Ongoing Screening: Set tongues wagging [sɛt tuhng wag·ging]

@ vatpe, Toronto until March 7 2014

In the second program of this year’s Curatorial Incubator, Yaël Filipovic examines language itself and how, by inserting themselves in front of the camera, artists may place themselves in the center of what she calls “these potent and delicate conversations” involving politics, nationalism, and colonialism.

“From a young age, the school system has enforced language as an emancipatory force. Within nation building, the homogenization of language is a tool for the creation of a united national identity that is fundamentally regulated. The instrumentalization of language can thus also be traced back to the enacting of imperial rule, violent forms of colonization, and imbalances of power. The correlations created between language and nationalism make it difficult to reconcile the simultaneously fluid and fixed natures of language.” – Yaël Filipovic

This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.11 – Stop with the performance already! features programmes from three emerging artist/curators who have skillfully woven older works – some from the earliest days of artists’ video – into very contemporary conversations with younger counterparts. Again The Curatorial Incubator proves to be an important programming platform, providing a context for exchange and discourse across generational lines. The fully illustrated catalogue features essays by all three young curators and provides ample evidence of their rigorous curatorial research. see their website

Screening at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Our video "Moi vu par..." will be part of the screening series BETWEEN DOCUMENT AND FICTION which examines contemporary strategies in film and video, within the realm of visual arts.

"The distinction between fact and fiction has become thin and at a times blurred, in part because artists have broken into the realm of documentary photography and film alongside journalists, and filmmakers. (...) By exploring limits and crossovers, artists are analyzing and questioning the effect of the documentary image, turning it inside out and adapting it for personal, artistic and social aims.
-Frits Gierstberg in Documentary Now!, Nai Publishers, NL

These 3 screenings select and show productions from around the world that redefine our relationship with the tenuous line between fiction and documentary. It aims to move beyond established categories, and to generate a moving image platform in which distinct voices rely on a common premise - the transformation of images from a documental approach into a more personal and fictional dimension, or from an initial poetic and subjective field into one more anchored on the apprehension of the real. Participant artists and filmmakers: USA, Canada, China, Australia, and Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland). BETWEEN DOCUMENT AND FICTION 2, as the name exemplifies, is the remake of a first screening series organized by Jose Carlos Teixeira, in Porto (Portugal), in June 2011.

March 7, Thursday, 7pm
March 14, Thursday, 9.30pm

Union South - The Marquee Theatre, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sensuous Knowledge Conference, Bergen


Frank Westermeyer will present the "Producing Landscape - Producing Identity" project in which  Sylvie Boisseau and he collaborated with Katrin Mundt, Sabine Kradolfer, Bernardo Oyarzun, Fabien Le Bonniec and Ricarda Musser at the Sensuous Knowledge conference, hosted by Bergen Art Academy and Art Museums of Bergen, January 23-25.

The Sensuous Knowledge Conferences started in 2004 as an international venue for presentation and discussion of artistic research projects. The overriding purpose of these three-day working conferences is to contribute to the creation and refining of a discourse for critical reflection on artistic research.

The conference series are noted for their special format with a view to achieve this purpose: The few acclaimed keynote speeches in plenary sessions are first of all the inspiring background for the rigorous work in small groups. Here participants present their own practice-based research projects and have them commented on by peers who all stay together in the groups in order to make the discussions snowball throughout the whole conference.

The Bergen Academy of Art and Design has had the initiative and sole responsibility for the six conferences that have been arranged up to now, all at Solstrand by one of the fjords just South of Bergen. Three of these conferences had funding from the Norwegian Research Council.

April 19th 2012

Curators Ingrid Wildi Merino and Kathleen Bühler received on April 19th 2012 the Swiss exhibition award for the best exhibition of 2011 for: 

DISLOCACIÓN. Kulturelle Verortung in Zeiten der Globalisierung

Kunstmuseum Bern, Abteilung Gegenwart 18.03. - 19.06.2011

Ursula Biemann, Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Juan Castillo, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Voluspa Jarpa, Mario Navarro, Bernardo Oyarzun, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), 000Estudio, Lotty Rosenfeld, Ingrid Wildi Merino, Camilo Yáñez

Curotors: Ingrid Wildi Merino and Kathleen Bühler

The catalogue was published by Hatje und Cantz Verlag

Conferences of the symposium to dislocacion are now online!

 

Human profiling: Conference at EPFL, Lausanne

March 28 2012, EPFL, Lausanne, 10:00 - 18:00 GCA3 30

Human Profiling. Data, bodies and identities

L'identité numérique au carrefour de l'art et des sciences

Traces, réseaux, données personnelles, avatars sont des questions qui traversent les champs de la recherche scientifique comme ceux de la recherche en art et en design. Cette journée d'étude a pour but de créer un échange et un dialogue entre des équipes de l'EPFL, de l'UNIL et de la HEAD Genève.

Programme

Organization Collège des humanités EPFL - Institut de recherche en art et en design de la HEAD-Genève

Symposium Fieldwork, Marfa Texas

Fieldwork: Marfa is pleased to announce its first annual symposium, which will take place on March 14th and 15th at Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX.

The program is held by ESBA Nantes Métropole, HEAD — Genève
and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

This meeting is conceived as an international research platform dedicated to the practice of art in the public space, critical approaches to landscape/borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods. The program is structured around the presentation of specific projects developed on site by six artists in residence. Artists, teachers and writers from each school are invited to present their own research on complementary issues, contextualized there, in dialogue with the residents.

The symposium is accompanied by two public events: on the first evening, the opening of the exhibition which will be held at Fieldwork: Marfa Art Space, presenting the projects of the first six artists in residence; on the second evening there will be a screening of the US premiere of the audiovisual show "The Mirage of History", preceded by talk with artist Rosa Barba (IT).

Participants: Wilfrid Almendra (artist), Etienne Bernard (ESBA Nantes Métropole), Jeroen Boomgaard (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam), Emily Verla Bovino (artist), Yann Chateigné Tytelman (HEAD—Genève), Sean Dockray (The Public School, Los Angeles), Erin Elder, Nina Elder and Nancy Zastudil (PLAND, Tres Piedras, NM), Katharina Hohmann (HEAD—Genève), Elisa Larvego (artist), Johan Lundh (curator and writer), Eden Morfaux (ESBA Nantes Métropole), Benoit-Marie Moriceau (artist) Charlotte Moth (artist), Theo Tegelaers (SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Domain), Noura Wedell (ROSKY School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles), Frank Westermeyer (HEAD—Genève)

Link:http://www.fieldworkmarfa.org/

DVD - BACK TO POLITICS

Back to politics

With films by Christoph Schlingensief, Boisseau & Westermeyer, Jan Peters, David Sieveking, Mischa Leinkauf & Matthias Wermke, Andree Korpys & Markus Löffler. Texts by Georg Seeßlen, Claus Löser, Dietmar Schwärzler. 2011

curated by Maike Mia Höhne. Kurzfilmagentur Hamburg & goodmovies.

art research project:

On the performativity of landscape: Producing Landscape – Producing Identity, financed through funding of the HES-SO (University of applied science, Western Switzerland), conducted by Sylvie Boisseau, Frank Westermeyer and Sabine Kradolfer in collaboration with Katrin Mundt, Bernardo Oyarzùn, Fabien Le Bonniec, Eduardo Carrasco, José Manuel Zavala and Pedro Jiminez Morras (assistant) read more...

News Archive

1+1=3, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig

Auf Einladung der Kuratorin Luc Carolin Ziemann >film plus*< sind wir am 29. November um 18.30 Uhr Gastgeber eines Gastmahls in der Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig. Wir werden den Gästen in der Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst ein Dinner servieren, das um die (rein rechnerisch unmögliche) Gleichung 1 + 1 = 3 kreist. mehr

conference on practice based research Bauhaus University Weimar

We will have the opportunity to present our research project Producing Landscape - Producing Identity in a comprehensive workshop at the conference on practice based researchat at Bauhaus University Weimar December 1-3 2011,
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DVD - BACK TO POLITICS

Back to politics

With films by Christoph Schlingensief, Boisseau & Westermeyer, Jan Peters, David Sieveking, Mischa Leinkauf & Matthias Wermke, Andree Korpys & Markus Löffler. Texts by Georg Seeßlen, Claus Löser, Dietmar Schwärzler. 2011

curated by Maike Mia Höhne. Kurzfilmagentur Hamburg & goodmovies.

art research project:

On the performativity of landscape: Producing Landscape – Producing Identity, financed through funding of the HES-SO (University of applied science, Western Switzerland), conducted by Sylvie Boisseau, Frank Westermeyer and Sabine Kradolfer in collaboration with Katrin Mundt, Bernardo Oyarzùn, Fabien Le Bonniec, Eduardo Carrasco, José Manuel Zavala and Pedro Jiminez Morras (assistant) read more...

DISLOCACIÓN. Conferences of the symposium

Conferences of the symposium to dislocacion are now online!

DISLOCACIÓN. Kulturelle Verortung in Zeiten der Globalisierung

Kunstmuseum Bern 18.03. - 19.06.2011

Ursula Biemann, Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Juan Castillo, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Voluspa Jarpa, Mario Navarro, Bernardo Oyarzun, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), 000Estudio, Lotty Rosenfeld, Ingrid Wildi Merino, Camilo Yáñez

Curotors: Ingrid Wildi Merino and Kathleen Bühler

The catalogue was published by Hatje und Cantz Verlag