Slavs and Tatars

Salt Galata

June 22, 2017 19.00

Pastedgraphic 1 Slavs and Tatars, <i>Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In</i> [İsnad Yahut İnanabileceğimiz Zincirler], sunum-performans, 50 dakika
Slavs and Tatars, Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In, lecture-performance, 50 min.
SALT Galata, Workshop II-III

Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In

In their lecture-performances, Slavs and Tatars traces complex genealogies of cultural slippages, religious traditions, and linguistic affinities. In Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In, the Berlin-based collective invites the audience to look beyond the world order shaped by what priest and translator Charles de Foucauld called “secular rage.”

A Franco-American oil dynasty in Houston, the Catholic Renewal, a Sufi mosque in Manhattan, and the Russian literary avantgarde all figure in Slavs and Tatars’ dense narrative around modernity, mysticism and the rise of site-specific art in the United States. Unexpected connections among them suggest that an alternative understanding of modernism is possible—one that can overthrow established institutional accounts and dare to operate beyond the framework of rationalism.

This lecture-performance is presented in parallel to Slavs and Tatars’ mid-career survey Mouth to Mouth at SALT Galata.

The program will be held in English.