PAF is based in St Erme, 150km north-east of Paris, France, between Reims and Laon.

ELSEWHERE & OTHERWISE 11 Liquid solidarities : the magnetics of Grief, Erosion & Courage (July 2nd-12th 2024)

all bodies possible ~ all bodies welcome

Once a year we live together. In times characterised by profound and far-reaching forms of grief and disconnection—times of genocides and ecocides, extractivism, exploitation, chronic psychological and physical burn-outs and a lot of other normalised crises— we want to look at how to organise in solidarity without burning our energies in (proxy-)wars, unprocessed feelings, desensitisation, and loss of spirit.

…It is Pathetic. I love it. May 5th - 12th

“In everything I write whether it’s poetry or an essay I assume an audience, that is to say I assume that interaction. It’s not a personal event.”

- June Jordan

“I don’t know why I got so offended”

- Grace Paley

…It is pathetic. I love it. is a meeting for playing with writing as it provokes doubt, offence, secrecy, perversity and defensiveness. It will take place from 5th-12th May 2024, and you are warmly invited to participate.

Permanent ceasefire NOW!

Permanent ceasefire NOW!

End the occupation of Palestine NOW!

As we bear witness to yet another iteration of the colonial violence that has built, and continues to sustain Europe, we invite all to act in solidarity with the Palestinian people, as well as the Israelis who suffer from, and oppose the brutality of occupation.

spring* meeting 2024: We Work with the Material that Resists Us, Part II, 29th March - 4th April

For this year’s spring* meeting, taking place 29 March – 4 April 2024, we continue the conversation from SM2023: “We work with the material that resists us”. This inquiry into the material aspects of the making and dissemination of works of art focuses on form, technique and contexts within and between objects and operations of artworks. Form matters outside of art autonomy as artifact, externalized memory, sociopolitical history and a life practice. We are excited to think about these problems with ––and through the work of––Amy De’Ath, Bojana Kunst, Eszter Salamon, Marwa Arsanios and Sung Tieu.

The Mattress

In pop culture lore, mattresses are infamously used as savings accounts — repositories of cash squirreled away, stuffed out of sight. Performing Art Forums’s mattresses represent the bedrock (pun intended) of what PAF provides: a bare minimum of comfort and care in a space receptive to its inhabitants.

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