Sat 15 October 2016 12:30am – 8am

Pricing: Members: $5.00 / Guests: $15.00

Location: Iris Cinema, Media Resource Centre, Morphett Street, Adelaide

Presenter: As listed on Day One program

Bookings are no longer available.

Artists and creativity as engines of real change have never been more important than at this time when social movements are arising around the globe.

This year, Guildhouse becomes regional hub and presents a live stream of Day One of the Creative Time Summit.

Every year innovative artists, activists, writers, thinkers and curators take to the Creative Time Summit stage to present new ideas and strategies to an involved global audience.

Join us, stimulate your thinking and feed into global discussion & solutions around what it might mean to radically transform the current state of democracy.

Bring your own sustenance and comforts and settle in for this stimulating overnight session.

Limited seating. Booking essential.

Join us again on 23 October as we embrace the key ideas of Creative Time and make the case for nonsense at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2016.

Day One of the summit revolves around ideas of:

  • Turning resistance into revolution and occupying power
  • Embracing the irrational as productive political space
  • DIY cultural practices that produce economic realities
  • Artists and activists who work in communities under seige

Full program at: Creative Time Summit 2016

Day One Program

Timings are Australian Central Standard Time (ACST- Adelaide)

Section One – Occupy Power

12:30 am Introductions

Katie Hollander and Nato Thompson

01:05 am  Keynote: What would it mean for a grassroots social justice movement to actually take power? What would be required to turn resistance into revolution?

Presenters in this section are reevaluating current political structures to produce radical alternatives and redistributions of power.

Haneen Zoabi
 with  Jonas Staal
, Peter Svarzbein
, Liberate Tate
 and Journal Rappé

02:25 am Statement: Syria

SouriaLi Radio (Video)

02:35 am Conversation

Waris Ahluwalia and Nato Thompson

03:00 am Keynote: Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Case for Nonsense

A century ago, at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, a subversive anti-art movement was founded in response to the devastation of what would be World War I. Dadaism used the absurd and the irrational to critique the unreasonable politics of the time. Upon the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dada, this series embraces the irrational as a productive political space.

03:35 am Artist Lunch

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy. Get your daily serving of edible art with “the world’s most dangerous tortilla art collective,” who will be screen printing political messages for you to fill with your favorite ingredients.

05:00 am Performance

Step Afrika!

Section Two – Do It Yourself

05:10 am As this Summit finds itself in the birthplace of DC hardcore — a punk movement of the early 1980s with a DIY ethos — this section offers an opportunity to highlight cultural practices that produce their own economic reality.

Keynote: Ian MacKaye, with Jun Yang, Koyo Kouoh, CASA TAFT 169 (Marina Moscoso Arabía & Sofia Unanue), and JKE – Crew Peligrosos

06:30 am Statement, Washington DC

Ethelbert Miller

06:40 am Break

07:15 am The Case for Nonsense

Elissa Blount-Moorhead & Arthur Jafa

 Section Three – Under Seige

07:25 am

“Stop shooting!” “I can’t breathe.” Final words, like those of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, have become part of our vernacular in the past years: a result of several international social movements, which have fought to bring systematic violence into the foreground of public discourse. This section invites artists and activists to discuss their work pertaining to communities facing immediate threat.

Keynote: Alicia Garza with Sheila Pree Bright, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Raqs Media Collective

08:45 am Closing Remarks

09:00 – 11:00 am Happy Hour

Breakfast, location to be confirmed.