Lecture performance by Berlin-based collective Slavs and Tatars.
What does it mean for one 'East' to look to another? Can the romanticised romanticise? From 'Poles' in the service of the Tsar to Persian Presbyterians, I Utter Other looks at the curious case of Orientalism in the Russian Empire and early USSR.
I Utter Other has been presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston; and SALT, Istanbul; among others.
Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective's work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low). The collective's practice consists primarily of three activities: exhibitions, publications, and lecture-performances.