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    • performative publishing
    • postgraduate program
    • Landings 18 May 2017
      posted by: Kristien Van den Brande
    • Varinia Canto Vila; Sofia Gerheim Caesar; Christian Hansen; Brendan Heshka; Anouk Llaurens; Arianna Marcolini; Agnes Schneidewind
    • 20 January 2017
    • 22 January 2017
    • book
    • Landings

      Landing is an act of returning to the ground or another surface after a flight. This is an invitation to the readers/visitors to temporarily observe and intentionally touch that ground we continuously step on.



      price: 8 euro


      More information here.

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    • LANDINGS 12 January 2017
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Morpho, Rue Gallaitstraat 80, 1030 Schaarbeek, Brussel
    • 20 January 2017
    • 21 January 2017



      Landings (definition by the M-Webster dictionary): an act of returning to the ground or another surface after a flight. This is an invitation to us visitors to temporarily observe and intentionally touch that ground we continuously step on. Landings brings together 7 a.pass researchers that started and finished their Post Master program at the same time.

      Their research engaged in varied practices and tackled different concerns that are inherent to the relationship between the rules of a given habitat and the experiencing of being in it. The 7 trajectories were explored individually and collectively within the a.pass environment for the past year and crossed paths on several occasions. They all share the sense of place as a meeting point where their research questions are practiced through singular interactions with the viewers. The affinities that these encounters propose can be seen as points of reflection for this end presentations and can be the guidelines for you, dear visitor, to join in.


      Performances and Installations:
      Fri 20/1 - 18:00 to 22.00h
      Sat 21/1 - 13.00 to 17.00h + 18:00 to 22.00h
      + landings party
      door opening one hour before start
      Breathing archive practice with Anouk LLaurens:
      Fri 20/1 - 11:00 to 13:00 + 14:30 to 16:30
      Sat 21/1 - 10:30 to 12:30 + 14:30 to 16:30




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      The breathing archive sends us back to the basic life’s movement that is an oscillation between concentration and expansion, like the movement of cells breathing and heart beating. The practice invites visitors to edit collectively a poetic and ephemeral document.  


      A Room from his Conceptual House - The Cabinet of Psychosculpture


      A quick artist-guided tour through a single room from The House of the Wandering Joyce.


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      In seeing laws and norms as a matrix that creates divisions and borders –physical and existential – this work attempts to map a territory through choreography. In this legal territory, gesture and movement become the cartographers, making visible how the legal and the normative are preset frames for our paths.




      Possible Landscapes -
      What happens in them and what happens when they’re not there
      Earthquake glue and tectonic contrasts - Wildlife


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      is a performative setting to play with the intersection between care-taking gestures and the outcome of a Radical Cleaning session. Radical Cleaning is a practice that addresses the circulation of affects involved in the relations we establish with spaces, things, and other people. This time the outcome of the session takes the form of texts. They are performed in the Regular Cleaning, triggering the experience of the affective layer of an environment.


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      A performative erasing practice investigates the rest: the resting body that lies down horizontally, and also the rest that we leave behind as a trace.

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      "I AM WELTON SANTOS, 2016"

      Visitors enter the backstage of an interview set. In between cameras, sound equipment, and lights, they find books. These contain texts based on transcripts and descriptions of an interview with geo-bio-architect Welton Santos.

      By collectively reading the books, the visitors are invited to a generative reconstruction of the interview, a space for rewriting the operation of documentary and narrativity and its tools, tropes, and methods.



    • common thing - 2

      The world created by thought, the world of words, language, and concepts, is the world of opposites: ‘Up and down’, ‘this or that’, ‘inside and outside’, ‘right and wrong’, ‘black and white’, ‘true and false’, ‘positive and negative’, ‘me and you’ and so on. The world of words, language, thoughts, concepts, is a dualistic world of apparent opposites. But, in reality, do opposites exist? What we are really pointing to when we use the word ‘non-duality’ is something that goes beyond all of these mind-made opposites. But how can we talk about something that goes beyond opposites, when even our attempt to talk about non-duality is dualistic? So, what the word non-duality actually means is really very difficult to describe or put into words. In fact, you could say it’s impossible. For we are not talking about non-duality as opposed to something called duality, we are not talking about pro-duality as opposed to anti-duality. In fact the non-duality we speak of is not the opposite of anything. This is impossible to understand logically or rationally. To see what is being spoken of, we must go beyond our ordinary way of thinking and seeing.

      ‘Non-duality’ is actually a translation of the Sanskrit word ‘Advaita’, which simply means ‘not two’ and points to the essential oneness (wholeness, completeness, unity) of life, a wholeness which exists here and now, prior to any apparent separation. It’s a word that points to an intimacy, a love beyond words, right at the heart of present moment experience. It’s a word that points us back Home. And despite the compelling appearance of separation and diversity there is only one universal essence, one reality. Oneness is all there is – and we are included. What we are really trying to do when we say ‘non-duality’ is point to life as it is right now, before the appearance of concepts and labels; before thought creates a world of things: table, chair, hand, foot, fear, me, you, past, future. What is life before thought? Can we even talk about that? Is it possible to capture non-duality into words?”

      Jeff foster

      16 September 2016: Added set cards from the Declaration tool: 
      All togetherness / illusion ?
      The speech act: / Declaring something as a tool / as resource / The act: / translate something into a tool or a resource

    • common thing - 28

      I am a dancer, a performer, a teacher, a researcher and a shiatsu practionner. Since I have encountered the work of Lisa Nelson in 1999, my dance practice shifted from exercising the body to exercising the attention. Now, I see the body as a vehicle for the attention and its dance a reflection of its state of awareness.

      I am currently leading a research on poetic, polyphonic and multi modal dance documentation. I am researching on poetic documentation because “Poetic experience” is my core interest, be it in the form of a dance, a text, a film, an object, a situation or a document. I love the definition that Georges Bataille gives to “the poetic” in ‘The inner experience’: “The poetic is the familiar dissolving into the strange, and ourselves with it. It never dispossesses us entirely, for the words, the images (once dissolved) are charged with emotions already experienced, attached to objects which link them to the known.”

      The poetic is the familiar dissolving into the strange… This kind of shift happens for me in the studio when, for example, I spend some time looking at things and people around me. Suddenly, everything is beauty; the old piece of bread crust that lies under the table becomes the most incredible sculpture and people around me are composing the most exquisite choreography. Nothing has changed but I see it differently. Everything is organized, in order, at the right place. “The poetic” happens when I pay attention to details so for me. Attention is what makes the ordinary extra-ordinary; It is a door to poetic experience.



      16 September 2016



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      note: attention disappeared

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    • I ask people to make a big circle to create an inside and an outside

      I say GO and I enter the circle with one of the foldable visual field

      I place It on an angle of white tape I see on the floor

      I go out to take the second visual field

      I re-enter make it stand and let it fall flat on the ground

      I look at it

      I walk back still looking at it

      I want to see the reflection of the light

      I go down while going backward so my gaze is almost at the same level

      I see a fragmented line on its surface that I did not notice yet

      I am close to a white chair that finds itself inside the circle too

      I am squatting next to it 

      I look at it

      I feel the presence of someone close

      I take the chair and I place it inside the corner standing visual field

      I sit on the chair

      I look at the visual field

      I see faces of people looking at me through the whole

      I rotate 45° and I see another part of the floor

      I pass through the whole to the other side

      I walk on my hands and feet then I stand up and walk toward the window

      I exit the circle to go closer to the reflection of the visual field

      I see it’s night

      I see myself, I see the visual field, I see others looking at me

      I walk backward to exit the image

      I ear people moving

      I turn around and I see someone standing and writing next to me

      I look at him

      He looks at me

      I see the visual field on the floor

      I walk towards it

      I take it with my hand and make it stand like the other one

      I sit with my back to it and look at the ceiling

      I see her eyes looking at me

      I see myself looking at the ceiling

      I see the neon lights and white stripes

      I ear people moving to see me

      I know some people cannot see me

      I imagine the image they see

      I look behind the visual field

      I see the face of the people that could not see me before

      I lay on the floor as if I was sleeping

      I have one leg bent and my left cheek  is on the floor

      I have an impression of déjà vu

      I know that I am in two halves

      I say CLOSE

      I close my eyes

      I feel the movement of my breath

      the bell rings









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