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The concept of the Annual Plan 2016 | 2017 is devised to probe the current conditions explained in the latter background. The suggested direction of the Annual Programme revolves around Disjunction and Anachronism. In his book ‘What is an Aparatus? And Other Essays’ Georgio Agamben referred in one of his accounts to define contemporaneity that: 

 

“Contemporariness is, then, a singular relationship with one's own time, which adheres to it and at the same time, keeps a distance from it. More precisely, it is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disjunction and an anachronism. Those who coincide too well with the epoch, those who are perfectly tied to it in every respect. are not contemporaries, precisely because they do not manage to see it; they are not able to firmly hold their gaze on it.” ―  Giorgio Agamben

 

Disjunction and anachronism become a method of deconstructing and dismantling the metanarrative of the present. Agamben refers to history as a source of knowledge, whereby to be contemporary is to excavate the history that did not partake in creating the present. Thus, to look at alternative narratives that seized to continue to our present moment or to shape a different present and future.

 

By means of disjunction and anachronism the Public Programme will develop its annual plan through a series of activities and events that excavate alternative narratives and histories, then use this discourse as a lens to look at the present and its predicaments, yet devise alternatives to different imagined futures.  

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