Ayşe Köklü in Conversation with Stefano Harney and Fred Moten


June 7, 2021 19.00

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Zun Lee, “Billy Garcia on a nighttime walk through Van Corlandt Park with Esmeralda and Jeremy. Bronx, NY. September 2021” from the series Father Figure
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As part of SALT’s Study Groups, artist-educator Ayşe Köklü will be in conversation with poets, critics, and theorists Stefano Harney and Fred Moten. The online program coincides with their newly published book, All Incomplete (Minor Compositions, 2021), the follow-up to their first publication The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (Minor Compositions, 2013). The Undercommons has been one of the most influential books of the decade, inspiring self-organized ensembles and shifting narratives about mechanisms of control, governance and beyond. Köklü will be addressing how language, involving vernacular poetics to beats and sounds of words, comes into play when refuting deeply embedded assumptions about how an individual comes into being, and refusing certain types of “logistics,” as they are covered in their work.

Harney and Moten are members of Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective, the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy, Moved by the Motion, and the Institute for Physical Sociology. Their work draws on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, encourages, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.

This public program (in English) will be broadcast on SALT Online YouTube channel.