Nicolas Galeazzi uses performance as an instrument for research. The cross over through media, methodologies, materials and theories - working as actor, teacher, theater director, concept artist, and performance artist - provoked the need to search for a rethinking the economies of artistic practices and to develop new models for collaboration and dissemination of senses. Galeazzi works with Mise-en-Discourse - performative research frameworks where public can experiment with political and social conditions. Today he is focusing on the reorganisation of the self towards the society, on side-effects as an artistic practice, and Bricolage as a spiritual ideology. He workes as curator and mentor in the core team of the post-master artistic research environment [a.pass] advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels since 2010 and was it's program coodinator from 2013 to 2016.
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1 September-12 December 2020 / a.pass
Research Center Block 2020/III
"Double Spiral" by Maurice Meewisse
There, we are again...
Again and again, it is necessary to think through the relational fields we are working with. Not only the forced physical distancing, the prohibited hugs, and the masked faces, but also the role of the institutional and individual responsibilities, the new urgencies for presences and absences, and a new mix of carefulness and caring, tinted the relational questions at a.pass with the Corona crisis.
What and who are we to each other in a research group? What does the research group do for us? What does it mean to be associate researchers - what does it mean to be a host? What is the institutional framework - what does it allow, and what does it problematize? What kind of projections are made into the institutional, and what kind of speculations could we unleash on them?
The virus highlights these questions in a very special way. Bodily distanced, we are still physically related. It feels like a realtime training in relational ontology. Donna Haraway manifests it as “beings do not pre-exist their relating" and therefore relations do produce us, not the other way round. This way to see ontology is into our face any time we have to say hello to somebody and hesitate whether to show the elbow, to hug or just to stay still at 1,5m apart. Anyway, or specifically now, it’s worth putting the focus more on shaping relations around us rather than to shape ourselves. If this is true, attitudes of hosting, being it places, practices, contexts, and perspectives are an approach we will explore.
9-10 July 2019
Some workshops remain a fiction – yet a fiction can be embodied. For several reasons, the proposition of Marialena Marouda couldn’t take place at the intended ‘workshop’ – the Buratinas boat of Nadine, laboratory for contemporary art. However, her proposal to encounter water as a companion and to spend for that min. 24h on that boat let us float into the imagination of how to fundamentally shift our relation to that essential element of life. Read more..
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Vincent P. Alexis Workshop 2 :: Westland / BUITEN/DEHORS
BXL WILD LIFE and BUITEN/DEHORS is a collective of research and experimentation which proposes to consider the urban as the natural environment of man. This year BUITEN / DEHORS decided to start on a piece of land located between Digue du Canal and rue des Goujons in Anderlecht, the establishment of what is called an adventure playground. Read more..
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Martin Schick / construct lab Workshop 3 :: Unlearning Center / Terrestrial Building
24 June-29 April 2019 / Fribourg (CH)
For the cultural program of the blueFactory in Fribourg Martin Schick is developing a concept for an Unlearning Center - an open sphere for re-practice learning in times of climate change. The blueFactory is a new economic zone for circular and environmental business. The Unlearning Center aims to give space for a fundamental rethinking of the knowledge needed to face different and difficult visions of building for the future with all its personal, economic, political, technical and aesthetic implications. Read more..
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Kobe Mattihys Workshop 1 :: Zenne Garden
This is an elaborate permaculture garden with many small experiments from water cleaning plants to interspecies labour. Kobe, who will also be one of the dedicated mentors – is working in this garden for 12 years together with a collective of various artists and activists. It is quite a sensitive ecosystem. Read more..
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Nicolas Galeazzi Making Kin
6 May-28 July 2019 / Zenne Garden et al.
the adoption project
Experiencing us as and in ecosystems lays the basic ground for our investigations in the a.pass block 2019/II. To follow this incentive, Donna Haraway proposes to make kin with multiple things, species and ideas. We try it by adopting each other's dearest - or expelled - aspects of research and make it part of our sphere of respons-ability. Read more..
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Nicolas Galeazzi Troubled Gardens / Block 2019/II
29 April-28 July 2019
ecologies of artistic research
The earth faces troubles of kind humanity never experienced before: climatic changes induced by humankind are dramatically destructive and - meanwhile unavoidable. This perspective fundamentally shifts our understanding of nature - and therefore it poses big questions to the arts as a source of cultural knowledge. The aim of this block is to challenge our individual research aims as living creatures and companions in and as ecosystems. Hyper related, affecting, and never singular, our researches are - however - made by their surrounding as much as their make it. Read more..
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Alberto Cossu / Ronny Heiremans / Nicolas Galeazzi Reclaiming economy – it’s art anyway
16-16 March 2018 / a.pass / starting at 19:00
an evening on the self-governing of fairness
In the framework the current block in which we work on the making of condition, a.pass is inviting together with SOTA, Alberto Cossu and Ronny Heiremans to discuss the self-governing for cultural practices under the defaul of different surrounding systems. Alberto works as a researcher within the occupied theater MACAO in Milano, Ronny researches as an artist in Belgium labour conditions through the rewriting of the artist contract. Read more..
Critical Administration Forum
30 January-3 February 2018
Shaking down the entrepreneur
This page is a forum in it self! A forum to discuss, digest and document the content of the Critical Administration: Shaking down the Enterpreneur Froum with Kate Rich at a.pass. Please find the descriotion of the project here.
The page is a froum in the sense of a working place for exchange and the building of relations. The posts placed here are to be understood as a conversation! Read more..
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Nicolas Galeazzi pattern language for conditioning practices
19 January-23 March 2018
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In order to explore MAKING / CONDITIONS we will try to create a Pattern Language for conditioning practices in the arts. With reference to the same named concept, proposed by the architect and philosopher Christopher Alexander in the late 1970's, we will investigate the patterns that help us to cretate the conditions for our artistic research through this very same research practices. Read more..
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Block 18/I: making / conditions
8 January-1 April 2018
curated by Nicolas Galeazzi
This block combines institutional critique with a fundamental depiction of Performance in its various interpretations in economy, administration, performing arts, and sociology. Performance stands for productivity and efficiency as much as for presence, representation, and the transformative power of speech.
Investigating the interdependency between our artistic research practice and its surrounding adinistrative and economic supportstructures, we will develop a pattern language for conditioning practices in the arts - a pattern language as a set of tools for finding the 'institute' behind our research.
El quinto pajagero
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Documentation of a 2 month residency and exhibition project in LaPaz, Bolivia, 2009. Read more..
How to collaborate
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Diagrammatic article in dialogue with Nikolaus Gansterer for the publication "How to Collaborate?" edited by Peter Stamer and Silke Blaske, Passagen Verlag. Read more..
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Featuring collective works with GASTSTUBE°performance and Berlin n@work as well as solo practices. Read more..
Institut für Künstlerische Nebenwirkungen
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Observatory of Side-Effects at the Stromereien Festival 2010 Zürich. Read more..
Change Log of Common Things
14 September-4 December 2016
common thing - 1
This page is a log board for tracing the canges and alternations of common things (or 'item') that has be brought in to the common space as a common research good. Read more..
BLOCK 2016/III: COMMONS
5 September-4 December 2016
Fisheyed apass panorama
This block investigates commons economies in the context of the arts. It invests in an experimental setup to expand the notion of economy and appropriate it as an artistic practice. For this reflection we will try to model with you our own specific commons economy for holding a shared responsibility of our individual researches - respectively that ‚common economy’, that emerges while we work together. Read more..
a.pass, KaaiTheater The Artist Commoner : Public Meeting
25-26 November 2016 / KaaiStudios - Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstraat 81 // 1000 Brussel.
(self) Education of new subjectivities
the artist commoner
During a two day event, a.pass welcomes a gathering of researchers, artists, a.pass program participants and public to engage with the struggle of being an artist commoner today, and the role of (educational) institutions in bringing this subject about.
Two days of presentations, exchanges and commoning practices. Two days of ateliers, books launches, performances, workshops and discussions. Read more..
Nicolas Galeazzi Friday Open Space
16 September-25 November 2016 / a.pass
The Magna carta Manifesto
Every Friday of this block - from 16th September till the Common Conference - we will come together for a concentrated commoning session. In oder to concretely practice and practically inquire the general question of the block - what is created in common? - we try to establish an open space practice that allows pursuing the individual research interests while focussing at the same time on interrelations amongst these researches and the common interests. Read more..
Nicolas Galeazzi Opening week 2016/III workshop: Gathering things
5-14 September 2016 / a.pass
With this commoning workshop embedded in the opening week, we emphasise - and radicalize what normally the opening week is focussing on: we share our researches! Sharing this time, is not only a means to update each other about the actual state of our researches, but literally to make them to a common issue. Read more..
18 December-21 September 2014
Art as commons
The KunstAllmend is a collective project experimenting with alternative artistic economies to redefine conditions for artistic production. Reflective of the commons active in the Swiss Alps for centuries, the KunstAllmend transposes this traditional model upon contemporary discussions concerning the management of common resources, authorship and copyright – a position standing in opposition to that of the artmarket. The Allmend model functions as a promising problematic rather than a ready-made solution. The KunstAllmend is a project of the Dampfzentrale in collaboration with the Transnational Art’s Commons for the Bern Biennial. Read more..
Nicolas Galeazzi BRICOLAGE
4-8 May 2015 / a.pass
a tool for opening the block
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Diving into this concept, described in Claude Levi-Strauss' 'The Savage Mind', we develop a practice to present, discuss and discover the momentary objectives of our researches. With the help of found and constructed objects, objects of personal importance and desire, daily objects and precious ones, or objects of thought and discourse, we will try to define the actual quality of each one's research model and methodology. Read more..
29 September-3 October 2014
Occupation Precaire: one-euro-cents glued in public space
Luigi Coppola and Christophe Meierhans propose a research workshop where most components of its activities will have to be decided commonly with the workshop participants. Just the very basic conditions are determined: The workshop occupies a public space with only one person at the time - 24h a day. The rest of the group develops, discusses and observes the occupation from a distance and takes the relevant decisions. Read more..
7-18 May 2012
Some workshopping in economics for artists is due! Read more..
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.