THE SCHIZO-SHAMANIC ALLIANCES

[This module is supported by L’Ecole Universitaire de recherche ArTeC]
SUMMARY OF THE THEORETICAL MODULE.

Program: ‘Schizo-Shamanic alliances’


The 12 sessions of the seminar will take place from February to April 2021 through presencial modality for UAIIN students and a module of online teaching for ArTeC students [Paris8]


Methodology: Discussions, conferences, and exercises of Decolonial Performativity and Land Art, based on assigned texts.


  

DESCRIPTION OF THE SEMINAR

Facing the ecological urgency we find ourselves in, it has become an imperative to potentiate spaces of conversion-conversation, where other ways of ‘doing worlds’ come into view. As departure point, through a study of concepts of the Anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, such as multinaturalism, Amerindian perspectivisminter-specie alliances and sympoesis of philosopher Donna Haraway, opening spaces for what we think as ‘the return to Earth by the Modern subject’.
Through a talking back of the chaman to the Deleuzian Schizophren, our intention is to knit a conversation between the chaman and his unexpected partner -contemporary art. This in order to find ‘breaches’ in Western dialectics of rationality, but more-so to direct our attention to the re-imagining of what A. Escobar calls other possible “pluriverses”.
Departing from a decolonial perspective, we will dwell on Art and Philosophy texts in order to open spaces of what Edouard Glissant calls
creolisation and Relation, in which the encounter of different ways of knowing produce the unpredictable. This discussion will further seek to interrogate the contrast between the understanding of the animate and inanimate in regards to Indigenous technologies and the Western conception of the artificial.
Indeed, could we not trace the way that forests communicate with each other, as processes of ’signaling’? How to think art from a space where art does not exist?





SESSION 0-12


SESSION0
FEBRUARY3

‘OPENING THE PATH’ SESSION

Introduction to the seminar by the collective NOMASMETAFORAS, the chamans from the NASA, KOKONUKO and YANAKUNA communities, and presentation of the students backgrounds.


SESSION1

FEBRUARY10

FAR-AWAY THINKING


‘The white man does not dream as far away as we do. They sleep a lot, but they only dream of themselves’. Teachings of Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami culture in conversation with ‘Cannibal Metaphysics’ by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and the Anti-Oedipal schizo of Deleuze and Guattari. SPEAKERS: NOMASMETAFORAS
Traditional Medicine Teachings of the NASA community.
SPEAKER: NASA Chaman Luis Aureliano Yunda.

SESSION2

FEBRUARY17

AGAINST MULTICULTURALISM: MULTINATURALISM


‘True Anthropology return to us an image of ourselves in where we do not recognize ourselves’ - Amerindian thought, Ancestral Sculpture in Indigenous tradition, and the concepts of Multinaturalism and Perspectivism in Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.
SPEAKERS: NOMASMETAFORAS
From thought to action in the NASA community.
SPEAKER: NASA UAIIN profesor Manuel Sisco.

SESSION3

FEBRUARY24

HOW FORESTS THINK


Towards an anthropology beyond the human. Discussions around ‘How forest think’ by Eduardo Kohn in relation to the book ‘Staying with the trouble’ of Donna Haraway.
SPEAKERS: NOMASMETAFORAS & K Allado McDowell
Traditional medicine teachings by the Yanakuna community.
SPEAKER: Yanakuna Chaman Eduard Gil Jimenez. 

SESSION4

MARCH3

TOWARDS A DECOLONIAL FEMINISM

 Study of the texts of Gloria Anzaldua, Maria Lugones and Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui.
SPEAKERS: NOMASMETAFORAS
Young women weaving.
SPEAKER: Misak artist JULIETH MORALES

SESSION5

MARCH10
PRESENTATION OF EXERCISES OF DECOLONIAL PERFORMATIVITY BY THE STUDENTS

SESSION6

MARCH17

LA MINGA ESPIRAL


La Minga and The comunal Self - ‘The word without action is empty, and the action without the word is blind’. How to think Art without Art? Decolonial Performativity in conversation with Spiral Jetty, the Selected writings of Robert Smithson.
SPEAKERS:NOMASMETAFORAS
NASA Geometry and Dreaming.
SPEAKER: NASA UAIIN profesor Joaquín Viluche

SESSION7

MARCH24

ANCESTRAL ARTIFICIAL

Thinking the Artificial through the works of Catherine Malabou, Kim Tall Bear and Benjamin Bratton.
SPEAKERS:NOMASMETAFORAS
Indigenous Digitalism
SPEAKER: PhD Tiara Roxanne

SESSION8

MARCH31

PLURIVERSE


Thinking the Pluriverse and Creolization through the work of Arturo Escobar and Edouard Glissant.
SPEAKERS:NOMASMETAFORAS
Traditional medicine teachings in the Kokonuko Community.
SPEAKER: Kokonuko Chaman Julio Caldón.

SESSION9

APRIL7

DECOLONIAL BOTANY

THE WORK OF THE ARTIST PATRICIA DOMINGUEZ
SPEAKER: PATRICIA DOMINGUEZ
PRESENTATION OF EXERCISES OF DECOLONIAL PERFORMATIVITY BY THE STUDENTS

SESSION10

APRIL14

THE CAPTURES OF OUR EMANCIPATION


Session by Pueblos en Camino
SPEAKERS:Vilma Almendra & Emmanuel Rozenthal

INDIGENOUS TERRITORY IN THE WORK OF EDINSON QUIÑONES & ESTEFANIA GARCIA
SPEAKERS: ARTIST EDINSON QUIÑONES & ESTEFANIA GARCIA

SESSION11

APRIL21

TERRAFORM


 Session on LAND. Decolonial Ecology and Necropolitics. The work of Malcolm Ferdinand and Achille Mbembe.
SPEAKERS:NOMASMETAFORAS
PRESENTATION OF THE ALLIANCES WITH ARTISTS FROM ‘THE CENTER FOR THE LESS GOOD IDEA’ FROM SOUTH AFRICA


SESSION12

APRIL28

THE RITUAL

SPEAKERS:CHAMANS OF THE UAIIN-CRIC COMMUNITIES

PRESENTATION OF EXERCISES OF DECOLONIAL PERFORMATIVITY BY THE STUDENTS



LINK TO VIDEO



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