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João Fiadeiro Real Time Composition Open Sessions

19-21 July 2021 / a.pass

Foto by Carolina Canpos

As Associated Researcher at the a.pass Research Center, João Fiadeiro will open his research process to the a.pass community in order to exchange, clarify and discuss the premisses and principles of Real Time Composition, a tool that practices radical decentering in order to attend to what exceeds human experience. This process can be accessed in a series of meetings/slots between July 19 and 21.

In Portuguese, the word “reparar” can be understood both as “noticing, attending”, and as “restoring, repairing”. It also means “stopping twice” (re-parar). Real Time Composition works in the entanglement of these three meanings because they invite all at once to come to a halt and to observe as a commitment to the present and a willingness to restore what has been wounded.

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Sina Seifee A talk with Gary Farrelly

interview

This video is part of a series of conversations by Sina Seifee with the current artists in a.pass postgraduate program Summer of 2021.

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Program – Dragonlove and What your reseach Did to me

What your research did to me.
the (performative) publishing launch of Associate Researchers Cycle II

Dragon Love (?)
the a.pass End presentations of postgraduate researchers


Friday the 11th and
Saturday the 12th of June

at: De Markten,
Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5, Brussels 

No need to subscribe or reserve
Only a live program!
We have a max capacity of 80 people in the space.

Welcome!

 
FRIDAY 11th of June : 16h till 22h
16.00  Doors open
16.00 – 17:30  Dragonlove (?) preview
Andrea Zavala Folache and Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc

 
What your research did to me –Associate Researchers Cycle II
18.00  Welcome 
18.15  I’m Not Sad, The World Is SadI’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad + Q & A,  Pia Louwerens 
18.40  Siting Discourse – Breg Horemans
19.00  Pop-Fi Poster – Lili M. Rampre
19.15 -break-
19.30  Mand/inga – Esteban Donoso
20.30 -break-
20.45  Where Do You Draw the Line Between Art and Politics + interview, Davide Tidoni
21.15  Presentation common publication / Olga / annex
21.30  Q & A moderated by Vladimir Miller. 
22.00  END
 
Saturday 12th of June: 18h till 22h
17.45  Doors open
18.00  Mand/inga – Esteban Donoso
 
19.00  Dragonlove (?) – exhibition and performances
Andrea Zavala Folache and Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc
22.00  END

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Research Center Cycle III

This block marks the beginning of the third cycle of the a.pass Research Center. Initiated out of a desire to be a shared platform of exchange, support and publication for the a.pass Associate Researchers, this year-long initiative will continue to support and publish advanced research and investigate its trajectories within a.pass.

The Associate Researchers follow a part of their research trajectory in an environment of mutual criticality and institutional support. The Research Center welcomes radical and inventive research methodologies in order to contribute them to the larger a.pass environment. The Research Center supports and facilitates individual and collective forms of performative publishing (publications, presentations, exhibitions, gatherings, etc), experimental research set ups, workshops and collaborations.

 

For the period of May 2021 to April 2021 a.pass is happy to welcome following Associate Researchers to the a.pass Research Center Cycle III:

Benny Nemer, Joāo Fiadeiro, Crăiuţ Rareş Augustin, Gosie Vervloessem, Vijai Maia Patchineelam, Elke Van Campenhout and Simon Asencio.

The Associate Researchers will be hosted and supported during Cycle III by Vladimir Miller.

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What your research did to me

incoherent familiarities

 

Welcome in De Markten, Friday, 11th of June 2021.

18-22h

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Breg Horemans, Davide Tidoni, Esteban Donoso, Lili M. Rampre and Pia Louwerens

will read, perform, discuss:

a book as a prop for future performance, a poster that unfolds into a speculative discussion board game, a timed articulation in an archive that reiterates its own traces, a set of interviews that binds four generations of activism, a performative research method that paves the way for academic writing, and a collective online score that narrates how research interests were influenced by each others presence.

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Dragon Love (?)

11-12 June 2021 / De Markten

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DRAGON LOVE (?)


June 11th 16-18h and June 12th 19-22h at De Markten

 

Dragon Love (?) gathers the research outcomes of Andrea Zavala Folache, performer, choreographer, visual artist and Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc, performer, choreographer and film maker. After attending to the one year postgraduate program at a.pass.

Both artists address and investigate construction paradigms of the self. Their work studies auto-fiction in different ways, with the desire to develop tools to resist predefined categorisations of identity that bind us to expect certain formats of art production and ways of living.

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Amy Pickles, Chloé Janssens, Túlio Rosa Cracks and Containers

15-15 May 2021 / a.pass

Gathering on coloniality

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Cracks and Containers is a small gathering organised by Amy Pickles, Chloe Janssens and Túlio Rosa, it will take place on the 15th of May at a.pass from 12h to 18:30h. More than a place for presentations, it is thought about as a space to engage in dialogues and conversations, to allow thoughts and questions to emerge, to cross, combine, to be put in tension or to be desintegrated for a little while.

Cracks and Containers proposes to address questions around the notion of coloniality in relation to artistic practices, trying to understand what it might mean, what are the processes it includes, what images it produces or evokes, what dynamics it sustains. The desire being to understand how artistic practices, looking both to the past and to the future, can help us to navigate the present; how can we acknowledge our present with the urgency and criticality it demands. They want to do this together, by being inspired, challenged, contradicted, embraced, transformed.

Cracks and Containers hosts: Quinsy Gario, Saddie Choua, Sami Hammana, Sophie Deckers and Kristien Van den Brande , Amy Pickles, Choe Janssens and Túlio Rosa.

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a.pass time-lapse 2008 – 2020


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Not in the Mood

3 May-31 July 2021

Isabel Burr Raty, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Antye Guenther, Sara Manente, Rob Ritzen, Sina Seifee

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a.pass Block 2021 II curated by Isabel Burr Raty, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Antye Guenther, Sara Manente, Rob Ritzen, Sina Seifee –

participants: Inga Nielsen, Anantha Krishnan, Jimena Perez Salerno, Carolina Mendonça Ferreira, Gary Farrelly, Aleksandra Borys, Amy Pickles, Chloe Janssens, Anapaula Camargo, and Vera Sofia Mota.

Having completed a cycle of a.pass Research Center in 2019, the six of us proposed to co-curate the block of 2021/II as a group. We aim to collectively curate an a.pass block where we redistribute and redefine the roles of curator, mentor, guest and workshop facilitator. This implies putting our knowledges, our differences and kinships into (re)productive promiscuous interactions. Each of us thinks of a.pass as an ecology of sensitivities, sentiments, rhythms and styles of knowing, but also as apparatuses, technologies and infrastructures. We do a block curation that pays specific attention to the affective and emotional dimensions of research and knowledge production, which we call here “mood”. Not only do humans have their moods and mood swings, but more-than-human, eco-synth-tech systems, and also climates and markets have it, too. By thinking and proposing practices with and about mood, we are navigating with and within affective interactions, imperfections, subjectivities and sensations of making oneself orient in the research environment and the world.

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No Mountains, Rivers or Trees

13-13 January 2021

A Conversation with Elke van Campenhout

A recorded and written conversation
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THE ASYLUM (FOR DESIRING BODIES)

6 January-31 March 2021

Block 2021 I curated by Elle/Elke Van Campenhout/The Monastery

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An asylum is a place of refuge. Of taking leave of the world for a limited period of time. It is a place out of the world. Where rules function differently. Where people without a place of belonging are temporarily ‘parked’ in order to mend their ways. It is a place for the ones that don’t fit the grid: mental patients, refugees, people suffering from ailments of all kinds. Desiring bodies, in search of papers, legitimacy, acceptance, health, reconnection to the outside world.

In that sense it is also a place of hope, a world-in-a-world where difference can live and be accepted. Maybe even celebrated. Where the norms are temporarily suspended, and common sense rules no longer apply. In this gap, in this suspension, wild thoughts can go unchecked. Dubious behaviour flies under the radar.

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Research Futures Conference Report

 

Please note that all replies and comments in this report are not verbatim transcriptions but thematic summaries. For full statements made on the public Day 3 please see the video recordings.

Introduction

On July 8-10, 2020 a.pass has hosted the conference Research Futures. The conference took the form of a gradually expanding meeting of practitioners in the fields of art, education and artistic research. The conference was initiated by a.pass in collaboration with four other institutions of artistic research participating in a.pass’ comparative benchmarking study: Dutch Art Institute, Jan Van Eyck Academy, UNIARTS Helsinki and Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. The conference brought representatives from these five institutions together with professionals working in the field of education, arts, culture, artistic research, curation and activism to expand the result of the comparative study towards a series of questions concerning the futures of artistic research in relationship to its institutions.

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RESEARCH FUTURES

8-10 July 2020 / a.pass

Conference

The upcoming conference "Research Futures" will bring representatives from five institutions of artistic research together with professionals working in the field of education, arts, culture, artistic research, curation and activism to engage with a series of questions emerging from this comparative (self)-study. We want to understand better what is the range of educational and institutional strategies and practices operating in the field of artistic research today. Where do we see common struggles, pitfalls and current problematics with respect to our concerns with inclusivity, sustainable support structures, institutionalization of artistic research and politics of publication. And finally we would like to compare ourselves to the future: what are possible scenarios for artistic research to continue its contribution to the field of artistic production, and how can these contributions respond to the changing social realities of a challenging future?
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Agenda

postgraduate program, seminar

15-15 May 2021

Location a.pass

Amy Pickles, Chloé Janssens, Túlio Rosa
Cracks and Containers




end presentation, postgraduate program

11-12 June 2021

Location De Markten


Dragon Love (?)




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19-21 July 2021

Location a.pass

João Fiadeiro
Real Time Composition Open Sessions





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DEADLINE: 27/06/2021
TO START IN Jan or May 2022

SELECTION TALKS :   14,15,16/07/2021
(PLEASE KEEP THESE DAYS FREE!)

 

call for Associate Researchers

Date to be announced in the fall 2021

 

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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.
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