The Belgian film Girl (Lukas Dhont, 2018) shares the intimate life of a fifteen year old girl named Lara. She dances at a renowned ballet academy in Belgium, and she hopes to fulfil her dream of becoming a professional ballerina. The film opens with her admission interview, wherein it is explained that she will be granted a trial period – because Lara isn’t just any girl, she is a transgender girl, born male.Continue reading Girl, The everyday struggle of a transgender
In April, webteam member Tessa Smorenburg interviewed Roma Koolen of dance collective MAN || CO and Joosje Slot, a student of Anthropology (University of Amsterdam), in Amsterdam. What follows is their discussion on the value of art and embodied practices, and ends with a criticism of our education system, which promotes exclusion. Continue reading Dance, Embodiment and Education
In 2016, the Dutch artist Yasmijn Karhof spent three months as artist-in-residence in the psychiatric ward at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn NYC (USA). Integral to her artistic practice is the expression of the subjective experience of reality in a visual context.
Interview with Petr Urban: “I deem it necessary to undertake a substantial critical reflection on normative presuppositions of the “new science of happiness”. The ethics of care could serve here as an appropriate point of reference” Continue reading Practice of care and practice of play
Review of Jessica Benjamin: Beyond Doer and Done To – Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third, Routledge, London, New York, 2018. Continue reading Beyond Neoliberalism’s final terms: ‘Only one can live’ – Jessica Benjamin in Trump times
Interview in June 2012 Continue reading Maurice Hamington