photo_2022-11-24_16-15-56Red Forest Radiograms - Nomadic Cosmologies & Fugitive Power
LiveJam - 25 November 18:00-21:00 CET

This live experiential discussion will be streamed via and partners!

Weaving the topics of “Weaponized Infrastructures or Extractivism and the Lilypad” with “We will not be the wall, we will not be the ship! Cultures of deportation, border regimes and forced displacements” together, this is a call for reflection on how these issues interrelate and collide
with how people can live.

Extractivism can be understood as the result of a one-directional attention to environments. Capitalist conceptions of economic growth encoded in technologies of engagement, i.e. financialization and datafication impose a brutal rhythm on the organic composition of
energy by turning it into a speculative value measured in its propensity to extraction. Energy Infrastructures become engines for a contemporary system of colonialism imposed by the theatricality of war. These dynamics are further linked to anthropocentric and western
philosophical conceptions of how life should be lived, which is at heart of contemporary alienation. To contest the ongoing climate catastrophe, the recontextualization and recovery of the social
specificity of energy production is crucial. Not all lilypads are beautiful.

Freedom of movement and dignified dwelling, as the rights of nature and humans are to be defended for the necessary sustainability and health of an ecosystem. Movement as care for life is life’s heartbeat in flux. In the contemporary world the border has been turned into an
epistemic framework in the service of a global hegemony, and the regulation of movement as a modern strategy of war. Contemporary globalization, led by capitalist transformations thriving market instrumentalization of democracy, has pushed forward the crisis of humanism and of ecology. One of its mechanisms has been the proliferation of borders.

With: Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Bino Byansi, Filipa César, Muhammed Lamin Jadama,
Aino Korvensyrjä & Moro Yapha
Sonic Interventions with: Ghazi Barakat and Paula Montecinos Oliva,
Hosted by David Muñoz Alcántara & Diana McCarty (Red Forest)
Technical Production: Noémie Cayron
Realized at Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio Studio

Nomadic Cosmologies and Fugitive Power
23rd International Triennale Milan 2022
The German Pavilion
15 July- 1 December 2022
convened by Red Forest

These experiential conversations will be transmitted over the duration of the Triennale, on site with the Milan based Radio Raheem, in Germany on the award winning artists’ radio, 88.4 Mhz Berlin and 90.7 Mhz Potsdam and online via Goethe-Institut. The Red Forest proposal is conceived as a response to the urgency of imagining a different world, and the need of amplifying people’s organization growing from below and against the clock. Nomadic Cosmologies and Fugitive Power builds on Germany’s commitment to critical approaches in art, discourse, science and the environment, both at home and abroad, in the hopes of activating a more equitable and sustainable future for us all.

Red Forest is an organic assemblage based on affinities and overlapping practices that grounds together research, art, political imagination, and social actions striving for transformative justice and ecological reparations. Red Forest assembles and organizes their work with infrastructures of collective reciprocity and interdependency as actual potentiality. This program draws on their research on Extractivism, Datafication, and Transformative Justice that was supported by the Kone Foundation in Finland. Red Forest is mobilized by David Muñoz Alcántara, Diana McCarty, Mijke van der Drift and Oleksiy Radynski.

The German Pavilion at the 23rd International Triennale Milan 2022 is convened by Red Forest on a commission from the Goethe-Institut Milan and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.