Pierre Rubio / Elke van campenhout “general intellect ? – it’s not about you, stupid !”
3-7 March 2014
‘General Intellect? – it’s not about you, stupid !’ will explore and question a basic parameter of the apass environment : the relation between the individual and the collective. What is this relation, how does it function? Is it the individual that creates the collective? Or is the collective the base structure on which individuals can work and organize themselves? Specifically within an artistic research environment where the institution is constantly reformulating itself out of a multitude of individual inputs and where the individuals, in a state of crisis, are constantly self-constructing, confronted and challenged by a collective project.
Can there be a mutual constitutive relation? A relational machine we can call ‘General Intellect’ or ‘Transindividual Space’ operating between and through the individuals, creating an ‘ensemble’ through their practice?
From reading sessions to diverse practice formats, we will come up possibly with refreshed perspectives on what collective working and thinking can do.