Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix)

BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Jun 2019

As crises of the contemporary compound, society demands our bodies and minds stay productive while simultaneously processing anxiety, violence, and trauma. Through the real risks of social change work and building practices toward liberation, there is a need for collective experiences that can deal with the urgencies of our times while allowing and fostering joy, generosity, celebration, hospitality, and togetherness.

Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix) takes cues from alternative ways of coming together, whether through collective organizing, artistic practice, study groups, or the dance floor, and is inspired by legacies of club and night culture in which less traditional sites of knowledge production, such as the body, the party, the collective experience, sonic environments, and dance, are key. Spaces that center embodied celebration and enjoyment along with communal knowledges and negotiations can offer tangible tools, imaginaries, and possibilities for fostering joyful and critical acknowledgement, release, healing, conviviality, artistic practice, and expression—modeling practices for being together otherwise.

The title of the event is inspired by Madchester band The Stone Roses’ song “I Wanna Be Adored,” taking a facetious spin to the sometimes superficial and isolating position of “the artist” and “the club,” and proposing a “non-fascist remix.” This event is premised on a love for (more than) humanity without sorting according to social “types” or rigorous zones of exclusion for categories of people, while also intentionally facilitating space for those who feel the brunts and violences of structural oppressions.


19–00 hrs: videos curated by the Fellows
Apoca & Futuro, 2019
Charm Mone

Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Zumbi Somos Nós (We Are All Zumbi), 2006
Curated by Thiago de Paula Souza

I Wanna Be Adored (the Video Loop), 2019
Curated by Charl Landvreugd with BAK 2018/2019 Fellows

The Emancipatory Significance of Provincialization, 2019
Curated by Katayoun Arian

19–21 hrs
Welcome/hosting, 2019
Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK 2018/2019 Fellows, Yallah Sabaya, Laced Up Project

19–21 hrs
Snacks and music
Jessica de Abreau, Lukás Likavcan, Narges Mohammadi, De Voorkamer, Mick Wilson and BAK 2018/2019 Fellows, Wijkkeuken van Zuid

19–20 hrs
DJ Jes (BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Jessica de Abreu) and DJ RUR (BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Lukáš Likavčan) will play their premiere sets.

20–21.15 hrs
Narges Mohammadi DJs

20.30–21.00 hrs:
The Thread and the Gap, 2019
Performance by Patricia Kaersenhout and Lukáš Likavčan with Pelumi Adejumo

21–21.10 hrs
Cacophony Reading, 2019
BAK 2018/2019 Fellows, BAK team, Jota Mombaca, Mohammadi DJs

21.10–21.15 hrs
Water People Statement, 2019
Fellows Jeanne van Heeswijk, Charl Landvreugd, Lukáš Likavčan

21.15–22.30 hrs
Runway and Costuming
Haseeb Ahmed and BAK 2018/2019 Fellows, Fazle Shairmahomed

22–00 hrs
Dancing in the Studio
Katayoun Arian (DJ discourse) spins from 22–22.40 hrs, and then from 22.40–00 hrs Sky Deep plays her premiere DJ set in the Netherlands.

related project
Trainings for the Not-Yet (TFTNY)