postgraduate program, workshop
Martin Flugelman Non-conventional Lighting Laboratory
9-10 February 2023 / a.pass
PA-curation proposed by Asli Hatipoglu
Martin Flugelman, from FLUXLIAN – a collaborative platform focused on light applied in arts, design, performance, and activism – introduces a two-day laboratory. The workshop consists of experiences and activities using the phenomena of light. We will collectively appropriate lighting technologies, hack and improvise devices to shift the appearance of bodies and space. How to integrate lighting to the artistic practice, staging, cyborging, and researching on light as a narrative element. This is a place to drift into alternative lighting aesthetics by using what is around us. How can we translate ideas in lighting terms? How can a light choreography produce an image-experience? What can we illuminate collectively? Read more..
postgraduate program, workshop
Anne Juren Fantasmical Anatomy lesson
6 March-13 January 2023
With Anne Juren and her lessons on fantasmical anatomy (March 6-10), we turn to the body as a familiar and unfamiliar site of experience, epistemology and eventually altered potentiality. If the body is a biological product, conditioned by medico-social practices and generational transmissions that precede our experience, how can we simultaneously approach our closest friend and/or foe as ‘a body project’, i.e. as a poetic, fantastical, speculative, imaginative and even monstrous site of investigation that settles and unsettles the conceptions we might have of ourselves, the world and the relations between us? In which way are metaphors influencing the imagination of the body? How is the speculative addressing of somatic practice disfiguring concepts of anatomy? Can horror imaginaries offer a mood to investigate and release our corporeal disorder and vulnerability? Read more..
end presentation, performative publishing, postgraduate program
27-28 January 2023 / The Green Corridor
End Presentations of Anna Lugmeier & Sarah Pletcher
What do you get when a female visual storyteller and a non-binary performance artist walk into a postgrad artistic research program?
vessels brings the two practices of Anna Lugmeier and Sarah Pletcher together in live performance, process sharing, and ephemeral objects that are either a catalyst to or a product of these research practices. Two objects are being investigated specifically in this sharing of research; Anna’s oyster shells and Sarah’s slip-casted porcelain eggs. These objects serve as a vessel for their separate practices but also as objects to collectively work and question with, through, because of, despite of, and in collectivity with. Read more..
Heide Hinrichs and Vijai Maia Patchineelam disseminated escapes
31 January-1 February 2023
Workshop in the library
10am – 5pm @ a.pass, 3rd floor
The workshop disseminated escapes focuses on the intertwining between art practice, publishing and library keeping, as means to ensure a suitable knowledge context for research-based art practices to exist. With the imminent future of the post-graduate program in doubt, we take a.pass library as a contextual framework, in order to reflect on questions regarding the responsibility of maintaining spaces and networks that foster a more diverse, queer, feminist, and non-hegemonic set of references and knowledge. We will deal with issues such as collectivity, connection, knowledge production, maintenance, responsibility, generosity, boundaries, funding cuts, continuation, letting go, and deaccession, and how they could be considered and dealt with as part of one’s practice.
Peggy Pierrot The ingredients of fear
27-27 January 2023
Day of study
Horror stories tell us a lot about our embodied cognition, our ways of seeing, thinking and feeling the world. Without being too functionalist, these literary, comic or cinematographic stories and kids tales are staging fundamental needs linked to our survival: to be able to anticipate danger, to remain on the lookout, to defend oneself, to find resources, to eat, to protect one’s own – in short, to find adequate responses to the conditions of existence that have been ours since the dawn of humanity. At the root of anxiety and fear: is there someone following me? Is the Other a friend or a foe ? Can I trust this person? Will I recover from this unknown weird diseases? Can i trust new sciences ? Is there such thing as pure evil ? Will I be able to survive in inhuman or violent conditions? Have I chosen my home well? What is this shadow that follows me?
11am – 5pm @ a.pass Read more..
More entries wait to be written, and not always patiently*
9 January-31 March 2023
Happy Endings On horror and/in collections
Wintertime in the Northern hemisphere, night falls early, huddled around one stove, a dog starts barking, birds flutter, an invisible presence, maybe, a figment of our imagination. The penultimate block of a.pass’ current lifecycle is dedicated to ‘horror and/in collections’, to familiar stories yet untold, or unknown tales needing to be retold.
Sina Seifee and Adrijana Gvozdenović Contingent Weirdness
10-13 January 2023
workshop on horror
Cover of Flesh-Colored Horror manga, written and illustrated by Junji Ito, published by Asahi Sonorama, 1997.
For the Opening Week of a.pass block 2023 I, Adrijana and Sina propose training/hanging-out/sharing/practice for artists researchers that focuses on the specific genre of horror to understand each other’s artistic commitments in a constraint and therefore generative way. Adrijana and Sina will introduce some of the historical elements of the genre, such as zombies, gore and torture of ghostly demons, vicious animals and cannibal witches, as well as medieval serial killer monsters, unnatural disasters, Frankenstein projects, and so on. Parallelly foregrounding different scales and registers of horror for reconsideration, ranging from speculative fiction, and sci-fi cinema, to medieval bestiaries, inducing “bad feelings” such as fear, uncanny, awe, mania, panic, loss, tension and anxiety. Read more..
reading session, research center
Research Center Open Reading Group
15 February 2023 / online
Every second Wednesday 17-19h
live and online
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 765 474 8465
The Research Center Open Reading Group will follow the research trajectories of the Associate Researchers with text proposals from the collective library of the current Research Center and new texts written by the researchers themselves. The reading group will be public and open to join in person and online.
caterina daniela mora jara proposes: “inflation, debt, budget” – her own text in progress; and the chapter “Naming Material” by Jeroens Peters from “And then it got legs’” Read more..
information, performative publishing, project
In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices
20 May 2022 / Les Brigittines
14 years of a.pass
In these circumstances
In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices is a publication about artistic research as it is practiced within the co-learning environment of a.pass. This book brings together an assemblage of curatorial, artistic and pedagogical approaches emblematic of an institution that fosters collaboration, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices. Read more..
statements for a.pass
support the possible
“We are all very familiar with oppressive education; with its systems of reward and punishment, the stimulus of competition, the naming of the strong and the weak, the encouragement of reproduction by repetition, the reinforcement of norms and normativity, the unquestionability of the accommodating attitude towards the status quo, and its decision-making-educators—who by refusing dialogue—do not organise the people. The very goal of oppressive education isn’t to liberate nor to be liberated but to manipulate, control and generate conformism.
However, there is another sort of education that is precisely based on dialogue; a form of education that doesn’t function as a tool to facilitate anyone’s integration into the logic of the present system. It is the practice of freedom in its most germinating terms; the facilitation of critical thinking, creativity and citizenry. Read more..
IS THIS THE END?
Last Friday 21st of January, a.pass received news from the Ministry of Education that their subsidy will come to an end by the end of 2023 the latest. From one day to the other a.pass is left with two years to find other means of survival or close the institution. Read more..
Research Center Cycle 4
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. Read more..
a.pass lexicon in process
for artistic research PROPOSALS
Due to the Ministry’s decision we have to put the Intakes on hold until further notice.
Thanks for your interest in a.pass! Read more..
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..