How would you anticipate? #3

Different Alibis

Tarek Lakhrissi invites Lily Hook, Ndayé Kouagou, Christelle Oyiri and Harilay Rabenjamina
Every month, Lafayette Anticipations invites various artists and practitioners to develop a formal, performative, discursive and/or collaborative proposal, to be explored over the course of an evening, based on whatever the notion of anticipation inspires in them. How would you anticipate? is the question asked of guests, chosen for the relationship their practice enjoys with speculation, imagination, research and the quest for alternatives.
Different Alibis are a means of claiming a place in the world. But which world? A world composed of magnetisms; of redefinitions of spaces and words through speech, movement or music. A new way for a generation born in the 1990s to attain a certain vulnerability. And a political means of opening up a toolbox to then develop critical perspectives. To have an alibi is a means of defence. To have an alibi is to be elsewhere. To have an alibi is to circumvent the rules. To sense a way out, mysteries to solve, newspeaks, queer and non-white bodies that urge us to "feel" identities like magnetic fields. Not unlike dinner with a chosen family, this evening's meal will (maybe) include a scandalous surprise improvisation, a performance by Harilay Rabenjamina about an R&B group on the brink of implosion, astrology readings from a queer and decolonial perspective by Lily Hook, and the launch of the Young Black Romantics review by Ndayé Kouagou. Last but not least, Christelle Oyiri will end the meal with her Collective Amnesia piece. Be prepared for a superb catastrophe.
Lafayette Anticipations
Friday 26 Oct 2018
from 07:30 pm to 10 pm

Tarek Lakhrissi Lafayette Anticipations
Tarek Lakhrissi Lafayette Anticipations
Christelle Oyiri Lafayette Anticipations
Christelle Oyiri Lafayette Anticipations


Tarek Lakhrissi is a visual artist, poet and writer based in Paris. He writes poetry and develops visual content aiming to challenge language and reflect upon identity. Tarek Lakhrissi directed a video project diaspora/situations (2017, Prix Spécial du Jury - Documentaire, Festival Transposition) about people of color reflecting on the impact of diasporas on their bodies and their affects. diaspora/situations has been screened in Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Montreal, Berlin, Baltimore and New-York (among others). His artwork has been exhibited in Vilnius (Lithuania) at CAC, at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), at Skylten in Linkoping (Sweden), at la Gaité Lyrique (Paris), Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian (Paris), Fondation Lafayette Anticipations (Paris), DOC! (Paris) and at Circa Projects (Newcastle) among others. He is currently in residency at la Galerie, Comtemporary Art Center (Noisy-Le-Sec, suburbs of Paris, France).