Self-Interview & Peer-to-Peer mentoring
UNTOUCHABLE / UNACCEPTABLE / INTANGIBLE
1 May-29 August 2015
about the imaginative aesthetics of 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
What is the possible relationship between art and social change? When forced into the corner of economic demands on the one hand and the need for aesthetic subversion on the other, a lot of artist workers feel the need to defend their ‘right to be’ through critical strategies and political transparency. 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.Read more..
block information, research
a.pass research centre The House of Spirits
10 May-24 July 2015
The House of Spirits is a common space for the (re)collection, digestion and transformation of the traces of the individual researches and workshops. The House opens up a space for the shamans/conservators of the Research Centre, as well as some of the participants. Every week another shaman practices in the House of Spirits, working with the case objects of the participants or with left-overs of the workshop, developing a shared ritual for the a.pass group. The strategies of the shaman include reordering, cataloguing, magical transformations, ritual alchemy, displacement and fictionalisation.Read more..
Sara Manente / Marcos Simoes THIS PLACE
1-5 June 2015 / a.pass
Abu Ali * Toni Serra THE UNSEEN WORKSHOP
8-12 June 2015
Oscar Parada TOWARDS A COLLECTIVE RITUAL
22-26 June 2015 / a.pass
Peter Stamer / Luanda Casella SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
29 June-3 July 2015
In 1969, the American psychologist Stanley Milgram designed a study to explore if two randomly selected individuals, strangers to each other coming from different American states, are nevertheless connected by acquaintances in between. Starting the test in Kansas/Nebraska, linking people to one individual in Massachusetts, the experiment suggested that an individual knows of any target person only by six degrees of connecting steps: Mr X from Kansas knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows Mrs Z, living in Massachusetts.Read more..