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Guilt and Debts :

Screening & Q&A : Denise Ferreira da Silva

23 May 2024 06.00 PM - 08.00 PM
CPH:DOX Cinema Flæsketorvet 38B, 3rd floor, 1711 Copenhagen V

AHC is pleased to present a screening of ‘Soot Breath’ with the Brazilian philosopher and artist Denise Ferreira da Silva on Thursday 23 June at 6pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Head of Art & Research at AHC, Lars Bang Larsen.  
Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum’ is a film by artist Arjuna Neuman and philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva in which they continue their interest in reimagining knowledge and existence without the limits of European and Colonial constructions of the human. To speculate how to exist otherwise as humans in the world, they traverse from quantum mechanics to polyrhythms, from Tarkovsky to Hype Williams, from heat to Anaximander. 
With her simultaneously activist and philosophical writing, Ferreira da Silva is one of today's most important voices in urgent debates about blackness and the role of Western epistemology in the structural continuation of raciality. In her art, she thematizes, among other things, non-modern reading tools and the connections between modern thought, enslavement, and resource extraction, and between technology and the more-than-human. 

Arjuna Neuman & Denise Ferreira da Silva: Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum  
23 May 2024, 6.00–8.00PM 

CPH:DOX Ninema, Flæsketorvet 38B, 3rd floor, 1711 Copenhagen V 

Participation in the screening is free, but it is mandatory to book a seat in advance. Book your seat(s) here.

The artist and philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva is the Samuel Rudin Professor in the Humanities at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at the University of New York  

She is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), The Impagavel Divide (Workshop of Political Imagination and Living Commons, 2019) and Unpayable Debt (Stenberg / MIT Press, 2022). Her artwork includes the films Serpent Rain (2016), 4Waters-Deep Implicancy (2018) and Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum (2020) in collaboration with Arjuna Neuman; and the relational artistic practices Poethical Readings and Sensing Salon, in collaboration with Valentina Desideri.  

She has performed shows and lectures in important artistic spaces, such as the Pompidou Centre (Paris), Whitechapel Gallery (London), MASP (São Paulo), Guggenheim (New York) and MoMa (New York). She also wrote for publications for major art events (Liverpool Biennale, 2017; São Paulo Biennale, 2016, Venice Biennale, 2017 and Documenta 14) and published in art spaces such as Canadian Art, Texte Zur Kunst and E-Flux.   

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