Breaking For Knowledge #14

6 Feb 2017

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Presentations and informal conversations on artistic fields’ related theses. The two 20/30 minutes presentations of are followed by 20/30 minutes conversation with the audience. The presentations’ language is English.


Anna Hoetjes
Dutch Art Institute
The Colective Body

The starting point for this research has been a project I did in 2011 in Leipzig, Germany, called TURN! In this project I created - in collaboration with choreographer Heike Hennig - a choreography with a big group of volunteers on a stadium field. I wanted to investigate the possibilities for synchronised, collective movement in a space that is loaded with the history of mass-movement parades during the socialist GDR, but throughout the last 25 years has become an arena for contemporary links between sports and commerce. I wanted to explore possibilities for contemporary collective movements that transgress both commercial and ideological use. My premise is the belief that individualism is a norm and a totality in western society. This individualism needs to be questioned just as much as the norms and totalities within state-socialism needed to be questioned.

Sandra Stanionyte
Royal College of Art, London
I Am In It
The presentation consists of a live action and text exploring how the experience constitutes itself depending on its subjectivity forms. This is a process within the process, thought of thinking about thought. As Sarah Jones once described: ‘’It has certain conventions that it makes recognizable as ‘It’.


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