What will an intellectual throw down look like between an artist, a philosopher, and a choreographer? It’s set inside a boxing ring at a club called Overthrow, for one. And while spectators will be sitting outside the ring, they’ll be encouraged to hop into the debate and battle it out.
Today, most of the disagreement and polemics we encounter are digital back-and-forths, what Cheryl (the International Editor at Large for Artenol magazine, the organization putting on the event) called “spit firing” on the internet. “People talk about social media, but it’s a detached and removed event,” she mused. “What we want to do with this debate is to let that argument happen in real time.” And that means welcoming “the anxiety that actually comes with despair or real disagreement.”
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