We Can't Be There. Emergency Provisions for Un(Anticipated) Futures 

Tate Modern, London 

27 June 2015 


Natascha Sadr Haghighian will be part of We Can't Be There. Emergency Provisions for Un(Anticipated) Futures taking place at Tate Modern on 27 June 2015.



Workshop: Acting in the Future (10:30 – 13:00).


We Can’t Be There is series of public events featuring artists in dialogue with academics, writers, and cultural commentators on approaches and methods used to explore temporality, disasters and the politics of futurity.


Participatory workshop experimenting with performative practices, providing a set of tools for future actions and irresponsible gestures. Led by artists Mikhail Karikis and Iván Argote.




Seminar: We Can't Be There (14.00 – 16.30)

Chaired by Yasmina Reggad the seminar will take place on the Tate Modern East Room.


We Can’t Be There, talk by Rebecca Coleman

This  lecture by Rebecca Coleman re-examines issues raised by the series in the light of current academic research and methodologies on temporality and politics of futurity.


pssst Leopard 2A7+, Live Demonstration by Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Ongoing phonetic study and collection of mimetic acts on the open secrets around the Leopard 2A7 battle tank, specially designed and optimised by a German arm manufacturer for future pacification of uprisings, protests and unrest in urban areas.


Where do we want to be, if it happens? Demonstration by Bernd Kräftner and Michael Guggenheim

Bernd Kraftner and Michael Guggenheim demonstrate methods they developed for researching disastrous futures in the form of an emergency provision experiment, in which participants were invited to create new worlds and use props to simulate disasters



Tickets and more information available here - http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/we-cant-be-there-emergency-provisions-unanticipated-futures



June 27, 2015