The Kaaitheater Lockdown Tapes

In recent months, you had the opportunity to interact online with artists, authors, activists and researchers. You can relive many of these encounters for free by delving into The Lockdown Tapes. Get inspired by the voices of relevant thinkers and doers!

Delphine Hesters & PARTS

Generation XIII

podcast online

Generation XIII
Generation XIII

podcast

Wed 17.03 - Sun 11.07.21

Delphine Hesters’s documentary podcast Generation XIII drafts a portrait of five PARTS students, who started studying in September 2019 at the school for dance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Through interviews, dance studio recordings, and audio-diary entries, you follow them in the most intense, formative years of their lives.

VIDEO: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson | On Race, Species and Becoming Human

VIDEO: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson | On Race, Species and Becoming Human
VIDEO: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson | On Race, Species and Becoming Human

Video

Tue 20.04.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #4. To highlight the International Day Against Racism, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson takes the floor to share her innovative thinking on the intricate relations between race, species and the idea of ‘the human’. Unlike most black studies scholars, she questions the emancipatory promise of ‘humanization’. Instead, she turns to texts by writers like Sylvia Wynter, Audre Lorde, and Octavia Butler.

VIDEO: Anita Allen | Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

VIDEO: Anita Allen | Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender
VIDEO: Anita Allen | Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

Video

Tue 30.03.21

Privacy is a crucial tool in the freedom-lover's kit for a successful life. But how can we understand the different impact race and gender have on the enjoyment of privacy and data protection rights?  On International Women’s Day, Anita L. Allen will attempt to answer that question.

VIDEO: (Dis)ability and Animality

VIDEO: (Dis)ability and Animality
VIDEO: (Dis)ability and Animality

Video

Wed 24.03.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #3. Over the course of this evening, the intersections between animal liberation and disability liberation are explored. How do speciesism and ableism intersect and operate in relation to other -isms in a system of oppression?

Rimah Jabr

This is NOT what I want to tell you

podcast online

This is NOT what I want to tell you
This is NOT what I want to tell you

podcast

Thu 18.03.21

In this audio drama, Rimah Jabr sheds light on the wave of teenagers' attacks that took place in 2015 and 2016 in Palestine. You follow Madama, a 15-year-old sleepwalking girl who finds herself in detention accused of a murder attempt.

VIDEO: The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages

VIDEO: The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages
VIDEO: The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages

Video

Mon 15.03.21

With The Wounds of Multilingualism Kaaitheater and Passa Porta are launching a series that sheds light on the human, cultural and political complexities surrounding multilingualism. A series that immerses you, as it were, deep into the bath of multilingualism. Sulaiman Addonia and Ahilan Ratnamohan have a conversation around this. They bring with them exceptional stories about the impact of migration, learning new languages, a lost mother tongue, the privilege of language control...

VIDEO: Olave Talks with Kai-Cheng Thom

VIDEO: Olave Talks with Kai-Cheng Thom
VIDEO: Olave Talks with Kai-Cheng Thom

Video

Mon 15.03.21

Kai Cheng Thom's latest publication I Hope We Choose Love has nurtured and further fermented Olave Ndunwanje’s search for the right questions to perceived and/or experienced complications of her praxis of community care, solidarity, accountability, hope and despair, love and healing, organising and mobilising. On this evening, Olave discusses with Kai-Cheng a selection of excerpts of her essay collection. Join them for a rich evening of explorative and robust thinking, vulnerable and fragile ideas, and generosity and care.

VIDEO: Nora Sternfeld & Florian Malzacher

VIDEO: Nora Sternfeld & Florian Malzacher
VIDEO: Nora Sternfeld & Florian Malzacher

Video

Mon 08.03.21

Nora Sternfeld and Florian Malzacher invite you to become curators and to take a decision during a lecture, followed by a workshop. Curators today are mostly functionaries of a neoliberal cultural field, they are facilitators, managers, organisers – but they are also activists, educators, and artistic collaborators.

AUDIO: On Enclosed Spaces and The Great Outdoors

4. Grounding

AUDIO: On Enclosed Spaces and The Great Outdoors
AUDIO: On Enclosed Spaces and The Great Outdoors

Audio

Tue 02.03.21

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? What role can the performing arts play in the debate on climate crisis? First intended as a performative conference, On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding has been reworked into a series of radio contributions that was streamed in three parts from Kaaitheater.

VIDEO: By any beats necessary

Headquarters of The Mouvement

VIDEO: By any beats necessary
VIDEO: By any beats necessary

Video

Mon 01.03.21

This year, two young men have already lost their lives in a Brussels police station: Ibrahima Barrie and Ilyes Abbedou. When around 100 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against police impunity, 245 people were brutally arrested, many of them passers-by. And for the first time, a police union broke the culture of silence. On 28th February, Headquarters of the Mouvement, who have been in residency at Kaaistudio's since Summer 2020, invited several dancers and spoken word artists to give a voice to victims of police violence.

VIDEO: Miriyam Aouragh & Constant vzw | Infrastructure solidarity

VIDEO: Miriyam Aouragh & Constant vzw | Infrastructure solidarity
VIDEO: Miriyam Aouragh & Constant vzw | Infrastructure solidarity

Video

Wed 24.02.21

What are the current and future technological infrastructures for solidarity? Members of Constant – a Brussels organisation for art and media – speak with media anthropologist and activist Miriyam Aouragh about the relations between political activism and technological criticism. How to organise for online social change when tech giants profit from our interactions?

VIDEO: 10 years De Wereld Morgen | Revolution & Solidarity This Time

VIDEO: 10 years De Wereld Morgen | Revolution & Solidarity This Time
VIDEO: 10 years De Wereld Morgen | Revolution & Solidarity This Time

Video

Mon 22.02.21

For their 10th anniversary, De Wereld Morgen is inviting significant thinkers and writers to Kaaitheater to reflect on the revolts that set off a decade ago. There were the Arab uprisings, the Greek revolts, the Indignados, the Occupy movements, the Black Lives Matters movement, and the indigenous struggles from Canada to Chile. These and other struggles captured imaginations worldwide, but were gradually overshadowed by state and global powers’ violent responses. High time to look back, ánd forward.

VIDEO: Justice in a Multispecies world | Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters

VIDEO: Justice in a Multispecies world | Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion
VIDEO: Justice in a Multispecies world | Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion

Video

Mon 22.02.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters. We are inviting researchers, activists and artists in a three-day-programme to explore the meaning and potential of justice in a multi-species post-imperialist world. Should we confer fundamental rights to animals and natural formations – such as lakes, the seas, rainforests and the soil? How are the worldwide decolonial struggles related to the global and local struggles for the live, safety and autonomy of non-human animals?

VIDEO: Maneesha Deckha | Animals as Legal Beings

VIDEO: Maneesha Deckha | Animals as Legal Beings
VIDEO: Maneesha Deckha | Animals as Legal Beings

Video

Mon 08.02.21

In this talk, Maneesha Deckha calls for a non-anthropocentric reorientation for Canadian law and other Western legal orders, by criticizing their treatment of animals as property, but also finding fault with personhood as an appropriate animal-friendly replacement. The talk is part of the Series of More-Than-Human Encounters.

VIDEO: Justice4Mawda

VIDEO: Justice4Mawda
VIDEO: Justice4Mawda

Video

Wed 16.12.20

In the night of 16-17 May 2018, Mawda, a two-year-old girl, was shot dead by a police officer on the highway near Mons. At the trial that started in Mons on 23 November 2020, the officer that fired the fatal shot is on trial together with the driver of the van and an alleged people smuggler. Justice4Mawda demands justice and organizes (among others) debates.