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I feel like leaving the room

28-29 January 2021 / online: https://ifeellikeleavingtheroom.online

End Presentations 2021 I

a.pass welcomes you the:
29th January 2021 – 19:30 – TV show -Collective presentation – 2h30 hours

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I feel like leaving the room  is the title of the postgraduate End Presentations of researchers Rui Calvo (film maker), Quinsy Gario (poet, visual and performance artist), Adriano Wilfert Jensen (choreographer), Magdalena Ptasznik, (choreographer) and Kasia Tórz (dramaturg and writer).

After attending to the extended one year program at a.pass, the five researchers finish their trajectory with an online presentation of a collective website. Covid 19 and the restrictions of the confinement have framed the space of these public presentations in an uncanny entanglement between the private and the public. I feel like leaving the room  is more than anything the (liminal) desire to come together. The form of this coming together takes shape around an ad-hoc TV show that will be streamed the 29th of January from the a.pass studio as an attempt to still intertwine thoughts and experiences.

In the beginning, the space for this public moment was imagined as a living room, as a place where the borders of the informal and the formal are blurred.  Not as a real physical living-room but by using the conditions implied in such well known private (though public) environment, with the aim of engaging the audience in a different way. What happens when research becomes public as a workshop, a power point presentation, a film, a dance or a walk that steers from such a hangout surrounding?

As a consequence of the pandemic that determines the conditions of coming together – the living room became the desired ‘leaving room’ – a place, as well, between the private and the public but enclosing the publicness in separated private spaces with only one window – a window to the virtual. The artists researchers addressed that liminal space in various ways in accordance with the medium they mainly work with. Inevitably, the translations that will take place, address the current situation of the confinement, while trying to reach out to the world.

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Precious indirection*

24-25 January 2020 / @ Needcompany

End-Communications of Deborah Birch, Diego Echegoyen and Lucia Palladino&Piero Ramella

The a.pass End-Communications of Deborah Birch, Diego Echegoyen and the duo Lucia Palladino & Piero Ramella will take place on the 24th and 25th of January 2020 at MILL / Needcompany. End-Communications invite the a.pass researchers to share their subject matters, modes of seeing, articulating and making artist research public after following the year-long program.
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end communication, event, recent past

PEACH BASKETS – THREE ANGLES ON BALANCING

27-28 September 2019 / a.pass

End-Communications of Caterina Mora, Laura Pante and Maurice Meewisse

maria spelts
Funambulism is a "staying with the trouble" concept (in Donna Haraway´s words), that intertwines the a.pass End-Communications of Caterina Mora, Laura Pante and Maurice Meewisse. It all started with the idea of balancing oppositions, no matter which: theory and practice, high and low cultures, language and body, feminism and heteronormativity, bad and good, horizontal and vertical, north and south, truth and fake, here and there, real and virtual, peach baskets and shoes - What the hell?! The projects of Cate, Laura and Maurice, embody the crossings between antonymous positionalities and work with strategies that include negotiations, side effects, mistakes, shadows, confusion, plural views and overlapings as co-inhabitors of a research context attempting to think complex phenomena.
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end communication, event, recent past, research

Body Virtual Institution

31 May-1 June 2019 / @ Hacktiris (6th floor) - Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussel

End-Communications - Nassia Fourtouni, Goda Palekaitė and Katinka Van Gorkum

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@ Hacktiris (6th floor) – Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussel

Doors open at 18:00

19:00 GODA PALEKAITĖ – How to Infuriate a Historian
21:00 NASSIA FOURTOUNI – Waiting Room Meditation
22:00 KATINKA VAN GORKUM – Distance Learning in Close Proximity


Virtual Body Institution
is the coming together of the 3 concepts that intertwine in the End-Communications of Katinka Van Gorkum, Nassia Fourtouni and Goda Palekaitė.

Their practices are very distinct from each other, in form as in content though they all engage with forms of sociability that enhance, propose and reveal the relation of the individual with the societal. Tackling this position from discursive, technological or body practices they invite the visitor to engage in thinking and embody modes of construction of the self.

Through their current practices of research and exposure – that use the personification of historical characters in a public discussion, the entrance into virtual space as a extension of the ‘real’ and the body as a perception machine – we encounter some of the contexts and mechanisms we inhabit in current western society.

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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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end communication, event, recent past

Subtracted Seduction

1-2 February 2019 / Hectolitre

End-Communications

Hectolitre

On Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February 2019, from 18:00 to 22:00 Adrijana Gvozdenović, Pia Louwerens and Eleanor Ivory Weber present their artistic researches at the former swingers club, La Porte des Senses, today an art space called Hectolitre, to mark the end of their participation in the a.pass program.

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UNSETTLED STUDY AT PERFORMATIK ’19

22-23 March 2019 / KANAL

performative research environment

kanal centre pompidou
 
Unsettled Study will invite the audience to witness and join the multitude of research processes currently hosted by the a.pass platform for artistic research.  
 
For several years a.pass platform fo artistic research has periodically engaged with a research environment called Settlement proposed and facilitated by Vladimir Miller. This project continues to ask on which spatial, performative and institutional conditions is it possible to step into and share an artist’s research process as it is happening.  

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NICO DOCKS: Parallel Parasite news Sad to announce the the encounter with Nico Dockx: Every Archive Hides Another Archive is cancelled tonight

21-21 June 2018


end communication, event, lecture, performance

SVEN DEHENS and ZOUMANA MEÏTÉ If a question could lie

25-27 January 2018 / Manchesterstraat 17

a.pass end-communications is a public event for the sharing of the one year trajectories of the a.pass researchers. It’s a moment to bring to a larger public the questions and methods that their practice of artistic research at a.pass entailed. The event focuses on the sharing of their processes and on the invitation to reflect on the emerging topics and concerns of their research question(s) in the context of artist practice today.

‘If a question could lie’ brings forth or wants to insist on the agency of the question. It aims to raise the issue of the appearance of criticality and its location. It’s as much claiming the right to pose a question as opening its ability to gather around a multitude, a poly. It could be read as a dating strategy. Saying, I wouldn’t be here if I weren’t interested. The I being the issue and the subject, at the same time. 

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conference, event, lecture, recent past

LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY

8 March 2017 / a.pass

screening and presentation by Dr EDWARD GEORGE

The influential Black Audio Film Collective crafted this experimental blend of sci-fi parable and essay film, which also serves as an essential primer on the aesthetics and dynamics of contemporary Afrofuturism. Interviews with esteemed musicians, writers, and cultural critics are interwoven with the fictional story of the “data thief,” who must travel through time and space in search of the code that holds the key to his future. Dr Edward George, the writer, researcher, presenter of this ground breaking science fiction documentary, will present and discuss the film and its themes of music, Diaspora, science fiction, and its engagement with Afro futurism.
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Dinner with Brussels

9 May 2016 / a.pass

In order to simulate our ideas for specific and challenging trips we would like to gather some brussels ‘cracks’ – people who know Brussels form one or the other perspective by heart, know the hidden places and weird stories of this city – and invite them for a dinner at a.pass.

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FIRE SALE TOUR

7 November 2015

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MAGIC NIGHT

24 July 2015

This is the time to come together. To celebrate what we worked on. To transform our preconceptions of rituals, of magic, of transformation itself. A pilgrimage of the self into the common and back again.
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conference, event, workshop

drawing askew / gonçalo pena

30-30 May 2015

Master Class – Sat 12.30 to 3.30pm

The Proposal

The concept of the workshop is, after a careful reading of the text beneath, to devise a meaningful action focussing on the perceived gap in the flow of the current system politics and technics, which could lead to the premature extinction of life on this planet, our universe and every memory of it. This device should be thought as “meta-revolutionary”; i.e. attacking from within the revolutionary flow of the allied powers of technics and capital. This action, sabotage, construct, accusation is done as a dry run, a kind of dummy crash test.

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Samah Hijawi, Philippine Hoegen, Gosie Vervloessem, Sarah Santos, Silvia Pereira, and Cecilia Molano Back to the order

29-30 May 2015 / Aleppo

Samah Hijawi, Philippine Hoegen, Gosie Vervloessem, Sarah Santos, Silvia Pereira, and Cecilia Molano will share their practices and perspectives of their research in form or a symposium and bring them in relation to those of guests and collaborators. A symposium that consists of performances, lectures, film screenings and workshops.

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event, info, performance

PHARMAKON

 

‘Pharmakon: whitch culture?’, was a Thematics artistic research residency project, taking place in Brussels from the 15th of October until the 15th of December 2014. This residency was one of the stages in the development of the broader, transnational ‘Pharmakon’ research project undertaken by Institut Nomade. The ‘Pharmakon: whitch culture?’ conference (28-30/11/2014) lasted three days and explored the theoretical and artistic approaches to deal with an increasingly toxic economic, ethical and cultural environment, in search of other techniques by which to connect, share and imagine the fabric of our togetherness. As a ‘performative conference’, this meeting involved artists as well as theorists, dissolving the boundaries between ‘specialists’ and ‘public’, and between ‘performers’ and ‘theorists’, and opens up a space for desire and reflection.

Thematics was organized by Bains Connective, in collaboration with Institut Nomade, the a.pass research center and Kaaitheater.

full description of the project here.

 



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