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ECONOMY, AN INTRODUCTION

13-13 September 2016 / Kate Rich

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A one-day sortie into the darker macro arts of Economics, a field in which artists are regularly and perhaps wilfully unschooled. This session will draw on a wild expanse of economic theory, from mainstream to outlier, to sketch out the some of the larger context of the contemporary Economy, against which the resistent coordinates of the Commons (as collective endeavour) and the Artist (as either conscript or deserter) might be revealed. This exploration makes no pretense of discovering reality, but instead to draw out some of the fundamental truths which economists hold to be self evident.


 

 

Biography:

Kate Rich is a trade artist and feral economist, born in Australia and living in Bristol UK. She is co-founder of the Bureau of Inverse Technology (BIT), an international agency producing an array of critical information products. Since 2003 she has run Feral Trade, a long-range economic experiment and underground freight network, utilising the spare carrying capacity of the art world for the transportation of other goods, specifically groceries. Her work has been represented in the Whitney Biennial, Tate Modern, New York MoMA, Whitechapel Gallery and Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Kate is senior lecturer in DIY and activist media at the University of Western England, volunteer finance manager at Bristol’s artist-run Cube Microplex, system administrator for the Irational.org art-server collective, and a founding member of the European Sail Cargo Alliance. Her ongoing preoccupation is to move deeper into the infrastructure of trade, administration, organisation and economy in the cultural realm.





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ENGAGING IN THE BLOCK

Collective moments (opening week, half-way-days, and end week) are compulsory for everybody

Beside the collective moments you should engage in alt least 2 workshops proposed in thes block, of which one should be  b-workshop. B-workshops are this block Vladimir’s ‘Theory Under The Commons’ workshop and Mala’s ‘With I+II’ workshop.

In order to participate in the Common Conference at the end of the block, you should at least take part in half of the Friday open space sessions.

In order to keep the a.pass archive alive, we have to feed it! Therefore, we would like to introduce the concept of the Caretaker: all a.pass event – workshops and common moments – should be hosted and documented by participants.

You will have one coordinator’s mentoring with Kristien to orientate yourself within a.pass and your own research.

During the block you normally have two meetings with either 2 or 3 mentors of your choice. Please read the specific mentoring strategies for this block. 

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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.
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Nicolas Galeazzi Opening week 2016/III workshop: Gathering things

5-14 September 2016 / a.pass

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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.
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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.
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Mala Kline “WITH I/II”: Communal Dreaming

19 September-17 November 2016 / a.pass

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In two complementary workshops at the beginning and towards the end of the block, we explore the practical and theoretical implications of working with the concept of the “With” (Nancy) with-in the affective relational space between singularities. In the process of co-articulation of singularities to be “with” is to be exposed, at the limit of oneself, entangled with another singularity and distinguished from it.
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Vladimir Miller THEORIES UNDER THE COMMONS

26-30 September 2016

Commons is_
This workshop will be an attempt to „come to terms“, to create shared reference points within the commons discourse among the workshop participants. We will read discuss and map a selection of texts which lay the groundwork for understanding the commons debate today and we will make ourselves familiar with a reader, which can be a further reference for discussions and in depth reading throughout the block.
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Agency ASSEMBLY WITH THINGS

10-13 October 2016 / a.pass

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For this workshop Agency proposes an Assembly with two Things that are directly connected to questions of the commons Commons. Discussing and unfolding the problematics of these cases we try to localize the gray zones in our own researches, our relationship to objects and the reality that create ‚us and them’.
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Einat Tuchman & VK COMMUNAL GARDENS

31 October-3 November 2016 / VK (Vaarkapoen, Molenbeek)

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Vaarkapoen is a community center in the heart of Molenbeek, quite near of a.pass. One of their projects is to develop communal garden as an open space for a general public use in connection to an artistic residency place. During the workshop we will examine the existing and the future garden through each ones personal artistic researches.
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Michael Bauwens / KaaiTheater Ten New Practices of the Great Transition

14-14 November 2016 / a.pass / KaaiTheater

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The KaaiTheater kindly invites us to participate in a one day Workshop with of the most experienced activist, philosopher and commons advisor in Belgium. He is working as much with gras root movements as he advises e.g. Ecuador in reorganizing parts of their state structure as a commons.
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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.
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conference, performance

Between what is no longer and what is not yet

26 November 2016

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Performance in the context of a.pass’ public meeting The Artist Commoner. (Self) Education of New Subjectivities

Dominguez wants to suspend events and create an interval of time in which he can try to integrate his past into his future. He will translate his visions and his desire to encounter the unknown through language. Dominguez is working alone for the first time in 14 years. Back then, he choreographed his work with labeled cards. Now, he’ll speak himself and give rise to a self-portrait that cites himself and some of his friends.

 

Limited capacity! 8/10/12€.

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