Time Loop


With Time Loop we developed a way of conversing in which we look at current dilemmas from various perspectives in time. Time Loop is inspired by the practice of Indigenous communities living at the Great Lakes region in Canada.
In the summer of 2015, we met the theatre group Debajehmujig. They were at a festival to share their stories and history to prevent them from disappearing. They told us that before making important decisions, they first consult their ancestors from seven generations ago, and then they consult their descendants from seven generations ahead. It is after this, that they begin to investigate the impact that the possible decision will have on the present.
Today, short-term thinking seems more important than looking ahead or reflecting on the past. The future becomes an abstract distance, not connected to the world in which we live. Can we extend our sense of time? Enlarge the time-space in which we live and think? For example, what did people think about keeping borders open or shut two hundred years ago, and what will they think in 2216?

Time Loop Revisited
During The Gathering we invite Debajehmujig, to revisit Time Loop together with us and to create a (new) space for tangible time and actual questions?

Thu 20 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
and The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – working groups consist of four days during which we will work with international guests and artists and hopefully you too! During the first two days, we will shed new light on existing work in two different in-depth working groups. This is followed by a two-day public program with performance and debate. Read more.

 

Fri 21 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
en The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – working groups consist of four days during which we will work with international guests and artists and hopefully you too! During the first two days, we will shed new light on existing work in two different in-depth working groups. This is followed by a two-day public program with performance and debate. Read more.

 

Sat 22 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
and The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – public programme is a rich and full programme of performance and debate:

Saturday 22 October | Inspiration or appropriation?
Time Loop Revisited | 10am – 2pm  | lunch included
Agonistic Conversation | 10am – 2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2am-5pm

Sunday 23 October | Safe or brave?
Thinking Together Revisited – 10am-2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2pm-5pm

You can choose to join the full program on both days. Or opt for a single day or a separate conversation. More information.

Sun 23 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
and The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – public programme is a rich and full programme of performance and debate:

Saturday 22 October | Inspiration or appropriation?
Time Loop Revisited | 10am – 2pm  | lunch included
Agonistic Conversation | 10am – 2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2am-5pm

Sunday 23 October | Safe or brave?
Thinking Together Revisited – 10am-2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2pm-5pm

You can choose to join the full program on both days. Or opt for a single day or a separate conversation. More information.