In relation to the literature produced in Europe during the Golden Age of alpinism in the 19th century,
Silicon Mountain© speculates on the historical construction of our gaze on nature. It displaces the romantic aspirations to contemplate nature into today’s more technological and mercantile Western context, abiding by the ongoing process of digitizing human interaction with the world.
Come with your smartphone (5 extra smartphones available upon reservation via [email protected])
Minimum battery : 30% (electric sockets available, but no charger)
Possibility to pre-install the app by visiting siliconmountain.app on your browser (Chrome for Android, Safari for iPhone)
Creation & performance : Laurent Delom de Mézerac
Outside eyes: Karel Tuytschaever, Caroline Mathieu
Research mentoring: Tuur Marinus, Mathilde Florica
Production coordinator: Marie Luyten
Dramaturgical advice: Sabine Cmelniski
Co-production: espace delombre, Maison des Métallos (Paris), wp Zimmer
With the support of : Flemish Government, workspace Brussels, C-TAKT, Zuidpool, STUK
Laurent Delom de Mézerac (he/him) is French, based in Antwerp. He studied engineering and contemporary dance. He is interested in performance design & exploratory practices.
The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020