DEDICATED MENTORS:Nicolas Galeazzi, Vladimir Miller, Robert Steijn and Marie de Brugerolle OPENING WEEK3-6/1organized by the a.pass residentsYou all got the detailed program yet, but - as in every block - the opening week is an opportunity to get to know the new participants, to catch up on each other’s researches, to meet the mentors, and to prepare the new block. This opening week ends on Friday with the end communications of three of our participants: Margareth Kaserer, Doris Stelzer and Tim Segers.WEBSITE INTRODUCTION NOT A WORKSHOP16/1by ex-participant Sven Goyvaerts10.30-16hde SingelThe a.pass website is the first introduction to the outside world of what is happening in the program. Every participants has the liberty to construct their own projects and pages in this shared environment, but to be able to do this in a more or less organized way, it is important to understand the logic and the workings of your website tools. Sven Goyvaerts will introduce you to the finesses of uploading, editing, organizing and publicizing your material.WHAT’s THE CASE, methodological Warm-up17-20/1by Nicolas Galeazzi and Lilia Mestrede Singel10:30-16:30"What's The Case!" is questioning the basic gestures of your artistic research.In the search for descriptions of their methodologies, artistic researchers are developing an infinite spectrum of phrases, idioms and other grammatical constructs, to filter out the basic gesture of their own practice.In these four research days we try to get an overview of this spectrum and discuss this range of approaches to artistic research in relation to your own 'case'! On the basis of the 'knowledge' generated at the "Don't Know! Artistic Conference on Knowledge Production" we try to see the cases as an enfolding fan of possibilities, and the artistic choices taken within the case as the specific politics of your research.In other words, let's get pragmatic about Wittgenstein's"The world is everything which is the case"!!What if... the product of art is considered as an ongoing research and the artist realizes that in order to process the research a finished work is needed? Yes, but... , the "but" introduce the speculation with questions and potentials, and therefore it is a political instrument for artistic thinking.Never trust... a statement you kept to yourself!What has to be done... if the question of "what has to be done - through art?" is leading to the conclusion that we shouldn't do it through Art?"Unlikely, yet possible..." is the attitude, which connects visions with scepticism."Don't Know! ... " is the attitude, which connects realism with curiosity."Who else...?" is a question for: Who else, if not you? - Who else, apart from you? - Who else, next to you?or:What if, "what for?" is not the only relevant question to be asked if you ask "what hast to be done?"?1-4/2DIGITAL CRIMINALby David Bergéde Singel11-18hWhat is an analogue experience in relation to a digital one?In this workshop we will explore together notions as the possible, the virtual and the potential in relation to the analogue versus the digital. How to define the choice for a digital or analogue process and what are its consequences towards an outcome and audience experience?On the table will be 'On the Superiority of the Analogue' by Brian Massumi and videoworks by Michael Snow, Derek Jarman, Holis Frampton, as well as 70ties land art projects and their documentation, such as 'seven winter midday shadows' by Hamish Fulton and the documentary of 'spiral jetty', made by Robert Smithson himself,… as well as photographic projects by Edmund Engelman, Mike Mandel, Larry sultan and Jon Rafman.Goal of the workshop is to define our own practice through what is on the table.David Bergé - www.papa-razzi.beMaster Class Akira Hino Sensei23-27/110-17organized by de SingelDance studio de Singel AntwerpAkira Hino Sensei is a master of budo, an ancient Japanese martial art, who worked -between others- with the Forsythe Company, where he has regularly given workshops since 2005. His lessons have greatly influenced both their own work and that of the Forsythe Company. For a week Akira Hino Sensei will focus on feeling the body with the aim of connecting up to movement, both one's own and that of the other. Budo is therefore a way of exploring the body and developing physical communication skills.This workshop is for anyone who is interested in dance and the martial arts and has a desire to explore the body in depth. There is a lot of material on Akira Hino Sensei on the internet, check it out.28-31/1
EMERGENCE ROOMby Deufert&Plischkein the context of the exhibition Emergence Room Hasselt at the Hasselt Triënnale workshop organized in de Singel (Antwerp)
EmergenceRoom is a live-workspace, where all participants (performers and spectators) join to work in silence on pre-set themes. The workspace is built temporarily into an existing environment like a museum, a festival center, an academy, a retail store. The work-process is based on a circular structure of passing on containers of material. Its procedures are proliferation and reformulation in order to create topologies and maps that are related to the underlying theme. These topologies and maps serve as a common denominator for projects that will be individually developed, not by an individuum (a singular author), but individually as a project in the co-authorship of reformulation. There will be always as many projects in development as containers of materials circulate.
The theme of the Emergence Room in Hasselt will be the myth of Arachne. Before the workspace will be set up in the museum deufert&plischke will do a preparing workshop. The myth of Arachne - as told in the Metamorphoses by Ovid - focuses on the difference between art and craft, symbolism and realism, doing as if and doing in the here and now. In its centre there is the contest between goddess Athene and the human young weaver Arachne. Both weave carpets for display and the better one shell win. Athene weaves carpets that show the glorious deeds of the gods, Arachne weaves the everydayness of the relationship of humans and gods and its brutality. In the end Arachne wins but Athene wants to destroy her work. Only when Arachne decides to hang herself infront of her carpets, Athene pities her and transforms her into a spider. Thus she has to hang from her own thread to continue weaving her web forever. The figure of Arachne bares and exposes lots of topics and questions still relevant and unanswered in our time. What is the responsability of the artist? What do we risk with art? How do we judge art works? How can artits and critiques coexist and collaborate?
During the 4 days workshop all participants will work together on these topics and questions and formulate and proliferate material, create story boards together, that will later be exposed in the Emergence Room Hasselt in the frame of the exhibition SuperBodies (Hasselt Triennale).THE SETTLEMENT: ALIEN LOGIC6-25 Februaryby Vladimir Millerin de Bottelarij, BrusselsThe 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.This Settlement is the 5th in a series of Settlements, developed within or outside of the a.pass context. The guiding principle of the Settlement this time is ‘Alien Logic’. We are currently collecting proposals from participants to self-organize thier contributions, and to invite guests. Feel free to browse and add: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eT5K6MypzU5w_Czldo7JtJVxchB4B4PrdE_Y6uqzOnU/edit?hl=en_GBHALFWAY DAYS20-21/2The halfway days are meeting days for the WHOLE GROUP, where we come together again to compare notes on the Cases, the workshops, the desires and the group movements. This block the halfway days are organized within The SettlementMICRO HISTORIES 1 - Opening Week27/2-2/3Bains Connective, BrusselsMicro Histories/opening week is part of the Thematics: a 2 month research project set up by Lilia Mestre/Les Bains with invited artists Eleanora Sovrani (it/be), Einat Tuchman (is/be), Annu Pennanen (fi) and Stephane Querrec (fr) and Agency / Kobe Matthys (be). Micro HIstories researches the processes of documentation and presentation of the ‘Micro Histories’ collected 4 different Brussels areas: Vilvoorde, St Joost, Brussels Center (EEC quarter) and Forest. This Thematics aim to investigate, challenge and discuss cultural phenomena and their construction through field research. For this we invited different artists with different strategies and methods from film documentary, to art history or performance, to be able to compare different sources and approaches. Apart from their individual research we would like to set up a system for collaborative data exchange to over all relate the multiple "Micro Histories".During the opening week the participants of the Thematics and the participants of a.pass meet to lay out the themes that are driving this research: what is the sense of history? what kind of methodologies to we use to register ‘what has happened’? How do we create our own histories, or make history appear where it is not considered likely to be found? What is field research and how do we set up a valid research environment on location? This workshop is the introduction to the His/Herstory workshop, during which these strategies are put to the test in individual research field trajectories.MICRO HISTORIES 2: HIS/HER STORY5-9/3with Alexander SchellowBains Connective, BrusselsThe second week of the Micro Histories workshop offers the opportunity to all participants to develop an individual history project, choosing their own location in Brussels, working on practice based field research, together with artist Alexander Schellow.Alexander Schellow *1974Lives and works in Berlin.Studied at Universität der Künste Berlin and Glasgow School of Arts / since 1999 ongoing practice with the process of visual reconstruction from memory in drawing series, animations, installations, lectures, performances, book publications / Collaborations based on this practice with scientists and artists in various fields / international exhibitions, screenings, site-specific projects and research in museums, galleries and biennials, including T.I.C.A.B. – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial (Albania), 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Museion (Bolzano), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart,deAppel arts centre (Amsterdam) / long-term institutional cooperation with Galerie Ute Parduhn (Düsseldorf), the film production company FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE (Marseille) as well as with the international production platform MELD (New York, Paris, Athens) / since 2007 teaching positions at universities and postgraduate institutions including in Paris, London, Antwerp and Konstanz / Grants and residencies includingAkademie Schloss Solitude artist residency, the Max Pechstein Award and a Senior Fellowship at theZukunftskolleg of University Konstanz.THE WALK19-23/3with Elke Van Campenhoutde SingelIn preparation of a month long walking workshop on mobile archiving/narrativizing the landscape, interested participants share for one week the development of possible walking scores, the fabrication and reconstruction of traces, and the possibilities of urban/non-urban routes. Every day we test out another walking score, and try to get further into the philosophy and reality of a walking workshop.END WEEK26/3-1/4PAF ReimsThe end week of the block is a very important week for all participants: not only because it is one of the rare moments during the year where we can meet all together and get informed about the progress and the questions of the different researches, but also because it is an opportunity to share work, try out practices and hypotheses, and work out how social the a.pass body actually is.