Day for Palestine

Sun 9 Jun
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fundraiser event for Palestine where art and activism come together

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, and EKKO organize a day where art and activism come together. A fundraiser event for Palestine in collaboration with artist Phil Collins, Tabaria Café, PrintForPalestine, and b.ASIC a.CTIVIST k.ITCHEN.

Phil Collins – They Shoot Horses
They Shoot Horses is a video work from 2004 by English artist Phil Collins. Inspired by dance marathons in the 1930s, Collins filmed nine young people from the Palestinian city of Ramallah as they danced for eight hours to pop music from various styles (from The Smiths to Aretha Franklin). This work can also be assessed in relation to its political and geographical context and to the global influence of Western culture. By emphasizing the participants’ enjoyment of pop music, the videos might be seen to challenge stereotypical characterizations that define young Palestinians purely in terms of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Print for Palestine
Print for Palestine is a collective raising money for Medical Aid for Palestinians, an organization that directly supports Palestinian healthcare workers on the ground. A small team of volunteers prints prints and prints clothing to raise funds.

Tabaria Café & b.ASIC a.CTIVIST k.ITCHEN
Tabaria Cafe and BAK’s kitchen b.ASIC a.CTIVIST k.ITCHEN collaborate to make food in our kitchen inspired by Palestine. The Basic Activist Kitchen is run by a group of activists, artists, and researchers from Utrecht, with backgrounds in theater, art, squatting, organizing, anthropology, history, and gender studies.