IMPAKT TV episode #18: Friday 22:30
With Marijke De Roover and Dan Hassler-Forest
Location: IMPAKT TV from Koepelzaal
In this IMPAKT TV episode we welcome two of the stars of the main festival programme: Marijke de Roover will tell us more about the two performances she is staging at the IMPAKT Festival 2021: Live Laugh Limerence on the opening night and The Eggcelent Adventures of Marijke De Roover Part 1: A Womb of One’s Own on Saturday 6 November at 21:30.
Cultural theorist and author Dan Hassler-Forest will join us to reflect on the performance/talk #blackgirlmagic: Janelle Monáe’s Queer Afrofuturism. In this richly illustrated talk, Dan Hassler-Forest invited photographer and Afrofuturist world-builder AiRich and dancer Taneesha Sijmons (themultifacetedwomxn) to discuss the artistic vocabulary of Janelle Monáe – including the notorious vagina pants of Monáe’s video PYNK.
This episode is hosted by Rosa Wevers.
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Marijke De Roover― Artist
Marijke De Roover (Brussels, BE) is a part-time professional karaoke singer and meme connoisseur, yet currently known mostly for her queer/feminist performance work. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from KASK School of Arts, Ghent (BE) where she was nominated for the Start Point Prize, Prague (CZ). In her artworks, she deals with questions regarding the nuclear family, feminism/motherhood, ethics of reproduction, and love, romance and compulsory heteronormativity under late capitalism. In 2020 she had her first institutional solo at Museum de Pont in Tilburg (NE). Her work has been shown at among others: Museum fur Neue Kunst, Freiburg (DE), David Roberts Art Foundation (Evening of Performance), London (UK), Garage Rotterdam (NL), Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL), Garage, Moscow (RU), BOZAR, Brussels (BE), ARCADE, London (UK), MABA, Nogent-sur-Marne (FR), Goethe Institute, Dusseldorf (DE), Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (DE).
Dan Hassler-Forest― Speaker
Dan Hassler-Forest works as Assistant Professor in the department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. He has published scholarly books and articles on science fiction, cultural studies, media theory, anti-capitalism and popular culture, and writes frequently for more popular platforms like The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has recently completed two books on the work of Janelle Monáe and the intersections between race, gender, and sexual identity in capitalist media industries.
Rosa Wevers― Moderator
Rosa Wevers is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University. For her research project 'Facing Surveillance: Artistic Strategies in Times of Control' she analyzes how contemporary art exhibitions confront visitors with critical perspectives on surveillance and engage them in strategies of resistance. Before starting her PhD, Rosa worked as a coordinator of the Museum of Equality and Difference (MOED) and the Gender and Diversity Hub of Utrecht University. Rosa is the co-host and co-producer of Kunstmatig, a podcast on art and technology.