postgraduate program, research center
2010 BLOCK I
1 January-31 March 2010
Researchers Participants in the Postgraduate Program
Kurt Van Overbeke
Maria Lucia Correia
Research End Presentations
University of Antwerp
PAF (Performance Art Forum, Reims, France)
Contributors for workshops
Elke Van Campenhout
Maria Lucia Correia
Nicolas Y Galeazzi
Tom Plischke-Kattrin Deufert
Bart Van den Eynde
Elke van Campenhout
Nicolas Y Galeazzi
11-24 / 01 / 2010
‘REENACTMENT / RECONSTRUCTION’
reading and viewing sessions on re-enactment/reconstruction with Timmy Delaet
Reading and viewing sessions on re-enactment/reconstruction with Timmy Delaet, PhD student at the University of Antwerp, viewing sessions of performance art work at Argos (centre for video preservation in Brussels). From 21 to 24 we join the conference on re-enactment / reconstruction organised by the Marina Abramovic Research Centre in Plymouth (England), combined with a series of performances.
25-29 / 01 / 2010
‘SPHERES AND ECONOMIES OF COLLABORATION / NON-PRODUCTIVE SPHERES’
workshop by Nicolas Y Galeazzi
Nicolas Y Galeazzi organizes a practical workshop on artistic collaboration discussing different models, methods and the effects and side effects of collaborative interaction. The workshop puts forward different metaphors on collaboration (economy, utopia, non-production, laziness, etc…) and works through their consequences.
01-05 / 02 / 2010
‘RADICAL VOICE FOR PERFORMERS AND MAKERS’
workshop by David Moss
Performer, theatre maker and singer David Moss, artistic director of the institute for the Living Voice, organizes a workshop on the use of radical voice for performers and makers. Both positions are possible in this workshop, as long as you have an interest in a different use of the voice in performance (both language and non-language based).
How do you make a voice performance? How do time, timing, intensity, attack, intimacy, eccentricity, personal history, ego, musical history, rhythm, physicality, gestures, sounds, memory, songs and senses connect you to the moment of making a voice improvisation?
07 / 02 / 2010
‘PAUL TISSIER: ARCHITECT OF ILLUSIONS’
lecture by Stéphane Boudin-Lestienne
The french architect Paul Tissier realises in 1924 the main hall of the Hôtel Ruhl in Paris now destroyed, the « fêtes d’art », a concept that mixes the originality of an artist’s party with the luxury of a society ball. Tissier creates all by himself a complete artwork. Covering the original architecture with his setting, he imagines different types of creative scenographies. From the extraordinary legacy of his fund – including more than 400 elements of decor– the workshop proposes to discover the architect’s system and problems facing that type of event. The many different aspects of the scenography (general choices for the transformation of the place, iconography and technique of the setting, lighting, costumes, show, etc…) will be discussed.
01-05 / 02 / 2010
‘AFFECT AND EMOTION’
reading sessions by Elke Van Campenhout
In the past year Elke Van Campenhout worked on the research project Sense Radio, initiated by choreographer and artist Lilia Mestre. A very important part of this research was concerned with the understanding of the emotional body as a social body, as a body in constant negotiation with other bodies and objects. In this week of Reading Sessions, we go through some of the ideas of Spinoza, Brian Massumi, Nigel Thrift, Sara Ahmed, Gilles Deleuze and others on affect/emotion as a mode of social circulation and exchange. At the same time watching performance material (Meg Stuart, Lilia Mestre, …) that corresponds to this kind of conception of the performance and the body of the performer.
08-19 / 02 / 2010
‘CITY OF ILLUSIONS’
workshop by Vladimir Miller
Vladimir Miller conceives the City of Illusions as a space of research and knowledge built around the concept of illusion. In the course of two weeks a city is being built in the Zwarte Zaal of DeSingel. each participant is invited to build his own research site (houses and/or public spaces like speakers corners, gardens, etc…) within the city and assume the performative agency of their settlement with the other participants.
Light designer Jan Maertens, sound designer, Charo Calvo are guests and create their special illusion for the city. As well, urbanist Annette Baldauf and choreographer Meg Stuart will visit the city.
22-26 / 02 / 2010
workshop by Heike Langsdorf and Elke van Campenhout
Participant Heike Langsdorf and coordinator Elke van Campenhout organize a second working week on “(radical) hope”, the subject of their research project. This time, set in an urban context, we work on the spreading of the rumour of hope.
22-26 / 02 / 2010
‘THE CITY : THE GIANT SCENARIO’
workshop by Maria Lucia Correia
The City appears as a breathing engine that shells the concept of future reflections and artistic interventions. “The Giant Scenario” is a workshop that will suspend a conceptual approach of the city space as a body who seeks for attention. Gradually we will propose a metaphorical diagnosis, a scan of the functionality of its organs. It will suspend an aesthetic, emotional, sociological and physical approach of the cityspace as a human body. As working methodology we will address the city space, with a critical vision on sensorial and visual awareness.
In order to fulfill the resistance of our environment we will draw and recompose the elements of the urban space, collecting lost details and objects, on city walks/derives. Moments where we will get lost into a world of colors, shapes, ornaments, sounds, rhythms… and as well an engagement of places that are damaged, abandoned, dead and ill… The workshop is a resource of urbanist and emotional mapping of the space and its graphical potentialities within a reborn of a new scenario, a new life, a new narrative of details that are forgotten in the labyrinth space.The city will not be the setting of public interventions but a living body. An extended form of connections, reconstructions, treatment, placement and intersections.
01-10 / 03 / 2010
workshop by Tom Plischke & Kattrin Deufert
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. 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.
15-21 / 03 / 2010
‘ECOLOGY & ARTISTIC PRACTICE’
reading sessions by a.pass
Introduced by the participants as an urgent research topic, the relation between ecological disaster and artistic practice is the theme of these reading sessions.The week will end with a artistic conference on ecology open to the public.
22-26 / 03 / 2010
In this reading sessions we invite several choreographers to read with us texts that have been essential in their development as an artist. These reading sessions are a starting point to speak about influences and important meetings in their carrier, and to show fragments of their work.
Lynda Gaudreau, Marc Vanrunxt, Vincent Dunoyer & Alexander Baervoets are our guests.