30 May 2023, 7:00pm
Kunstnernes Hus Kino


Time: 30 May, 7-9pm
Venue: Kunstnernes Hus kino, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo / streamed online

Nora Sulejmani and Vishnu Vardhani in conversation with a letter from Johanna Hedva
Moderated by Yvonne Billimore and Miriam Wistreich

What does it mean to go beyond being accepted, to be loved and cared for? I’m not talking about care work (…) I’m talking about ‘access intimacy’

—Raju Rage

In connection to UKS and Frame’s I CONSENT—summer school, this event brings together artists, activists and curators to consider the relationship between care, complaint and access, and how institutions might better attend to these as a commitment to a more inclusive arts ecology.

The event opens with a letter commissioned especially for this event from writer, artist and musician Johanna Hedva, followed by a poem by body-philosopher Vishnu Vardhani.

In correspondence with Hedva’s letter and Vardhani’s poem, curators Yvonne Billimore and Miriam Wistreich host a panel discussion with Vishnu Vardhani and activist Nora Sulejmani, discussing complaint as a form of care. Are there ways to think of complaint as something generative, something that creates new possibilities of working together, differently? How can we see complaint as a project of shared response-ability?



7pm: Welcome
7.15pm: ‘I am very awake, which means I have a lot of complaints.’ A letter from Johanna Hedva
7.30pm: ‘Complaint a poem’ by Vishnu Vardhani
7.45pm: Panel discussion with Yvonne Billimore, Nora Sulejmani, Vishnu Vardhani and Miriam Wistreich
8.45pm: Audience questions and closing remarks



Kunstnernes Hus 

The language of the event is English and it will be live streamed via this link and captioned in English.

Should you have any access questions, needs or desires you would like to let us know about, you can contact Miriam Wistreich at m.wistreich@uks.no / +47 9203 4848.


How to attend

The event is free and open to all




This event is part of I CONSENT—summer school, co-organised by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society) in partnership with Bedside Productions and Kunstnernes Hus Kino, as part of Frame’s 2023 Rehearsing Hospitalities programme. I CONSENT—summer school is curated by Yvonne Billimore, Jussi Koitela and Miriam Wistreich.

Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023 is part of the EU-funded project ‘Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions’. I CONSENT—summer school is supported by Nordic Culture Point, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO), Kulturfonden för Finland och Norge and Fritt Ord.

Recording of the event