an artistic manifesto

our perfection lay on our knowledge of our imperfection

our perfection lay on our knowledge of our imperfection

Download the manifesto as PDF file here.

Watch the supporting film (Direction: Ina Ayodgan, Music: Ayo Aloba) here.

Between 06 and 14 November – in a series of online zoom calls due to Covid-19 restrictions on cultural events – Tonica Hunter has brought together creatives, activists, community and cultural workers and performers to work in an online artistic research lab conceptualised by Janine Jembere.

Taking the Aesthetics of Resistance (Peter Weiss, 1975) as a starting point, the group decided to place their expressions in the format of an artistic manifesto; allowing both for a public declaration of ideas and aims in their work(s) now and going forward s well as suggesting ideas for reflection and reform in the arts and cultural sector more broadly. Each written, visual, performative or conceptual element therein represents a demand to reimagine resistance.


Artists: Ulduz Ahmadzadeh, Ayo Aloba, Ina Aydogan, Faris Cuchi Gezahegn, Efua Jarvis, Klara Kostal, Imani Rameses, Adia Trischler

Theoretical framework: Janine Jembere
Lab leader: Tonica Hunter
Images: Ina Ayodgan
Graphic design: Guilherme Maggessi
Lab support: Andra Cioltan-Draghiciu