Take 'Em Down: Scattered Monuments and Queer Forgetting by Simon(e) van Saarloos in conversation with Claire Finch !
31 May 2022 07:00PM
Who determines what is remembered and commemorated, and why? How can we commemorate something that is both in the past and a daily reality? In Take 'Em Down, Simon(e) van Saarloos is inspired by the historically invisibilized lives of LGBT people and queers. They demonstrate the power of forgetting and wonder if and how it’s possible to live without a past. At the same time, Van Saarloos criticizes the way that a ‘white memory’—including their own—treats some stories as self-evident while other histories are erased.
☽ Simon(e) van Saarloos will be in conversation with publisher Anna Bowen from Publication Studio Guelph and the experimental writer and performer Claire Finch ☾
Simon(e) van Saarloos is the author of Playing Monogamy (PS Rotterdam). They were the curator of the 2021 exhibition on Abundance (‘We must bring about the end of the world as we know it’ – Denise Ferreira da Silva) in Het HEM and are also the host of *The Asterisk Conversations podcast. Van Saarloos recently started a PhD in the Rhetoric department at UC Berkeley.