EdOuArd GLisSanT: OnE WoRld IN RElatIoN

Wednesday 5 September, 2018
Doors open: 19.30
Start: 20.00
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Entrance free (but donations welcome)

As part of the project Notes from a trembling community in a wilful state of flux, HMK is pleased to announce the screening of Manthia Diawara’s Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation.

The philosopher, writer, and poet Édouard Glissant is considered a forerunner of thinking on globalization and a world of diversity and interrelations. Of particular importance has been his theory of the ‘Poetics of Relation’ in which he uses the concepts of ‘Relation’ and ‘Tout-monde’ to meditate on the new meanings of globalization, chaos, violence, equality and justice.

In the documentary film Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation filmmaker Manthia Diawara accompanies Glissant aboard the Queen Mary II on a transatlantic journey from Southampton, England to New York City as he speaks about his life and work. This poetic meditation continues during a voyage to Glissant’s native Martinique as the filmmaker and thinker explore our understanding of relation and the theory of globality as a continual process of relating.

This screening is part of the research platform Undercurrents, that is developed by former artistic director Irene de Craen. Undercurrents investigates the relationship between historical and contemporary forms of movement such as colonialism, trade and migration, as well as the infrastructure and significance of mobility in the cultural field. Visit undercurrents.nl for more information.