exhibitions that speak of absence, distance, haptic and visual perception. His work has been shown internationally in public and private Institutions. Most recently in the exhibitions Everyone talks about the Weather at Fondazione Prada, Venice, Coins and Coffins Under My Bed at Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, and Collection for the 21st century at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart. He has participated in Biennials in Venice, Lyon, Liverpool and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Castello de Rivoli, Rivoli, and the National Collection of Germany.

Raimundas Malašauskas is a curator and writer born in Vilnius, Lithuania and currently based in Brussels. He has co-written an opera libretto (Cellar Door by Loris Greaud, Palais de Tokyo, 2008), co-produced a television show (CAC TV, Vilnius, 2004 – 2006), served as an agent for dOCUMENTA (13), released Paper Exhibition, the book of his selected writings (Sternberg Press, 2012), co-curated 9th Baltic Triennial of International Art (Vilnius, 2005), 9th Mercosul Biennal (Porto Alegre, 2013) and 9th Liverpool Biennale (2017), exhibited his childhood paintings in a choregraphic composition by Alix Eynaudi (2019.) His most recent projects are trust & confusion, an eight month long live art exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2021), 914, the Russian Pavilion in the 59th Venice Biennale (closed) and Mars Returns, a 14 hour long event at Mykolas Zilinskas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Mette Edvardsen is a choreographer and performer eager to explore the performing arts as a practice and situation, also in relation to other media such as books and writing.

Jeroen Peeters is an essayist and dramaturge interested working across the media of writing, not-writing, performance and publication. He writes about art and matters such as ecologies of attention, material literacy, readership in the expanded field and cultural rewilding.

Varamo Press embraces the unexpected and values the arbitrary circumstances in which writing comes into being. Snatching, wording, printing, it gives a paper form to various kinds of literatures that have a fleeting life elsewhere.

Paula Caspão lives and works between Lisbon and Paris, in indeterminacy between forms of theoretical and artistic research. She is currently experimenting with cine-fabulation practices to interrogate the forms of ingrained extractivism, coloniality and socioenvironmental devastation implicated in the production of knowledge and history, as well as in the maintenance of their institutions, technologies and political fictions. She is a researcher at the Centre for Theatre Studies and the Institute for Contemporary History, and a guest lecturer in the PhD and MD Programme in Theatre Studies and Performance at the University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD in philosophy, University of Paris-Nanterre (2010) and was an invited scholar at the Performance Studies, New York University (2018).

ujjwal kanishka utkarsh is a Phd-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He has been trying to develop a form that emerges out of the observational cinema tradition. In his current ongoing work, he is trying to see if and how through this form he can look at and reflect upon political activity. In the current political situation, where the space for voice of dissent is rapidly diminishing, truth is either viewed very simplistically and reality as objective or the post modern perspective renders all truth relative and all reality socially constructed. In this context, this is also an exploration to see if such ideas of observational form could create a space that avoids pitfalls of both these seemingly untenable theoretical extremes. ujjwal primarily makes films while frequently dabbling into other forms like photography, sound and theater. He has also teaches various aspects of filmmaking and video arts at Universities quite frequently