performingbordersLIVE: Our Bodies in the Commons

performingborders presents the “Our Bodies in the Commons” event at the Battersea Arts Centre in London, United Kingdom livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Saturday 29 April 2023 at 8 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

After three years of digital only, transnational collaborations, performingborders is opening a space for movement, sharing, and conversation, to re-center our bodies in the explorations of borders, live art, community, and resistance.

In this event, performingborders will create a gathering that considers what we can do when we harness our resources, time, bodies, and care, to collectivize them. Starting from a place of lived experience, “Our Bodies in the Commons” moves away from disembodied and individualized discourse around solidarity and care, towards actions and gestures that are building and maintaining collective ways of working together.

Rallying the Commons Reading Karaoke: Rustling Words

Youngsook Choi will guide us through performingborders’ latest e-journal Rallying the Commons. Our journey through the journal will include embodied interventions into its content, texts, and images to collectively explore other ways of working together. Through the format of a Reading Karaoke, we will experiment with communal reading as a site of radical joy, collective un/learning, and solidarity-building. This section will be joined by contributors to the e-journal: Ximena Alarcón-Díaz, Harun Morrison and Helena Walsh.

The day will end with the screening of It is impossible to say everything here so I leave you with this (video), performingborders’ 2022 performance to camera commission by artist SERAFINE1369.