june/july22: Festival of Vocabularies Life



Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for Re/imagining & Un/learning Vocabularies

multimedia festival | exhibition | performances

This festival is the outcome of collaboration between “Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies” of kulturen in bewegung (Main coordination of the project); Stiftung Inna Przestrzeń [Other Space] (Poland); BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (Belgium); Associated Partners are: Africa Museum (Belgium), Afro Rainbow Austria [ARA], Queer Base, Vienna, Silent University Graz, and Students of the Post-Conceptual Art Practices Studio [PCAP] at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union and BMKÖS/Sek.IV and (Department of Cultural Affairs Vienna (MA 7)).


Festival of Vocabularies Life: Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for Re/imagining and Un/learning Vocabularies is a multimedia festival in search of cartographies of immersion and affective vocabularies of historical memories. We want to create word utterances outside the only truth of universal knowledge. We want to smash the world and recreate other worlds through our words. What is going on in our minds? Are we talking about the future or only about everything that is happening at the same time? Are we talking about escape routes to other possible invented worlds? Invented by whom and for whom?

Concept: Marissa Lobo, Galina Baeva (kulturen in bewegung), Henrie Dennis (ARA), Marina Gržinić (Prof. in charge of PCAP at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna); Silent University in Austria (Helmut Ege, Birgit Waltenberger in collaboration with Versatorium, WIESE), Queer Base (Faris Cuchi Gezahegn).

Artistic Producers: Negin Rezaie, Mika Maruyama

Logistic production (kulturen in bewegung): Maria Herold, Gaby Pflügl, Horst Watzl.

Researcher for the Catalogue: Jovita Pristovšek (AkBild Wien)

Funded by:

June 30 to July 3, 2022

Vienna, Austria

Belvedere 21. Museum of Contemporary Art.
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Free entry!



THURSDAY, 30.06.2022 / 17:00 – 22:30

12:00 to 14:00 (Blickle Kino) General Assembly of the citizen science and arts-based research project “Memories and Imaginaries” (FWF TCS 119). With Felix Deiters and Cathérine Lehnerer.

14:00 to 18:00 Gathering, Food and Drinks with Buffet.

18:00 to 18:45 (Blickle Kino) Mirjana Mustra: WIR KOMMEN MIT DEN NADELN, film screening.

19:00 to 19:30 (Blickle Kino) Welcome speeches.

19:30 to 20:00 (Blickle Kino) Asma Aiad and Ines Mahmoud: I, the Intellectual Cleaning Lady*. A message to the nation. Lecture performance.

20:00 to 20:30 (Blickle Kino) Queer Base lecture with Axmed Maxamed.

20:40 to 21:15 (Blickle Kino) Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur: Resistances and the Decolonizing Art of Mattering (embodied) Memory. Lecture performance.

21:15 to 21:30 (Tiefhof) Touraj Daryaee and Negin Rezaie: Smelling the past Un/Learning the language. Lecture performance.

21:40 to 22:10 (Tiefhof) mirabella paidamwoyo* dziruni: Why did your playful tickle turn into burning scratches? Performance.

22:10 to 23:30 (Tiefhof) Ironica Los Culos / La Machi: Smashing Wor(l)ds Celebration after the end of the World. Music and visual mapping.

FRIDAY, 01.07.2022

22:00 (Sendeschluss, Ruckergasse 39, 1120 Wien)
Nadia Granados: LA FULMINANTE.
[Bar opening at 21:30. Free entrance but tickets are mandatory. Limited seats available.]

SATURDAY, 02.07.2022

15:00 to 17:00 (Event space and Tiefhof)
Opening of the Exhibition: Cartographies of affective vocabularies, escaping normativity and violence.

INTERVENTIONS, PERFORMANCES, WORKS by PCAP and Friends: Asma Aiad & Ines Mahmoud, Laura Hvidtfeldt Andersen, Felix Deiters, Oke Fijal, Zora Fuhrmann, Slug and Saliva (Kyungrim Lim Jang & Hannah Sakai), Ali Kianmehr, Tereza Klčová & Sebastian Konzett, GORGON URBAN, Sebastian Konzett, Pramila Lama, Cathérine Lehnerer, Dean Maassen, Mirjana Mustra, Valentin Pfenniger, Amelie Schlaeffer, Sisanmi Eureka Schuller, Fedor Shmelkin, Tatiana Sukhareva, WTF is a non-binary University, Kyra Sophie Wilhelmseder, Katja Wettstein; General Assembly of the citizen science and arts-based research project “Memories and Imaginaries” (FWF TCS 119).

Invited Artists and Associated Partners: Pati Avish, Marisel Bongola, Topoke, Cortina and Sándalo-Sandra López Dávila, Vivian Crespo Zurita, Colectivo Futuñeras, Daniel Sea, Negin Rezaie, Afro Rainbow Austria (Content Creators and Performers: Ishola Sofia Juliet, Bamingo Donatus, Oluchukwu Akusinanwa (LoveMore), Jecinta Muchemi, Philip Masembe, Sisanmi Eureka Schuller, Denry Mandy, Ehigiamusoe Blessing, Igwe Kenneth, Ekwulugo Celestine, Henrie Dennis), Silent University in Austria (Majla Zeneli), Queer Base (MELODY of the OTHERS VERnacular).

In Focus/Invited Guests: Zara Julius, Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur, Joëlle Sambi Nzeba, Nadia Granados, Maque Pereyra, Talu Reis, Izzadora Sá, Bassano Bonelli Bassano, Denise Palmieri, ironica los culos, La Machi, Collective gyenjam, Mai Ling, NAYA, Touraj Daryaee, AYGYUL

15:00 to 17:00
Opening program with performances

Speech-Act (Slug and Saliva) will hand out printouts during the performative act by Kyungrim Lim Jang.

Yours sincerely, A… non-binary University. Performative readings by Felix Deiters and Finn Mühl.

How many stones until… (I have completely exhausted myself), site-specific, durational performance by Felix Deiters.

Vocabularios espirituales, performance ritual by Vivian Crespo Zurita.

Oríkìori, muituê, cabeça, ori, ori-gem, divinity, “ki”, praise, evocation, oriki, cabaça, cuia, cumbuca, igbá, evocation with origins that resides in our head, into orí. By Izzadora Sá and Talu Reis.

17:00 to 17:40 (Tiefhof) Joëlle Sambi Nzeba: sound and poetry installation.

17:40 to 18:30 (Event space) Afro Rainbow Austria: Ekwenti, The Cable Connection. Multimedia installation and performance.

18:30 to 19:20 (Tiefhof) “gyenjaimma haleem — invitation to listen, eat, and read”

19:30 to 20:00 (Tiefhof) Denise Palmieri: Coyolxauhqui Manifested, performance.

20:00 to 20:30 (Tiefhof) Bassano: cascamondo, performance.

20:30 to 21:00 (Blickle Kino) NAYA (Aka Lux Venérea): stand-up comedy.

21:00 to 21:40 (Blickle Kino) Nadia Granados: mi cuerpo como un detonante vivo (my body as a live trigger), lecture-presentation.

21:40 to 22:00 (Sculpture Garden) Nadia Granados: Caminar, cadáveres, genocidio. Performance intervention.

22:00 to 23:30 (Tiefhof) Closing concert and Dj Set Maque Pereyra

SUNDAY, 03.07.2022

11:00 to 18:00 (Event space and Tiefhof) Exhibition on view.

13:00 to 15:00 (Sculpture Garden) Silent University in Austria, WIESE – Wie Es Ist and Versatorium: Translation: Të polli gjeli. (Dir wurde vom Hahn gekalbt.). Workshop on translation.

15:30 to 16:00 (Blickle Kino) Sisanmi Eureka Schuller: SMASHING THOUGHT II. Performative intervention with screening.

16:30 to 17:30 (Blickle Kino) Zara Julius: Archives & Refusal, lecture performance.

17:30 to 18:00 (Blickle Kino) Mai Ling Speaks #7 with Guests.

18:00 to 18:30 (Sculpture Garden) Pramila Lama: Nobody wanted to hear the screaming of the women, nobody wanted to hear our screaming. Performance.

18:30 to 19:00 (Sculpture Garden) Queer Base: Vocabularies of bodies performativities.

19:00 to 20:00 (Sculpture Garden) AYGYUL. Uniting dance/electronic and future pop flows.