Sunday, December 25, 2011

Report from Brazil -3


Travessias at Maré favela in Rio de Janeiro.



Travessias is an exhibition curated by DANIELA LABRA, FREDERICO COELHO and LUISA DUARTE which takes on the virtually impossible task of making in one of Rio's largest favellas.

The exhibition includes work by artist group AVAF, who invite the local population to get free detergent in exchange for empty bottles and Marcos Chaves who plays with the name of the favela and the words complexo (complex) and simples (simple) to inspire respect among the residents. Henrique Oliveira manages the magic act of making a formalist sculpture in the favela and which works beautifully. More images here and more info here.

Report from Brazil - 4

Inhotim Contemporary Art and Botanical garden.



Inhotim is an amazing art experience. You can drive north from Sao Paulo or Rio. The latter is extremely beautiful. But the roads are not great when you get close to Belo Horizonte, so rent a decent car. At Inhotim they have an extraordinary collection, magnificent garden and the architecture is breathtaking. You find more info here and more images here.



One of the most remarkable aspects of the collection is the that they have created a special building for the 5 Cosmococa installations by Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida. In one you can go for a swim a pool while you listen to a piece by John Cage.


video

TIME CAPSULES AND CONDITIONS OF NOW



06.01.2012 - 12.01.2012
Opening reception: 05.01.2012 from 6.30




Part of our ongoing series of Figures, exploring how knowledge can be co-produced and shared, Fig.4: Time Capsules and Conditions of Now is an artistic research project initiated by curator and art critic Fatos Üstek and supported by Vision Forum, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden. The project investigates the notion of encounter through the introduction of a variety of conditions where the reception and recollection of the 'present moment' diverges.

The research team is made up of artists, curators and writers who have together embarked upon heterogeneous explorations of the conditions of now in the continuously shifting constellation of time-presence-gravity. Lisa Skuret, Vanda Playford, Kaz, Ole Hagen, Soledad Garcia and Jean Matthee, have undertaken experimentation at sites of historical figures such as Sir John Soane, T.S. Eliot, E. Swedenborg and S. Freud along with first-person experiences of shamanic journeying with Zoe Bran, gardening with quantum physicist Julian Barbour and meditating at 10-day vipassana silence retreat.

For this phase of the project the artists and curators in shifting from an engagement within the group, have used their research and experiences to create objects of reflection and interaction for an audience. The project simultaneously takes the form of a publication and an exhibition and is the outcome of several group actions, but the physical manifestation in the space is also a zone where time speeds up or slows down to reveal the multi-dimensional yet immanently insubstantial omnipresence of the eternal now. The project playfully activates a flux of encounters and transformational objects while the artworks take on eclectic forms: a sound, a letter, a photograph, a diagram, a scent, a journey, a lecture and a book.

David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia
111 Great Titchfield Street
London W1W 6RY
www.davidrobertsartfoundation.com

Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
(Nearest tube: Oxford Circus/GreatPortland Street)

Report from Brazil - 6


In Congonhas (Congonhas do Campo) which is a historical city located in Minas Gerais you find an amazing church and sculptures by the mysterious character Aleijadinho (b. Antônio Francisco Lisboa; 1730 or 1738 – 1814). The church is literally situated at the top of the town, so it is not for the faint of heart to drive there. But once you get to the top, you know it is worth it. More images here.

OPEN CALL!

CUCHIFRITOS GALLERY/PROJECT SPACE

 CURATORIAL PROPOSALS- 

DEADLINE, JANUARY 31, 2012

CUCHIFRITOS Gallery/Project Space is now accepting proposals for our 2013 calendar!

We invite independent curators and those wishing to submit a proposal to do so by using the following submission policies & guidelines:
http://www.aai-nyc.org/cuchifritos/Guidelines.html

In the spring, a curatorial advisory committee composed of curators and art professionals from diverse backgrounds will choose exhibits from the submissions received.

CUCHIFRITOS mission is to act as a forum for exploring the fundamental ideas, issues and concerns in contemporary art, to highlight the work of underrepresented artists, and to make a connection with the local community of the Lower East Side through the medium of contemporary art.

The gallery’s location is designed to underscore the community value of The Essex Street Market by provoking interaction and debate between the multi-cultural local community and the artwork presented. We are particularly interested in exhibits which might relate in some way to the Essex Street Market or the Lower East Side.
Please note: curators who also make art may not include their own work in an exhibit.

Please send proposals to aai@aai-nyc.org no later than January 31, 2012.

CUCHIFRITOS is located at 120 Essex Street inside the Essex Street Market. F, J, M, Z trains to Essex-Delancey.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm

CUCHIFRITOS is a program of Artists Alliance, Inc.(AAI) and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. This program is made possible by public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. We thank the following for their generous support: Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, The New York City Economic Development Corporation, members of Artists of Artists Alliance Inc. Special thanks go to our team of dedicated volunteers, without whom this program would not be possible.

ON-CURATING.ORG Issue 12: Reinterpreting collections


Nowadays we can observe clear changes in relation to working with collections. One change is the comeback of the collection as the basis of the exhibition programme. At the same time, this implies a factor of site-specificity and reflects the origin of the museum. However, even if the collection is creatively varied, the core audience still prefers event exhibitions, since it has been trained to look for well-known names. By trusting in familiar names, visitors perhaps hope not to be disappointed.

What is the significance of the collection nowadays, and how can audience interest be won? The insight into some successful and some criticized projects, each irradiating the theme from another perspective, enables us to make up our mind about concepts for curatorial work on collections. In this issue of On-Curating.org, our aim was to find out what possibilities there are for drawing new attention to the collection from visitors, artists, and curators: not only to its highlights, but to the collection as a whole, and to its history. This issue also explores which contexts can trigger new interpretations of old works, and methods of affecting museum structures from the outside so that they are less likely to fossilize.

Download your own copy here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Report from Brazil - 2


Located very close to the botanical garden and in the lush onslaught of foliage of Parque Lage and underlooking the famous christ sculpture in rio, you find Escola de Arte Visoais do Parque Lage. The place is amazingly beautiful and currently there is a very interesting exhibition by João Modé who invites you to play music for the plants with him - magical and inspiring. More info here.

Report from Brazil -1


A Bolha (Bubble) Editora in Rio publish great graphic novels and contemporary fiction. Find out more about their activities here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Music Covers in Paris

Curated by: Sébastien Ruiz

with: Fredde, Mathias Duperray, Sarah Esteje, Nadja Fejtö, Jacques Floret, Anne Fontenelle, Andreas Fohr, Jochen Gerner, Koyo Hara, Charlotte Hardy, Hippolyte Hentgen, Christopher Hittinger, Armand Jalut, Tangui Jossic, Violette Lapin, Liberatore, Lily L’éclair, Luz, David le Simple, Guillaume Long, Antoine Marquis, Fanny Michaëlis, Renaud Monfourny, Morgan Navarro, François Olislaeger, Émilie Ouvrard, Placid, Alain Pillon, Benoît Preteseille, Prosperi Buri, Mathieu Renard, Franck Rezzak, Anouk Ricard, Ruppert et Mulot, Clotilde Salmon, Jean-François Sanz, Marjolaine Sirieix, David Scrima, Space Invaders, Frédéric Tacer, Samon Takahashi, Arnaud Viviant…

More info here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Partner driven cooperation grants

Vision Forum is proud to announce that we have been awarded two grants from SIDA/Statens kulturråd to develop the collaborations in China. More info here. One grant has been awarded for Effektivia and the River and another for the project Think Again.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Santa Fe Institute Videos

The Santa Fe Institute is a very interesting institution working with complex systems and they present a lot of interesting lectures online. Who could not be seduced by a talk with this title?

‪Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer, Solve the Energy Crisis, and Stop Global Warming?‬


You can find all their You tube videos here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Marie's website


Vision Forum Member Marie Proyart who made the amazing design for the Invisible Generation non-catalogue has just created an amazing web-site with all her inspiring graphic design. Have a look, it is a true journey! Tickets here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Landfill Quarterly

Vision Forum member Matthew Rana appears in the latest issue of the beautiful publication Landfill Quarterly. It is a project that chronicles, studies, and redistributes the material byproducts produced by ephemeral artworks. It creates a second venue for projects that largely existed in non-material form, and aims to build a non-linear, cumulative history of social engagement in art. The Quarterly is distributed to subscribers four times a year, so make sure subscribe here. It contains the Journal and selected pieces of material ephemera. As part of the Landfill Archive, supplemental materials become conduits for ideas that continue to circulate. William Stafford has taken some really nice pictures of it at the lab. The publication is initiated by Elyse Mallouk with Ted Purves.





Saturday, November 19, 2011

Community without Propinquity Closing Event - 26 November, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Community without Propinquity* is a Vision Forum project exploring the role of contemporary art and understandings of community in New Towns across the globe. It includes an exhibition with work from Paulo Catrica, Nathan Coley, Jesal Kapadia, Wayne Lloyd, Vincent Meessen, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Pia Rönicke, Stuart Whipps, Bai Xiaoci and video programme including Amanda Beech, Cyprien Gaillard, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Minouk Lim, Corey McCorkle, Vincent Meessen, Pia Rönicke and Huang Xiaopeng.

For October and November, the The Project Space at has been an active Research Laboratory and forum for public events and new artist commissions. The focus of the research has been on the meaning of "community" in New Towns. The closing event will frame this work and research within a panel discussion, the launch of a publication published by ANDPublic and And Endless Supply and the first chance to see new work by the six commissioned artists including Caroline Devine, Patrick Staff, Emma Smith, Kelly Large and Mark Aerial Waller.

14.00-15.00 FILM SCREENING (Video Space) Looped
Pierre Huyghe, Streamside Day Follies (2003)

15.00-17.00 PANEL DISCUSSION (Events Room)
Guest Panelists: David Lock, Anthony Iles, Roman Vasseur
Chair: Claire Louise Staunton

David Lock CBE has been an urban planner in MK since 1977, is a founder member of the MK Urban Studies Centre and, in 1987, became President of Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre.

Anthony Iles is a cultural engineer and writer researching and making experiments in the disappearing public sphere. He is Assistant Editor of Mute magazine.

Roman Vasseur is an artist and curator. In 2008 he was appointed ‘Lead Artist’ to Harlow, a post-war New Town in Essex, in the build up to the town’s second phase of regeneration.

17.00 ARTISTS PRESENTATIONS/ACTIONS (Events Room)
Kelly Large, Emma Hedditch and Emma Smith

17:45 SCREENING & Q&A (Events Room)
Carry Gorney introduced by Mark Aerial Waller, followed by a screening of her work at MK Channel 40, Sweet Sixteen and Things that mother never told us.

Carry Gorney is a Systemic Psychotherapist and writer. She has worked with Inter-Action in London and Milton Keynes, developing the use of video for community participation. This became the basis for a series of television programmes broadcast on MK Channel 40 from 1977 to 1979. Mark Aerial Waller is an artist and has been commissioned to make a new work for the Research Lab, to be presented at the event.

19:00 PERFORMANCE (Events Room)
Patrick Staff, Performance, Growth, Forecasts (2011)

A video and performance work by artist Patrick Staff with Milton Keynes' Madcap Performers. The work has developed out of a period of research at the archive of the Milton Keynes Discovery Centre, involving a number of interviews with key planners and academic researchers and participatory workshops. The project explores urban design, growth developments, the history of the garden city and New Town movements with a particular focus on the role of the irrational, mystic and holistic in these plans and cities and how such knowledge is produced, circulated and understood by a community.

All Day EXHIBITION (Project Space)

Generously supported by Arts Council England, Vision Forum, Milton Keynes Community Foundation with assistance from the MK City Discovery Centre

Friday, November 18, 2011

Per Hüttner: Quantum Police at Cartel and The Old Police Station in London


The Quantum Police
Cartel and The Old Police Station

London

Private view and performance Friday 25 November, 6-9pm

London’s Cartel Gallery will host the fourth sequel of The Quantum Police, an ongoing investigation by the artist Per Hüttner and curator Anne Klontz. The Quantum Police exist as an international movement but at the same time their presence in society is shrouded in mystery. Perplexing details of their involvement surface in certain conspiracy theories and their activities have been assumed and never confirmed. In many situations the Quantum Police disguise themselves as the local authority, thus making it more difficult to ascertain which side of the law they stand.

For London’s Cartel Gallery, site specific installations will be created by Hüttner to include sound, sculpture, images and texts. The artist creates works that present the audience with segments of collected Quantum Police evidence, whether in the form of a recorded interview or the forgotten paraphernalia of an undercover crime scene found at The Old Police Station. The works never reveal concise answers to the mystery of the Quantum Police; instead they introduce narratives which highlight the diverse perspectives of the movement.

The exhibition series, The Quantum Police utilizes one concrete piece of evidence which suggests where and when the movement began—The Quantum Law Manifesto, written by two American law students Johnny Ross and Willie Hansen in the late 1960s. From this foundation, numerous sources have been contacted for the project, many of whom play an integral role inspiring the events and works displayed during each exhibition chapter. A live performance inspired by the ambiguity which surrounds the Quantum Police will take place during the opening by Günter Wallraff and Günter Wallraff.

Previously, The Quantum Police has been staged in Stockholm, Sweden (DKTUS); Wuhan, China (Manufactura’s Studio) and Brussels, Belgium (Lambert Gallery). During the opening event in London, a catalogue documenting these international events will be available for purchase.

The exhibition is open until 14 January 2012


Cartel and The Old Police Station
114 - 116 Amersham Vale
London, SE14 6LG

Tube: New Cross (East London Overground)
Buses: 188, 47, 59

For more information and press images contact the curator on: anneklontz (at) gmail.com

Thursday, November 17, 2011


After working on it again and again, Pauline Curnier Jardin will project the November version of the grotto-movie for the finissage of the the joyfull grotto-exhibition at the LMD gallery under name "Les Innommables Grotesques".

Vision Forum member Jochen Dehn will also perform at the same event.

* Saturday 19th november* LMD-56, rue Charlot - 75003 Paris
19h15 - a performance of Jochen Dehn.
20h - a film by Pauline Curnier Jardin.

more info here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vision Forum Film is awareded prestigious grant




One of Vision Forum Film's producers Emma Palmgren won Östsam's Culture Prize to help realize the two productions 'Effektivia' by Jesper Frilund and 'The River' by Yang Tingting. Congratulations!!!

Paola Anzichè at TORIN FILM FESTIVAL



screenings:
Wednesday 30 November h 22.15 Cinema Reposi 2
Friday 2 December h22.00 Cinema Greenwich 1
Saturday 3 Decembre h 19.00 Cinema Repose 2

TORIN FILM FESTIVAL
25 November / 3 December 2011
via montebello 15
10124 Torino

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Verkstadskväll : Podalida

Verkstad kommer att bjuda på späckad kväll med en konstnärlig livespeling av Wolfgang Peter Menzel och filmvisning av Eric M Nilsson kring myten Podalida.

Podalida är en ö som aldrig existerat.
Denna ö i Atlanten mellan Europa och Nordamerika upptäcktes av två venetianska bröder, Nicolo och Antonio Zeno på 1300-talet under sina resor till de norra delarna av Europa. Bröderna var upptäcktsresande och gjorde den såkallade zeno-kartan, där Podalida för första gången var utritad som en ö. Zeno-kartan kom att ligga till grund för andra kartor flera årtionden fram över trots dess inkorrekta beskrivningar.

Wolfgang Peter Menzel är konstnär och bor i Linköping.
Under våren 1945, dog hans far i en ubåt i Nordatlanten, måltavla för en allierad torped, kanske nära Podalidas kust. I hans konstnärskap rekonstruerar han den imaginära identiteten av Podalida. Just nu ligger hans främsta fokus på ljud och ljudspelningar från Podalida med hans hemsida http://thesoundlogg.com/

På Verkstad denna kväll kommer Wolfgang Peter Menzel sända radio live från Podalida. Förlyssna gärna här: http://thesoundlogg.com/

Efter livespelningen kommer vi att visa Eric M Nilssons film, "Mannen från Podalida" (1998) som handlar om språk och identitet. Om en man vid namn Pierre som talar ett icke existerande språk.

Mer info här.

Hjärtligt välkommen till en spännande kväll i Podalidas tecken!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Natalia Kamia's New Album is out




We are very happy that Vision Forum member Kamikuma's album "Inordinate Degree of Familiarity" is out on Twisted Tree Line. More info here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cool design


Very interesting design of these pages. More here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Quote of the Day.

"Lack of hope is founded upon what we know, which is nothing, and hope is based upon what we ignore, which is everything"

-Maurice Maeterlinck.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Meris Angioletti at La Galerie, Centre d'art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec


Du 17 septembre au 19 novembre 2011, la Galerie consacre à Meris Angioletti sa première exposition personnelle en France.


Puisant ses recherches tant dans l'histoire des arts ­ des premières abstractions de la fin du XIXème siècle jusqu'aux formes du « cinéma élargi » des années 1970 ­ que dans les sciences cognitives, la psychologie ou les croyances ésotériques, les œuvres de Meris Angioletti interrogent les mécanismes de la perception, de la mémoire et de la psyché. Empreint d'une méthode analytique dans laquelle recherche iconographique et écriture jouent un rôle complémentaire, son travail prend la forme d'installations lumineuses ou sonores, de projections vidéo, de diaporamas, de publications et de tirages photographiques. L'acte de projeter de la lumière, des images ou des couleurs, celui de diffuser des sons dans un lieu visent à créer une relation entre l'espace physique et l'espace mental pour favoriser chez le spectateur des « visions intérieures ».

Thursday, September 15, 2011

VISION FORUM AUTUMN MEETING 2011 – SEPTEMBER 27-28




Vision Forum is proud to announce its third international workshop with KSM in Norrköping and Linköping September 27-28, 2011. It is a packed program with participants from all over the world that will meet local players for inspiration and creation.

This year’s meeting focuses on two main topics: What does artistic research imply and how does knowledge function in the artistic field? We will look at these questions with specific emphasis on the audience and audience participation.

We are very happy to develop the established collaborations in Norrköping and pleased to travel to Linköping to meet new institutions to work with. Below you will find a detailed program (subject to change).

We all look forward to welcoming you!


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27 – Norrköping

9.30-12 (Konstmuseet - the Art Museum)

* Introduction and Welcome - Per Hüttner, Mattias Åkesson, Anna Berglind and Kosta Economou.
* A newly produced video by Li Xiaofei, New York.
* Australian artist duo A Constructed World talk about their artistic practice and their project Speech and What Archive.



* Parisian curator Géraldine Longueville talks about the preparations for the project ‘L’entremet’ that will take place on Capri in spring 2012..
* Filmmaker Jesper Frilund talks about project ‘Effektivia’.

12-13 Lunch

13-17 (Arbetets Museum)
* London-based artists Vanda Playford and Lisa Skuret will make a workshop based on the experiences from the project London Houses.
* Henrik Ferdfelt from Södertörns högskola will make a workshop about creativity and economy.



20.00 Program at Verkstad:

Installations/performance/music/presentations by Li Xiaofei, Linnea Hansander, Jonathan Lewald and Ebba och Cerefie.


SEPTEMBER 28 – Linköping

9-10 (Train Norrköping-Linköping)
* Isabel Löfgren will create an event that connects to the project ‘Ö’ - a travelling experience.

(10-12 Länsmuseet i Linköping)
* Lena Wiklund, regional consultant for visual arts in Östergötland presents her work.



* Presentation by Wolfgang Peter Menzel, artist

12-13 Lunch




(13-14.30 Passagen, Linköping)
* Zhang Guangjuan will show her exhibition.
* Discussions and conclusions

Passagen director, Christer Fällman talking about the work at Passagen and beyond

The program has been realized in collaboration with KSM at Linköpings Universitet and with kind support from Östsam.

For more information and press images contact Moa Hannerz Simå: verkstadkonst (at)gmail.com, or Per Hüttner, pah(at)swipnet.se.

In Tasmania

More info here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ou.Un.Po. Greece

Ou.Un.Po. Greece
29 September – 2 October 2011

"Worlds have a longer life than deeds".
Pyndaros

Ouunpo is a three days symposium that will take place in various locations across and around the city of Athens through conventional and non-conventional investigations. The symposium, dedicated to the “oral tradition”, will include performance, round-table discussions, lectures, screenings, visits and walks to various selected sites.

Greece is a country where myths, art, epic and lyrical songs originated from oral tradition and kept alive by travelling poets. This country is also in the limelight due to the current political and economical crisis.

Our visit will be an occasion to investigate the tradition of storytelling and myth as a form of sharing knowledge and performing history, which often stand in opposition to the methodology of institutions. We will try to re-evoke the oral memory of events in contemporary (art) world, with a specific approach to the rituality and the improvisation that are always connected to oral narratives. Performance and initiation to a secret knowledge will be also the objects of our conversations with members of the esoteric milieu and of the masonic lodge.

Inspired by the great religious, theatrical, democratic and artistic traditions of Greece, and in dialogue with local artists, musicians, composers, art historians and curators, we will observe the present moment, and reflect about how a genuine revolutionary movement needs to brake with literal repetition of the past. To perform something means to interpret it, to betray it, to distort it. Boris Groys affirms that “the opposition between living spirit and dead letter informs the whole traditional Western discourse on religion”, but also on art itself, as embodiment of the creative spirit of change.

A symposium proposed by Vanessa Theodoropoulou in collaboration with Nadja Argyropoulou and organised by Alessandra Sandrolini.

When : thursday, 29th september to SUNDAY, 2ND OF OCTOBER

Who : Jacopo Miliani, Meris Angioletti, Raimundas Malasauskas, Marco Pasi, Paola Anziche’, Per Huttner, Alessandra Sandrolini, Yane Calovski, Klas Eriksson, Fatos Ustek, Elena Nemkova, Natasha Rosling, Samon Takahashi, Stephen Whitmarsh.

With : Sasha Chaitov, Nadja Argiropoulou, Marios Chatziprokopiou, Chiara Fumai, Kostantinos Dagritzikou, Iordanis Poulkouras, Stefanos Rozanis, Georgia Spiropoulos, Vanessa Theodoropoulou, Yianna Tsokou, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis + ...

Where : ATHENS, Eleusys, aegina

and in collaboration with Deste Foundation and Six Dogs, Athens

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Presentations in Estonia






Bie Erenurm is starting up an Art Room in Kalamaja Tallinn and is looking for people/galleries/networks to cooperate with. So far they have had two poetry readings in the beginning of the summer. The first one two swedish poets and one of them is also is an artist - Katarina Norling and she brought her exhibition with. The second one was with Andy Willoughby and Kalle Niinikangas (finnish-english).

The space is 37 squaremeters and right under my appartment - with one door to the street and one out in our garden! I live in a Kalamaja typical house with 8 appartments. One of them is mine so the cellar - i call it Kelder.

The 18 sep its gonna be Avataud Ateljeed here - Open Galleri day everyone is welcome.

If you are interested. contact Bie Erenurm: bizzibee22(at) hotmail.com



Another Quote by Per from the same source

"...rational knowledge sets the same limits to life as reasonable life sets to thought; life is subject to knowledge and at the same time thought is subject to life. Reason sometimes dissuades and sometimes forbids us to cross certain limits: because it is useless (knowledge is there to predict), because it would be evil (life is there to be virtuous), because it is impossible (there is nothing to see or think behind the truth). But does not critique, understood as critique of knowledge itself, express new forces capable of giving thought another sense? A thought that would go to the limit of what life can do? A thought that would affirm life instead of a knowledge that is opposed to life. Life would be the active force of thought, but thought would be the affirmative power of life... Thinking would then mean discovering, inventing, new possibilities of life [which is] the essence of art."


-Gilles Deleuze on Nietzsche

Friday, September 9, 2011

This is now by Stuart D. Fallon

This is Now is an interesting online catalogue that documents a continously changing exhibition project with the same title.

Enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Community without Propinquity in Milton Keynes




Community without Propinquity is a project exploring the roles of contemporary art and communities in New Towns across the globe. The project includes an exhibition, a video programme, six new artist’s commissions, a research laboratory, publication and symposium.
The exhibition, in the Project Space, includes work related to Shenzhen (China), Chandigarh (India), Brasilia (Brazil) and UK New Towns, such as Harlow, Thamesmead, Runcorn and Stevenage, providing a context for cities built on land with no previous significant population.
The video programme, in the Events Room, explores the utopian social and architectural plans of New Towns, from Chinese replicas of a British seaside town to a German modernist estate, via a new city that exists entirely online.

The Project Space also serves as a research laboratory and forum for public events and artists commissioned to make new work, exploring the social and cultural policies of early Milton Keynes with organisations such as The Open University, MK’s Channel 40 TV station from the 1970s and the communal housing communities. This evolving project will culminate in a final weekend of events, a public symposium where research is presented and a publication.

The project is organised by independent curator Claire Louise Staunton with curatorial group Inheritance Projects, while the research lab and publication have been commissioned from An Endless Supply.

Artists in the exhibition include:
Paulo Catrica, Nathan Coley, Cao Fei, Jesal Kapadia, Wayne Lloyd, Vincent Meessen, Paul Noble, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Pia Rönicke and Stuart Whipps.

More info here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Per's Quote of the Day

“If someone wills the truth it is not in the name of what the world is but in the name of the world is not. It is understood that ‘life aims to mislead, to dupe, to dissimilate, to dazzle, to blind.’ But he who wills the truth always wants to depreciate this high power of the false: he makes life an ‘error’ and this world an ‘appearance’. […] The man who does not want to deceive wants a better world and a better life; all his reasons for not deceiving are moral ones. And we always come against this virtuism of the one who wills the truth: one of his favourite occupations is the distribution of wrongs, he renders responsible, he denies innocence, he accuses and judges life, he denounces appearance. ‘It has gradually become clear to me… that the moral (immoral) intentions in every philosophy have every time constituted the real germ of life out of which the entire plant has grown… I accordingly do not believe a “drive to knowledge” to be the father of philosophy.’ –However this moral opposition is itself only a symptom. The one who wants another world, another life, wants something more profound: ‘Life against life.’ He wants life to become virtuous, to correct itself and to correct appearance, for it to serve as the way to the other world. He wants life to repudiate itself and to turn against itself: ‘An attempt to use force to taint force.’ Thus behind the moral opposition there stands another kind of contradiction, the religious or ascetic contradiction.”

- Gilles Deleuze on Nietzsche

Friday, September 2, 2011

Anne's Quote of the Day.

“The really shocking fact that we must face is this: that, throughout the country, people of the basest ignorance are sitting in judgment upon art, upon the universities, upon the very meaning of thinking itself”. Ben Shahn

Effektivia Rehearsal.



Vision Forum Film is proud to announce that the preparation Effektivia is progressing well. The directors and the team have made an amazing job and you will soon be able to see teasers on this blog and on the Effektivia webpage. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled!

ATTEMPTS TO GET INSIDE THE WORLD - Natasha Rosling in London



A
 SERIES 
OF 
SUB‐THEMES
 FOR 
REFLECTION
 OVER 
THE
 WEEKEND:

The 
Weird 
Drive:
 Self‐discipline, 
Obsessive 
Compulsion
 and
 Constructive 
Confusion.

Absurd 
Paraphernalia:

 Shaping 
Tools,

 Harnessing
 Straps
 and
 Wearing 
Prosthetics.

Living
 with 
Aliens,
 Dragons
 and
 Dinosaurs: 
Time
 Travel,
 Mind 
Travel,
 Space 
Travel.

Echoes 
in 
the
 Vessel: 

Disembodied 
Voices,

 Embodied 
Objects,
 and
 Lost 
Body 
Parts.

Stuck
 with 
the 
Mud: 
The 
Edifice,

 Support
 Structures
 and
 Temporary
 Architectures.
 



SATURDAY 
3RD 
SEPTEMBER
 From 
2pm 
until
 the
 mid
-evening

Presentations,
 Screenings
and

 Performances 
by:

‐
Per
Huttner

‐
Dr.
Watson
 and
 John
Walter

‐
Celine
 Condorelli

‐
Chooc 
Ly 
Tan 
and
 Rishi 
Nalin
 Kumar

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Corinne
 Felgate

‐
Linda
 Franke

‐
Ian 
Lawton 
and 
Ken 
Huggins

‐
Fatos
Ustek

 



SUNDAY
 4TH
 SEPTEMBER
 From
 2pm 
until
 the 
mid
-evening
 

Presentations,
 Screenings
 and

 Performances
 by:

‐
Natasha
 Rosling

‐
Eleanor
 Wright

‐
Sachi
 Miyachi

‐
Isobel 
Dunhill,

Antoine
 Bertin
and


‐
Robert
 Lisney

‐
Pauline
 Curnier‐Jardin,
Screening


‐
Performance 
by
 Jose 
Campos

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VOL.

*
Curated
 Screening


Arthouse
 Gallery, 
140 
Lewisham
 Way, 
London 
SE14
6PD

Transport: 
Rail/Underground
‐
New 
Cross/New 
Cross 
Gate;
Buses
‐
21,
36,
 136, 
321


Per Hüttner talks at Shanghai's Mingsheng Museum





Per Hüttner will talk about his work with focus on current exhibitions in Guilin and Stockholm at Shanghai's Mingsheng Museum.

Marcus Petterson wins poster competition


We are proud to announce that Vision Forum member Marcus Pettersson has won the poster competition for the Flimmer Film Festival. More info here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ////// PLATFORM RESIDENCY 2012


Platform announces an open call for an artist residency in Vaasa, Finland. 2-3 international and 2-3 Baltic or Nordic artists will be accepted for the period starting February 2012 till the end of February 2013.

RESPONSE – RESPONSIBILITY
The root of the word responsibility is response, the first known use of the word meant ‘answerable’ to another for something. The word is a social one, based on a question or call. If we are not in dialogue, if there is no discussion or dialogue between us, if we are not demanding and demanded of, the concept of responsibility falls away.
We are in a time of increasing instability -- social, political, economic, environmental -- these instabilities do not stop neatly at the boundaries between individuals, families, cities or countries. They point to our interconnectedness, our interdependence. In the face of these instabilities, some of which may bring catastrophic changes, what, if anything, is being asked of us; what are we asking of others? Can we ask/demand something of others we wouldn’t be prepared to ask of ourselves? What are the ramifications of doing this?
The word responsibility often carries the implication of guilt, culpability or an onerous chore one would like to avoid. Can we recast this word, that links us to each other, in a more positive, social, desiring and pleasurable way?
Artists typically place themselves in the position of outsider, commentator or instigator. Can artists enter into this dialogue at the same level as others, as opposed to the safer/more strategic positions of outsider, commentator or educator?
The above questions, calling for a response, are linguistically driven, the projects need not be. This open call can be seen as an invitation, a possibility or a challenge.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 31st AUGUST 2011

THE PROGRAM
Annually 5-6 artists are invited, normally about 2 months, to realize a project. The residency offers accommodation, a studio, covered travel expenses, a monthly grant as well as a production budget.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
An application consisting of a motivation letter/project proposal, documentation of 5 projects and a cv, all included in one document, to be sent electronically to info@platform.fi during the month of August, but no later than 31.8.2011.
For closer details on the application procedure and the program, please consult our web-page:
http://www.platform.fi/residency

Thursday, August 4, 2011

effektivia theatre





ATTEMPTS TO GET INSIDE THE WORLD - Natasha Rosling in London


26th AUGUST – 11th SEPTEMBER 2011 AT LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE

ZOE ANSPACH, SOL ARCHER, ANTOINE BERTIN, JACOB BLANDY, CHRISTOPH BOTH-ASMUS, SARAH BOWDEN, ANNA BUNTING-BRANCH, CELINE CONDORELLI, PAULINE CURNIER-JARDIN, ISOBEL DUNHILL, MAGDA FABIANCZYK, CORINNE FELGATE, AMANDA FRANCIS, LINDA FRANKE, LUDOVICA GIOSCIA, JAMIE GEORGE, PER HUTTNER, MICHAEL LEE, ROBERT LISNEY, JOANNE MASDING, SACHI MIYACHI, NATASHA ROSLING, KRISTIN SHERMAN, CHOOC LY TAN, FATOS USTEK, WOUTER VENEMA, JOHN WALTER, VICTORIA WATSON, MICHAEL WHITBY, RICHARD WHITBY, LAURA WHITE, ELEANOR WRIGHT

To round up the summer and start the new season Lewisham Arthouse presents, Attempts to Get Inside the World, an exciting series of events initiated with the support of Vision Forum and the Arthouse’s Graduate scheme. Over the course of these two weeks a range of talks, screenings and performances will take place set within a laboratory-style exhibition. The intention is to reveal the raw edges to many of the processes that feed an art practice, shifting eyes away from the product and into the thick the background. Particular attention will be given to research transgressing the boundaries of the studio – either through grappling with unknown subjects and disciplines, or through direct attempts to thrust oneself into the midst of an often extreme set of physical and psychological circumstances.

The exhibition space will house two main conference events, Retreat: in the City – 27th and 28th August, organised by Michael Whitby, and Navigating Extremes - 3rd and 4th September by Natasha Rosling. Artists, curators, architects, choreographers, and theatre practitioners from across Europe and London will come together to present talks, set-up discussions, screenings and performances under the umbrella of Attempts to Get Inside the World. A series of furnitures and rolling projections will occupy the gallery space - displaying works, artefacts, test pieces, experiments and research material selected by each participant in reference to the practices discussed.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PROGRAMME

Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD
Preview: South London Art Map Last Fridays 26th August 6-9pm
Exhibition Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm 27th August – 11th September.
Transport: Rail/Underground - New Cross/New Cross Gate; Buses - 21, 36, 136, 321

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dallas Dolls Bestseller

CINEMIXA IN JAPAN

SILENT FRENCH BLACK AND WHITE AND HAND COLOURED FILMS, MADE IN THE EARLIEST DAYS OF FILM MAKING BY VISIONARY FILM MAKERS, ARE THEN SCREENED AND ACCOMPANIED BY LIVE IMPROVISED ELECTRONIC AND NOISE AND WIND AND KEYBOARD SYNTHESIZER PERFORMED MUSIC. THIS IS A CREATIVE VISION AND SOUND CROSSOVER EXPERIENCE THAT OFFERS AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH AND INTERPRETATION TO VISION AND SOUND.

CINEMIXA™ is a trio from France that features guest musicians when "sound tracking" abroad. This time, special guest is MORGAN FISHER.

CINEMIXA™ are in demand all over the world for their creative, cultural and entertaining performance. Recent shows have been Algeria, Jordan, Russia, Ethiopia, Ghana, South America and many more.

They have "sound tracked" numerous features and short films such as the expressionist "He, who get slapped" [Victor Sjostrom, 1924], the sci-fi visionaire "Paris sleeping" [René Clair, 1923] or the surrealist tale "Balançoire“ [Noël Renard, 1928].
NAME: CINEMIXA at L’Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo (with special guest Morgan Fisher)
NOTE: This is a small premium film venue with excellent sound and vision. There are only 108 seats.
WHERE: L’Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo, Iidabashi, Tokyo
WHEN: July 28th 2011 (Thursday) Doors Open19:00
START: Show Start 19:30 ~ 21:00
COST: L’Institut Members:1500 YEN 
Non Members: 2000 YEN

Tickets On Sale NOW!!!
You must reserve ticket! Ticket Reservations: L’Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo: 03-5206-2500

More info here

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Physics and Psychoanalysis?




“One of the primary blocks to such latent creativity is what Bohm refers to as ‘self-sustaining’ confusion in the mind, in contrast to ‘simple’ confusion. Simple confusion is that which we experience when for instance, we don’t understand directions we are given, or when we can’t find the solution to a puzzle. Self-sustaining confusion, on the other hand occurs ‘when the mind is trying to escape awareness of conflict…in which one’s deep intention is really to avoid perceiving the fact, rather than to sort it out and make it clear’ Bohm points out that this process creates an order of its own: a reflexive state of dullness in which the natural agility of the mind is replaced is replaced with a torpor on the one hand, mechanical and meaningless fantasies on the other. Unfortunately says Bohm, this has come to be considered a normal state of mind, and is therefore endemic to our culture.”

-Lee Nichols, Preface to the Routledge Classics Edition of David Bohm’s “On Creativity”, Routledge 1997.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Depiction?




Alberto Giacometti famously claimed that he wanted to capture the dying and decomposing bodies of the people that he portrayed. The claim is amazingly beautiful because it shifts the outlook on how we perceive time, reality and depiction. The statement obviously turns portraiture upside down, but so much more than that. Just imagine if we could create photographs in the same way. It would make Dorian Gray’s portrait mundane. After all, the body is a short-lived entity that spites the universe’s movement towards higher equilibrium (the second law of thermodynamics). The ageing process on the other hand proves the impotence of this spitefulness.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Michel Cassé the Brilliant Astronomer




“…je dirai que la réalité est une convention stupide établie par des êtres sans humour, ni scrupules, et que je réclame pour moi le droit de me contredire, à l’instar du poème moderne.”

"…I would say that reality is an agreement made by stupid people with no sense of humor, no scruples, and I state that I have the right to contradict myself like a modernist poem.”

Friday, June 24, 2011

From our Danish Friends



The following was posted on www.wooloo.org:

"We [Wooloo] just returned from the opening weekend of the Momentum Biennial, held in Moss, Norway. Wooloo was presenting our work 'Two Years' Untouched Garden' - a proposal to leave the garden outside one of the main exhibition venues fallow for two years, from this biennial until the opening of the next in 2013.

However, the very thought of this experiment has caused intense debate and protests in local Norwegian media, which has now resulted in a political decision to ban our work.

The grass outside the historical villa at Gallery F15 will continue to be cut each Friday."

Isn't the piece better non-realized than realized?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Community without Propinquity - Milton Keynes




Community without Propinquity is a lab residency, praxis-as-practice, taking place at the Milton Keynes Gallery in October and November 2011.

It is part of an on-going investigation into art and populations of New Towns around the world, initiated by curator Claire Louise Staunton and Inheritance Projects. During the 2 months, the team of researchers, curators, artists and writers will build an archive of artwork made of New Towns, install an accumulative exhibition, edit and design a publicly available publication, commission 4 new artists works and plan a public symposium.

We don't believe community was ever about propinquity.

More information to come soon...