Interactive Booklet

The conference rA/Upture_2: ancestral_futurities; g_hosting; third_actors took place in the frame of the OFF-Biennále Budapest 2021 and was developed together with Technologie und das Unheimliche.

It was held in a hybrid format, streaming 3 discussion panels with 3 speakers each and 2 musical performances out from the headquaters of OFF-Biennále which could be followed online on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 11:00 until 18:15.

Participants: Matt Colquhoun, Clémentine Déliss, Ulrike Gerhardt, Zoltán Ginelli, Julia Hartmann, Mark Horvath and Adam Lovasz (absentology), Amanda Piña, Borbála Soós, Bálint Szabó, Technologie und das Unheimliche (Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, Márió Z. Nemes) & adO/Aptive (Janina Weißengruber, Daniel Hüttler)

This one-day symposium is organically connected to the HUF-project at OFF-Biennále Budapest. With this, we involve Hungarian and international contemporary art professionals, theoreticians, and researchers in the examination of alternative future visions, concepts and phenomena that may help (re-)restore our faith in the future in our age that can best be described as “the slow cancellation of the future.”

Description: rA/Upture, as the leitmotif of this discursive event, is the vocal amalgam of the words rapture and rupture. By uncovering and splitting the inherent duality of rapture, and by decoupling it from its ideological stagnation we shall unravel the potential of different perspectives on identity and well-being because we think that the constuction of identity shall be reappropriated as a disruptive tool. By extracting the prefix dis- from the double negation disruption and attaching it to the composite “rapture”, the term dis_rapture emerges. By investigating this notion, we want to delve into a deconstructive analysis of contemporary forms of thought and ideology, that have already manifested themselves in critical discourse. It is the disruptive act which ruptures predominant ideologies of rapture. By using dis_rapture as a method we encourage the development of subversive ideas we could have about the future and the past.

HUNGAROFUTURISM, a programmatic poetics of transformation is one of many possible examples that strive for a creative re-channeling of narratives of origin and a restoration of hope in speculative utopias and other forms of futures and pasts. Different Xenotopias can be understood as dis_rapitve tools, capable of deconstructing and thereby challenging paradigmatic myths.

ancestral_futurities; g_hosting; third_actors

Please find a more detailed take on the three topics we identified as urgent
to be discursively investigated with nine speakers below.

The conference will be held in English.

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The first 𝙧𝘼/𝙐𝙥𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 conference in 2020 was initially developed by adO/Aptive for the HUNGROFUTURIST project at the OFF Biennale 2020, that was then postponed to this year. In the course of this first issue, the notions of xenofuturities, specters, and anachrony as well as the term dis_rapture in relation to them were investigated. This took place in the form of a hybrid-conference on October 3rd and 4th, 2020, which moderated by A/O at nadaLokal, Vienna, and streamed online. Find more information to the first issue here:

interactive booklet previous rA/Upture conference

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ancestral_futurities g_hosting
Amanda Piña
Borbála Soós
Clémentine Deliss
Zoltán Ginelli
Bálint Szabó
Mark Horvath & Adam Lovasz

Matt Colquhoun
Ulrike Gerhardt
Julia Hartmann

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May 8, 2021





sister events

Down to Earth Lecture

The rA/Upture conference 2, the Xenotopia magazine-launch and the Down to Earth Lecture are part of the Hungarofuturist project: Those Who Are Not With Us Are Also With Us! which is comissioned and is part of the OFF-biennale 2021.

The project is sponsored by the Institut français de Budapest, the Austrian Cultural Forum,
the Embassy of Slovenia and the Romanian Cultural Institute.