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All good things must begin

A conversation between Audre Lorde and Octavia E. Butler


Saturday, January 13th, 2-5 pm at SBC

All Good Things Must Begin is a hand written note taken from the notebook of the science fiction writer Octavia Butler. It's also the title Sepake Angiama has given her research residency while she is in Montreal at SBC gallery, where she is conjuring up a fictitious meeting between Butler and the audacious feminist poet and educator Audre Lorde. Come meet Sepake, bring some books to add to her library while she is here, read a few lines with us and help us warm up the gallery.


Sepake Angiama is a curator and educator, whose interest lies in discursive practices, the social framework, and how we shape and form our experience in understanding the world. This has inspired her to work with artists who disrupt or provoke aspects of the social sphere through action, design, dance, and architecture. While in her position as Head of Education, Documenta 14 she initiated the project Under the Mango Tree: Sites of Learning in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) which gathers artist-led spaces, libraries and schools interested in unfolding discourses around decolonizing education practices that destabilize the European canon, through examining alternative epistemologies, notions of unlearning and indigenous knowledge. Previously she was the Head of Education for Manifesta 10 hosted by the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. She is currently a Fellow for BAK, Utrecht (basis voor actuele kunst) where she addresses through her research, Her Imaginary, how science fiction and feminism may harness the perfect tools for capturing a pedagogy of political and social imagination.

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