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Elsbeth Ciesluk performing a note with different timbers
Andreas Schwab presenting his lecture ‘The breasts of truth. Harald Szeemann and the Monte Verità’
Maria Pask proposes a collective exercise: to realize the 14's instructions written by Victor Burgin in 1970. "If you adhere to the work's 14 instructions, which ask you to recall past and present encounters, actions and emotions, the imaginary performance quickly takes you to the upper limits of your imaginative powers" (M.Pask). And we tried... :)
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ON Residency 's public presentation -Programme of April 28
On Saturday 28 April, the programme begins at 2pm with a performance by artist Elsbeth Ciesluk. This takes place in the space of ‘Spaziando (met de hande zien)’, the large net created by guest artist Paola Anziché during her earlier stay at SYB at the beginning of April. Drawing from her past work, the artist will interact with Anziché's net to give shape once more to her “obsessions for repetition and being a one-man factory".
Following the performance, prof. Andreas Schwab's lecture ‘The breasts of truth. Harald Szeemann and the Monte Verità’ will introduce the history of Monte Verità, the mountain in Ascona, Switzerland, that has attracted several thinkers, writers, dancers and practitioners from different fields since the end of the 19th century. Inspired by anarchistic and socialist visions, the inhabitants of this colony advocated a closer contact with nature and practiced alternative models of living, such as vegetarianism and naturism. In his lecture, Schwab will describe the ideas and the protagonists of the early times of the colony, as well as the impact that its history had on curator Harald Szeemann, who dedicated the large traveling exhibition ‘Monte Verità – le mammelle della verità / Die Brüste der Wahrheit’ to Monte Verità in 1978.
After this lecture, artist Maria Pask and members of the Reading Group will present ‘Re-reading Little Millet’, a new reading of the script she wrote for ‘Little Millet’, a film she made in 2009. The film records fragments of conversation between an empty building and the younger self of American author and feminist activist Kate Millet. Best known for her 1970 dissertation, ‘Sexual Politics’, Kate Millet started buying and restoring farm property near Poughkeepsie, New York to use as a bolthole. The project became the Women’s Art Colony Farm, a community of female artists and writers, where she currently earns a living selling Christmas trees and screen prints.
For ‘On Residency’, on Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April, Pask will guide a collective reading of the script she wrote for ‘Little Millet’. The results of those sessions will be presented to the public on Saturday 28 April.
The reading sessions take place at SYB on 26 April at 4pm and on 27 April at 5pm and are open to all. If you wish to attend, please contact A. Serino or SYB.
Images from Monte Verita' (see: http://www.monteverita.org)
A conversation between A.Serino and Paola Anziche'
at ADA, reading D.Lesage's MINIMUM PRESENCE (2006)
Some highlighted passages - You can read the whole article here:
Production and Residency: an Interview with Irmeli Kokko
(..) “The concept of production” can be substituted with the concept of ”project”, which describes ”production” as a more open-ended process – rather than the word ”product”, which has in it a certain tone of an expected result. The reference could be the French word “projeté” (Jean-Baptiste Joly), which means throwing a projection in front. The group wanted to emphasise the meaning of “open-ended” processes in connection with residencies. Also, the discussed metaphoric words of ”raw, cooked and packed” were seen to illustrate the production process, with different phases consisting of research, production and distribution. The production in residencies should concentrate on the first two phases – raw and cooking equates to research and production. The production process in residencies should include time for pre-research and creation with risk, which means the right to fail or to change plans during the residency process. Production residencies should carry out such projects, which cannot be realised inside the institutional framework like museums. (...) [I.Kokko]
Article on LC Leeuwarder Courant (Cultuur)
Visitors in 'Spaziando (met de handen zien)'
ADA and The Living Room(s) at SYB 3/3
Discussing the good and bed of precarity ( starting from Joost de Bloois' lecture "Making Ends Meet: Precarity, Art and Political Activism" (SMBA, August 13 2011). You can find the text of the lecture on line at: http://project1975.smba.nl/en/article/lecture-joost-de-bloois-making-ends-meet-precarity-art-and-political-activism-august-13-2011
ADA and The Living Room(s) at SYB 2/3
Reading Lygia Clark's "The House is the Body"
Night walk : out around 11pm, we walked in the woods with the full moon while listening to the audio tour "The Artworks You Have Never Seen" by Margo Onnes (a proposition by ADA)
ADA and The Living Room(s) at SYB 1/3
ADA and The Living Room(s) at SYB
A special dinner prepared by The Living Room(s) to introduce the ideas of (ownership) of land, communal life and the history of the Kibbutz
Building Spaziando at SYB (Paola Anziche')
Cutting & Coloring
Zondag 1 april, 14:00 uur:
Als introductie op het werk van gast-kunstenaar Paola Anziche, wordt zijn film “Sur le traces di Lygia Clark” ((Italië 2011), 26min.)
Between 1970 and 1975, Lygia Clark, a Brazilian painter and sculptress who was one of the founders of the Grupo Frente – the collective which revolutionized the world of the plastic arts in the mid-1950s – was asked to hold a series of lessons about sign language, entitled “The Gesture and Communication”, at the Sorbonne in Paris. Using material from the time, colleagues, artists, photographers and gallery owners reconstruct that experience and their relationship with the work and the person. “This film is based on the initial idea of sharing, from a circumscribed and microcosmic point of view, our embryonic reflections on the dimension of the ephemeral and of memory, and their overlapping in art. I wanted to freely re-interpret the few images that are still available of Lygia Clark’s lessons and the suggestions they spark, using a filmic language that brings together the different dimensions and planes of reality, the imaginary and the re-imagined.”
Zondag 8 april, 14:00 uur:
Informele presentatie van de lees-sessie's die gehouden worden in SYB. Door ADA en The Living Room(s).
Zaterdag 28 april, 14:00 uur:
'Over kunstenaars kolonies, kunstenaars colectieven en landelijke residency's'; lezing door prof. Andreas Schwab, historicus en curator van Museo Casa Anatta, Monte Verita, Ascona (Zwitserland).
Gevolgd door een presentatie van Maria Pask; "Re-reading 'Little Millet'" .
Prof. Andreas Schwab (Switzerland) is the author of several publications and articles on Monte Verita’, a place renowned as the site of several utopian communities since the beginning of the twentieth century. In his lecture, Schwab will describe the ideas and the protagonists of the early times of the colony as well as the impact that its history had on curator Harald Szeemann, who dedicated to Monte Verita’ the large traveling exhibition “Monte Verità – le mammelle della verità / Die Brüste der Wahrheit” in 1978.
For more information on Monte Verita’, please visit: http://www.monteverita.org
Amsterdam-based artist Maria Pask investigates in her project-based work the collective creativity, empowerment and the position of the individual in the community. In 2009, Pask realized “Little Millet”, a ?lm that records fragments of conversation between an empty building and the younger self of American author and feminist activist Kate Millet. Best known for her 1970 dissertation “Sexual Politics”, Kate Millet started buying and restoring farm property near Poughkeepsie, New York to use as a bolt-hole. The project became the Women’s Art Colony Farm, a community of female artists and writers where she currently earns a living selling Christmas trees and screen prints.
For ON Residency, Pask will guide a collective reading-session of the script she wrote for “Little Millet” on Thursday April 26 and Friday April 27. The results of those sessions will be presented to the public on Saturday 28.
[The reading sessions on April 26 and 27 take place at SYB and are open to everyone. If you want to attend please contact A.Serino or SYB].
LIST OF READINGS
1) Jan Verwoert “Exhaustion and Exuberance”
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2) Dieter Lesage "Minimum Presence"
3) Marina van Zuylen "I work, Therefore I'm Not: Paul Lafargue's Philosophy of Laziness”
4) Felicity Scott "Episodes in the Refusal of Work"
5) Katherine Carl "Mladen Stilinovic’s Slogans and Cakes: Ideology, Contemplation and the Perfection of Laziness"
6) Christopher Turner "Vasectomania, and Other Cures for Sloth"
7) Interview with Joseph Vogl
8) Liam Gillick "The Good of Work" (e-flux journal).