a.pass Research Centre Associates in residence victories over the suns
24 June-14 July 2019 / ZSenne ART Lab / Brussels
dissolving totalities, usurping orders, inventing new materials
In our residence, each process is designed individually and in common, in order to share a fiction of sharing. We aim our experimental tools at each other, ourselves and at you. They are directed at a viewer, curious-anxious about modes of reparation who can put together the research trajects that she finds in a process of performing-publishing of difficult-makings of different objects and positions. We are hungry and angry: at our bodies, at assemblages, at more stories for other histories, for different exhibits, for fresh cultures. It is an experiment in organizing and presenting what appears to be fundamentally unorganisable and unpresentable. When all is lost why not go for broke, victorious over the sun? Read more..
Einat Tuchman Traveling through square liberateurs – Molenbeek
12-12 July 2019 / Square des Libérateurs, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
Taking a distinctive look at the divergent attitudes towards the environment and the social struggles in these different locations, we will learn about the prototypical difficulties and potentials of such culturally dense urban areas. For this I'm inviting you into my neighbourhood, to discover the "Quartier Liberateurs ". Read more..
Ecole Mondiale Bruocsella
22-22 May 2019 / Start at Zenne Garden
a resilient movement for room to secondary river valleies
ECOLE MONDIALE experiments and experiences walking in and with the Zenne Valley while researching an alternative political model for the Brussels region, - capital of Europe, as a metropolitan landscape. It's ambitions is to transform the dominant 19th-century political model of the Brussels-Capital Region into a 21st-century vision / version based on its specific hydrographic structure. The secondary river valleys of the Zenne can provide this metropolitan landscape specific characteristic features. Read more..
Gosie Vervloessem Horror Garden
20-20 May 2019 / Zenne Garden
One way to connect to other then humans is the horror genre. By thinking the unthinkable, we explore the limits of our ability to understand the world. But does the world lends itself to a meaningful relationship? Does increased access lead to decreased strangeness? In thinking about our relationship to the “other than humans”, what is the status of the notion of obscurity and darkness? What lingers at the edges of our experience? The Horror Garden is a tool that explores the idea of our profound dark relation to the World through our relationship with plants. Read more..
end communication, event, research
Body Virtual Institution
31 May-1 June 2019 / @ Hacktiris (6th floor) - Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussel
End-Communications - Nassia Fourtouni, Goda Palekaitė and Katinka Van Gorkum
@ Hacktiris (6th floor) – Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussel
Doors open at 18:00
19:00 GODA PALEKAITĖ – How to Infuriate a Historian
21:00 NASSIA FOURTOUNI – Waiting Room Meditation
22:00 KATINKA VAN GORKUM – Distance Learning in Close Proximity
Virtual Body Institution is the coming together of the 3 concepts that intertwine in the End-Communications of Katinka Van Gorkum, Nassia Fourtouni and Goda Palekaitė.
Their practices are very distinct from each other, in form as in content though they all engage with forms of sociability that enhance, propose and reveal the relation of the individual with the societal. Tackling this position from discursive, technological or body practices they invite the visitor to engage in thinking and embody modes of construction of the self.
Through their current practices of research and exposure – that use the personification of historical characters in a public discussion, the entrance into virtual space as a extension of the ‘real’ and the body as a perception machine – we encounter some of the contexts and mechanisms we inhabit in current western society. Read more..
RESEARCH CENTER Cycle 18/19 – Block III
29 April-28 July 2019 / a.pass/ ZSenne ArtLab
Co-Curated by Isabel Burr Raty / Antye Guenther / Adrijana Gvozdenović / Sara Manente / Rob Ritzen / Pierre Rubio / Sina Seifee
"Watches, Wristwatches, Collection, Clocks, Time, Hours"
The a.pass Research Center is dedicated to supporting advanced research and to collecting and making public methodologies of artistic research developed at a.pass.
This summer block marks the end of the first one-year-cycle of the a.pass Research Center. After being initiated as a platform for individual research trajectories, the Research Center shifted to welcoming a group of advanced researchers for an one-year period. This last block of the first cycle is co-curated by the whole group. Read more..
Vincent P. Alexis Workshop 2 :: Westland / BUITEN/DEHORS
BXL WILD LIFE and BUITEN/DEHORS is a collective of research and experimentation which proposes to consider the urban as the natural environment of man. This year BUITEN / DEHORS decided to start on a piece of land located between Digue du Canal and rue des Goujons in Anderlecht, the establishment of what is called an adventure playground. Read more..
Martin Schick / construct lab Workshop 3 :: Unlearning Center / Terrestrial Building
24 June-29 April 2019 / Fribourg (CH)
For the cultural program of the blueFactory in Fribourg Martin Schick is developing a concept for an Unlearning Center - an open sphere for re-practice learning in times of climate change. The blueFactory is a new economic zone for circular and environmental business. The Unlearning Center aims to give space for a fundamental rethinking of the knowledge needed to face different and difficult visions of building for the future with all its personal, economic, political, technical and aesthetic implications. Read more..
Kobe Mattihys Workshop 1 :: Zenne Garden
This is an elaborate permaculture garden with many small experiments from water cleaning plants to interspecies labour. Kobe, who will also be one of the dedicated mentors – is working in this garden for 12 years together with a collective of various artists and activists. It is quite a sensitive ecosystem. Read more..
Workshops and Companions
The workshops of this block will be ‘gardens’ – and therefore for once of spacial nature. I propose to ask these gardens to be our teachers, to learn from them, to let them put us at work, to ask them to suggest a practice to us, to make them structure our time and our collective research attempts etc. The gardens are the ‘education’ framework and the ‘atelier.’
For this, we need interpreters and people who have tools, figures or behaviours to engage, read and work within the workshops. These interpreters – probably we will call them ‚companions’ – will build a network, a web of knowledge, together with us and amongst themselves. I would like to invite quite some of them to accompany us – sometimes alone sometimes in couples or groups.
For further details watch out for following posts.
Three Days a Week
One day of relating to the environmental ecology by 'gardening'; one day of engaging giving seeds to the social ecology; and one day of diving into the mental ecology by composting the urgent knowledge. Read more..
Nicolas Y Galeazzi Making Kin
6 May-28 July 2019 / Zenne Garden et al.
the adoption project
Experiencing us as and in ecosystems lays the basic ground for our investigations in the a.pass block 2019/II. To follow this incentive, Donna Haraway proposes to make kin with multiple things, species and ideas. We try it by adopting each other's dearest - or expelled - aspects of research and make it part of our sphere of respons-ability. Read more..
Nicolas Y Galeazzi Troubled Gardens / Block 2019/II
29 April-28 July 2019
ecologies of artistic research
The earth faces troubles of kind humanity never experienced before: climatic changes induced by humankind are dramatically destructive and - meanwhile unavoidable. This perspective fundamentally shifts our understanding of nature - and therefore it poses big questions to the arts as a source of cultural knowledge. The aim of this block is to challenge our individual research aims as living creatures and companions in and as ecosystems. Hyper related, affecting, and never singular, our researches are - however - made by their surrounding as much as their make it. Read more..
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RESEARCH CENTER CYCLE 18/19 BLOCK II
7 January-31 March 2019 / a.pass
CURATED BY ALEX ARTEAGA
screen-shoot from disclosing an architectural object. MUA (an essay on planes). Alex Arteaga
The a.pass Research Center is dedicated to supporting advanced artistic research and to collecting and making public methodologies of artistic research developed at a.pass.
The block II in the cycle 18/19 is focused on two intertwined fields of inquiry: aesthetic research practices in the medium of written language and architecture understood as intervention in the emergence of environments through construction and related practices. Read more..
end communication, event, recent past
1-2 February 2019 / Hectolitre
On Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February 2019, from 18:00 to 22:00 Adrijana Gvozdenović, Pia Louwerens and Eleanor Ivory Weber present their artistic researches at the former swingers club, La Porte des Senses, today an art space called Hectolitre, to mark the end of their participation in the a.pass program. Read more..
event, recent past
UNSETTLED STUDY AT PERFORMATIK ’19
22-23 March 2019 / KANAL
performative research environment
kanal centre pompidou
Unsettled Study will invite the audience to witness and join the multitude of research processes currently hosted by the a.pass platform for artistic research.
For several years a.pass platform fo artistic research has periodically engaged with a research environment called Settlement proposed and facilitated by Vladimir Miller. This project continues to ask on which spatial, performative and institutional conditions is it possible to step into and share an artist’s research process as it is happening. Read more..
recent past, workshop
the Lecture, the Performance
4-8 February 2019
workshop with philipp gehmacher
This week’s focus lies on the idea and genre of the lecture performance in the performing and visual arts. Speaking out will be looked at as a performative act of sharing thoughts and concerns about ones own research and work. The questions often arising are: Why speak out about things at all? Why not let the work speak for itself, the research be mapped out and available? Is the speaking an extra layer of added information, at times rendering the ‚shown’ and presented more informal, even personal? Whilst in fact pointing at its surrounding, as much as the institution, is there a self-referentiality involved in speaking that we cannot escape whether we speak about ourselves, our concerns or just matters seemingly ‚worldly‘ and not personal? Speaking is however also about utterance and the speech act, performative as such, in the now, whether scripted or not. Speaking points out, maps out, accompanies actions and discursifes often all at once. Read more..
common moment, gathering, intensive, recent past
7-26 January 2019 / a.pass
During the days of Jan 7th-26th 2019 a.pass will come together and host an open workspace called SETTLEMENT. In the course of these three weeks we will share our current work processes within an open collaborative workspace. We aim to create a poly-central gathering that is self-structured, self-organized and open to contributions from anyone. You are cordially invited to join this process by establishing your own space in the a.pass SETTLEMENT and sharing some of your ideas, practices or works with others. The materials and structures available at the a.pass main space will be a common resource for all who join to create whatever is needed to facilitate this process. The schedule for these three weeks will be developed on site by its participants and shared online on the a.pass website.
recent past, workshop
The Choreography of Objects: Logistics vs. Entanglement
25-28 February 2019
Workshop with Moritz Frischkorn
In recent years, theoreticians both from political sciences and cultural studies have become more and more interested in the business field of logistics. Besides finance (and new logics of extraction, some authors claim), logistics seems to be one of the key notions to understand global capitalism today.
Today logistics considers itself the totalized management and governance of all flows of capital, labour and commodities. And more than ever, logistics is administered and steered by algorithms – auto-managed and automated, implementing a computational governance that subjects labour as much as all material resources of the globe to its regime. Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, in their essay ‘Fantasy in the Hold’, thus write: ‘The rise of logistics is rapid. Indeed, to read today in the field of logistics is to read a booming field, a conquering field. In military science and in engineering of course, but also in business studies, in management research, logistics is everywhere. Read more..
block information, recent past
BLOCK 19/I UNSETTLED STUDY
7 January-31 March 2019
curated by Vladimir Miller
Continuing the line of inquiry from Uninvited Research, Block 19/I will again come together around the questions of mobility, logistics and gestures of moving, settling and unsettling. All who research, work and support at apass including the Research Center, the administration, the curators and production support are invited to join the process.
end communication, event, research
31 May-1 June 2019
Location @ Hacktiris (6th floor) - Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussel
Body Virtual Institution
for artistic research PROPOSALS
TO START IN May 2020 for the Post-Master and Jan 2020 for Associated Researcher
SELECTION TALKS : 10 & 11 /10/2019 Read more..
(PLEASE KEEP THESE DAYS FREE!)
A.pass is an artistic research environment that develops research on performativity and scenography, in an international artistic and educational context. The institute includes two complementary bodies that operate in parallel and in dialogue: a Post-master Program and a Research Centre. Read more..