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    • Change Log of Common Things 14 September 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • 14 September 2016
    • 04 December 2016
    • case of: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Change Log of Common Things

      Our individual researches are the basic material for the work in a block.

      This page is a log board for tracing the canges and alternations of every item* that has be brought in to the common space as a common research good.

      Every research is present in form of a careful selection of three items that han be declared as common good for the duration of this block.

      • One item from your research that you can define as a resource for yourself and others. Resource are things that transform when we use them!
      • One tiem that you declare as a tool. Tools are things that we use in order to transform other things.
      • One item the describes a ‚gap’ in your research. Gaps than, are not-things: Gaps are consciously or unconsciously ignored or desired elements in the field of our researches.

      Everyone engaging in this block - participants, mentors, but also people from beyond a.pass and public - will treat, change and transform this material. The collection of these items is the base of our commons and is further developed and investigated in the Fridays Open Session. The gathering of items in that space is be under constant transformation. This transformation shall be documented on this page.

       

      * the term 'item' is already an alternation form 'element', an the things were named before. It is likely, that we will change this terminology throughot the course of the block.

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      This resource is offering online correspondence with few of my friends.
      However decides to use it, will contact my friends under my own name - LILI.

      This will be supported by FB page "LILIth", impliying that another resource is an online identity many LILIs will construct - Lili1st, Lili2nd, and so on, therefore Lili-th. Whoever wants will become an administrator of the page.

      Instead of reaching my friends through their individual email addresses or facebook profiles, they will, just like we, be gathered under one FB page "Plötzlich hab' ich Freunde" (translates "Suddenly I have friends"), having same possibilities on that page. This is due to their own decision whether they also want to engage in constructing a single voice talking to LILIth and therefore use the correspondence from the mentioned page, or converse with you, LILIth from their private profiles.

      It may sound complicated to understand who is "granted" what access where - the point is that a communication begins between the two sides LILIth and LILIth's friends with no distinction in who is on which side - constructing a new voice and transforming the relation between the two;  I also take part and will actually commence with the very first contact!

      A lot more interests, curiosities, experiments and expectations to be mentioned, but let's see how it goes, correspondence and profile construction is welcomed to be used for whatever LILIth would have used it for - personal, research-related, ..anything...or everything that you will find out LILIth's friends respond to!

    • I.

      I am the wall - waterfalls. I actually want to be distant from the walls. I don't know where I originate, but I know where I finish. I directly fall onto the ground. I spread a bit, but not too much - not to disturb the center of the space. 

      I am clear, and I don't want to touch the dirty walls. 

      I am the margins. I am hidden, and I need to be so to be able to blossom afterwards. I am there, I am invisible. I am a thin long continuous line - like a snake. I can be dangerous, but I am necessary. 

      I am the nail polish sculpture. I am open enough to receive, but not too much. I am disgusting for the outside. Repulsive. I gather the waters that spill from the ceiling. The unwanted, unwelcome waters come to me, to be contained. They are actually clear waters then. 

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      II.

      (following is best to be read form the back: word by word; 'I'm'  and 'I'll' are to be taken as one word)

      I’m the Dancing:
      I’m nervous but I don’t move. I want to get out here but I’m everywhere. I’m in everything, watching myself from millions of perspectives. I’m the potential. I see myself lying sitting standing. there is things to change! I’m just there, immobile. I’m nervous.

      I’m the black hole:
      I’m the black hole that is still black. I’m in front, I’m dark, I’m the source of curiosity, and I’m entropy. I’m at service of your imagination and I’m all those un-captured memories that got lost in the space. Black hole, whole of stuff that can inspire your imagination. I eat everything.

      I’m the horizon of the possible:
      do you hear me, I’m explosive!
      Do you like me, I’m in love
      do you think of me, I’m never there where you think
      do you want me, you’ll never catch me.
      do you kill me, I’ll dance!

       

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      • Please encircle up to five keywords across all categories, or add new keywords in the space provided, then hand this page to the writer.

      Language:
      ENGLISH / DUTCH / FRENCH

      Method:

      LAPTOP / NAIL-POLISH / PEN & PAPER / TYPEWRITER

      Style and Form:

      ACADEMIC / ADVERTISEMENT / ANGRY RANT / CYNICAL / DIARY ENTRY / FAIRY TALE / FREE ASSOCIATION / FREE VERSE / INSTRUCTION LEAFLET / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION / MANIFEST / MYSTICAL / MYTH / ODE / OPTIMISTIC / PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE / PESSIMISTIC / POETRY / PRAGMATIC / PROSE / RATIONAL / RHYME / ROMANTIC / THEORETICAL / .................... / ................... / ................ /

      Content:
      209 / ATTENTION / BELL / BOX / CONFLICT / CYBORG / DIARY / DISPOSITIF / DOCUMENTING / CAMBIO DE CERRADURA SIN LLAVE CARE / CLAPPERBOARD / CORRESPONDENCE / DECLARATION / DESK / EMBODIMENT / EXCESS / FRAMING / FRIDAY / GENERICALY SPECIFIC / GOD / HAND-EYE COORDINATION / INVISIBLE / LIGHT / LIGHT THEREMIN / LILITH / LOCATION / LOVE / MD-RECORDER / MIRROR / MOIRRRE / MOVEMENT / NAIL-POLISH / NON-DUALITY / NON-UNDERSTANDABLE / OPENLY CONCRETE / PASSAGE / PERSONAL / POETRY / POLITICS / PRACTICE / RECALL / RECORDING / SCORES / SELF / SPACE / SOUND / TEXT / TEXTING / THE HOLE CAMERA / THEORY / THE SELF / THIS SPACE / TRANCE / TRANCE TEXTING / TYPEWRITER / VERGENCE / VISIBLE / ..................... / ................ / ..................... / ................ /


       

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      SUBJECT: 01101100 01101001 01101100 01101001 01110100 01101000
      CREATION DATE: 0 – 134064h.

      HUMAN ACCES CODE: L I L I T H

      MANIFESTATION:

      subject breached non-dual protocol by applying nail-polish __subject stated 'I got Friday on my mind / I could be your Fairy / Baby / Let's embody across all categories / your SELFSPACE or mine / let's become invisible / doesn't that sound fine?'
      SOLUTION:

      __recommend increase testosterone dosage during next TRANSE fase __removal of excess SELFSPACE __thorough cleaning of the optic fiber passages __removal of the other


      - APROVAL OF NCH DIVISION REQUIRED -





       

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      Written translations of videos capturing the body movements and gestures of my mum taking care of the domestic environment. 

      These written translations take the form of poems/scores - set of instructions, sequences of movements.

       

      23 September 2016

      I start the translation of the written translation into a dance choreography.

      I invent the movements and I try to remember them during the same session. For that I practice what I invented right afterwards, repeating small bits of movements time after time, while trying to add something each time I repeat the sequence. I test the memory of my body in sparkles of joy. I try to build up fluidity and spontaneity of the body starting from a condition of constraint and given instruction.

      During the act of translation, I notice how high is the normative strength of choreography.

      In the practice both of the care taking gestures that I can reconstruct in my memory through the reading, and in the dance movements I am doing now, the wrists play an important role. I sense how they could be considered the site for tuning (regulating, adjusting) the degree of care one applies through the gesture.

       

      30 September 2016

      This second time I enter the resource, I am transforming my first experience and experiment into a commitment.. into a sustained practice.

      While addressing this resource, I in fact realize I am also working on the gap `practice`. 

      It is very difficult at first to cross the threshold of the space of the body, the space of the practice, trusting the letting go of the thought-processes where I am immersed. 

      After a week passed, I want to test my memory of the choreography by directly diving into it, without reading the written score of instructions.

      As during the first time of this try out, there is a video camera as an external device to record my movements and verify my memory from an outside source of documentation. It is also a tool through which I aim at observing my body position, the orientation of it in the space, and how to work on composition.

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      The Theremine is a chaotic instrument that make the re-doing impossible. It uses the lack of electronic precision as a generic rule to create singularities. It is a tool to experiment and notice the small changes which occur in identical gestures.

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      A conversation with Theremin, who has been declared a cyborg, and later on a poem for Theremin.

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      Observation: for each scores, observing changes that occure at a body, psychical, emotional and imaginary level. Weight, tension, focus, gaze, scale, feeling of enlarging/shortening, solid/fluid, unique/multiple, colours, emotions, image, association,...

      Heart:

      • feeling the heart beat through inner focus: fingers, hands, feet, temples,...

      • start laid down, try to feel/hear your heart beat where it reveals itself clearly, look for less obvious place where you can feel it, change position and do it again.

      • Start sitting cross-legged, relax your upper body and let your neck and more of your body oscillating according to your heart beat.

      • place your hand under your jaw to feel your heart beat with your fingers.

      • Reproduce the heart beat in live with your voice

      • move another part of your body on the rhythm of your heart beat

      • bend your knees on your heart beat

      • jump on your heart beat

      • by two: place your hand under the jaw of the partner, and do the same scores as above

      • move/dance on the rhythm of your heart beat, with or without helping technology (stethoscope,...)

      Vibrations :

      • alone: produce sounds with your voice (changing the tone and volume) and try to localise them, by feeling/following their vibrations, in your body.

      • By two : one partner is producing the sound and the other is localising it helping him/herself with hands or other body parts

      • By two : back to back, together or one at a time, the partners produce sounds and localise them within their bodies.

      • move/dance following the body parts that naturally resonate with the produced sound

      • move/dance resisting to follow the body parts that naturally resonate with the produced sound.

      Narration :

      • declare out loud a specific statement and feel what this declaration is doing to your body, physically, emotionally.

      • declare out loud a specific statement and repeat it while moving. Feel what that does to your body and how the movements are created through this declaration.

      • declare out loud a specific statement and repeat it while changing its shape, tone, speed, volume, emotion with which it is declared.

      • authentic speech : talk without caring about the meaning of your speak, just follow your mood

      Time:

      • stay in one position for a long period of time (to be determined) till you start noticing subtle changes in your body, tension of the muscles, pain, focus,...then change position and do t again or just start moving slowly.

      • Gaze at an object in the space and observe how your perception is changing with time, how your awareness of your look change and your acknowledgement of the object itself start changing too.

      Listening:

      • multidirectional listening: listen to all sounds of your surrounding environment (down, up, right, left, front, back, far, close) with the same intensity. Don't focus on any of them, but try to hear them, to let them enter your hear equally.

      • Intimate listening: turn your gaze on the inside and listen to the sound produced by your body (heart, breath, digestive system,...)

      • in/out: mix the two previous scores and listen to the inside and the outside with the same intensity of presence in your mind

      • group listening: picture that you connect your ear, your listening to the one of the other in the group and try to hear what and how they hear.

      Blind:

      • blind your eyes or keep them closed for several hours and act normally, move, walk, eat, sit, talk,... and notice how your other senses get increased.

      • By two: both blind their eyes and then connect to each other through one body part and start moving, trying to tune within the partner and to reproduce the same movement. One will be leading and the other one following. Change role without opening eyes.

      • Deaf dance: move/dance, trying to make as less noise as possible.

      Grimaces :

      • make grimace in front of a mirror. Change the speed and the intensity going from one grimace to another. Notice the emotional change within you.

      • Make grimaces in front of a mirror and expand them to your entire body. Be attentive to the different tension, emotional changes,...

      Breath/tone :

      • start breathing normally then go for producing a tone but keep it there. Don't go for it entirely, just stay on the threshold between breath and tone.

      • Start producing a sound and then go for changing it. The same way, don't go entirely for the change, stay on the threshold.

      • Tone/grimace: in front of a mirror, produce a sound (tone or breath or whatever) and expand the physical consequence of it in a grimace and then expand it to the body. Then change tone, or change grimace or tension in the body and see how the three of them are relating to each other.

      • Choose a point in the space. Breath in and scream at it with a specific emotional aim that you've chosen before: love scream, rage scream, hate scream, melancholic one, sad one,...

      • produce a sound and repeat it; Try to hear it and to produce it the same way again and again. See how your perception of it is changing and how you get used and unused to it.

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      By two : back to back, together or one at a time, the partners produce sounds and localise them within their bodies”.

      We started from this “back to back” score and then we implemented it following our body and the divers discoveries we made. We choose to tune, to produce the same tone, which allowed us tu feel more clearly the vibrations produced by our own voices. The low frequencies were easier to feel because of their location in the chest when the higher pitch, resonating only in the skull can't really be transmitted from one body to another. Although the higher pitch vibrations are easier to sense if producing through humming...the closed mouth and then your skull itself works as an inner sound box.

      The next step of this experience was to come up with a score that could help us to extend in our bodies the vibrations produced by our voices. To do so, we decided that one of us would lay down on its back and produce a tone out loud, and would try to keep this tone unchanged while the other would manipulate its body : lifting up, pushing, pulling, displacing it.

      • Sum up of one partner's experience : subtle changes of the tone according to the manipulation of the body. To push or pull on member changed the tension of the entire body, affecting the position and the tension of the diaphragm, that is then affecting the production of the tone by making it louder, lower or affecting the pitch. Notice that after this subtle change, it is always possible to come back to the original tone (the chosen one) although it is sometimes uncomfortable, a feeling of having to force myself to produce a less natural tone. After a while, it seems that the body and the mind starts to understand the inner process of those slight changes and starts to anticipate the change, by producing a different tone when the body manipulation didn't happen yet. The movement of pulling the lower part of the body (the legs) spread down the vibrations (almost reaching the pelvis area and modifies the basic tone towards a lower one. I assume it does so because of pulling down and relaxing the diaphragm. The more we are relaxed, the more the vibrations can spread and extend to the entire body.

      • Sum up of the other partner's experience : to manipulate the body produces variations in my feeling of gravity and according to the intensity of those changes of gravity, the initial tone fluctuates. It happened that some tiny manipulations cause a sensation of dizziness and this very sensation also affects the tone itself. It seems that the emotional state of the person also affects the tone that is being produced (when one anticipates the dizziness that is to come or anticipate the touch, or the manipulation to come). When the neck and so the throat are manipulated, the voice casts off and is followed by a strong feeling of dizziness. It seems that this specific area is a physical as emotional knot that can be unfolded through voice mixed with specific manipulation.

    • 16.09.2016

      Practices for perceiving a common space
      to start with

      1. Enter a space, and first listen. -  Tune your focus to the sounds in that space. Tune your focus to the sounds beyond that space. Tune your focus to the sounds of your self . Make a sound - and listen.

      2. Close your eyes, visualize in front of your inner eye how you saw the space the last time, or how you imagined it before you kew it. Open your eyes and juxtapose this image onto what you see now. Walk bit around.

      3. Walk around, feel the space, touch some surfaces, enjoy them - or not, feel the floor, feel the walls, feel the dimensions, feel the distances, the distances of your body. Feel the things. Feel time passing.

      4. Imagine yourself as an object in that space. There are things in relation: the floor is a thing in relation to a thing on the floor. These things are in relation to the walls (that are things). Time is a thing in relation to the things - and of course you as well you are one of those things, in that space of relation. Have a look at them. Have a look at the relations. they are in change.

      5. The things are there. No need to own them. You have access. They respond to you as much as you respond to them. What does it mean to make yourself accessible to the ‚things‘ in this space.

      6. Close your eyes. Position yourself within these relations. Visualize in front of your inner eye how you saw the space when you entered. Did your perception of the space change?

      7. Open your eyes and shake your body.



      This space:  a note
      This space is available to you. It has been made available using institutional tools. Convincing the tax society to pay the rent (to pay someone who legally is entitled to own that building). Layers of societal, cultural, political and legal contracts formed through history cover the availability and the allowance to do our experiments - to a certain degree. The institutionalization of the procedure to make space free for a specific intent has obvious consequences. It forms our intent as much as we can form it. a.pass tries to take this as much as possible as a dialogue with the institutional demands and tries to stretch and bend them.
      Of course this stretching and bending has an impact: we are within a system. We willingly decided to be within.
      There is a city around this space. The city, the society, has other demands then the institutions. We are in experimental dialogue with those demands as well - and institution like ours always translate form institutionally governed demands to societal and personal demands. The translation can be used critically, constructively and subversively on all those levels; the institutional, the societal and the very personal. Changing the narratives, as Kate put it.


      This space is dedicated for common use, and for the next three month everything in it as well. What does that mean? How and to what degree does this change the narrative? How does it effect and affect us as a group and as individuals, and can we translate this altered narrative to the outside?

      My resource is my body in that space, and in relation to the commonality of that space and all, and everyone that is in it. In order to excavate, activate it as a common resource I would like to propose the practice described above. 

      (16/09/16) acting like a God, i suddently wanted to change the whole space, but my gradioseness didn't bring me very far. I only changed the tools-table to another location.  Also after wondering around the space trying to get familiarized with what was there, i took all objects which materiality appealed to me, and i placed them in a collage-like playground. Anouk finished it later with the actions she performed on it.


      16.09.2016

      applied the respurce on as a tool on that litle realm:

      Thanks for providing it! Surrounded by everyones concentration, I set myself free to performe without showing, just play! creating my space, in the space. excavaiting my own resource in a gap of someone else. Think its a gap, wasn't even aware the surce of the gap. Just enjoyed playing in it and exprloring my resource throug my body.

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      16 September 2016: Added set cards from the Declaration tool: 
      Playground / Battlefield

      Developed a score: Lie down on the self / Push your ear against it / Listen to the sounds above the self with one ear / Listen to the sounds below with the other / Listen to the wood ; the shelf ; the self ; in between

      16 September 2016

      The self's trip

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      a new "no self" is born

      common thing - 38

      common thing - 43

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      Lay (under the table)

      Take your time to Feel gravity effect from skin to viscera, blood included…

       

      Then you are a territory

      Ring the conflict bell 

       

      Listen to the anecdote/story

      Browse your body feelings during the anecdote

       

      Recall the story as if it's set in your body.

      Share your embodyment.

    • Hi, look through me. See how it looks like to be seeing yourself doing it.

      Use me as a camera to view the commons. See how time slows down and reverses when you take the time to stop doing and start observing.

      Use me to see time in reverse: clean dishes gotten dirty reverse into cleanness, cups spread out on the table gather again in one container, dishes pile up inside the sink. 

      Use me to catch the making of coffee and tee, the arranging and cleaning of the commons, the taking care and the maintenance.

      The economic mind-set and mode of production sets in motion a cycle that needs re-production work to sustain it. Care-work is a space-time making which often has the traits of being repetitive and cyclical itself. It often consists of laying the grounds for, of preparing for something, and in so doing it takes place before, after or around the `main` event. 

      For the economic mode of production, care-work is both marginal and necessary. 

      It is by shifting the camera to the margins that something starts to vibrate. 

      By embodying the camera and taking the position of the observation, the body-camera also becomes a focus of attention, teasing the violence embedded in the acts of `capturing` and `releasing`.

      The spaces of production and re-production, of activity and receptivity,  get expanded and welcome other modes of work and existence.

       

       

      14.01.2016

      The tool has got company. 

      Based on a discussion between Zoumana and Nicolas about the mode of existence of a radicaly Open Space we developed an other frame that shuts light on a specific action or set. 

      Report from the discussion:

      What is the mode of existence of an open space?

      How concrete can the Open be? Open to what? Open from where? Open to whom? How is it possible to understand a mode of existence if you you can not / don’t want to answer these parameters?

      Can we talk about a 'mode' in the open space or is that already too closing? What kind of specifications does an open space need in order to be openly accessible?

      Entering the open space you always will bring an other habitat with you. That habitat will be in communication with the habitat of the open space. Potential, or unavoidable misunderstandings will appear.

      If you don’t feel what the habitat is you become careful. A habitat can be exclusive if you don’t understand it. If you then don’t feel the ground it will be difficult to develop a practice. It always will feel alien to practice within your old habitat.

      In the open, the open you do not understand yet, everything appears magic!

      Magic is improvisation and speculation,

      Improvisation as a corporal speculation.

      How to let the “angle pass”?

      What is the potential of that magic? The stage has a lot of this magic! It is a speculative alteration of the habitat ...

      What are the conditions that I allow myself to enter the open?

      The stage gives those conditions.

       

      Transformation of the tool:

      In the discussion it appeared, that we need a simple framing stage for magic alterations of the proposed habitat. 

      Haitat - 1

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      This has been (mis)used as an apparatus for encountering the common space...used as a player instead of a recorder, due to a misinterpretation of the function of the object itself, it allows one to enter the common space as an individual first. Listening to music - in that specific case medieval french music – with the two earphones on, cutting the individual from the rest of the hearable space.

      Then by removing one earphone, that came with the wish to share more, to put more in common by sharing the music with someone else, it moves the integration of the individual a bit further towards the common. By keeping one earphone unused and one used, the process of self-integration in the common space starts to evolve causing little physical encounters – the user of that tool starts to feel the need to interact physically, through touch and smile with it's surrounding.

      The next phase is to remove the two earphone but to keep the device in hand, so to open up even more to the space while keeping feeling safe thanks to the device that reminds the user of its individuality or the specific state he/she was in while listening to the music in the first place. This phase causes a free ride to do whatever in the space, not really knowing how, what or why...the user of the recorder start to just interact with the space itself...as if the moves in the space, the sound the user produces was a continuity of the music he she was listening to.

    • 16.09.2016

      common thing - 1

      openly concrete / generically specific:

      Is it about balancing or confronting?

      Is it paradoxical or integrative?

      Never found the right track, yet.

       

      30 September 2016

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      All words that signified a 'being' (you, I, him, demon, God, spider etc) were removed from the text, and used to talk, first to the theremin and later to talk to Fred.

       

    • 16.09.2016

      This tool approaches a loose idea of 'Pattern Language'

      http://commonsabundance.net/docs/a-pattern-language-for-protecting-and-growing-the-commons-as-paradigm/#Why_a_Pattern_Language

       

      Use it to:

      a. name tings temporarely

      b. give a context a discourse temporarely

      Use it by:

      a. placing a setcard somewhere

      b. writing or drawing (signing) with the white or black choak marker

      c. wiping out someone elses declaration

      d. adding new setcards into the box.


      16 September 2016: flipped through the setcards provided by the declaration tool. I placed several of them with some of the Gaps / Resources / Tools in the room.

      Setcard placed by the tool itself: How to enter the common sphere when you have yet to clarify, define your own practice?

       

       

    • 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

      http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com/.


      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

       

       

      attention in the freezer

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      note: attention disappeared

      date: unknown

       

       

    • common thing - 7

      15 September 2016

      The act of telling personal story can very easily be a political act, but that does not make it a political story.
      How can you transform a personal story into a political one? Can it be both, 1+1=3, and, or, not? 

      List of encircling keywords: framing, perspective, communication across worlds, across different state of minds, paradigm shifts, reversal, being with, language as the force that constructs reality, ...


       

      16 September 2016:
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      23 -09 -2016

      The typewriter revolution

      Richard F. H. Polt is a professor of philosophy at Xavier University. He has written about and translated works by Martin Heidegger. Polt is a typewriter enthusiast active on the Typosphere[1] and former editor of the quarterly ETCetera publication about manual typewriters.

       

      Richard Polt, the author of The Typewriter Revolution, talks about the growing interest in typewriters, what they are doing with them and why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TcKYEnA-PU

      intzrview of Richard Polt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTe6d23zBjg

       

      I transcribed the beginning of  the audio recording of my  first mentoring session with Femke .

      I want to add it to "the breathing archive".

      I usually transcribe audio recordings with my computer.

      It took the whole session to transcribe few minutes of the conversation.

      There where a lot of obstacle on the way.

      I like mistakes and obstacles on the way.

       

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      30/09/2016

      Type writting performance score:

      The typewritter is placed on a  heavy table.

      The performer drags the table in the room, consciously making a lot of noise.

      She looks for a "good place to start".

      The "good place to start" is an usual place to typewrite.

      The performer types standing.

      She transcribes a conversation that is recorded on her phone.

      She mesures her action with the cicada candle.

      She smells the cicada candle burning as she listen to the sound of her action.

      Sometimes she stops typing and listen to the room.

      When she feels it's a "good moment", she resituates the table.

      She drags it again to another unusual place, for example, too close to someone. 

      She can leave the table to check what other poeple are doing around, grab a coffee or go to the toilet.

      She sometimes engages with the practice of others.

      She sometimes stays behind the table as a spectator.

      As she does not want to destroy the plastic dance floor that she secretely hates,  she places the table on a wool blanket.

      She drags the blanket  and pay attention to re situate the table in between the plastic dance floor and the wodden floor.

      She wants to make sure that dance can happen anywhere in the space, especially in the margin.

      She wants to make sure that her actions can be seen as dance.

      She lays on the blanket half under the table and listen to the recording with the eyes closed.

      She leaves the blanket and let the audio play alone.

       

       

       

       

       

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      15 september 2016

      This resource is Text. This Text was inspired/produced by my love life during the summer of 2016.
      It is not all and every piece of text that originated because of love this summer, it's a first selection.
      More might be added during the course of the block, or not. I can be asked for clarification about the Text;
      But I'm not obliged to answer. The Text as they are here, can be used in any way you see fit.
      There are no digital versions available. Exit strategies for transformed (parts of) Text must be talked through with me.

       


      16 September 2016: Added set cards from the Declaration tool: 
      What kind of tradition do we need today? / What kind of ceremony do we need today? / what kind f representation of togetherness do we need today? / What kind of common intimacy do we need today?
      Re-thinking the made dominated institution / economy as a masculine practice
      Love as institutional practice?
      Emotional attachment / belonging, possessing, owning, appropriating, claiming, responding, adding, developing, ...


       

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    • GAP: poetry 15 September 2016
      posted by: Xiri Noir

       

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      ----Poetry--as--another--way--of--thinking--in--terms--of--political--actions-------------------------------------------------------------------

      ----Thoughts--as--activism-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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      16 September 2016: Added set cards from the Declaration tool: 
      Ongoing process / ongoing procession

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      16.9.2016

      -tried to use beauty product to make something ugly

      -realized it is not easy to male

      -not easy to make "ugly"

      -identified my gap - excess

      -started making ugly christmas cards prematurely

       

      16 -09 -2016

      a new "self" is born

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      16/09/2016

      The mirror's trip

      The mirror is resting on my belly, It goes up and down with breath.

       

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      The mirror becomes a marocan tea pot.

       

       

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      It multiplies

       

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      I put it on the grass carpet

       

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      Then I don't see anymore

       

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      I imagine that it faces the entrance of the studio. No body enters.

       

       

      someone is drawing a hairy manratures

      no someone is making music

       

      It is a field of hight grass

      I become a monkey

       

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      there is a wall, hummmmmmmmmmmmm

      a very organic wall

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      it is impossible to leave

      it has to be sudden

       

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      23-09-2016

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      meditation on logic and the exhaustion of meaning

      the cards create their own logical system following the logic of a dream. intuition builds a system of cards that is neither random nor certain.  in practice logic appeared to be something very fragile. some logical connections depend on millimeters, a little movement of a card could shift a line of relationships and disrupt the just created relational meaning.

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      23 September 2016

      After the bell was rung, recollection of the conflict took place in the way prescribed by instructions: bell-ringer laying down in a comfortable position started to listen to the conflict-teller who was sitting close by.

      Intimacy of the recollection has been an issue at stake: how personal the telling should have been, how enriched by details, how place and time concrete.

      Arising from these issues, a modification of the tool happened:

      The verbal recollection of the conflict was followed by the switching of the roles. The conflict-teller re-told the story by turning it into a fairytale, so that transformation of the energy took place from a narrative structure of first degree to a different configuration/design of the story.

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      To trace the experience, a conflict-meter chart was drawn and left on the spot.

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    • 16.09.2016

      Practices for perceiving a common space
      to start with

      1. Enter a space, and first listen. -  Tune your focus to the sounds in that space. Tune your focus to the sounds beyond that space. Tune your focus to the sounds of your self . Make a sound - and listen.

      2. Close your eyes, visualize in front of your inner eye how you saw the space the last time, or how you imagined it before you kew it. Open your eyes and juxtapose this image onto what you see now. Walk bit around.

      3. Walk around, feel the space, touch some surfaces, enjoy them - or not, feel the floor, feel the walls, feel the dimensions, feel the distances, the distances of your body. Feel the things. Feel time passing.

      4. Imagine yourself as an object in that space. There are things in relation: the floor is a thing in relation to a thing on the floor. These things are in relation to the walls (that are things). Time is a thing in relation to the things - and of course you as well you are one of those things, in that space of relation. Have a look at them. Have a look at the relations. they are in change.

      5. The things are there. No need to own them. You have access. They respond to you as much as you respond to them. What does it mean to make yourself accessible to the ‚things‘ in this space.

      6. Close your eyes. Position yourself within these relations. Visualize in front of your inner eye how you saw the space when you entered. Did your perception of the space change?

      7. Open your eyes and shake your body.



      This space:  a note
      This space is available to you. It has been made available using institutional tools. Convincing the tax society to pay the rent (to pay someone who legally is entitled to own that building). Layers of societal, cultural, political and legal contracts formed through history cover the availability and the allowance to do our experiments - to a certain degree. The institutionalization of the procedure to make space free for a specific intent has obvious consequences. It forms our intent as much as we can form it. a.pass tries to take this as much as possible as a dialogue with the institutional demands and tries to stretch and bend them.
      Of course this stretching and bending has an impact: we are within a system. We willingly decided to be within.
      There is a city around this space. The city, the society, has other demands then the institutions. We are in experimental dialogue with those demands as well - and institution like ours always translate form institutionally governed demands to societal and personal demands. The translation can be used critically, constructively and subversively on all those levels; the institutional, the societal and the very personal. Changing the narratives, as Kate put it.


      This space is dedicated for common use, and for the next three month everything in it as well. What does that mean? How and to what degree does this change the narrative? How does it effect and affect us as a group and as individuals, and can we translate this altered narrative to the outside?

      My resource is my body in that space, and in relation to the commonality of that space and all, and everyone that is in it. In order to excavate, activate it as a common resource I would like to propose the practice described above. 

       

      (16/09/16) acting like a God, i suddently wanted to change the whole space, but my gradioseness didn't bring me very far. I only changed the tools-table to another location.  Also after wondering around the space trying to get familiarized with what was there, i took all objects which materiality appealed to me, and i placed them in a collage-like playground. Anouk finished it later with the actions she performed on it.


       

       

      16.09.2016

      applied the respurce on as a tool on that litle realm:

      Thanks for providing it! Surrounded by everyones concentration, I set myself free to performe without showing, just play! creating my space, in the space. excavaiting my own resource in a gap of someone else. Think its a gap, wasn't even aware the surce of the gap. Just enjoyed playing in it and exprloring my resource throug my body.

    • 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€.

      Tickets via Kaaitheater:

       

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    • UNDER )o( MINING 27 September 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Isabel Burr Raty; Thiago Antunes; Esteban Donoso
    • Zsenne Artlab
    • 27 September 2016
    • 30 September 2016
    • UNDER )o( MINING

      "BEAUTY KIT FOCUS GROUP"

      ISABEL BURR RATY

      Isabel will be presenting bio-products that she fabricates
      from a variety of substances collected from her womb

      "WELCOME and please do NOT turn the page"
      THIAGO ANTUNES 

      A reading game performance around authority, obedience and participation,
      inspired by civic integration programs.

      "TABLE MOVIE"
      ESTEBAN DONOSO

      Esteban hosts a moment of collective fiction; to create an imaginary film
      using our senses as recording devices.


       

      DOOR OPENING AT 18.30 : 20 PEOPLE PER NIGHT - INSCRIBE BELOW !!!

       
      Due to the intimate nature of our performance event, we will be hosting up to 20 people per night, so it is first come first served, or alternatively  we kindly ask you to sign up and reserve a place using the doodle link above (highly recommended!!)   

      We have designed an experience that offers you finger food with interactive installations at 18h30 and then we will be guiding you through a series of participatory performances.

       


        

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      Isabel burr raty
      Bio Autonomy practice

      “I conceive of the Planet as a womb. I make the sacred plastic to reveal its nature. I bring my insides out, performing bloody rituals with machines mimicking the dichotomy of life as it becomes transgenic, engineered in the temple of science. I’m a sculptural thought. Before the womb microarchitecture ends up being a metal box, I become a pharmaceutical sculpture animating a dimension that queries the place of spirits and souls. I’m anatomy. I body dig cyclically. I'm a medical container and I use my uterus to prove it. I excavate the inner geology of this persona to practice my fabrications. I deconstruct to construct bringing the discharged abject to our every day. I re-acknowledge bio-autonomy. I build a bridge. I use the system, the metaphor of industry and its mind gap game apparatus hoping to free us from the mechanical and systematic customized gesture”. 

      "BEAUTY KIT FOCUS GROUP"
      Participatory performance. 

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      Thiago antunes
      Civic intimacy games

      My plan was to create a political role playing game that could address migration and integration. After realizing the limits of playable games to disrupt hegemonic discourses, I started to investigate manners of encouraging the players to play against the game itself. A game that never starts, or never ends, and peculiar rules that lead to paradoxical achievements became possibilities for concretely investigating the contradictory hospitality of Europe.

      In my decolonizing fantasy, I imagine Amerindian shamans running an immigration office in Europe, imposing their fleshly notion of integration under the drapery of the bureaucratic civic integration courses. These games demand resourcefulness from the players in coping with physical proximity, smelling and touching the other, sharing drinks and food, enhancing intimacy, as basic requirements for acquiring citizenship. The colonised eventually teaches the coloniser “what a body can do”.

      "WELCOME and PLEASE DO NOT turn the page"
      participatory performance

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      esteban donoso
      Scenes of naration

      “During this period I have created distpositifs that alter/displace self-narration and narratives; opening up the gap that lies in-between the thinking and the speaking, the speaking and the doing. This in-between space unfolds slowly and simultaneously to our conscious speaking / doing and allows for a thinner, more fluid membrane between reality, fiction and memory. There is also the in-betweenness of the speaker and the listener, of the speaker and the spoken about, of the person speaking and the others that speak through him/her. A scene of narrating that welcomes the fragmentary, the phantasmatic and the poetic”.

      "TABLE MOVIE"
      participatory performance


       

      UNDER )O( MINING

      “… the playful dystopia of the domestic raw. The displaced archive woven through a membrane that digs fictional technologies…”

      “….is to playfully dig into archives, fabricating technologies that challenge dystopian perspectives through the displacement of domestic membranes, weaving new fictions for ourselves…”

      “… through raw technologies, weaving membranes of fictions, digging in the playfulness of a dystopian archive, creating domestic displacements of ourselves…”


      Home

      Rue Anneessens 2, 1000 Bruxelles

      http://www.zsenne.be/ 

       

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    • Commons
    • Ten New Practices of the Great Transition 18 September 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Michael Bauwens / KaaiTheater
    • a.pass / KaaiTheater
    • 14 November 2016
    • 14 November 2016
    • Ten New Practices of the Great Transition

      Kaaitheater kindly invites us to participate in a one day Workshop with of the most experienced activist, philosopher and commons advisor in Belgium. Michale Bauwens is working on many levels for practicable solutions for structuring societies as commons. 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. 

      Which new social structure are we evolving towards? Michel Bauwens tries to work this out by looking at contemporary practices that address the challenges of the future in the most direct way. He identifies an exponential growth of civil initiatives that experiment both locally and globally with new models and solutions. Behind the scenes, an entirely new set of values is being built up, with discoveries such as new types of contributory accounting to manage common property, open logistics systems for the circular economy, and so on. Michel Bauwens and the network of researchers into the emerging commons-based economy  present a summary of 10 years of research.

      For more information see KaaiTheater.


       

      Biography

      • Michel Bauwens is a Belgian cyber philosopher and founder of the P2P Foundation, which carries out research into peer-to-peer-networks and practices. In 2013, together with Jean Lievens, he published the book De Wereld Redden, met peer-to-peer naar een post-kapitalistische samenleving (‘Saving the World: towards a post-capitalist society with peer to peer’).

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    • BLOCK 2016/III: COMMONS 12 September 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Nicolas Galeazzi
    • 05 September 2016
    • 04 December 2016
    • case of: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • BLOCK 2016/III: COMMONS

      This block investigates commons economies in the context of the arts.

      We work together, every now and then, some more than others.  Even if the neoliberal ideology continues to run political and economic structures according to the principle of competition and privatization, there exists a wider acknowledgement that cooperation promises more success than competition. But what surplus - other than the sum of the parts - is created while working together? What is the promise of cooperation actually about? What is the philosophy and politics behind it? How does it position the individual towards the social, and what is the concept of ‘success’ that we would cooperate for? Finally, how does radical cooperation affect the idea of ourselves and of the social bodies we are part of?

      The structure of the commons gives a perfect framework to experiment and reflect upon the basic notions of individuality, sustainability and forms of social organization.

      Commons are cultural or natural resources, that are held in common responsibility, not in privatized  ownership. The commons stays in contrast to the market economy.  The market distributes and privatizes goods onto different stakeholders who then come into trade with each other. The commons understands goods not as owned by someone but cares for them in shared responsibility. Commons structures can be found in all societies and are applied in many debates over forests and waters, knowledge, or outer space. In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis(es) the commons is widely discussed again as a possible economic and political alternative to the capitalist system.

      But interpretations of the commons are many, and bellow the surface of the debate, we discover the diverging ideas of what Marx described as the ‚social animal’.

      The block is an experimental setup to expand the notion of economy in general and the commons in specific, and appropriate it as an artistic practice. We will model our own specific commons economy based on a shared responsibility for our individual researches.

      Declaring artistic practices as common goods and searching for a form of organizing artistic processes, is questioning the position of the individual, of resources and of the social. We will investigate the common pool of our researches and see how this reflects back on our individual trajectories.

       
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    • "WITH I/II": Communal Dreaming 07 September 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Mala Kline
    • a.pass
    • 19 September 2016
    • 17 November 2016
    • In these two complementary workshops 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. We examine this concept as a tool in relation to related concepts like “singular plural” (Nancy), “exteriority of singularities” (Agamben) and “composing common world(s)” (Latour). Taking the “with” as a pivotal notion of “community to come”, we play with “relation” as a common, through which the potential "(in-)operative communities" may take place (Nancy).

       

       “WITH I”: 

      19 - 22 September 2016

      These relational concepts are explored through practical use and application of tools for communal dreaming. Improvisation and real-time composition procedures that engage body and imagination in the practice of dreaming serve as tools for “temporalizing of affective and relational singularities” (Manning). The aim is to provide the participants with a common toolbox for improvisation and composition, which they can apply within the “common pool” in the process of composing “common world(s)”, as singular events that occur in the passing between fields of immanence and actualization.

       

      “WITH II”:

      15-17 November 2016

      Reading excerpts from theoretical texts that give insight into these concepts enable us to look back at the used tools for “being together”. The aim is to look back and reflect upon these relational commons and the common tools used in a “common pool” over the months, to rethink and further articulate the common strategy with which this temporary collective can contribute to the conference on the Commons.

       


       

      Biography

      Mala Kline is a performer, choreographer and writer. She holds MA in theater (DasArts, Amsterdam) and PhD in philosophy (UL, Ljubljana). Her PhD on the problem of ethics in contemporary performing arts was written in affiliation with a.pass research centre. Currently she is a post-doctoral researcher at Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (UG) and member of S:PAM research center in Ghent. She is a certified practitioner and teacher of Saphire™ practice (SOI, NYC). All her artistic and theoretical work is embedded in the practice of dreaming. In her author-based choreographic works she uses Saphire™ to facilitate individual and communal dreaming in order to create unique singular worlds weaved from and generated through the language of our dreaming. She has a private practice in Brussels and teaches Saphire™ internationally, in diverse educational, research and production contexts and settings.

      www.malakline.com

       

       

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    • 2016 BLOCK III 01 September 2016
      posted by: Pierre Rubio
    • 01 September 2016
    • 30 November 2016
    • 2016 BLOCK III

       

       

       

      Researchers Participants in the Postgraduate Program

      Aela Royer
      Agnes Schneidewind
      Anouk Llaurens
      Arianna Marcolini
      Brendan Heshka
      Christian Hansen
      Eunkyung Jeong
      Lili Mihajlovic Rampre
      Maarten Van den Bussche
      Sofia Caesar
      Varinia Canto Vila
      Xiri Noir
      Zoumana Meïté

       

      Research End Presentations

      Esteban Donoso
      Isabel Burr Raty
      Thiago Antunes

       

      Research Centre Researchers

      Adriana La Selva
      Adva Zakai
      Mala Kline
      Ricardo Santana

       

      Partners

      Kaaitheater
      Zsenne ArtLab
      Vaarkapoen
      PAF Performance Arts Forum


      Contributors for workshops

      Nicolas Galeazzi
      Kate Rich
      Michael Bouwens
      Einat Tuchman
      Kobe Matthys
      Mala Kline
      Vladimir Miller


      Contributors for the conference

      Aela Royer
      Agnes Schneidewind
      Anouk Llaurens
      Arianna Marcolini
      Bojana Cvejić
      Cecilia Molano
      Christian Hansen
      Daniel Blanga-Gubbay
      Einat Tuchman
      Eunkyung Jeong
      Femke Snelting
      Guy Gypens
      Ingrid Vranken / SPIN
      Juan Dominguez
      Kate Rich
      Kristien Van den Brande
      Lili Mihajlovic Rampre
      Lilia Mestre
      Maarten Van den Bussche
      Magda Tyzlik-Carver
      Miriam Hempel
      Nicolas Galeazzi
      Philippine Hoegen
      Pierre Rubio
      Rudi Laermans
      Steven Jouwersma
      Varinia Canto Vila
      Vladimir Miller
      Xiri Noir
      Zoumana Meïté


      Coordinators a.pass

      Kristien Van den Brande
      Nicolas Galeazzi


      Mentors

      Femke Snelting
      Geert Opsomer
      Kate Rich
      Philippine Hoegen

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    • The Artist Commoner : Public Meeting (self) Education of new subjectivities
      30 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • a.pass, KaaiTheater
    • KaaiStudios - Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstraat 81 // 1000 Brussel.
    • 25 November 2016
    • 26 November 2016
    • case of: Nicolas Galeazzi
      case of: Vladimir Miller
      case of: Lilia Mestre
    • The Artist Commoner : Public Meeting

      When we talk about commoning in the arts, or of artistic production as a site of commoning, or the arts as a common good, we evoke economies of material and immaterial labour within the field of art. But we seldom consider the changing understanding of what an artist is, and how this historic subjectivity possibly undergoes a dramatic shift in response to the resurgence of the commons debate in the last few years. Not only do we need to ask ourselves how to be an artist and a commoner today, and how to produce art within commoning processes, but also what kind of a new artist subjectivity is summoned by the commons. Long gone is the conception of the artist as a craftswoman, long gone the conception of a solitary genius, yet the market still welcomes the individualistic producer, enamoured with the beautified reflection the neo-liberal consumer finds in the persona of the free-to-do-anything, singular novum-art-maker. At the same time the contemporary art market (at least its attention, if not its monetary economy) has embraced commoning as a method for artistic production and encourages the artist to engage with the surrounding world. But is it really the same type of artist that emerges in the (economic) contexts traversed by the artist commoner? She travels from commoning to capitalism, to gift economy, and back. How are those subjectivities negotiated with the citizen of capitalism who she inadvertently also is?

      Does commoning, as a means of artistic practice, require a radically different self-conception of the artist? And if we see the emergence of a different artist subjectivity, what role does (self-)education in the arts play in fostering and welcoming this subjectivity? What kind of (educational) institutions can the artist-commoner take root in? How can these institutions engage not only in educating the artist about the commons but in developing radical methodologies of commoning education?

      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.

      free admission -  except the performance of Juan Dominguez - tickets

       


       

       

      PROGRAM

       

      Friday November 25

      10:00-16:00: Open space / habitat, with: a.pass participants. (@dance studio)

      11:00-15:30: office-work,
      with Femke Snelting, Kate Rich, Magda Tyzlik-Carver.(@concert studio)

      15:30-17.30: Regime Change, presentation after office-work,
      with: Femke Snelting, Kate Rich, Magda Tyzlik-Carver. (@concert studio)

      18:00-23:00: Common Sweat sauna,
      with Steven Jouwersma.

      18:00-19.30: Turn, Turtle! panel,
      with: Vladimir Miller, Nicolas Galeazzi, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay. Followed by The Missing Chapter, by Guy Gypens & SPIN.

      Food: catering at Kaaistudio-bar

      20:30-21:30: SITUATMENTS,
      with: Vladimir Miller, Lilia Mestre, Pierre Rubio, Kristien Van den Brande & Cecilia Molano, Steven Jouwersma, Nicolas Galeazzi, Philippine Hoegen & Einat Tuchman (@concert studio).

      21.30-02:00: PRACTICES. Mobile Interviews + City of Commons + Reading out loud & von unten + Common Sweat Sauna + ArtsCommons rehashed

       

       

      Saturday November 26

      12:00-15:00: Open space / habitat, with: a.pass participants. (@dance studio)

      15:30-16:30: Figures of commoning,
      introduction by Rudi Laermans

      16:30-18:00: Launch Bubble Score publication,
      with: Lilia Mestre, Philippine Hoegen, Miriam Hempel 

      17:00-21:00: Common Sweat sauna,
      with Steven Jouwersma.

      18:00-19:30 : Presentation of the ThK Journal #23, Commons / Undercommons in art, education, work…’,
      with: Bojana Cvejić interviewed by Pierre Rubio.

      Food : catering by Kaaistudio-bar

      20:30-22:30: Between what is no longer and what is not yet,
      performance by Juan Dominguez - ticket requiered

      22:30-02:00: introduction Dino Sound System + DJs: party!

       



      OPEN SPACE / A COMMON HABITAT FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH
      with Nicolas Galeazzi and a.pass-participants

      Friday 25 November: 10:00-16:00

      Saturday 26th November: 12:00 - 15:00

      Every Friday of the last three month a.pass participants met for a concentrated commoning experiment.

      With this practical inquiry into artistic research as a commons we try to establish an Open Space practice, that allows pursuing the individual researches while observing at the same time the general picture that these activities generate together. Every artistic element within that space is considered as a common good. Training the simultaneity and interdependence of individual and common interests not only puts our commons economy at work, but also lets us investigate the personal and collective effects of this structural shift.

      For the ‘The Artist Commoner‘ meeting we move the Open Space Practice to the KaaiStudios and continue our work under the new spatial conditions, inviting you as a potential Open Space commoner into these investigations. You are welcome to explore, expand, dismantle and recharge this space with whatever you consider as your current work. Please bring at least a vegetable for the common cooking.

      10:00 to 11:00 warm up; 11:00 to 13:00 practice; 13:00 common soup and discussion; 14:30 to 15:30 logging.

       

       

      REGIME CHANGE
      with Kate Rich, Femke Snelting and Magdalena Tyzlik-Carver

      Friday 25 November, office hours: 11:00-15:30

      Presentation: 15:30-17:30

      A day long session, aimed at aligning the a.pass computing infrastructure with the ambitions and aspirations summoned by the commons. Tech giants currently dominate all forms of digital communication, from cloud-storage to production tools and archiving systems. For cultural institutions like a.pass and many kindred spirit organisations, there is potential for resistance. Kate, Magda and Femke will use the common power of their intersecting practices in art, technology and theory, to break the spell of this paralysing digital regime. With the aid of Free, Libre and Open Source software, the transposition agents will begin to transform the relation of a.pass to its computing technology. Throughout the day the trio will conduct fieldwork, draw up solemn oaths & commit the institution to a rite of passage: from efficiency to curiosity; from scarcity to multiplicity and from solution to possibility. Champagne served all day.

       

       

      
TURN, TURTLE! PANEL
      with Vladimir Miller, Nicolas Galeazzi, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Guy Gypens, SPIN.

      Friday 25 November, 18.00-19.30

      We would like to draw your attention to the publication of the book ‘Turn Turtle, Turn!’, a creative and intellectual analysis of the new turn in the perception and workings of institutes in the performing arts.

      What has become apparent in the last ten years or so is a move towards an engaged re-appropriation of of arts institutions in artistic (performance) practices, and a more in-depth collaboration between institutes and artists in rethinking the functioning, position, and decision-taking structures of these organisations. We asked several artists, programmers and thinkers to contribute to this publication from the viewpoint of their practice and experience within the institutional framework. Turn, Turtle! Re-enacting the Institute is the second part of the publication series Performing Urgency, commissioned by European theatre network House on Fire which will continue half-yearly.

      For this edition launch in Brussels, the artists Vladimir Miller, Nicolas Galleazzi and Daniel Blanga-Gubbay will debate on these questions. The panel is followed by The Missing Chapter, a discussion between SPIN and Guy Gypens.

       

       

      
SITUATMENTS
      with Vladimir Miller, Lilia Mestre, Pierre Rubio, Nicolas Galeazzi, Kristien Van den Brande, Steven Jouwersma, Philippine Hoegen & Einat Tuchman.

      Friday 25 November, 20:30-21:30

      Collective scheduling and set-up. The first evening of The Artist-Commoner meeting is structured as an overlap of practices, talks and mini-workshops. We would like to provide a space and time for the audience to engage in the politics, pragmatics and poetics of collective scheduling and setting up, believing that commoning begins where stakes and engagement are developed within a framework that is open to change by its outsiders. On Friday evening we come together to introduce and situate our main concerns and give space to a self-organization of the evening. Guided by open space principles, the audience is invited to take active part in existing proposals and schedule other circles and meetings around possible emergent topics. All proposals will be organized and communicated on a central wall paper. This sprawling exploration of the conference themes will be injected into the discussions and presentation of the second day.

       

       

      PRACTICES
      with Vladimir Miller, Kristien Van den Brande & Cecilia Molano, Steven Jouwersma, Pierre Rubio, Nicolas Galeazzi, Philippine Hoegen & Einat Tuchman.

      Friday 25 November, at 21.30pm-02:00

      Mobile interviews - Pierre Rubio

      Pierre Rubio will conduct several nomadic interviews with the participants and with the audience throughout the two-day event. They will revolve around preconceptions about and definitions of the very terms of the a.pass event. What does ‘commoning’ mean? Who is the ‘subject’ producing and operating the commons? What is a ‘commoning practice’? What can ‘commoning’ do? What is the relation between the production of subjectivity and the production of a commoning theatre of operations?

      City of Commons - Vladimir Miller

      In 2015 Stefan Gruber and Vladimir Miller began working on a series of speculative vignettes imagining and discussing a city (or rather a multitude of cities) where certain key institutions are based on practices of commoning. These fragmented utopian visions do not necessarily function or come together as one proposal, but are tools to explore critical positions towards the commons. The texts approach commoning not from the present state of things but speculate from within an imaginary state of commoning as a status quo, thus shifting critique towards a position of inner logics. Rather than discussing commoning practices by comparing or contrasting them with present day structures we jump to a discussion of commoning from within its own possibilities and contradictions, on its own terms. Vladimir Miller will facilitate a work session where together we will develop and discuss visions of institutions as radical spaces of commoning.

      Reading out loud & von unten - Cecilia Molano & Kristien Van den Brande

      Out of the clear, critical light of day, where black night is falling, let's do something as simple as reading a novel to each other. From beginning to end, von unten and out loud, with no particular perspective in mind. Vocalizing writing in order to actualize it, like visualizing it, is not without danger, says Lyotard. Let’s see. If on your bookshelf you have a copy of anti-bildungsroman Jakob Von Gunten by Robert Walser please bring it. Books-with-scribbles-in very much appreciated. Starting at 9.30 pm, until the last page is turned.

      Common sweat sauna - Steven Jouwersma
      extra session on saturday 17:00-21:00

      The Common Sweat Sauna is a real working sauna made only from recuperated materials. It was built in the public space of Brussels and immediately opened up to the public. The project intends to create a free nomadic urban sauna space that diverts from the logic of commercial and individualized wellness and that de-colonizes the public space. The sauna moves from place to place in Brussels and gathers a growing crowd that takes care of the sauna.

      please bring your sauna gear.

      ArtsCommons - rehashed & common zapping (Philippine Hoegen & Einat Tuchman & Nicolas Galeazzi)

      Based on their experience with an attempt to create a commons for the arts, Einat Tuchman, Philippine Hoegen, Nicolas Galeazzi will discuss the difficulties in practicing the commons as an artistic form. Their discussion is ongoing, temporarily settled at a table next to the bar, open for everyone and will be supported by a common zapping through YouTube clips.

       

       

      Figures of Commoning 

      with Rudi Laermans

      Saturday 26 November, 15:30-16:30

      Commoning, or the collective production of a common (a commonality, a common good), is the essential practice through which the social instantiates the political, be it on the macro or the micro level. Evidently, there exist various modes of commoning - of being with and for, social giving and taking, sharing and co-creating. The presentation focusses on some of these practices, ranging from discussing to complicit action to doing nothing.

       


      LAUNCH: BUBBLE SCORE 

      with Lilia Mestre, Philippine Hoegen, Miriam Hempel, and a.pass-participants

      Saturday 26 November, 16:30-18:00

      As a program curator of a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies), Lilia Mestre has since 2014 developed ScoreScapes, a research on scores as pedagogical tools. Her theoretical interest focuses on performativity as a discursive practice leading to a method based on dialogical and intersubjective formats that function as enablers of exchange within artistic research. Working with this method led to various ways of reflecting on the participants’ work, such as the question of authorship within a scored situation and the bearing of individual creativity within a collective. Bubble Score is the third score created for this context; on the occasion of ‘The Artist Commoner’ a publication will be launched to share and open up the discussion ‘of’ methodologies of commoning education.

       

       

      ‘COMMONS / UNDERCOMMONS IN ART, EDUCATION, WORK...’

      with Bojana Cvejić (ThK - Walking Theory), Pierre Rubio (a.pass)

      Saturday 26th , 18.00-19.30

      a.pass welcomes Bojana Cvejić to discuss the last issue of the journal TkH/Walking Theory : ‘Commons / Undercommons in art, education, work…’ (2016).

      In an interview by Pierre Rubio, co-curator of the apass program, Bojana Cvejić, co-editor of the journal, will address a few problems and questions following from 'The Public Commons and the Undercommons of Art, Education, and Labour’ conference (Frankfurtlab 2014).

      Taking a cue from Jason Read’s contribution to the conference and journal: ‘Individuating the Commons’, Cvejić will account for the approaches and arguments around the Common, its practices and plea for new subjectivation. Her own stance recasts collectivity through the questions of the preindividual and transindividual (in Gilbert Simondon, Paolo Virno, and Jason Read). Cvejić recently gave a lecture using these very concepts ( ‘Radicalising a condition into a practice : Transindividuality’ London, Sept. 2016) to critically problematise art as “a site of intensive expression of individualism”.

      Why do concepts like ‘individuation’ or ‘transindividuality’ seem operative today for Bojana Cvejić to expand the narrow individual interest to a broader horizon of collective transindividual solidarity?

       

      BETWEEN WHAT IS NO LONGER AND WHAT IS NOT YET
      
with Juan Dominguez

      Saturday 26 November; 20:30-22:30

      Juan Dominguez suspends events and creates an interval of time in which he tries to integrate his past into his future. He translates his visions and his desire to encounter the unknown through language. For the first time in 14 years Dominguez is working alone, giving rise to a self-portrait that cites himself and some of his friends.

      tickets on Kaaitheatre website

       

       

      Dance with the DINO SOUND SYSTEM
      
with Christophe Meierhans and Ant Hampton

      Saturday 26 November, 22:30-02:00

      To round up this public meeting, we will party. The sound will be produced by a sound system that is considered a common good – the ominously famous "Dino Sound System". Driven by the need to dance - a group of artists, djs and friends around Christophe Meierhans and Ant Hampton joined forces to construct an extraordinary loudspeaker system that can be used by any of the contributing ‘Dinos' for whatever event they’re planning. For our party, the system will experience its second test phase and official inauguration, with music played by a many-armed, collective DJ. Bring your ears for a listening event at 22.30 and you’ll not be able to hold your legs back!

       

       

      ONGOING

      A.pass books on display / for sale

      The stock of books, artist-publications, posters, leaflets produced by a.pass-curators, researchers and participants will be on display and for sale during the Artist Commoner public meeting.

      publications of a.pass

       

       

       

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    • THEORIES UNDER THE COMMONS 24 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Vladimir Miller
    • 26 September 2016
    • 30 September 2016
    • THEORIES UNDER THE COMMONS

      In the past several years, we have witnessed are resurgence  of artistic and academic discourse around the notions and practices of commoning. The commons is the central theme of the current apass block, and, over the years, it has arguably been one of the central models for many forms of collectivity practiced at apass. 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.

      To ground our discussions we will look at apass itself as a space of commoning with the help an a project Annette Krauss During the last two years she has worked with CASCO on processes of commoning within the institution. The results of their collective discussions and work take the form of posters, each proposing an exercise in unlearning. Annette Krauss proposes to use the posters as tools for unlearning the practices that uncommon us. 

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    • ECONOMY, AN INTRODUCTION 23 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Kate Rich
    • 13 September 2016
    • 13 September 2016
    • ECONOMY, AN INTRODUCTION

      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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    • Friday Open Space 23 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
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    • a.pass
    • 16 September 2016
    • 25 November 2016
    • case of: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Friday Open Space

      Every Friday of this block – from 16th September till the Common Conference – we will come together for a concentrated commoning session. In order 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. Training the simultaneity and interdependency of individual and common interests not only puts our commons economy at work but also let’s us investigate the personal and collective effects of structural shifts.

      We will work with the elements provided and commonized during the opening week workshop.

      What is created while working together? With this basic question in mind, we will establish our own specific common working economy. The critical practice of this economy will be our contribution to the Common Conference at the end of the block.

       
      The Fridays Open Space follow a strict protocol: preparing, diving, reflecting, adjusting.

      At 10am we gather for a preparatory hour including a body warm-up, check up of the material and the situation, and a short recap of the previous Friday’s session. Contributions for this preparation can be proposed by everyone taking part.

      At 11am we dive into the open. Everything is in common responsibility and has to be taken care of to be activated, nourished, cultivated, played with, questioned, put in context, etc.

      Throughout these sessions, the attention lies – similar to improvisation – on the contextual relationality of the individual trajectories towards the commons.

      At 1pm we eat soup and reflect upon our experience in the open session. Based on this reflection we commonly decide on adjustments as a starting point for the next Friday Open Space.

      The sessions will end around 3pm.

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    • ASSEMBLY WITH THINGS Thing 001390, and Thing 001652
      23 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Agency
    • a.pass
    • 10 October 2016
    • 13 October 2016
    • ASSEMBLY WITH THINGS

      Agency constitutes a growing “list of things” that resist the radical split between the classifications of nature and culture. This list of things is mostly derived from juridical cases and controversies involving intellectual property (copyrights, patents, trade marks, etc.) in various territories around the world. The concept of intellectual property relies upon the fundamental assumption of the split between culture and nature and consequently between expressions and ideas, creations and facts, subjects and objects, humans and non-humans, originality and tradition, individuals and collectives, mind and body, etc.. Each “thing” or controversy, included on the list, witnesses a hesitation in terms of these divisions. Agency calls these “things” forth from its list via varying “assemblies” inside exhibitions, performances, publications, and other forms. Each assembly speculates around possible inclusions of excluded agencies. These fabulations explore in a topological way the operative consequences of the apparatus of intellectual property for an ecology of art practices and their modes of existence.

      In terms of intellectual property law the commons are often determined by the vague demarcation like between what is "common" and what is "original". The controversies that Kobe Matthys of Agency will invoke during the workshop bring about the absurdities of this division in artistic, philosophical and other terms. In this workshop we will also put some existing legal precedents in relation to our own practices and speculate around other potential scenarios, other lines of thoughts than the juridical argumentation of copyright law, possible diverging situations and beyond.

      For this workshop Agency proposes an work amongst others with two Things that are directly connocted 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’.

      Thing 001390 (Ten dollar bank note)

      According to Aboriginal tradition the Morning Star Pole is imbued with the power to take the spirits of the dead to the Morning Star, which will return them to their ancestral home. While a pole is part of the communal ceremony, it is made in secret in accordance with (common) religious rules.

      In 1985, the artist Terry Yumbulul, himself member of the Galpu people, made morning star poles and sold one of them to the Australian Museum in Sidney.

      In 1988, the Reserve Bank of Australia released a special $10 bank note to commemorate the first

      European settlement in Australia incorporating elements of a reproduction of that specific Morning Star Pole. After Yumbulul was criticized by his community for permitting the reproduction of the pole on the banknote, he initiated an action against the Bank for infringement of his copyright.The court defended the copyright of the Bank.

      Thing 001652 (Monkey’s Selfies)

      In 2011 an individual of the so called crested macaques ape manipulated the camera of the wild life photographer David Slater and shot coincidentally an image of itself. The image became famous as the Monkey’s Selfie. It was published in an online version of Daily Mail and on Wikipedia - in Daily Mail the copyright notice read: „Copyright Casters News Service“; Wikipedia considered the picture as public domain. In consequence Mr. Slater himself, Copyright Offices and animal right groups started to fight with different arguments for and against a possible copyright of this picture.


       

       

      Biography

      "Agency" is an international initiative that was founded in 1992 by Kobe Matthys and has office in Brussels. Agency constitutes a growing “list of things” that resist the radical split between the classifications of nature and culture. This list of things is mostly derived from juridical cases and controversies involving intellectual property (copyrights, patents, trade marks, etc...) in various territories around the world. The concept of intellectual property relies upon the fundamental assumption of the split between culture and nature and consequently between expressions and ideas, creations and facts, subjects and objects, humans and non-humans, originality and tradition, individuals and collectives, mind and body, etc.... Each “thing” or controversy, included on the list, witnesses a hesitation in terms of these divisions. Agency calls these “things” forth from its list via varying “assemblies” inside exhibitions, performances, publications, etc... Each assembly speculates around possible inclusions. As a whole the assemblies explore in a topological way the operative consequences of the apparatus of intellectual property for an ecology of diverse art practices and their modes of existence.

      On Days Like These We Must Surf from Jake Kovnat on Vimeo.

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    • Opening week 2016/III workshop: Gathering things 23 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Nicolas Galeazzi
    • a.pass
    • 05 September 2016
    • 14 September 2016
    • case of: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Opening week 2016/III workshop: Gathering things

      This commoning workshop radicalizes the usual focus of the opening week: we share our researches! Sharing this time, is not only a means to update each other about the actual state of our projects, but literally aims to make them a common issue.

      Our individual researches are the basic material to set to work during a block. 'Working’ is a specific economy of related energies, knowledge, motivation, intend, emotions, of objects and humans, documents and processes.

      The opening workshop forms the basis of a block-specific economy that will be developed further in the Fridays Open Session.

      You are invited to carefully select parts of your individual research that will then be declared as common good for the duration of the block. The collection of these parts is the base of our commons. The collection will be under constant transformation and observation, and shall be our indicator of how our researches develop under the influence of the care by ‘everyone‘.

      We will present our individual researches synthesized through three specific filters :

      •     One element from your research that you define as a resource for yourself and others.
            Resources are things that transform when we use them!
      •     One element that you declare as a tool.
            Tools are things that we use in order to transform other things.
      •     One element that describes a ‘gap’ in your research.
            Gaps are not-things: Gaps are consciously or unconsciously ignored or desired elements within our researches.


      Beside the opening week workshop, we will take time to discuss the concept and the practicalities of a.pass in general.

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    • COMMUNAL GARDENS 18 August 2016
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • Einat Tuchman & VK
    • VK (Vaarkapoen, Molenbeek)
    • 31 October 2016
    • 03 November 2016
    • COMMUNAL GARDENS

      Vaarkapoen is a community center in the heart of Molenbeek, quite near a.pass. It’s an institution engaged in the community and community building of this problematic commune. Since November 2015 Molenbeek is recurrently in the world news as a nest for ’islamic’ terrorists. The commune has been blamed for neglecting integration policy and for not taking serious the existing social and economic problems. The political community as well as the population are therefore alert and know they – we – have to do something. In this situation, many claims are coming towards the arts, towards education and social work. The team of VK is one of those actors who are assigned to address this social situation in the commune and to bring artists in relation to the community.

      One of their projects is to develop a communal garden as open space for a general public to use. Connected to it they want to build an artistic residency place for projects that deal with the community.  The situation is structurally complex. To create this garden a currently squatted building has to be destroyed. For the rather poor population the renovation cost are fairly high. The questions of who will decide about the dedication of the garden, about activities and use, is still open.

      During the workshop we will examine the existing garden and the future one, departing from our personal artistic researches. How can we as artists with our researches take position in, or towards this project? What would we do with this space, in this situation, at this location? How would our research react to, or in it? In what kind of garden would you place your project? What would you need in this garden to be able to realize your ideas and how could your research reach others through this garden?

      These are questions addressed together with Einat Tuchman. Through her artistic practice Tuchman addresses since several years the question how art can engage in community building without compromising itself. Together with Tuchman we will relate our researches to this garden/residency project and will develop positions and actions towards it.

    • The dedicated mentors for this block are Femke Snelting, Kate Rich, Geert Opsomer and Philippine Hoegen.

      According to your needs, you can choose for either 2 or 3 mentors.

      In order to challenge you with a specific context and language of mentoring we would like to suggest for this block, that the team of mentors proposes one of those 2 or 3 mentors to you. We would like to experiment with this possibly confronting, contrasting, or specific support to your research.  With each of the 2 or 3 mentors you will have 4 hours of mentoring throughout the block.

      Since the dedicated mentors will present themselves in the opening week and will attend all your presentations you will be able to decide on your mentors at the end of the first week.

      To subscribe read more:

      Please check the time availabilities of the mentors below and subscribe to your mentors here.

       

      Timing of possible mentoring:

       Schedule will follow soon.
       
      Femke Snelting:
      Best days for the 1st mentoring are: 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 September;
      Best days for the 2nd mentoring are:  14, 24, 28 November.
      Otherwise there's always space around things so we'll make individual appointments and find slots.
       
      Kate Rich:
      Available in Brussels for the 1st mentoring are: 14 - 17 September
      Available in Brussels for the 1st mentoring are:  26 - 29 October
       
      Philippine Hoegen:
      on individual appointment
       
      Geert Opsomer:
      from 15th September on individual appointment.
       
       
    • 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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    • KunstAllmend Art as commons
      18 December 2013
      posted by: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • 18 December 2013
    • 21 September 2014
    • case of: Nicolas Galeazzi
    • KunstAllmend

      Berich von der Allmend_web-Seite002The KunstAllmend / ArtsCommons is a collective project experimenting with alternative artistic economies to redefine conditions for artistic production. Reflective of the commons active in the Swiss Alps for centuries, the KunstAllmend transposes this traditional model upon contemporary discussions concerning the management of common resources, authorship and copyright – strategies of ‘sharing’ in opposite to market ‘exchange’. The KA is a proposing an scenographic infrastructure for art production under the conditions of a radical commons economies. These conditions provide a context to discuss the commons rather as a promising problematic than a solution. 

      The first experiments with this economy took place 2014 at the Dampfzentrale in Bern/Switzerland in relation with the BernBiennale. 

      To know more abou this project, please download the pdf in the link bellow:

      PDF: Berich von der Allmend





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