Rue delaunay 58 – 1080 – Brussel, Molenbeek
24-25 May: THIS IS 1000 LITERS FUEL SO… @ Decoratelier
26 May: SCORESCAPES booklaunch @ BREW
4 till 30 June : PARALLEL-PARASITE @ Zsenne ArtLab.
30 April till 2 September: Block II 2018 – MILIEUS, ASSOCIATIONS, SIEVES AND OTHER MATTERS…
THIS IS 1000 liter fuel so…
24 and 25 May, @ *Decoratelier.
Doors: 17:30, first performance 18:30, end: 22:00.
a.pass end-communications of:
Luisa Fillitz, Esther Rodriguez-Barbero Granado, Eunkyung Jeong, Marialena Marouda, Ekaterina Kaplunova, Shervin Kiarnesi Haghighi
For this End-Communications, the six researches come together in concepts of absence, invisibility, history and knowledge. They research in various ways to bring what seems to be ungraspable in the construction of subjectivities to the fore. Subjectivity here, not as an individual subjectivity, but one that collectively builds and positions (in transformation) outside of oneself. Subjectivities as constituted by cultural, economical, social and other interactions and seen as complex narratives that mediate our perception(s) of the world. How do we make sense of what is pertained as ‘real’ and how through the generalization of such a standpoint one is unable to connect with the singular, and its inherent complexities? What ethical utterances can appear from this way of addressing the world?
Following up on the idea of co-making worlds a.pass positions itself as a collaborative environment for the investigation and expression of artistic research. The media of the research are multiple and often combined. The cross disciplines and their interaction forces each specific (or even disciplinary) methodology to break down and instigate the construction of singular ways of doing/ thinking. This approach orients artistic research out of a categorical way of understanding knowledge production in the arts as much as it opens up distinctive and particular forms of addressing relationality, we could call undisciplined.
The work of the six researchers entails combined forms of research on what can be called transdisciplinary research in order to open up the complexity of the objects of study through combining experiential approaches.
Luisa Fillitz‘s research positions itself on the relationship between physical and metaphysical realities and questions the predetermined borders of an effect we take as ‘real’.
Esther Rodriguez-Barbero Granado works in the domains of architecture and body as constructors of space.
Eunkyung Jeong, through a daily drawing practice, researches the idea of time within diverse forms of existence as the stone and the self.
Marialena Marouda’s research on the ocean problematizes scientic knowledge as the single epistemology of nature.
Ekaterina Kaplunova develops a systematic approach to family relations and cultural lineage in relation to the multifunctional artist.
Shervin Kiarnesi Haghighi addresses the undocumented performance of everyday life as an invisible event produced within the confines of Art.
*Decoratelier is an ongoing and constantly evolving project by autonomous artist in residence, Jozef Wouters.
26 May @ *BREW, Schoolstraat 1 Rue de Pene, 1000 Brussels
From 17:30 till 19:00.
Another iteration of the ScoreScapes research by curator Lilia Mestre took place in block 2017/II The problem of the score. The publication Medium Score – Tectonic Friendships is a reflection of that iteration. Together with the six a.pass researchers finishing the post-master program we decided to do a combined publication for the Medium Score and the End- Communications.
Come to the book launch and have a chocolate cocktail with Shervin Kianersi Haghighi.
*BREW is a new space in Brussels which organizes and hosts events and activities in the field of contemporary art. Initiators: Philippine Hoegen and Carolien Stikker
4 till 30 of June @ Zsenne ArtLab
RESEARCH CENTER 18/II CURATED BY LILIA MESTRE
The RC will function as a meeting point for the convergence of concerns, interests and the pleasures of learning together. It will research itself and its modus operandi in terms of hospitality, dissensus and criticality through the various research practices proposed.
a.pass is constantly questioning the positionality and share-ability of what we learn and interrogating the political implications of the research practices. In response to those problematics, as RC curator, Lilia Mestre’s proposition is the dislocation of the RC to a semi-public environment and to locate it temporary in a gallery space, one of the per-se spaces for the exhibition. The question driving this movement (from the inside to the outside) is: can the a.pass RC in dis-location generate a hub for the study of some of its practices? can this movement instigate other forms of share-ability and access that are informal and porous? We’ll be addressing the agency of such publicness and how it will be giving perspective to the critical doing and the critical thinking in artistic research and what forms of sociability will be generated.
The three main proposals are: SOL (School of Love) proposed by Adva Zakai, The way of the Anarchive proposed by Erin Manning (SenseLAb) and ScoreScapes proposed by Lilia Mestre (a.pass).
PROGRAM To Be Announced…
MILIEUS, ASSOCIATIONS, SIEVES AND OTHER MATTERS…
2 April – 2 September 2018
BLOCK II 2018 – summer program
An ensemble of problems as an environment. A metastable milieu in crisis, which evolves and changes by shifting to new dimensions out of confrontation to and resolution of problems.