HOW 2 DO: being other, being real


@ Transart Triennale / August, 2016. Berlin, Germany.


A video program for the 2nd Transart Triennale, organized by the Transart Institute.







HOW 2 DO: being other, being real is a series of videos by women artists shown as three separate blocks, between longer features at the Transart Triennale.


The selection of works centers around Love as Self-Care in the age of “advanced capitalism […] a system that promotes feminism without women, racism without races, […] sexuality without genders, multiculturalism without ending racism, economic growth without development, and cash flow without money.” [Braidotti, 2006]. Self-care as a radical and subversive act, "an act of political warfare" —as Audre Lorde put it—, in the face of a system that both produces and criminalizes poverty and displacement, exploiting then discarding black/brown bodies. The videos are an array of personal rituals and narratives that emerge to aid in the healing and confronting of a violent reality; calling to an intelligence beyond the rationality of the “universal” [white, male, european-descent].


Are humans competent enough to make sense of a reality beyond language, to interpret the non-human? Are the ancestors really watching? Are rituals a technology? How can self-care really be about the self, and not about being better —more fit, more able— servants? This collection of videos contains individual, vaporous, and sometimes bleak answers.


#1
Eliana Otta, Aprendiz de Ofrenda, 2014
Hannah Black, All My Love, All My Love, 2015
Silvia Martes, She that comes from the green forest, on a Tuesday, 2013
Chantal Peñalosa, Sobre la Avenida México, 2013
Paula Nacif, Take Care of You, 2016


#2
Liz Mputu, Sandra Bland Grief Relief Virtual Memorial + Meditation, 2015


#3
Sandra Mujinga, I Am So Bored, But You Are Alright (fast-forwarded for you), 2015
Danielle Dean, No Lye, 2012









Danielle Dean, No Lye, 2012



Hannah Black, All My Love, All My Love, 2015



Chantal Peñalosa, Sobre la Avenida México, 2013



Sandra Mujinga, I Am So Bored, But You Are Alright (fast-forwarded for you), 2015



Paula Nacif, Take Care of You, 2016