january - march 2011
Lilia Mestre, Laurent Liefooghe, Pierre Rubio and Anette Baldauf are dedicated mentors. At set times during this block they discuss the evolution of the individual research proposals with the participants.
FINAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Three participants of a.pass, Einat tuchman, Katrin Lohmann and Sven Goyvaerts, will present the research project they have developed during one year in the a.pass research environment. More information on presentation format, place and time will follow.
03/01 - 07/01 - deSingel
Meet & greet with the new & old participants of a.pass, introduction to the principles of the program, tools (calender, library, budget,
website...) and presentation of the research proposals.
A SETTLEMENT ON ALCHEMY, ALLIANCE , ANARCHY - Vladimir Miller
03-13/01 - Kaaistudios, Brussels
a.s in collaboration with Damaged Goods & Kaaitheater
settlement is a model to engender and structure work, knowledge, events and encounters. In a shared space, the participants function as an open group where questions of territory, negotiation and hospitality in art production surface. Settlers build a station suitable for their own artistic research and, by doing so, enter in a growing and evolving network of objects, spaces, ideas and events. The settlement allows negotiating many gradations of participation and influence; it also provides different modes of engagement between inside and outside. A settler can leave, a visitor becomes a tourist, a frequent visitor can eventually settle in the space. The political questions inherent in claiming one's own space, inviting or excluding the outside, the formation of groups and production of locality and culture, constantly question the concept of settlement itself. Between anarchy and the rule of majority the settlement praxis actively searches for a spatialized production of dis-agreement.In the context of her two-week Atelier in the Kaaistudios, Meg Stuart invited Vladimir Miller to localize his settlement in the dance studio. During this two weeks settlers and Atelier members will try to find moments of common ground, confronting the ideas and topics emerging in their respective territories.
17-21/01 - Kaaitheater, Brussels
a.pt in collaboration with Kaaitheater and RITS in the context of Burning Ice festival
International Errorist is an artistic and cultural movement whose nucleus is the Buenos Aires-based artist collective Etcétera… The
Errorist is also the most recent iteration of Etcétera’s unique fusion of aggressive street theater, political critique, and direct-action
protest, which is equally marked by the group’s formative militancy within Argentina’s human rights movement as it is the artists’ ardent
fealty to surrealism. Since the group’s formation in 1997, Etcétera has produced a myriad of photo- and video-based works, poetic manifestoes, theatrical works, and interventionist performances. Few have been created specifically as artworks to be exhibited in traditional fine arts contexts or destined for the publics proper to such contexts. Rather, Etcétera…’s works most often begin asperformances in the midst of political demonstrations, unannounced street actions that target unwitting passersby, or as images and texts crafted to circulate within the mass media and/or amidst publics associated with left social movements.
The International Errorist constitutes a critique of the contemporary discourse of terrorism, where this discourse is understood to be an
instrument of statecraft. Etcétera…’s work explores terrorism as an ideological mediation whose function is not only political -- as it
bears upon interpretations of political violence, for example-- but specifically biopolitical, as it concerns the calculus of the
differential value of human lives and the state’s exercise of biopower over groups delineated according to this logic.
EXPERIMENTAL ETHNOGRAPY - Anette Baldauf & Aras Ozgun
24-28/01 - RITS, Brussels
a.pt in collaboration with RITS
workshop aims at discussing some of the basic notions and problematics of visual ethnography, contemporary experimental practices in this field, and the practical potentials of digital media technologies for ethnographic research purposes. Starting with a critical historical overview of visual ethnography, the workshop examines various aspects of the problem of representation in visual ethnography. Representation of non-western “others” in the colonialist representation regimes, the “realism” and the “truth-value” of visual representation in general will be a part of this discussion. Following this discussion we will focus on non-mainstream ethnographic approaches and experimental documentary film practices, including so-called fake documentaries, which reflect upon and cultivate this problem of representation itself, and seek to create alternative modes, regimes and techniques of visual representation. Finally, we aim to familiarize ourselves with some of the basic techniques of ethnographic fieldwork.
CURATING IN PERFORMING ARTS - various
28-30/1 - Pact Zollverein, Essen and 5-6/2 - deSingel, Antwerp
a.pt in collaboration with Pact Zollverein Essen
workshop is organized over two weekends: one participating in the colloquium on curating organized by Pact Zollverein (Explorationen 11: Beyond Curating), and one discussing and proposing a new thinking about curating in the performing arts in deSingel.
EXPLORATIONEN 11 - Beyond Curating. Strategies of knowledge transfer in dance, performance and visual art
Thecurrently vibrantly beginning discussion about curating in dance and performance comes at a moment when, on the one hand, ever new courses of study in curating are being launched for visual art and, on the other hand, the shape of the curatorial profession, in its authorial intervention and its omnipresence in the art market, has everywhere become the focus of massive criticism – as it was in the 1970s.
At the same time, the entanglement of theory and practice has become ubiquitous, not least because of the transformation and revaluation of art colleges and art academies into universities. In what is currently happening in art, the art museum is testing the performative and processual exhibition, while the dance and performance house oriented toward performative arts is developing the live course or the "Musée de la danse".
In the field of dance, since the end of the 1990s, artists' initiatives have been developing that introduce new artistic practices and criticize the existing organizational models (for example, from choreographs and performance artists like Xavier Le Roy, deufert + plischke, and Boris Charmatz). Substantively and structurally, organizers took up important impetuses from artists, whether in the form of a thorough interlocking of theory and practice or of the establishment of artist and co-curator teams, artistic laboratories, or residence programs.
NEW-YORK - Elke & Bart with artists of the festival
31/01-04/02 - deSingel, Antwerp
a.pass in collaboration with deSingel
In the context of the New York festival
organised by deSingel, a.pass organizes an intensive discussion workshop. We take a close look at the recent New York performance scene and analyze how pop esthetics, cinematographic editing principles en trans-medial dispositives influenced a specific language of theatre, dance and performance. Video material, texts and talks with the artists present in the festival will be the starting point of the conversations. possibly Natural Theatre of Oklohama will also add a more practical section to the workshop.
BUREAU OF UNTITLED (Exercise in Commercial Art) - Various Artists
a.pt in collaboration with nadine
a Various Artist is a series of interactive installations by Various Artists in which artists are invited to identify with one of Various
Artists. The format is not so much about learning but it also produces new work of which the author is the Various Artist, at the same time remaining the property of the participating artists. The event that nadine organizes in February is dealing with Various Artist Liam Drib.Liam Drib, born in Liverpool 1961, well known for Mes Amis Belges