Poetic Militancy: Theoretical Payback



Reading Performance, Music
Suva Deep Das (music),
T̶H̶I̶S̶ ̶W̶O̶R̶K̶S̶ ̶D̶I̶F̶F̶E̶R̶E̶N̶T̶L̶Y̶ Reading Group (facilitation),
Insideanairport (Performance)
Address [changed]Myymälä2 Gallery (Uudenmaankatu 23)
Date & Time: Friday 01.02.2019  @19:00 – 22:00




Theoretical Payback is a collaborative performance where the participants have the chance to militantly theoretically or poetically attack a Eurocentric intellectual or a school of thought that promoted or stayed neutral toward theoretical racism. Performances are voluntary, one of the performances will be recorded and simultaneously projected at the space. You can pick one thinker, (pseudo-thinker), artist or writer for theoretical payback. Collaboratively we will read and perform our paybacks in two sessions.

  • The payback can be in form of poetry, music, singing, sounds or other desired methods.
  • If you wish to remain neutral and don’t participate you can simply come and enjoy the event.

Jo Kjeargaard and Suva will be facilitating the musical, sound and performative paybacks.
Insideanairport reading group will be facilitating the written and poetic paybacks.


Suva Deep Das

Suva is working with different aspects of public anatomy – making and doing something with the public. The tools of intervention, interaction, anticipation, perception and the sense of community. He is interested in engaging people to perform, and to have access to collective understanding of the form. He combines the notion of Body and material in his performances. The question of the existence of ‘the Other’ in the space of ‘An-Other’ formed into an important area of his work. His status as an outsider, intermingling through performances and actions in a foreign land, is an important approach, more in the line of hyphen rather than a slash. He combines Music, Visual Art, Bodily writing in his creative process.


Wine and snacks are available.
The event is FREE of charge, a modest 5€ donation is requested.
Unfortunately, the event site is not wheelchair accessible.



The event is similar to a poetry slam but without any competition. Whoever is interested to participate can choose a Eurocentric (based on personal definition) writer, artist, intellectual or concept to attack, mock, or criticize. Your piece can be in any language or form.

Preparation (~@19.00)
Time for writing, socializing, jamming or picking up a partner for the reading.

Part1 (no recording @~20:00)
You can prepare your text before or during the event. The text can be yours or someone else’s. Also, there will be sample texts available in multiple languages.

Part2 (recording @~21:00)
The same piece will be performed together as a group (not simultaneously) and it will be recorded. The participants can choose to cover their faces or not. You can also choose to read the same piece or make a new one.