Rewording was performed at the Campo de la Chiesa at Sacca Fisola in Venice on the 16/6/2019 during the symposium Convocation – on Expanded Language-Based Practices. Rewording was a presentational event based on writings from the workshop Wording ­– Collaborative Writing in Public Space held 12-14/6/2019 as one of the Disruptive Processes workshops in the #3 Research Pavilion. The aim of this collective attempt at writing was to shape a public space using words and to position ourselves in shared spaces and reciprocated texts. 50 artists took part in the workshop, 16 in Venice and 34 in different locations from Medellín in Colombia to Marksjön in Sweden. Rewording was performed simultaneously in the different public locations were the texts were written. Photo below by Mika Elo.

The Temporary Agora, a collaborative sculpture facilitated by Anni Laakso, was one of the Disruptive Processes workshops in the 3# Research Pavilion in Venice 2019. On the seating texts from the workshop Wording – Collaborative writing in Public Space. In the background to the left the videowork Disrupt by akcg, to the right the film The Reading Circle by Jaana Kokko. Photo by Anni Laakso.

Rewording presentation at the Convocation – on Expanded Language-Based Practices 16/6/2019 in Venice. Reader: Raphaela Gilla, photo Anni Laakso.

Disruptive Processes

 

The aim of Disruptive Processes at the #3 Research Pavilion was to create progressions that make societal, communal and artistic collaboration possible. Our attitude is to do research in order to form a genuine meeting place that enables sharing. In other words, we address collaborative creation of knowledge that can alter and change – be disruptive in the world. 

 

Research is linked to an over-arching issue of methods, results and impact, and we as artists and researchers should be specifically aware of what processes we intend to influence with our work. Therefor Disruptive Processes emphasised experience and perception as a foundation of  knowledge creation.

 

Disruptive Processes built upon the method of collaboration, and was organized in workshops that enabled collective un/learning processes. These workshops were developed to have a common ground and to support emancipation. Artistic goals are not separated from the lives we are leading. Therefore, the borders between intimacy, privacy and collective become active and influential. It is this liminal state that enables a study of alliances and the impact of collaboration.

 

Our contribution was to show that collaborative methods produce not only knowledge but also emancipatory capacities. Our inquiry was based on the principal research question: “What is collective authorship?” The subordinated research questions were: “How can research be jointly improvised? and “What are the corporeal differences between participating and collaborating?” Disruptive Processes  aimed at expanding collaborational discussions and challenge reciprocal leadership.  

 

Disruptive Processes materialised itself with the collaborational spatial work entitled Temporary Agora facilitated by Anni Laakso. This work was an on-going collective construction of a sculptural space that developed during a process of constructing together and it enhanced the skills of material negotiation. Further workshops were  Wording – Collaborative Writing in Public Space facilitated by Lena Séraphin,  Sensory Experiences in Urban Space facilitated by Ajauksia ,

Where did art go?/ get lost! facilitated by akcg and Feminist Gathering facilitated by Jaana Kokko.  

 

The title Disruptive Processes is inspired by the publication Disruptive Laughter initiated by Ulrika Gomm.

 

 

 

Rewording was performed at the Campo de la Chiesa at Sacca Fisola in Venice on the 16/6/2019 during the symposium Convocation – On Expanded Language-Based Practices. Rewording was a presentational event based on writings from the workshop Wording ­– Collaborative Writing in Public Space organized 12-14/6/2019 as one of the Disruptive Processes workshops in the #3 Research Pavilion. The aim of this collective attempt at writing was to shape a public space using words and to position ourselves in shared spaces and reciprocated texts. 50 artists took part in the workshop, 16 in Venice and 34 in different locations from Medellín in Colombia to Marksjön in Sweden. Rewording was performed simultaneously in many of the different public spaces where the texts were written. Video-documentation by Mika Elo and editing by Hannu Kärenlampi. Rewording is facilitated by Lena Séraphin.  

Readers Emma Cocker, Stefan Krüskemper and Kerstin Polzin. 

Pauline O'Connell wrote at Brooke's Cross in Castlewarren, Co. Kilkenny in Ireland during the workshop Wording – Collaborative Writing in Public Space. Wording

took place 12-14 June 2019 and was one of the Disruptive Processes workshops in the #3 Research Pavilion in Venice Photo to the left by Anni Laakso, right Mika Elo.

Top left: reader Raphaela Gilla and Harald Polzin, photo Ingo Hampe, top right: reader Kerstin Polzin, listener Charlotta Ruth, photo Mika Elo.

Bottom left: reader Ingo Hampe, photo Mika Elo, bottom right: reader Ulla Prami and Lena Séraphin, listener Michaela Nasoetion, photo Ingo Hampe.

 

“Fyra barn. En hund. En tunn solstråle. 96:an. Klockan är två,” Lena Séraphin in Suo, kuokka ja diversiteetti. Eds Markku Eskelinen and Leevi Lehto. Helsinki: ntamo, 2018.

Omspelning-Replay-Uusintaotto-Repetición. Hami Bahadori, Moa Franzén,

Ulrika Gomm, Minna Heikinaho, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Joanne Lee,

Jaime Mena de Torres, Pia Sandström and Lena Séraphin. Graphic design Jonas Williamsson. Curator Juha-Heikki Tihinen. Tammisaari: Pro Artibus Foundation, 2017. 

”Försök att tömma tid och skriv två lördagar i omlott,” Minna Heikinaho and Lena Séraphin in Ett annat alfabet – konstnärligt skrivande. Eds Moa Franzén, Anna Nyström and Pia Sandström, design Jonas Williamsson, translation Barbro Enckell. Kritiker – nordisk tidskrift för litterär kritik och essäistik, no. 38 (2015): 140-149.

 

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“Havaita ja kirjoittaa,” Minna Heikinaho and Lena Séraphin in Poetics of Form. Eds Outi Condit and Liisa Jaakonaho. Nivel no. 08 (2017).

http://nivel.teak.fi/poetics-of-form/

Open call and manual to 

Wording – Collaborative Writing in Public Space 2019,

Disruptive Processes at the #3 Research Pavilion in Venice


Sensory Expertise

Text by Mervi Itkonen/Kaskas Media published 29/5/2019

Photo Petri Summanen

https://www.uniarts.fi/en/newsroom/sensory-expertise

Schedule for Convocation: On Expanded Language-Based Practices at the #3 Research Pavilion 16-18 June 2019.

REWORDING

 

Lauantai 05.07.2014 by Minna Heikinaho.

Soundrecording  and text in Finnish.


WORDING

Wording is a continuous non-conclusive working space and a collection of research on collaborative writing. The aim of this attempt at writing is to shape a public space using words and to position ourselves in shared spaces and reciprocated texts. Wording has a performative quality as the writers in public space are observed themselves, and the question is if this collective writing experiment acts as a countertext to the commodification of our corporeal selves. Wording is inspired by Georges Perec and his experimental work An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris from 1974, and  is facilitated by Lena Séraphin.