a.pass Clearance Sale
9 December 2023 / a.pass
in support of Gaza relief, hosted by Gary Farrelly and special guest Elke Van Campenhout
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December 9 – Doors open at 11:00 for viewing, auction sale starts at 13:00 – Delaunoystraat 58-60 ** There will be soup and drinks.
a.pass Clearance Sale
in support of Gaza relief
hosted by Gary Farrelly and special guest Elke Van Campenhout
a.pass is entering a period of reevaluation, reimagination, and ultimately reorganisation. As part of this process, the institution is liquidating an overwhelming abundance of materials accumulated over the years. Items available for purchase include furniture, fixtures, lighting, art, office supplies, props, cables, electronics, artifacts, curiosities, catering supplies, mystery materials, not to forget the dance floor and much more. The sale will take the form of a garage sale, with larger, high-value items going under the auction hammer. Gary Farrelly will oversee the sale together with special guest Elke Van Campenhout. All proceeds from the liquidation will be donated to aid relief efforts in Gaza. The Cultural Emergency Fund of HOPE foundation offers many local artists and teachers the opportunity to support children who are suffering the consequences of war and destruction. More info: HOPE foundation
information, performative publishing, project
In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices
14 years of a.pass
In these circumstances
In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices is a publication about artistic research as it is practiced within the co-learning environment of a.pass. This book brings together an assemblage of curatorial, artistic and pedagogical approaches emblematic of an institution that fosters collaboration, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices. Read more..
information, lecture, performative publishing, project, reading session
a.pass, Moussem, SOTA, Lagrange Points A global reading of the Gaza Monologues
29 November 2023 / The Whirling Ear - Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
The ASHTAR Theatre in Ramallah is calling on theatres and artistic organisations around the world to perform the Gaza Monologues on Wednesday 29 November and share images of the performances on social media. The play, produced by the Palestinian theatre company in 2010, consists of 31 testimonies from children and young people who lived through the war in Gaza in 2008 and 2009. In short monologues they recount what happened to them during those weeks. As the violence in Gaza has viciously erupted again, the text is as relevant today as it was 13 years ago.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. That is why ASHTAR Theatre is calling for the text to be performed again on that day.
Several cultural houses and many artists in Flanders and Brussels are responding to this call, as well as organisations in 40 other countries. Together with SOTA, Moussem and Lagrange points, a.pass will organise a reading of these monologues in different langues in the public space: at the statue of Godfrey of Bouillon in the heart of Brussels.
In exchange for the use of the text, a financial contribution will be made to ASHTAR Theatre’s fund, which is dedicated to the psychosocial well-being of Palestinian children and trauma therapy.
By reading these monologues, we want to express our solidartity with the Palestian people. Reading can give a voice to those unheard, provide a platform to the voices that are currently being silenced. We have read, heard and seen many testimonies of the victims of the brutal terrorist attack on 7.10.2023. We got to see their faces in the newspapers; on television, we heard their stories and got to know their families. And that is undoubtedly how it should be.
When it comes to Palestinians, however, we only hear numbers: 5.000 killed, 10.000 killed, 15.000 killed. Reading these 31 monologues is a call for putting a face and a voice to the thousands and thousands people, children, who lost their lives. Those that simply can’t remain unheard and unseen.
Wednesday November 29
15h-17h at The Whirling Ear Fountain
between Koningsplein/place Royale & Kunstberg/Mont des Arts 1000 Brussels
postgraduate program, project
Where do we go from here – Block 2022 III
5 September-30 November 2022
a proposal by Martina Petrovic
Is a series of dinner encounters which aims to map and introduce four collectives from the Brussels scene to a.pass participants from the September block 2022. Collectives: Common Wallet, Helectolitre, BOSCH and JUBILEE/EMPTOR, are self-organized, or which have alternative approaches on commons, organization, finances and ways of living and working as artists.
Through a format of dinner we will explore how these collectives operate, what are the politics behind the modes of being and working together, where are the difficulties and what are exciting new possibilities of working with different structures. Participants of a.pass will come to the dinners of these four collectives, after these four encounters for the final dinner a.pass will take the role of the host.
Sept 20th, 7pm: Dinner with Hectolitre
Oct 7th, 7pm: Dinner with Common Wallet
Oct 27th, 4pm: Reading Room and dinner with Jubilee/Emptor
Polyset 2022W4-7 a.pass, Brussels
24 January-11 February 2022 / a.pass
Image copyright: Robbie Shone
POLYSET HAS BEEN PROLONGED BY A WEEK, TO END ON FRI FEB 18TH
[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 Read more..