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postgraduate program, research center

2009 BLOCK I

1 January-31 March 2009

 

 

Researchers Participants in the Postgraduate Program
                 
Ariane Loze
Constanze Schellow
Fien Wauters
Jozef Wouters
Julie Pfleiderer
Marcos Simoes
Michel Yang
Sungmin Hong


Partners

Buda Kortrijk
University of Ghent
PAF (Performance Art Forum, Reims, France)


                  
Contributors for workshops

Dora Garcia
Elke Van Campenhout
Jan Maertens
Kris Verdonck
Marianne Van Kerckhove
Miguel Clara Vasconcelos
Peter Stamer
Stefan Heinrich
Tine Van Aerschot
Tom Plischke-Kattrin Deufert
Yosi Wanunu

 


Coordinator a.pass

Elke van Campenhout

 

 

 

The block is curated by Elke van Campenhout (a.pass coordinator)

26 / 01 – 06 / 02  / 2009

‘VIDEO STORYTELLING AND EDITING’

workshop by Miguel Clara Vasconcelos

The workshop aims at setting up a film shooting and editing process out of the personal stories of the participants. Every participant constructs a personal story (out of objects, memories and scars) and throughout the first week re-constructs this story into a workable film script. During this first week Miguel Clara Vasconcelos will also provide film excerpts and examples and will go deeper into the theoretical approach of script writing and editing.

In the second week, the participants will work on a collaborative shooting and editing of one collective script, assembled out of the different stories. 

 

 

02  / 2009

‘LIGHT & DESIGN’

workshop by Jan Maertens

In his workshop on light design Jan Maertens will sketch out the light designer’s tools, reviewing the technical light equipment of a theatre. He tackles the ‘functionality’ of light design as part of the scenic environment and then focuses on light design as an independent co-actor in the artistic process. The workshop consists of three sections : a general introduction, from the principles of visual perception and light as a medium to the toolbox the theatre provides for the light designer, and a reflection on the position of the light designer as an artistic player in the multimedia performance field. Secondly, the participants have a close view on the development of a light design with all possible practicalities and artistic discussions in the concrete context of the working process for Meg Stuart’s creation 2009. Third, there will be a photo shoot of the light design for ‘Maybe Forever’ with photographer David Berger : a try-out on the documentation and archiving of light design.

 

 

02  / 2009

‘CONCEPT & DESIGN 01’

coaching by Stefan Heinrich

Scenographer Stefan Heinrich coaches the program participants in the development of a scenography based on a personal fascination, for Fien Wauters ‘Hercules 2 or the Hydra’ (a text by Heiner Muller) and for Jozef Wouters ‘Encounters at the End of the World’ (a documentary by Werner Herzog). The idea is to take this personal relation as a motor for a scenography without interference of a director’s concept, dramaturgy, historical context,… For Heinrich the translation of a first fascination into a coherent story and concept and the technical development of the stage design (for a concrete theatre space) are the axes of the workshop. 

 

 

 

16-20 / 02 / 2009  

‘LOW TECH PERFORMANCE / COLLABORATION AT A DISTANCE’

workshop by Dora Garcia

The workshop proposes to research strategies and contents that need nothing but a performer to create the work. Specific attention is given to keywords such as audience, duration, visibility, infiltration, subversion and commitment.

The workshop starts out of mutual interest, discussion, and information. In the first days, Dora Garcia gives a short presentation of her work and adds some “affinities” with other artists that she feels close to. Then the group discusses the concept of the workshop, “LOW TECH performances”. The title, ‘LOW TECH’ refers to a type of performance stressing the content over the appearance, disliking complicated scenographies and props, rethinking conventions such as audience, stage, backstage, duration, character-playing, and using the technology that is available to everybody. 

 

 

02-06 / 03 / 2009

‘CONSEQUENCES’

workshop by Tom Plischke & Kattrin Deufert

The most important element of our working process is writing and transference. It allows all participants to work in silence and not to be bothered by producibility. The constant passing on of written material and the permanent reformulating, contextualizing, expanding, and reflecting of the written material serve as a basis for the creation and composition of movements, texts, sounds, or images. But within this procedure all realizations are based on  temporary decisions depending from the material that is handed over from the other and not because the medium of realization is chosen beforehand. Our working procedure could best fit into the motto: ‘Give me your material and I show you what you’re not doing with it’.

Sourcing the creation-act out and rendering oneself into the pendency of writing instead permits a disciplined work in silence, in which each participant and partner can raise her/his voice on the paper independently from its volume or the amount and position of knowledge. Participation starts with a conspiracy of partaking, and not by the self-positioning of the speaker. With (Re)formulating we describe a process that can enable a discourse in silence, in the writing with each other. The place of the individual argument, the singular voice is taken by an instance of polyphony, similar to the Cadavre Exquis, which is a game that was invented by Surrealists in 1925. It is quite similar to an old english parlor game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Unlike the surrealists, we don’t hide what has been written previously. For us it is a downright challenge to deal with the input of the others and to come into thinking with it, to expand ideas and suggestions, to combine sketches, to suggest a possible proceeding. It is only very late in the working procedure that we ask about the medium in which this material is to be realized. In this sense, the medium becomes a part in the decision-making, in the claim of form (or format). It is not set a priori and thus has to be in reference, translation, transference to the material: it has to be a decision and not a choice.
 Because of this it is fundamental in this principle of formal strictness to take the responsibility of one’s decisions and to constantly confront the other with claims in order to develop a communication, a circulation and production in the community of strangers. (Re)formulating should enable everybody to partake in the process. Just as in knitting from a single thread (the shared theme) and a knitting pattern (the permanent passing on), a complex texture evolves that formulates a possible work.

 

 

01-30 / 04 / 2009

‘TOOLS FOR TRANSDISCIPLINARITY : DRAMATURGY IN REAL-TIME’

workshop by a.pass

This workshop is open for three different groups of participants:

-aspiring dramaturges from the Theatre Sciences department of the university of Ghent and Antwerp


-scenographers/sound designers/light designers


-‘professional’ dramaturges with the artists they regularly work with.

 

The mentors of the project are:

theatre maker Kris Verdonck

dramaturg Marianne Van Kerckhove

theatre maker Tine Van Aerschot

dramaturg Elke Van Campenhout

theatre maker: Yosi Wanunu (Toxic Dreams)

dramaturg: Peter Stamer

 

In de Buda Tacktoren, we form sub-groups of one artist/dramaturg, one scenographer/../.., and one aspiring dramaturge, each one occupying one studio of the Tacktoren.

In preparation every one of the participants will receive the initial idea, or starting point (a text, a choreographic phrase, a political issue, a question), from the prof. team. Starting from this basic material they will already come to the workshop weaponed with some initial ideas, images, related texts etcetera,… (which we can call ‘mood boards), to start the discussion. During the first week, the participants will discuss and work out ideas with the artist in question, and get feedback from the prof. dramaturge in the evening. Scenographers work on scenographic proposals, but work also closely together with the aspirant dramaturges, and the other way around.
 Every day they share their results with the rest of the group. At the end of the week, we will decide where every project is going to lead to: a short performance, an exhibition of drawings, ideas, concepts, a discussion…
In the second week, the results will be shared with the public. a.pass will provide the necessary contextualization of the project to communicate its status to the public.





postgraduate program, research center

2008 BLOCK I

1 January-31 March 2008

2008 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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postgraduate program, research center

2008 BLOCK II

1 May-31 July 2008

2008 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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postgraduate program, research center

2008 BLOCK III

1 September-31 December 2008

2008 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Sara Manente DEMOCRATIC FOREST

1 January 2009

a publication by a.p.t. / a.pass
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postgraduate program, workshop

Tom Plischke & Kattrin Deufert CONSEQUENCES

2-6 March 2009

The most important element of our working process is writing and transference
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performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Marcos Simoes THE LAUGHING BODY

research publication

1 May 2009

 

Marcos-Simoes_the-laughing-body.pdf


postgraduate program, research center

2009 BLOCK II

1 May-31 July 2009

2009 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Ed. by Constanze Schellow 56 Ways (not) to

research publication

1 September 2009

 

 


performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Ariane Loze Môwn (movies on my own)

DVD and booklet; research publication

1 September 2009


postgraduate program, research center

2009 BLOCK III

1 September-30 November 2009

2009 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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postgraduate program, research center

2010 BLOCK I

1 January-31 March 2010

2010 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Josef Wouters What is it that I have done?

research publication

1 January 2010


performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Fanny Zaman Song Mountain Area, The Centre Direction

booklet + DVD; research publication

1 January 2010


postgraduate program, workshop

Tom Plischke & Kattrin Deufert CONSEQUENCES II

1-6 March 2010

The most important element of our working process is writing and transference
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postgraduate program, research center

2010 BLOCK II

1 May-31 July 2010

2010 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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postgraduate program, research center

2010 BLOCK III

1 September-30 November 2010

2010 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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books, research center

texts by: Elke Van Campenhout, André Lepecki, Christophe van Gerrewey, Nele Wynants; ed. by Mokum, a.pass It, Thingly Variations in Space

15 Euro

1 January 2011

IT

This book explores the position of the object in contemporary performance.

price: 15

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performative publishing, postgraduate program, research portfolio

Katrin Lohmann On Some Things

comic strip

1 January 2011


postgraduate program, research center

2011 BLOCK I

1 January-31 March 2011

2011 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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research center

Elke van campenhout tools for research

1 January 2011

resarchtools1

 

 

Thinking about tools in the research environment of a.pass is a tricky ‘thing’. When we think about tools in everyday language, we think about ‘things that do something’. But not whatever. Tools are things that have their function inscribed in them, that are optimized for achieving a certain goal, like the radically specified instruments IKEA offers you in its DIY packages. In an artistic research environment the question thus to ask in the first place is: what kind of tools do we need to do what we do?

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postgraduate program, research center

2011 BLOCK II

1 April-31 July 2011

2011 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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Pierre Rubio ARTIFICIAL REALITIES #1

30 May-3 June 2011

Displacements and Attachments

The basic idea is that if one takes distance from one’s own project by ‘moving’ it in unexpected contexts or by ‘translating’ it in non familiar languages, this will allow the discovery of new components and new ‘attachments’ that will enrich and stimulate the ‘original’ project. Or, in other words: developing an otherness by experiencing and exploring “as if's” to get out the over-territorial and locked perception of “our” projects.
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postgraduate program, research center

2011 BLOCK III

1 September-30 November 2011

2011 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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postgraduate program, workshop

Pierre Rubio ARTIFICIAL REALITIES #2

10-23 October 2011

Magical Materialism

The magical world is not a fascinating ethnographic object but “a mode of existence” to which individuals, as well as collectives, (and also artistic research projects...) can come back, if they endure the ordeal of disindividuation. “Disindividuation is a lack in structure” that happens when organisations that make us see, think and act break up, making us paradoxically available to invent other ways of seeing, thinking and acting. Welcome to the post-rational shamanistic academia!
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postgraduate program, research center

2012 BLOCK I

1 January-13 April 2012

2012 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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postgraduate program, research center

2012 BLOCK II

1 May-31 July 2012

2012 POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUMMARY
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Higher Performance!

7-18 May 2012

pic

Some workshopping in economics for artists is due!
At latest since 2008 it became clear, that the economic system we are living in and with is wacky, unjust and not sustainable. Many of its instruments are either exaggerated or exhausted. The bubbles it produces in different markets are getting out of control and deregulated fiscal constructions are dramatically failing.

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High Performance! Glossary

8 May 2012

workshop day 1

The current economic crisis is not only a result of some major failures in speculating practices, but the outbreak of a constant crisis inherent to the system. Exploitation of the society and the environment through a reliance on constant growth, the possibility of infinite creation of money for some through the creation of debt for the majority, and the binding of most life-procedures to procedures of money are creating a precarious and dangerous economic climate.

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