project, workshop

Occupy Democracy

29 September-3 October 2014

Occupation Precaire: one-euro-cents glued in public space

A workshop took time and place 24/7 as a singular occupation of a public space with hourly rotations. A group was working in parallel daily 10am – 1pm.

This workshop was designed and organized by Luigi Coppola and Christophe Meierhans

Luigi Coppola and Christophe Meierhans are working in different contexts and with different means about common decision taking procedures – or let’s say, alternative democracies.

While Christophe proposes in a lecture performance series a new democratic system based on disqualifying people in charge, rather than electing them, Luigi is developing social choreographies as democratic models and is currently involved in a communal project of reorganizing the political, agricultural and economic system of a whole village in south Italy.

Together they propose a research workshop where most components of its activities will have to be decided commonly with the workshop participants. Just the very basic conditions are determined: The workshop occupies a public space with only one person at the time – 24h a day.  The rest of the group develops, discusses and observes the occupation from a distance and takes the relevant decisions.

The discussions and decision taking procedures already started last block and created some new questions and tendencies. But an entrance into the process is possible at anytime.


on the spot – occupy democracy

29 September-3 October 2014

Some impressions of the Occupy Democracy workshop by Luigi Coppola and Christophe Meierhans.

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Appendix to a Receipt

10 February 2015

a justification of value

nationale bank exchange-receipt
Through the simple act of translating the materiality of money in to an other consistency without chaining its monetary value but to discard with this it’s functional usability, the sum of 650€ becomes an artifact - a sculpture in it self. The provided receipt is in so far the proof not only of an act of ‘buying’ the essential artifact of this act, but is part of it’s social plastic. Money is used here to create art in the most possible direct way.
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post-master program
pre phd-program
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