Workshop: Eine Einstellung zur Arbeit, 3. Okt.-4. Nov. 2020, Berlin & Warschau

Foto (Fragment): Jun Li, Hangzhou, 2014

Zwischen 2011 und 2014 haben Antje Ehmann und Harun Farocki in 15 Städten weltweit die Workshopreihe EINE EINSTELLUNG ZUR ARBEIT initiiert und geleitet, die im Herbst 2020 in Berlin und Warschau fortgesetzt wird.

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Harun Farocki Institut und mit der Unterstützung vom Goethe-Institut Warschau findet zwischen dem 3. Oktober und dem 4. November 2020 zeitweise online und vor Ort im silent green Kulturquartier und im Goethe Institut Warschau der zweiwöchige Workshop statt, an dem Filmemacher*innen und Videokünstler*innen teilnehmen können. Dieser wird von der Kuratorin und Künstlerin Antje Ehmann und dem Architekt Luis Feduchi geleitet.

Der Open Call (Frist: 25. September) und die Bewerbungsformulare finden sich hier (Berlin) und hier (Warschau).

11.09.2020, Projekte / Veranstaltung

Sara Ahmed on the perfomativity of disgust (from The Cultural Politics of Emotion, 2004): “To name something as disgusting is to transfer the stickiness of the word ‘disgust’ to an object, which henceforth becomes generated as the very thing that is spoken. The relationship between the stickiness of the sign and the stickiness of the object is crucial to the performativity of disgust as well as the apparent resistance of disgust reactions to ‘newness’ in terms of the generation of different kinds of objects. The object that is generated as a disgusting (bad) object through the speech act comes to stick. It becomes sticky and acquires a fetish quality, which then engenders its own effects.”

07.11.2020, Tom

David Graeber (1961-2020) on What Would It Take (from his The Democracy Project. A History, a Crisis, a Movement, 2013, p. 193): „We have little idea what sort of organizations, or for that matter, technologies, would emerge if free people were unfettered to use their imagination to actually solve collective problems rather than to make them worse. But the primary question is: how do we even get there? What would it take to allow our political and economic systems to become a mode of collective problem solving rather than, as they are now, a mode of collective war?“

07.09.2020, Tom

T.J. Demos on why cultural practitioners should never surrender, via  „For artists, writers, and curators, as art historians and teachers, the meaning-production of an artwork is never finished, never fully appropriated and coopted, in my view, and we should never surrender it; the battle over significance is ongoing. We see that battle rise up in relation to racist and colonial monuments these days in the US, the UK, and South Africa. While the destruction of such monuments results from and is enabling of radical politics, it’s still not enough until the larger institutions that support and maintain their existence as well as the continuation of the politics they represent are also torn down. This is urgent as well in the cultural sphere, including the arts institutions, universities, art markets, discursive sphere of magazines and journals, all in thrall to neoliberalism, where we must recognize that it’s ultimately inadequate to simply inject critical or radical content into these frameworks, which we know excel at incorporating those anti-extractivist expressions into further forms of cultural capital and wealth accumulation. What’s required is more of the building of nonprofit and community-based institutions, organizing radical political horizons and solidarity between social formations.“

21.08.2020, Tom
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