Pneuma: Is Language Enough?
INVOCATIONS PROGRAMME 06.03.2022 14:00–22:00
WITH Kaushik Bhaumik, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Gautam Bhatia, Omar Kasmani, Arjuna Neuman, Pallavi Paul, Mohammad Raees, Nisha Ramayya, Nasima Selim, Raed Yassin, and more.
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Free Entry Donations welcome
tour through the exhibtion With the artist and the curators
Welcome and introduction
Capturing Breath As An Image Talk Pallavi Paul in conversation with Kaushik Bhumik and Mohammed Raees
POETICAL READING & SONIC INTERVENTION With Denise Ferreira da Silva, Arjuna Neuman, and Nisha Ramayya
Religion, Caste Politics and Legal / Constitutional Enabling Talk With Gautam Bhatia and Mohammed Raees
Who has the Right to Breathe? Companions of Breath: A Tale of Two Trees Lecture Performance With Nasima Selim
|POETICAL READING & SONIC INTERVENTION With Omar Kasmani|
Sound Performance With Raed Yassin
Filmmaker and artist Pallavi Paul is currently presenting her first solo-exhibition in Berlin, newly commissioned by SAVVY Contemporary and shown in the framework of Berlinale’s Forum Expanded 2022.
THE WIND IN YOUR BODY IS JUST VISITING, YOUR BREATH WILL SOON BE THUNDER seeks to unravel the politicization of the act of breathing and conditions of breathlessness where the biological process is interwoven with class, caste, and race, the complexities of which have been further laid bare during the pandemic.
With the accompanying INVOCATIONS programme we attempt to expand the discourse on the intertwined strands from history, language, philosophy, medicine and meditation practices evoked in the exhibition to present the entanglement of breath with the world of its making. Challenging and addressing the historical and legal frameworks that enable and reinforce oppressive realities and the material conditions of the cinematic medium and its audiences, the public programme further pursues these deliberations in conversation with filmmakers, medical practitioners, lawyers, activists, historians, journalists, anthropologists, and musicians.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Elena Agudio
CURATION Natasha Ginwala, Hajra Haider Karrar, Laura Kloeckner, Abhishek Nilamber
MANAGEMENT Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Lia Milanesio, Lema Sikod
COMMUNICATIONS Anna Jäger
Common Garden Juan Pablo García Sossa, Abhishek Nilamber
Visual Still from Pneuma by Pallavi Paul, 2022
The INVOCATIONS programme is kindly supported by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation. The exhibition is supported by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program with funds from the Federal Foreign Office, Schering Stiftung and the artist's gallery Project 88. The exhibition is presented within the program of the 17th Forum Expanded | 72nd Berlinale.