a.pass concept, recent past, research center

RESEARCH CENTER

3 September-30 November 2018

Cycle 18/19 Block I Curated by Vladimir Miller

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This September marks the beginning of the first one-year-cycle of the a.pass Research Center. After being initiated as a platform for the individual research trajectories of the a.pass Associate Researchers, starting this year the Research Center is shifting to welcoming a group of advanced researchers for a shared one-year period.

The a.pass Research Center is dedicated to supporting advanced research and to collecting and making public methodologies of artistic research developed at a.pass.
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block, recent past, study day

STUDY DAYS block 2018/III

10 September-30 November 2018

A curatorial proposal by Adva ZAkai

* Images – screen-shots from https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/89465667

PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

This block is organized around a series of Study Days. Almost every Monday till the end of November, a.pass hosts artists, thinkers and researchers to contribute to the problematization of various issues that bring together love, art, school, improvisation and politics.

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block information, recent past

apass a.pass meets SOL / School Of Love

3 September-30 November 2018 / apass

A curatorial proposition by Adva Zakai

* Images – screen-shots from https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/89465667

From Sep till Nov 2018 a.pass and School Of Love will start a flirt with each other, develop a relationship and hopefully make (produce) love.

SOL is a collective platform that was initiated some years ago*, inspired by the interest in both love and school as charged with potential to generate new politics and relations in the world. SOL is practiced through regular meetings, but follows no curriculum. Instead, it develops a spontaneous program through the presence and interest of its participants. SOL is basically an invitation to hang out. But to hang out deeply. To practice school as a place of free time – free to study things as they appear, separated from the dependency on the time and space of social order and production. And to practice love – Not the kind of love that is generated through affirmation of who we think we are, but love as an act of giving by allowing it to transform us.

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 MON 7th14:00 meeting17:00 cleaning, emptying the collective space19:00 dinner TUE 8th10:00 Materials and Tools WED 9th10:30 Scheduling11:00 Katinka van Grokum, a.pass opening week presentation: SketchUp as an Interior12:00 Caterina Mora: Translating Ballet to Regaton13:00 Living Together: organising cooking cleaning up14:00 Research and Space (conversation with new a.pass researchers and LM and VM)16:00 Ezster Nemethi TBC THU 10th9:00  Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton)10:30 Scheduling11:00 Deborah Birch, a.pass opening week presentation: Caves II. Re-entry14:00 Katinka van Grokum: Trash Talk, recycling in Belgium 16:00 Chloe Chignell, a.pass opening week presentation: Choreographic Strategies for Writing17:00 Christina Stadlbauer, a.pass opening week presentation: Sharpening the Narrative FRI 11th12:00 Signe Frederiksen,  a.pass opening week presentationCooking: Amelie van Elmst15:30 Maurice Meewisse, a.pass opening week presentation17:00 Meri Ekola, Light Observations18:00  Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton) with  a guest dancer SAT 12thSUN 13th MON 14th9:00  Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton)11:30 Diego Echegoyen, a.pass opening week presentation12:30 Goda Palekaite,  a.pass opening week presentation: Legal Implications of a Dream “Legal Implications of a Dream” is the title of Goda’s research and her solo exhibition which just opened in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Let us think of settlement as an occupied space which materializes as a consequence of a collective dream.14:00 Scaffolding Introduction (how to and safety instructions)16:00 Human Condition Reading Club part I TUE 15th10:00 Scheduling10:30 Outside Walk (Mathilde Maillard) 1h12:00 Alex Arteaga, Input: Architecture of Embodiment and destabilizing an architectural objectDisclosing an Architectural Object is an artistic research framework that allows an approach to a twofold object of inquiry: the architectural organization of material and the cognitive agency of aesthetic media, practices and artifacts.14:00 Meeting with Michele Meesen and Joke Liberge: organisational, budget, etc for first block researchers (end 16:00)16:00 Laura Pante, apass opening week presentation: On Metaphorology18:00  Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton) WED 16th10:00 Mathilde Maillard:  a.pass opening week presentation: Work Club / Club Travail11:00 Peggy Pierrot, Do You Belong ?Artistic activities are shaped by continuous trips, international workshops and residencies abroad. In this context, each work session operates like a colonization of some people space, means and life by the artistic presence and vision. The artist settles in different environments, whether his work aim to relate directly or not at all to the different creation contexts. In this international scene of seesaw motion, how can one’s cultivate his sense of belonging, of beeing from, of being rooted, without a nationalist content, but without being a post modern nomad of emptiness?  How do YOU, settler, react to this constraints (langage, food, bodies, papers…).  What do you take or leave ? What do you gain from this artistic nomadism ? Do you belong somewhere ? We’ll question these assumptions through an insight on the work of  the artist Pierre Creton.14:00 Flavio Rodrigo, a.pass opening week presentation: Sensations, Paths and Rituals of Work with the Creative Imagination (establishing the initial relations of my research). Please bring you mobile phone and headphones, you will need them during the presentation.18:00  Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton) THU 17th9:00  Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton)11:00 Elen Braga: The World to ComeIf we have a history-line, what are the most important events of the last 30 years of human life that come to our mind? Is there a connection between those events and the context of our artistic research? What are the symptoms of those events and how to prophesize the world to come? We will start the exercise using the allegory of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. And by creating symbolic images, we will try to transform those events into an allegory of apocalypse. “And in the days of these people shall we set up a world, which will never be destroyed?”12:00 Nassia Fourtouni, a.pass opening week presentation: Neither Distance nor Empathy FRI 18th9:30 Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton)13:00 Philipp Gehmacher, mentor’s presentation (skype) 14:00 Amelie van Elmbt, a.pass opening week presentation: Dreaming Walls15:00 Scheduling next week15:05 Space and Scenography review and preview w. Vladimir SAT 19thSUN 20th MON 21st13:00 Experimental Film Scratching Workshop14:30 Muslin Brothers, a.pass opening week presentatio16:00 Human Condition Reading Club part II TUE 22nd9:00 Caterina Mora: Training, Translation (Ballet and/or/vs Regaton)12:00 Engaging the Spectacle: Aspects of Contemporary Ideology, a Brazilian Case Study.Roberto Winter shares his thoughts and artistic practice – with an introduction and lunch prepared by Adrijana Gvozdenovic.“Our time is critical, we seem to be finishing the transition to a new era (and maybe we already have), call it the “New Dark Ages”, “Hypernormal”, “Semiocapitalist”, or “Capitalist realist”, under the empire of total spectacle, we are ruled by images. […]  Art’s potential role in untangling the situation is privileged and fragile: if it can resort to fiction, it must also deal with fake news; if it can resort to a long tradition of making and understanding images, it must also deal with the emptiness of memes and social networks; if it can resort to aesthetics, it must understand the new role of images and the obligation to (self-)design. The question remains: how to engage in the production of things that could make the current state of affairs graspable, explicit, unbearable and, eventually, help lead to their overcoming?” 14:30 Mathilde Maillard and Flavio Rodrigo, Lets Talk about Brasil WED 23rd10:00 We meet at KANAL Centre Pompidou to have a look at the space for the upcoming Unsettled Study. Afterwards we will talk about the space and the process of the block14:00 Bauhaus and School, Input from Moritz Frischkorn + Heike BröckerhoffBased on their own research for an artistic project, Heike and Moritz will give a short introduction about the Bauhaus as an art-academy. It seems as if the very idea of an art-school as a “total work of art”, based on principles of performance, inter-disciplinarity and process-orientation, where one invests oneself fully, combines technology and art, and thus manufactures a new subject for a democratic society was invented at the Bauhaus. We would like to discuss how to relate to those ideas and concepts from a contemporary point of view.  THU 24th10:00 Lilia Mestre: On Scoring, To Forge Temporary Communities11:30 Alex Arteaga: On my Intervention in/with the Settlemen20:00 Cine Club: Time Indefinite FRI 25th11:00 Settlement review and block organisation (whats next?) w. Vladimir  …Read more


















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












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 presenceGatherings 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.This point of address for the a.pass RC next block, comes from two main curatorial concerns. The first is about the publicness of a Research Centre for artistic research and its visibility, accessibility and share-ability.  What are the internal and external demands and needs of such environments? The second comes from an observation on what I’m calling parallel-parasite platforms for practice based research in the arts. …Read more












Stickyness, stopping points, consistency, routines, mnemosyne

This
Monday Reading prepared with Sina Seifee will be dedicated to the intricate structures of the ubiquitous database. Browsing the tables and rows of this very website, we will try to graps the affordances and limits of organising the world as a collection of digital data. …Read more



Movement, security, smartness

For this
Monday Reading we will follow the path of the keycard system that opens the outside doors at a.pass. What does it mean when opening a door becomes part of a data-flow? …Read more













































characters, language and code

This first
Monday Reading will be dedicated to text processing. We will discuss concepts such as What You See Is What You Get (WISYWYG), the virtues of ascii, what the differences are between writing, language, code, formatting and markup, and how our keyboards perform. …Read more




























































































































































































































































































































































As a red thread throughout the block the participants engage in a weekly communal reading practice of the book
‘Realist Magic – Object, Ontology, Causality’ by Timothy Morton.Reading and discussing in-depth this one central text allows for the development of a common ground of reference and connection that functions as a backdrop to the workshops and practices that shape the block. The Reading Circle happens on Monday evenings from 6pm to 10pm.















S9.11 Mavi to Samah 8 from A.pass Perform Back Score on Vimeo.michrophone body shadow drafta.pass research march 2015 































































































































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