end communication, publication, recent past
This is 1000 liter fuel. So – & book launch
24-26 May 2018
End-Communications + a.pass publication
END-COMMUNICATIONS @ DecorAtelier 24 and 25 May from 17:30 till 22:30
Rue de Liverpool 24, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
BOOK LAUNCH @ Brew 26 May from 17:30 till 19:30
1 Rue du Pene, 1000 Brussels
This is 1000 liter fuel. So-
For this End-Communications, six researches come together in concepts of absence, invisibility, history and knowledge. They research in various ways to bring what seems to be ungraspable in the construction of subjectivities to the fore. Subjectivity here, not as an individual subjectivity, but one that collectively builds and positions (in transformation) outside of oneself. Subjectivities as constituted by cultural, economical, social and other interactions and seen as complex narratives that mediate our perception(s) of the world. How do we make sense of what is pertained as ‘real’ and how through the generalization of such a standpoint one is unable to connect with the singular, and its inherent complexities? What ethical utterances can appear from this way of addressing the world? Read more..
-, block information, gathering, research center
Fragile Community Score + Score for entering a place
11 June-15 May 2018 / Zsenne ArtLab
ScoreScapes in the frame of Parallel parasite
SCORESCAPES: Thinking Scores as Pedagogical Tool is an ongoing research in the context of a.pass.For this occasion the score will serve the question of 'being in an (other) place' which is not home, which is semi-public, which will constitute a composite body and which will be in the 'here' of the public space and of the a.pass Research Center. Which tender social formation will take place? What will appear from the rubbing between institutional paradigms and the discourses that resist? The score wants to make appear narratives localized in that time/place frame work. We will work with writing and physical forms of presence and we'll go in between inside and outside, the individual and the group, in between the here and there, between being part of and being other. Read more..
archive, block information, research center
The Way of the Anarchive
18-29 June 2018 / Zsenne ArtLab
a residency with Erin Manning in the frame of parallel parasite
sense-lab Erin Manning
From the 18th till the 29th of June the a.pass Research center will engage with Erin Manning on the practice of the Anarchive developed in SenseLab. For the last weeks of June a group of a.pass researchers and guests will work during the day and will open up to public discussions almost every evening at 19:00. *******************************************************************************************
Some of the days during this period public encounters with Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Alex Arteaga, Nico Docks, Adva Zakai ... will take place. Please check schedule bellow!!!!! Read more..
block information, gathering, research center
Instead of Needing to Know
4 June-9 May 2018
SOL/School Of Love in the frame of Parallel-Parasite
Residency at a.pass/ Zsenne gallery, Brussels
4 – 9 June (except for June 6th), 2018 ****************************************************
If both Love and School engaged in the practice of being open to change through encounters with others, we might develop sensitivities to deal with unknown paths better. Maybe we would be better off improvising through, with and within the unknown, instead of needing to know. Maybe improvisation today can be approached as a mode of resistance to a life dedicated to an anticipated and defined future.
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Milieus, associations, sieves and other matters…
30 April-2 September 2018 / Brussels
A ensemble of problematisations composing a processual environment. A metastable collective milieu in crisis, which evolves by shifting to new dimensions, out of a series of confrontations with and temporary resolutions of problems. Read more..
block information, research center
4-30 June 2018 / Zsenne ArtLab
Research center 18/II curated by Lilia Mestre
A month residency at ZSenne ArtLab : On Anarchiving > On Love > On Score -ing > On the spot > On presence
Gatherings of parallel parasite platforms for practice based research in the arts > If you want to know, come!
From the 4th till the 30th of June the a.pass Research Centre (RC) will be in residency at ZSenne ArtLab and will constitute itself as people meet, as thematics emerge, as the environment conditions, as the weather manifests, as the bodies form, as toxicity persists, as we drive ourselves towards multiplying perspectives for thinking and experiencing phenomena emerging from artistic research practices.
The RC will function as a meeting point for the convergence of concerns, interests and the pleasures of learning together. It will research itself and its modus operandi in terms of hospitality, dissensus and criticality through the various research practices proposed.
The propositions start from reading groups, activating thinking/doing practices, score -ing, speculative talks, and registration/documentation formats in order to converge multiple insights that might (and not must) infuse other formats of reflecting/experiencing framed by the quasi public environment of the gallery space.
The Research Center in residency invites several guests which are thinking and experiencing ‘gathering’ as a form of knowledge processing bridging theoretical and experiential approaches. These gatherings don’t depart from personal concerns but aim to mine inter-subjective frame works to question artistic research as a learning together practice. Read more..
conversation, recent past, research center
Close Encounters series Conditions for the work
5-5 May 2018 / a.pass, 4th floor
Sofia Caesar / Femke Snelting
For this episode of Close encounters, Sofia Caesar and Femke Snelting have invited each other for an afternoon of conversation about contracts as propositions and elements as conditions. Both are involved in related but very different practices that they will present and bring into discussion with each other and the public. Read more..
forum, recent past
Alberto Cossu / Ronny Heiremans / Nicolas Galeazzi Reclaiming economy – it’s art anyway
16-16 March 2018 / a.pass / starting at 19:00
an evening on the self-governing of fairness
In the framework the current block in which we work on the making of condition, a.pass is inviting together with SOTA, Alberto Cossu and Ronny Heiremans to discuss the self-governing for cultural practices under the defaul of different surrounding systems. Alberto works as a researcher within the occupied theater MACAO in Milano, Ronny researches as an artist in Belgium labour conditions through the rewriting of the artist contract. Read more..
reading session, research center
Monday Readings Streaming media
16 June 2018 / Szenne Artlab, Anneessensstraat 2
on demand, content-delivery, broadcast
This extra edition of the Monday reading actually takes place on a Saturday in Szenne artlab. In the context of Parallel-parasite, a residency of the a.pass Research Center, we will focus on the shape-shifting nature of streaming media. After sessions on text processing, local servers and key cards, we will continue with an exploration of streaming, a coverall term for the dominant way that audio and visual content is being delivered on the Internet today. We will read into the different technical protocols that are regulating those flows, and the diverging economies that software like Torrent trackers and companies like Youtube, Netflix construct. By considering how the continuous experience of streaming relies on various politics of separation, re-ordering discrete elements on delivery, we will observe how the production, sharing and consumption of media is radically changing. Session organised with Martino Morandi. Read more..
recent past, research center
Boundaries do not sit still
1 January-30 April 2018
Research centre 18/I curated by Femke Snelting
In Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter, feminist theorist Karen Barad examines how apparatuses stabilize and destabilize boundaries. “Apparatuses are dynamic (re)configurings of the world, specific agential practices/intra-actions/performances through which specific exclusionary boundaries are enacted.” she writes. Read more..
forum, recent past
Kate Rich Critical Administration
30 January-3 February 2018 / a.pass 4th floor
Shaking down the entrepreneur
This workshop takes place in the devastated landscape of the Creative Economy. Dipping cautiously into realms of business and economics (in which artists are generally and probably wilfully unschooled), we will take a pigeon’s-eye view (scrappy, opportunistic, only occasionally vicious) of worn-out tropes such as entrepreneurialism, human capital and cultural enterprise. Read more..
forum, recent past
Florian Feigl How do we do the things that we do?
18-19 January 2018
a rewrite of twelve design principles
Two working periods in January and February to analyse, discuss and introduce strategies and methodological approaches as articulated in permaculture desgin practice (Mollison, Holmgren) in relation to the Pattern Theory (Alexander) towards an environ-mental & corpo-real understanding of artistic process and artistic research. Read more..
forum, recent past
Nicolas Galeazzi pattern language for conditioning practices
19 January-23 March 2018
Bildschirmfoto 2017-12-19 um 15.28.20
In order to explore MAKING / CONDITIONS we will try to create a Pattern Language for conditioning practices in the arts. With reference to the same named concept, proposed by the architect and philosopher Christopher Alexander in the late 1970's, we will investigate the patterns that help us to cretate the conditions for our artistic research through this very same research practices. Read more..
block information, recent past
making / conditions
8 January-1 April 2018
block 18/I curated by Nicolas Galeazzi
This block combines institutional critique with a fundamental depiction of Performance in its various interpretations in economy, administration, performing arts, and sociology. Performance stands for productivity and efficiency as much as for presence, representation, and the transformative power of speech.
Investigating the interdependency between our artistic research practice and its surrounding adinistrative and economic supportstructures, we will develop a pattern language for conditioning practices in the arts - a pattern language as a set of tools for finding the 'institute' behind our research.
for artistic research projects
post-master and (pre)phd level
TO START IN January 2019
SELECTION TALKS : 5 & 6 /07/2018 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..