Welcome by Eva Birkenstock and Nikola Dietrich
Book presentation and reading with Ewa Majewska and the performance artist Wojciech Kosma
The event will be held in English.
The Ludwig Forum Aachen is pleased to invite you to a presentation and reading of the latest publication by Polish cultural theorist and activist Ewa Majewska in the presence of the author and performance artist Wojciech Kosma as part of reboot: responsiveness.
Coronafuga. Fragments of online dating discourse from pandemic times is an auto-theoretical negotiation of online dating discourse during the Covid-19 pandemic. The book combines theory and digital dating conversations into a literary account of discourses of intimacy during pandemic times. Media and other tools like dating sites, conversations in, around, and about digital flirting, and immediate entertainment are key elements of this book.
Ewa Majewska (lives in Warsaw) is a feminist cultural theorist, activist, and author. She has taught at the University of the Arts in Berlin, the University of Warsaw, and Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She has also been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, the ICI Berlin, and the IWM in Vienna. She currently works at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. She has released six books, most recently Feminist Antifascism: Counterpublics of the Common (2021), and publishes in journals and platforms such as e-flux, Signs, Third Text, Journal of Utopian Studies, and Jacobin, among others. Her current research focuses on archival studies, dialectics of the weak, feminist critical theory, and antifascism.
The publication is part of reboot:—a collaborative, cyclical, anti-racist, and queer-feminist dialogue between performative and research-based practices, co-hosted by the Kölnischer Kunstverein and Ludwig Forum Aachen. The first cycle reboot: responsiveness provided infrastructures for provisional stagings, rehearsals, processual choreographies, and encounters around themes of presence, intimacy, care, and responsibility. Conceived by Eva Birkenstock, Nikola Dietrich, and Viktor Neumann.
Ewa Majewska Coronafuga. Fragments of online dating discourse from pandemic times
Edited by Eva Birkenstock, Nikola Dietrich, Viktor Neumann
Design: Sean Yendrys
Co-published by Ludwig Forum Aachen and Kölnischer Kunstverein with DISTANZ Verlag
The book can be purchased at the Ludwig Forum Aachen as well as online at DISTANZ Verlag.