Xiri Tara Noir, Sina Seifee, Esta Matkovic, Maarten Van den Bussche, Lili Rampre, curated by Laura Herman No Communication without Noise
21-23 September 2017 / a.pass 4th floor
five researches leaving a.pass
“Mistakes, wavy lines, confusion, obscurity are part of knowledge;
noise is part of communication, part of the house.”
No Communication Without Noise is a three-day insight in five ongoing a.pass researches that share an affinity with the ambivalences of writing and reading. Interested in communication, or the lack thereof, Esta Matkovic, Lili M. Rampre, Sina Seifee, Xiri Tara Noir and Maarten Van den Bussche address the limitations and untapped potentials of text in proposing new modes of attention.
How can we engage with the information that somehow gets filtered out, or which exists at the margins of the circuit? How does one convey, communicate, or translate embodied text or flesh-memory? How does a feeling or thought travel through time and space if not through written scripts? Adopting different channels and strategies, including voice, auto-fiction, re-enactments and technological interfaces, the researchers bring wonder and awareness of other forms of conductive relations, like the chemistry between lovers or the force fields that exist in between the lines.
17:00 doors open
ongoing installations until 22:00
18:00, 19:30 and 21:00
Thursday 21st & Saturday 23rd
18:00 Lili M. Rampre
19:30 Xiri Noir
21:00 Esta Matkovic
18:00 Xiri Tara Noir
19:30 Lili M. Rampre
21:00 Esta Matkovic
LILI M. RAMPRE
OUT OF THE BLUE
In “Out of the Blue”, Lili Rampre moves from water to land. Although the transition would seem at first sight to be a safe one, rejoining the shore after swimming in tumultuous waters, it is not: Rampre’s world hails from The Little Mermaid, and much is lost for Ariel when she leaves the ocean waves. What, she asks, would be other ways of constituting ourselves? How can we be made anew? How can we break free from the imperatives of balance, health, and harmony, and still remain subjects? She must find out how movement and voice, the oft-forgotten tools of subjective elaboration, can disrupt the laws of propriety and open the floor for unpredictable selves.
MAARTEN VAN DEN BUSSCHE
A SENSE OF SELF
RE-QUEST, RE-SEARCH AND POETRY
My research became a thing about how the intimate and the political might fuel and propel each other, onwards into interwoven subjective en social change! Though, when it becomes a fixed thing, I feel compelled; forced even – with the intensity of an addict longing for a hit – to change it into something else.
A PROJECT ABOUT LOVE AND INTIMACY
I am presenting a book and i would like to think of it as performative act, a substitute for my process, an aesthetic experience. I am working on our everyday performativity, making a format for Intimacy, Care and Love to be observed, a contract as a meeting space of our borders in an agreed space. The assemblage of documented material consists of messages, email exchanges and meetings with my artist Lovers, through my daily reflects upon the ‘project’.
XIRI TARA NOIR
LISTENING BY SPEAKING TO ONESELF
A RELATIONAL PRACTICE
Departing from an activist purview Xiri’s research centers on how particular gestures are captured and interpreted by different groups of women. Across different groups, however, misunderstandings are likely to emerge due to factors of circumstance and prejudice. Xiri uses transcriptions not as a tool to translate what has been said exactly, but how it has been said by returning what gets lost into the realm of the perceptible through amplification. Through a legend of cues – an emotional map of sorts – a reenactment of conversations becomes possible, reconfiguring the field of relations and enabling the appreciation of value systems that are not ours.
AN AJAYEB’S NETWORK MAKING
Ajayeb is a site of heritage and research on histories of standards in knowledge production, stories of the inseparability of affect and episteme, passing of obligations from something ghost-like to something felt-with-certainty, from site to parasite. And work on ajayeb is an infrastructural concern about zones of encounter, about the politics of rememberance: the politics and philosophy of classifying certain textual/material activities that constitute what is „past.“