Jassem Hindi
The Concept and the Idiot

© Emilia Milewska
Intensive 2, 27.7.+28.7.2024
Arsenal 4

This philosophy workshop unfolds possible ways to navigate in the nervous sea of concepts, while holding on to our own idiocy. It is an introduction to the art of asking questions and how to hold on to them. Jassem will define a series of concepts and simultaneously show ways to use them in the fabric of reality.

The horizon of this workshop is the relation between ‘body’, ‘concept’ and ‘the great outdoors’. This relation rests against a western history of knowledge haunted by its history of violence.

Here are a few companions on this way:

  • Language, death and hospitality
  • Betraying utopia, slime utopia: poems as oracle making machine
  • Time and survival
  • History of witches: shadow operations and embodied archives
  • Friendship, hauntology, science fiction: philosophy and the great outdoors
  • The Greek art of asking questions

Participants don’t need to know anything about philosophy. Jassem will share his practice and texts will be read together with the possibility to ask as many questions as needed. 

Some references (no need to read it beforehand): Kristeva, Fanon, Merleau-Ponty, Heraclite, Mbembé, Naess, Adnan, Simondon, Jameson, Cavaillès, Derrida, Mohaghegh, Platon, Negarestani, CA Conrad, Laboria Cuboniks, Koyré and Malabou.

Bring pens and paper if you wish.

Jassem Hindi
© Emilia Milewska
© Emilia Milewska
© Marie Ursin