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Autotheory Gathering at ZSenne ArtLab: Public Program

gathering, seminar, performance

27 June-9 July 2022 / ZSenne ArtLab

In the context of Block II 2022: Scoring Intimacy of Discursive Others

Screenshot from Jan Švankmajer “Dimensions of Dialogue: Passionate discourse” (1982)
Screenshot from Jan Švankmajer “Dimensions of Dialogue: Passionate discourse” (1982)

For two summer weeks (June 27 – July 10) a.pass is moving to ZSenne ArtLab in downtown Brussels, where it organizes a gathering around autotheory that brings together several approaches to the term and its relation to artistic research practices. The program includes several working sessions, a reading group, a programme of performances, and is curated by Lilia Mestre and Goda Palekaitė. To set a theoretical framework, a two-day workshop will be offered by Maria Gil Ulldemolins who will facilitate a selected library and methodological tools to be further explored during the two weeks. Associated researchers of a.pass Research Center – Gosie Vervloessem, Simon Asencio, Rareş Crăiuţ and Vijai Maia Patchineelam – will present their current processes. Finally, a.pass alumni who engage with autotheory in their practice will present their recent work in a series of performances and conversations open to the public: Chloe Chignell, Aubrey Birch, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Pia Louwerens, Marialena Marouda with Charlie Usher, Flávio Rodrigo and Philippine Hoegen, Vladimir Miller, Gary Farelly and Adrijana Gvozdenović. 

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postgraduate program, workshop

kin(s)score

12 May-21 July 2022 / a.pass

Scoring intimacy with discursive others

kinsscore
Kinsscore will be practiced every Thursday of  block 2022 II titled “Scoring intimacy with discursive others” (see block post)
 

The proposal for this score follows on previous iterations of Scorescapes as a tool to practice intersubjective formats for exchange in artistic research. ScoreScapes is an investigation of how scores can facilitate the relation between artistic research, documentation and knowledge processing in collective settings.

If artistic research is an active and methodological search for ways to keep the viability of one’s knowledge in relation with others’, then how can this search be mediated by scores? If artistic research engages in processes of awaking unseen  relations with what surrounds us, then how do we compose materials and thoughts? What is the performativity at stake on the sharing of those? What’s the relation between subjectivity and collectivity? What does that do to our individual practices and to the collective itself? 

The specificity of Kin(s)score is on the fact that we will participate in the score with our research kinships. We will speak with them, through them and us about the questions that our research make apparent. We will discuss and practice what are the political implications of authorship, collectivity and the other.

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postgraduate program

Scoring intimacy with discursive others

2 May-31 July 2022 / a.pass

Block II 2022 (May - July)

Movie still Goda Palekaite

 

The Block II 2022 proposes to exercise a personal, immediate and performative relation with discourse – through autotheory, speculative history, conversation and collectivity – embodied in a weekly Score. It feeds upon the tension between one’s practice and the other, often absent other who is yet unescapable like one’s ancestor, lover, kin or friend. In other words, we are interested in how discursive beings – those that we encounter only through language – can guide us through our practices?

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List of publications – Lilia Mestre (2011 -2022)

 

Thematics – Bains Connective

La Zone, 2011

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/BainsConnective_Thematics_LaZone.pdf

 

DYI, 2011

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/BainsConnective_Thematics_DIY.pdf

 

Micro Histories, approaching art & ethnography paradigms, 2012

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/BainsConnective_Thematics-MicroHistories_email.pdf

 

-18/+65 Politics of the un-aged, 2012

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/BainsConnective_Thematics_-18+65_final.pdf

 

Art Land, rural & urban landscapes, 2012

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/BainsConnective_Thematics_artland_email.pdf

 

Come Together, 2013

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/BainsConnective_Thematics-ComeTogether_email.pdf

 

Author/Authority, 2013

http://www.bains.be/_beta/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/BainsConnective_Thematics_AA_final.pdf

 

a.pass

Writing Scores – 2014

https://apass.be/writing-scores-the-book/

 

Perform Back Scores -2015

https://apass.be/perform-back-score/

 

Bubble Scores – 2016

https://apass.be/lilia-mestre-bubble-score-publication/

 

Medium Scores – 2017

Othershttps://apass.be/medium-scores-lilia-mestre/

 

Others:

 

Performing Urgency #2: Turn Turtle! Reenacting the Institute, 2016

Edited by Lila Mestre and Elke Van Campenhout

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42382783-turn-turtle

 

Choreographic figures deviation from the line – 2017

Published in the series “Edition Angewandte” by Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

https://www.choreo-graphic-figures.net/publications/book/

 

A/R N2 – 2019

https://art-recherche.be/site/assets/files/1046/revue_ar_2019_150_dpi.pdf

 

… Through Practices, 2021

edited by Alex Arteaga & Heike Langsdorf (eds.) Choreography as Conditioning

https://artpapereditions.org/product/book/alex-arteaga-heike-langsdorf-through-practices

 

Making Matters – 2022

edited by Janneke Wesseling, Florian Cramer and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, designed by Anja Groten with the Hackers & Designers collective, published by Valiz, NL

 

Radical Sympathy – 2022

Edited by Brandon Labelle. Errant Bodies Press, Berlin


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.

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end presentation

re:source

27-29 January 2022 / Gemeenschapscentrum De Kriekelaar

End Presentations January 27,28 and 29, 2022

re:source
 
The a.pass End Presentations of Ana Paula Camargo, Nathaniel Moore, Federico Protto and Túlio Rosa will take place the 27, 28 and 29 January 2022 at Gemeenschapscentrum De Kriekelaar in Schaarbeek from 18:00 to 22:30. This public presentation marks the end of their trajectory at a.pass and invites the researchers to share their modes of doing, seeing and making artist research public after following the year-long program.
 
Having singular questions, processes and approaches, the four researches cross concerns in addressing critically the available sources and resources of colonial histories and ghostly societal matters and how they form our relation to the present.

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project, workshop

Poliset 2022W4-7 a.pass, Brussels

24 January-11 February 2022 / a.pass

Image copyright: Robbie Shone

POLISET HAS BEEN PROLONGED BY A WEEK, TO END ON FRI FEB 18TH

SCHEDULE

 

[disorganisation, mutable<>mutant, re-constitution, available space, usedesign, decoherence, constituent imagination, perpetual modeling, set / unset, cohab, sticky space, gel, semiset, accumulation, interim, tentative, fragile, actual, affine space, poligraphy, gathering, a walk in the dark with the flashlight pointing backwards, fugitive instituting, politecture, study, overflow, hangout]

 

a poliset is:

a practice of temporary research co-habitation, where the the researchers design their spaces of practice in one shared space

an indoor research hangout with available communal materials, tools, support structures and resources

a self-curated study, that works through an open network of invitations

consensual over-all-planning is an exception, while relational collaborative negotiations structure the space

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postgraduate program

bleed is inevitable

6 September-30 November 2021

curatorial assemblage facilitated by Kristien Van den Brande

fangs kopie

The block “Bleed is inevitable” starts from the premise that we are inhabited by several voices – be them spiritual, psychological, political, juridical, institutional, identitarian, non-human, culture-historical, assigned or acquired, short or long term,… – and that we are subject to environments that bring these voices into dialogue or conflict, or muffle them. During the block, the a.pass researchers are invited to think their interactions from the perspective of role play, and to create artificial environments in which to experiment with and dis-equilibrate an individual or collective constitution of voices. It is a guided exercise in letting go of what one knows or thinks to know and a prodding for delineated and contrived spaces to speculate on different modes of being together in the world.

History will always be in the room though. In LARP (Live Action Role Play)-vocabulary ‘bleed’ refers to the experience of transferral between real-life and game-world. In-game experience inevitably spills back into life, and vice versa, one’s game character and world is inevitably inspired by real-life experiences and self-perception. LARPers have developed techniques to halt or hold this zone of oscillation, between what is and what could be. While closure of play might be a necessary tool to keep up with ‘real-life’, we could also question the ‘right to a proper end’ as particular to Western storytelling tradition, with consequences for what we think a proper life or story is. ’Bleed is inevitable’ invites the a.pass participants to question and reinvent assigned roles, investigate the ideological space of ‘bleed’, as well as experiment with techniques of game-design within artistic research.

“Bleed is inevitable” is an assemblage of different curatorial proposals that have been in conversation for a longer period of time. Not seamless, but definitely more than tangentially connected, therefore with the ongoing challenge to superimpose and retrace how they spill into each other.

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performative publishing, research center

Research In Absence

20-24 September 2021

The a.pass Research Center invites you to join its public programme Research in Absence
September 20th-24th in Brussels
 
Together with the Research Center participant researchers from the a.pass postgraduate program and the public will form a group that will engage in research proposals of  Associate Researchers of Cycle 3. For each of the proposals, the researcher who proposes it, will be absent for the duration of the process. The rest of the group – together with the public – will engage in the research question collaboratively, contributing their knowledge and practices to the shared process.
The program invites all interested participants for an introductory dinner on Monday, September 20th. The group will work with the proposals in the afternoons and evenings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The program will conclude with a communal breakfast and feedback session on Friday morning, Sept. 24th.
The five proposals can be joined separately or for the duration of the entire process. A detailed program will be published shortly, with information of how to book a slot and the location of the program.
 

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research center

Research Center Cycle III

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 2022 a.pass is happy to welcome following Associate Researchers to the a.pass Research Center Cycle III:

Joāo Fiadeiro, Crăiuţ Rareş Augustin, Gosie Vervloessem, Vijai Maia Patchineelam and Simon Asencio.

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

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postgraduate program

THE ASYLUM (FOR DESIRING BODIES)

6 January-31 March 2021

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

mikel-iriberri-mental-asylum-01


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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index


    • ...presentations. Each of them has a particular objective and question towards the research: Opening week focuses on information (what?), Half-Way-Days on method (how?) and End-Week on contextualisation (why... Read more..





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