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16:00 - 16:30 Witnessing in resonance. Sonic report on disobedience from Poland.

For the first half hour of SAVVYZAAR, we revisit October 2020 and reflect on its ongoing echoes:

All bodies have their own “natural frequency”, even when they appear to be solid and immovable, when applying onto them a vibration that shares the same frequency - the force applied to, it would destroy it. In science this occurrence is called mechanical resonance.

The resonance phenomena may appear in any type of body, it can be an object, a building, a bridge, a gate, an animal body, a logical body, a human.

This is one way one could think of the protests in Poland – as a potential resonance-creating massive force of women protesting together with their bodies, alongside other bodies, in a larger body of a crowd.

It is a strategy after all: to topple down a governing body, one’s frequency needs purposefully to adjust itself to fight against the draconian laws imposed, but also to protect oneself.

It is in the midst of a pandemic the Polish government succeeds to force a near to total ban on abortion. And while attempts on tightening the abortion law was a matter of protests in Poland since 2016, this time a massive scale of civic reaction embodied in the recent protests accumulated in more than 100,000 people only in Warsaw resisting together. Although it was an unexpected course of action the decision to take the protest to the street was inevitable. A massive wave of sonic disobedience of an uncontrollable crowd.

Amongst the crowds with the voices of Zofia Janina Borysiewicz, Edka Jarząb, Agnieszka Róż, Maria Janion, Olga Lewicka, Ola Zielińska.

Photo: Łukasz Radziszewski

16:30 - 17:00 You Hear The Muses Cross the States of Quo?

No Harm To Harmony Rewind

Lakes of wounded shells = underwater life left to decompose / to the offbeat of an unequal equation bouncing 100% rhythm of nature [(mind the gap) in the feedback!

Maximum-salt-to-minimum-sweetwater-sound systems (hear) the chorus] to solve f’(x) nature’s ratio of saltwater and freshwater ~ that of our body fluids. One. And two. And one-two-two-andn.

How many x inputs wait for y to output?

At the shores of decomposed systems, the Muses leave their quill. Crossing words.

Setting heartbeats free. From the harms occupying harmony.

Re:Membering: If Balance is at heart - and your heart is hurt - there will be Muses heard -

A SAVVYZAAR Creation by Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Kamila Metwaly, and Kelly Krugman

With: A conversation between Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Kelly Krugman, Kamila Metwaly and Arlette-Louise Ndakoze

Archive: Lesley-Ann Brown in a conversation with Olani Ewunnet, 2018 at SAVVY Contemporary // Elaine Mitchener in Let’s Talk Off The Podium with Tigran Arakelyan, 2020 // Mr. Adama, 2019 at Lac Retba in Senegal

And further inscribed sonic systems

17:00 - 18:00 FOUR CORNERS OF THE SAME BLACK STONE with Tito Valery
Tito Valery takes us into the third corner of his series, Four Corners of the Same Black Stone, to continue reflecting on questions of Blackness. In this corner, he moves through thematic veins of endowment, religion, economy, culture, and more: bridging inquiries on self-definition and their relations to pluralities of Blackness. The spirit of Maya Angelou and her influence is an underpinning presence in this session’s perspectives.

THE CORNERS are four angles to Valery’s thoughts on Blackness, conceiving of the uniqueness and ruggedness of its perceptions, in its variety of evolutions. Each corner is carved based on thoughts that flow into another making a four-angled reflection on those placed as “The Other” and the Oppressed.