Since summer 2013, a slowly growing team of researchers in Zurich and Europe is steadily develoing the local and transversal framework of Immediations. In Zurich, concerns of immediation are focused on the term “Urban Fabric.” The attempt is to interlace expertise in textile and architecture, urban interaction design, and artistic research enabling us to outline, develop and concretize new practices of research and knowledge production through conceptual work aesthetic experiments. The preliminary goal is laying the ground for the second project phase The Anarchive which will primarily be staged in Europe.
Christoph Brunner (chair) | Zurich University of the Arts, CH / Arno Böhler | University of Vienna, AT / Susanne Granzer | University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, AT / Julien Bruneau | Independent dancer, choreographer, and visual artist, Brussels, BE / Erin Manning | Concordia University, Montreal, CA / Christel Stalpaert | University of Ghent, BE
Day 1, 9 November, Orpheus Concert Hall, 14:00–16:00
The question of the dark precursor should not be mistaken as an instant in a chronological unfolding of events. In determining intensities “in advance but in reverse, as though intagliated” the dark precursor actually lacks a sense of empirical time and it lacks its article. It is not a mere “one” but a singularity—that is, an actual occasion beyond the measure of time while being in time. What if we conceive of the performative dislodged from a simplified sense of present while accounting for its power of instauration—its capacity for making present that which is in time but never of a mere present moment? With the participants of this Dialogue, we will explore different modes of untimely fabulation, a mode of thinking and literally invoking the in-act of performance across forms of creative practice in philosophy and art. Performance becomes the point of entry for negotiating a sensibility for ethico-aesthetic attunements toward emergence, without knowing in advance how a situation, a body, or relations will play out in their actualisation. The in-act of performance designates a thought and practice in the act of its very own fabulation—that is, of the coming Dialogue.