In February, MAMA’s programme makers (2021–2022) Honey Kraiwee, Ratri Notosudirdjo, and Annosh Urbanke will organise during a weekend with sessions on storytelling. The programme Have a Seat! reflects through various events on storytelling in curating, in speaking with the audience, and the role of stories in healing and self-care practices.

Have a Seat! takes you into the gravity of stories, feelings, senses
Day 1 – Interweaving Storytelling in Curating

11 February, 19:30–21:00
A dinner with interactive window presentation on the Witte de Withstraat

With contributions by Katayoun Arian, Eva Posas, Alexandra Martens Serrano, Jo-Lene Ong, Sami Hammana, Clara Balaguer, Leana Boven, moderated by Nathalie Hartjes and catered by De Citroen.

Day 2 – Stories and the Body

12 February, 13:00–15:30
Participatory presentations with the knowledge of healing practitioners

13:00–14:00 – Presentation on massage with Rajiv Bhagwanbali
14:30–15:30 – Dopey Calor on the practice of I-Lotus: Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbal healing

Day 3 – Moving Away from Consuming Tales

13 February, 13:00–17:00
Participatory presentation by Kexin Hao

The visual essay “The Timeless Morphs” 3 Body Sessions” proposes the physical body as a processual, non-linear, and moving archive. With which remembering is a timeless tool to liberate the disciplined, to empower the powerless. In the act of storytelling, the visual essay will be followed by a public gym session.

Scenography by Narges Mohammadi. Graphic design by Wooseok Jang.

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