Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm 
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The Dedalus Foundation and Denniston Hill invite you to

all windows of my rooms let me see and let all others see me: 
A Conversation between Tarik Kiswanson and Jesi Khadivi

Image (top): Tarik Kiswanson, performance, The Other Side Of The Lip (2018), Palais de Tokyo/Asia Culture Center. Photo by Kim Zinho     
Images (bottom): Tarik Kiswanson: Photo Credit: Charlotte Krieger, Jesi Khadivi: Photo Credit: Petrov Ahne

Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30-8:30 PM

The Dedalus Foundation
 25 East 21st Street, Floor 4


Paris-based Tarik Kiswanson, a visual artist of Palestinian descent, and Jesi Khadivi, a Berlin-based curator and writer, will be in conversation to discuss Tarik's practice within a post-Diasporic context. 

Philosopher Edouard Glissant describes pensée du tremblement, or trembling thinking, as a means to understand the contingent nature of the world. Resisting fixity, this form of thought tremors from the force of the world’s multitudinous voices colliding and “plunges us into an intimate understanding of depths.” Trembling denotes a kind of refusal, an inability to be contained. This disruptive form of thinking and being in the world rejects notions of a stable identity, as well as categories of fixed and imperial thought. Indeed, pensée du tremblement flows through the various strands of Tarik Kiswanson’s practice like an invisible current. Questions of culture, migration, post-Diasporic identity, and authority will be woven through the conversation. 

This talk has been organized by Denniston Hill and is part of the Swerve Conversation Series. 

Jesi Khadivi: 
I once wrote about Tarik’s work,
The pursuit of closeness, of coming closer, permeates the poetic logic of the artist Tarik Kiswanson’s writing: both in its structure and in its exploration of the human condition. Whether through windows or screens, the world that Kiswanson creates in his poetry is one in thrall to constant paroxysms of expansion and contraction. A world so close that you could carry it within your body, yet so vast that it can only be experienced through connection, in communion with forces that at times seem to be working against you. 

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