House of Kal Berlin_Winter 2021

24/11/2021 — 10/12/2021

Nomadic. On Air from Darkish Matter Radio Studio Jeetze. At District*School without Center and Archive Books Berlin.

a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal was conceived on a plane ride from Karachi to Istanbul in September 2019 from continuing conversations and resonances of queer world making at the shores of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean earlier that year. The tentaculos  work began in January 2020 and unfolded over  in pandemic time, working in its ebb and flow through ruptures, repairs, care and collectivity.

In the final iteration of this chapter of kal , we celebrate the coming together of different streams from the Houses of Kal Karachi, Colombo and Berlin, from radio kal – where the sounds of yesterday and tomorrow meet – and the first in a series of books of kal. Keeping in mind the realities we find ourselves in, a new COVID surge and the closing of District*School Without Center’s current physical space, House of Kal Berlin goes nomadic and on air.

kal’s ghostly presences will manifest this winter with the first episodes of radio kal broadcast live on kal’s new website from knowbotiq’s Darkish Matter Radio Studio in rural Jeetze, an online film screening as well as conversations, a publication launch and a performance in the closing rooms of District and Archive Books and online via zoom.