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Pierre Rubio

Pierre Rubio (France, 1962) works as artist, dramaturge, independent researcher and curator. His practice at large aims at re-negotiating habitual modes of individuation by using displacement and speculation as a methodological principle. He often uses ‘as if’s’ processes -alone or in collaboration- to investigate cosmologies and ideologies of artistic and research practices in relation with the production of subjectivity. Currently he develops a speculative radio programming and a lecture performance out of constrained writing to challenge ideas of stability embedded within the norms of contemporary production of subjectivity and culture. Rubio holds a master degree in the arts combining theatre & communication at the campus of Aix-Marseille University (France), and dance & choreography at the campus of Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers (France). In 2009, he started theoretical studies supported by a research grant "Traject" from the Flemish Community of Brussels. Pierre Rubio is currently co-curator of the postgraduate artistic research institute a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies_a platform for artistic research)

a.pass basics workshop

PIERRE RUBIO / PETER STAMER HOW ABOUT CRITIQUE, CRITICALITY, CRISIS?

24-28 June 2013

What does critique aim at, and how does it epistemologically operate? How can we deal with its problematic relation to judgment and truth? What’s the relevance of critique within a system of criticality to overcome the vicious circle of belief and denunciation? What’s the role of discourse and theory in one’s research and practice in order to go beyond backing up one’s work but rather challenging it, eroding it, posing problems to it? Is discourse solving the crisis of practice or should it rather impose a crisis on practice?
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BLOCK 14/II MILIEU(S)

CURATED BY PIERRE RUBIO

1 May-31 July 2014

Image Vanja Smiljanic / Pierre Rubio
Milieu(s) is a collective artistic research environment for the participants, mentors and other workers of the a.pass program. In a shared workspace we develop their practices in a collaborative context, on the basis of self-organisation and self-rule. Through individual actions Milieu(s) generates a dynamic territory for exchange, cooperation and (tacit) negotiation. A mutual creation of the individual and the common. We invite different guests to enter into this environment with us, to participate, open up the proposals and issues addressed in the collective work and/or to problematize the situation, fueling the ecology of ideas and practices in Milieu(s). Milieu(s) is taking place between the 28th of April to the 3rd of August 2014, in the common space of the 4th floor of the a.pass studio in de Bottelarij in Brussels.
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archive, documentation, publication, seminar

RRadio Triton

HOSTED BY PIERRE RUBIO

audio publication

Tritonia Festiva_Photo Steve Lonhart_NOAA_MBNMS
In 2019 RRadio Triton sets out to dream of operating like a time machine carrying its protagonists through time back to events and questions processed and produced during Trouble on Radio Triton ((((((( changing (the) world (s) )))))) -a seminar held by a.pass in 2017- and returning them as new narrators. RRadio Triton is a collective and experimental, digital audio project aimed at producing and publishing radio and sound documents. The ad hoc fictional radio station records, edits, samples, remixes and releases pieces of audiowork into the wireless atmospheric fabric and exists in between a digital sound-archive, ongoing conversations that originated at the 2017 seminar and live-appearances at events.
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archive, event

by OFFoff, a.pass and Domes FM Broadcasting RRadio Triton

broadcast

25-26 January 2019 / Kunsthal, Ghent

“Tritonia festiva © weiweigao”
During the opening weekend of Kunsthal,Ghent, ArtCinema OFFoff puts up a broadcast on Domes FM around RRadio Triton, a collective and experimental research project produced by a.pass. The broadcast circles around relations between artistic research and speculative fictions. What kinds of futures do artistic research practices imagine? Which fictions are needed? And what voices do we need to bring those fictions up?
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BLOCK 18/II Milieus, associations, sieves and other matters…

CURATED BY PIERRE RUBIO

30 April-2 September 2018 / Brussels

Ensemble of problematisations composing a processual environment. A metastable milieu in crisis, which evolves by shifting to new dimensions out of a series of confrontations with and temporary resolutions of problems. The basic grid is one of a series of self organised interactive events intersecting with a series of theoretical study days and a series of advanced forms of feedback.
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research center

Close Encounters Series

HOSTED BY PIERRE RUBIO

21 October-5 May 2018

Close Encounters is the name of a series of presentations and public conversations organized by the a.pass Research Centre, which takes place when researchers are invited, or feel the need to communicate publicly about their research. The series is curated by the researchers and Pierre Rubio.
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BLOCK 17/I TROUBLE ON RADIO TRITON_ ((((((( changing (the) world (s) ))))))

CURATED BY PIERRE RUBIO

9 January-30 April 2017

Which alternative worlds do our researches/practices contain and can immanently produce? How do we relate to the future via artistic-research? As artists, do we through our researches contribute to changes in contemporary culture? And if yes, then which cultures do our researches produce? Trouble on Radio Triton is a metaphoric multipolar dispositive. A discursive and practice-based ‘lure for feeling’ and thinking. An operative alibi strategically using ‘if’s’, ‘what if’s’, ‘as if’s’ to exercise critique and imagine alternatives.
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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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workshop

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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Self Interview – Magic Dialogue (or not)

31-31 July 2015

Pierre Rubio

alchemic self interview
On the black and icy waters of the Styx, in the infernal meanders of his arms, Charon's boat progresses about the kingdom of Hades. Aboard the vessel, you, me and a bunch of thinkers and activists, necessarily part of this globalised miserable journey. Of the nature of the swamps, of the depths of the mud in which we sink, of the once renowned magical properties of the river, we have lost track and memory. Sondes throwers more than prophets, advancing in the midst of experiments, we clumsily try to offer a tentative guidance...
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BLOCK 15/II UNTOUCHABLE / UNACCEPTABLE / INTANGIBLE_ about the imaginative aesthetics of change

CURATED BY PIERRE RUBIO

1 May-29 August 2015

In defence of the power of aesthetics this block tries to pry open the difficult paradox between criticality and imagination, between the power of the subject and the passive resistance of the object, between political critique and artistic re-imagineering strategies. Animating objects to animate our agencies. Fictionalising the real as a critique to produce alternatives to ideology. Speculating on the impossible to construct a possible. Considering imagination not as escapism but as an operative vehicle for change. The unacceptable reveals the limitations of the acceptable. The untouchable foreshadows the adventurous discovery of difference. The intangible offers a speculative sense towards the radically other.
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a.pass basics workshop

Pierre Rubio / Geert Opsomer / Pierre Joachim ECOLOGY OF AFFECTS

25-29 May 2015

Studio 54, Halloween 1978, Hasse Persson
Every block, a.pass organizes ‘b-workshops’ that focus on the basic principles of a.pass as a collaborative artistic research environment. This b-workshop ‘Ecology of Affects’ wants to address critically the production of subjectivity. 'A revolution is as much a reorientation of our affective relations as it is of social relations and cannot be one without the other.' Jason Read, ‘Economies of Affect / Affective Economies’, 2013
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a.pass basics workshop

Pierre Rubio, Elke Van Campenhout Performance / Performativity / Objects / Subjects

19-23 January 2015

USA. Florida. Cape Kennedy. Space center. 1967.
Pierre Rubio and Elke Van Campenhout give will give time to discuss the basic concepts addressed in the block: Performance and Performativity.
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a.pass basics workshop

Pierre Rubio / Elke van campenhout “general intellect ? – it’s not about you, stupid !”

3-7 March 2014

‘General Intellect? - it's not about you, stupid !’ will explore and question a basic parameter of the apass environment : the relation between the individual and the collective.
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