The Embassy of Future Citizenship, as performative curatorial project, opens up a space for imagination to envision and exercise alternative futures for citizenship. The Embassy of Future Citizenship is a refuge for outsiders, aliens, and citizens that are no longer represented.
 

The social and political struggles over citizenship have reached a new intensity with the global movements and flows of capital, labour, and people. Through multilateral statements, declarations, and international manifestos, the states and non-governmental organizations implicate — or fail to implicate — their members in a web of rights and responsibilities concerning environment, trade, security, refugees, crime, minorities, sexuality, war, children, and spirituality. These texts describe a territory of inclusion and a mode of belonging. They produce new borders as well as new identities for living inside them, to be internalized by minute embodiments. The Embassy of Future Citizenship examines this process by providing a transformative space for participants to challenge this textual production of citizenship.
 

On 22 & 23 March, The Embassy of Future Citizenship will be a part of the program U-Loss curated by Barbara Raes in the context of Performatik’19 at Kaaistudio’s in Brussels. For U-Loss, The Embassy of Future Citizenship curates a ritualistic procedure with the audience’s participation. In between the rituals, The Embassy of Future Citizenship will exhibit the outcomes and offer room to rest and contemplate over life and death in silence.

 

Ritual Programme
March 23
March 22

19:00 – 20:00
20:30 – 21:30
22:00 – 23:00

13:00 – 14:00
14:30 – 15:30
16:00 – 17:00
19:00 – 20:00
20:30 – 21:30
22:00 – 23:00

Each ritual slot accommodates five participants.