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ÚHEL POHLEDU_ [experimentální expozice] (2024) Matej Hajek
Projekt se zabývá experimentálním přístupem k vzdělávání, který integruje disciplíny hry a učení skrze umělecké dílo. Realizace záměru proběhla formou interaktivní expozice na vzdělávací platformě Centra současného umění DOX. Experiment vychází z konceptu "funkční plastiky" jakožto fyzického objektů, které slouží jako partitury pro interaktivní učení a hru. Fyzickou instalaci doplňuje libreto prezentované virtuálním (AR) průvodcem. Experiment zkoumá praktické využití krajní stimulace smyslů v kombinaci se spekulativním obsahovým sdělením. Tato synergie nabízí unikátní disharmonickou zkušenost, jež má za účel testovat efektivitu stimulace kognitivních funkcí formou podněcování adaptačního mechanismu na hranici komfortní zóny.
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The game (2024) Zoe Panagiota (aka Betty) Nigianni
Happening, 2016. Participant's research, including improvised full recorded interview with first generation Albanian immigrants to Greece, images, and thematic text. The research was conducted for the workshop, "Logics of Worlds", inspired by Alain Badiou's work and organised by architect Filippos Oraiopoulos, at Athens School of Fine Art (ASFA), Master of Visual Arts (Marios Spiliopoulos, Giorgios Xiropaides), December 2016. Adopting the political approach of Badiou's "L' Organisation Politique", applying direct intervention for societal problems, including immigration and labour, I used play as a method to facilitate improvised discussions. People share and respond more freely when participating in structured, but playful interactions, such as those a game involves. Albanians speak three languages, Albanian, Greek and Italian, so I wasn't able to translate parts of the conversation. Avlona is an English now obsolete name for Vlore, an Albanian seaport and former ancient Greek colony Aulon. Albanians came as refugees in Greece initially in the 1990s, after the fall of communism in their home country. Notably, the workshop was slightly interrupted by a performance art student, who brought a live hen to slaughter in the studio. This can be taken as a metaphor for scapegoating (and re-assigning the gender of male) refugees. For this exposition, I include an essay by Pantelis Boukalas, in Kyriakos Katzourakis, O "Dromos Pros Ti Dysi" (The Way to the West), 2001, as well as Kyriakos Katzourakis' introduction in English. The exposition also aims to juxtapose the experimental and the conceptual in the fine arts; and to make the 'invisible' visible. I don't have any personal or other connections with Albania (or North Macedonia); I have never visited. This was a project to research and document in an artistic manner the refugee and immigration crisis in my native Greece, but also to voice my opinions on this topic from the perspective of the native. Albania (and North Macedonia) is a non-EU country; Greece, my native (and my parents' and grandparents' native), has been in the EU since 1981. I have also been a UK national, by naturalisation, since 2011. Paradoxically, the outcome of this project was that fictitious non-EU son(s)/daughter(s) of mine have been (since 2018) on UK police databases, as disabled 14, 19, 21 year-old transgender Italian/Albanians - maybe I was married to a Nordic neo-Nazi? Dismissed. My serious concerns about international organised criminal activity, were reported and confirmed by the Greek and Scandinavian authorities. The Greek Golden Dawn - with their "Big Idea" (Megali Idea) of conquering foreign countries, like North Macedonia, and their chronic attacks on immigrants and refugees in Greece - was convicted as a criminal organisation in October 2020. They invented the 'concept' of the 'Real Greek', dependent on any Greek's political orientation. Now they're losing their sixty seven (67) appeals. For Pavlos Fyssas, aka Killah P. For Alain Badiou and the OP. The work is in progress.
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Performing Precarity (2024) Laurence Crane, Anders Førisdal, LEA Ye Gyoung, Io A. Sivertsen, Lisa Streich, Jennifer Torrence and Ellen Ugelvik
To be a contemporary music performer today is to have a deeply fragmented practice. The performer’s role is no longer simply a matter of mastering her instrument and executing a score. Music practices are increasingly incorporating new instruments and technologies, methods of creating works, audience interaction and situations of interdependence between performer subjects. The performer finds herself unable to keep a sense of mastery over the performance. In other words, performing is increasingly precarious.
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WALKING BETWEEN WOR[L]DS WITH LINES is a workshop. It was delivered at Convocation II, Vienna, 2023, a gathering arranged and facilitated by the Language-Based Artistic Research Group. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research is to explore how, in the absence of vision, the body, language and landscape combine to form a particular type of cartographic, text-informed, mental image in the mind, that is both a record of movement and a score for future object intra-actions. Ordinarily, I fill the role of blindfolded navigator, with a colleague playing the role of the sighted interlocutor. This activity flipped these roles, enabling me to utilise the experience I have acquired through navigating many forests without sight, to assist participants in navigating blindfold through the landscape of Convocation II, Zentrum Fokus Forschung (ZFF). The blurring of physical site and temporal event is deliberate here, the activity of navigating blindfolded with the body generatively blending with psychic travel in the mind. This is an opportunity for participants to think about how vision enables a particular version of the wor[l]d, and to speculate on what other kinds of wor[l]d might be possible in vision’s absence.
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Come rendere visibile l'invisibile? (2024) Michele Rinaldi
In occasione del workshop tenuto dal prof Ripa di Meana e dal post-doc Andrea Guidi, sono stato invitato a leggere la scena quarta e quinta dell'Amleto di Shakespeare. Dopo una iniziale lettura personale, il prof ha tenuto una lettura collettiva in cui ciascuno studente esponeva le prime impressioni sul testo. In questa fase il prof ci ha aiutato a focalizzare meglio i temi principali delle scene lette, agevolando noi studenti l'osservazione di alcune delle dinamiche principali della tragedia. Dopo la lettura collettiva, è iniziato il mio personale processo sul testo di Shakespeare che si è composto di tre fasi principali: - reinterpretazione, - ricerca, - rielaborazione. 1 FASE DI REINTERPRETAZIONE Sono partito rileggendo il testo dell'Amleto e, contemporaneamente, su un foglio scrivevo quelli che ritenevo essere i "punti principali" delle scene analizzate. Successivamente ho iniziato una fase di "brainstorming personale" in cui andavo a scrivere tutte le parole-chiave che mi venivano in mente, cercando connessioni, approfondimenti e punti di vista diversi tra le varie parole che venivano fuori. 2 FASE DI RICERCA Una volta completata questa prima fase di reinterpretazione del testo, mi sono concentrato sulla ricerca delle principali tematiche che sono venute a galla nei punti chiave e nel brainstorming. Nel farlo ho utilizzato due strumenti: il primo è KOBI e il secondo è Perplexity. In questa analisi, non mi soffermerò sul secondo ma esporrò le ricerche effettuate sulla prima piattaforma menzionata. In generale, la fase di ricerca è consistita in un'alternarsi e un'influenzarsi di entrambi i motori di ricerca. Su KOBI ho cercato parole-chiave come: "delirio", "sogno", "complesso di edipo", "piattaforma", "memoria", "ricordo" ecc... Per alcune ricerche non usciva nulla, per altre invece venivano suggeriti media e materiali estremamente interessanti che hanno indirizzato il mio percorso di rielaborazione del testo. 3 FASE DI RIELABORAZIONE Una volta soddisfatto la mia necessità di ricerca di materiale, in maniera molto naturale, ho avuto l'idea di come rielaborare uno dei temi principali emersi nel testo shakespeariano. In sintesi, ritengo KOBI uno strumento efficace per aumentare la creatività, tuttavia in questa fase embrionale della piattaforma, risulta ancora difficile ottenere sempre risultati, per via del ristretto database di cui la piattaforma fa uso. Tuttavia, se sviluppata al meglio, ritengo che questo possa essere un medium fantastico per chiunque faccia ricerca, artistica e non, ampliando le proprie possibilità creative e il proprio bagaglio di conoscenza.
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