A Curriculum For The Non-Unified Self

6 Apr 2019

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2pm – 7pm

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  • New Cross Gate Overground Station - New Cross Overground Stations
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Taking a cue from this foundational Imagist curriculum, which was motivated by a desire to decentralise and diversify, we ask what an arts curriculum for a non-unified self might look like.


This parallel event to How Chicago! draws on two aspects of Imagist practice. Firstly, a consideration of their approach to the human figure in which the body was fragmented and distorted. The second is their coalescing around the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where teachers such as Ray Yoshida, Kathleen Blackshear and Whitney Halstead inspired and provoked their students to develop a style that was informed by alternative art histories and vernacular material cultures. CCA invites practitioners from different disciplines to reflect on the process of the transmission of knowledge and to propose their own curricula as a series of workshops. Aspects of each will be published on our website after the events as a distributable curriculum for the non-unified self.

This workshop is for those bodies that cannot be ruled, are tired of being ruled, exhausted by being ruled, or of not fitting into the rules. Born out of Minott’s own experience of living with, in and through an unruly body both within and outside the dance world you will spend time exploring notions of bodily unruliness. The workshop is open to anyone, with various access needs; movement is led by the individual, so it is possible for participants to work within their own ability and requirements.
For tickets click here. Max participants: 20

A participatory session dramatizing fragments of texts regarding artist collectives and collaboration. Shukaitis reflects on artistic actions that through their organisation enact a critique of capitalism. Drawing on years of research the workshop will explore radical self-instituting forms, recovering these from a historical amnesia, and asserting imagination as supportive of radical politics. No preparation necessary.
For tickets click here. Max participants: 20

Artist Fiona James introduces quantum biology, neurogenesis, post traumatic growth, and heart math, sharing some practical tools that activate a sense of a decentralised self. She builds on the idea that human intellect is radically decentralised, abundantly energetic and ever-unfolding. This counters the suggestion that we might best think or create alone, as autonomous individuals, which ignores what little is known of ‘the quantum’, and is akin to thinking of our bodies and selves as mere task based machines, rather than fluidly shifting networks of information and energy that are constantly expressing complexity.
For tickets click here. Max participants: 20

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Stevphen Shukaitis

Zinzi Minott

Fiona James

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