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Karina AND Karinaread moreclose
Karina and Karina compensate their difference in height with a tattoo of an almost completely unfolded paperclip. The tattoo is vertically places on their backs. / special thanks to: John Baldessari (“And” from the Goya Series, 1997), gerlach en koop ('Consessies?' nooit doen, 2007), Santiago Sierra (160 cm line tattooed on 4 people, 2000), Denise Motz and Sven Rayen.
Lodewijk Heylen Impromptu: E34/KM14read moreclose
The highway is a canvas, a surface that is fully written with subtle or less subtle testimonies of unexpected events. There are black lines at every 10 feet. Sometimes they fade, sometimes they just go straight ahead. These are the traces of an inattentive moment, of an unforeseen maneuver.
Impromptu: E34 / KM14 was made during a three-week residency at the Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee and is the result of an intensive search for skid marks on the highway. The exhibited work in Lokaal 01 was made by using digital and traditional techniques recorded on the highway and then printed in the exhibition space.
The Frans Masereel Centre and Lokaal 01 like to work together on an occasional basis. The shared residence project of Lodewijk Heylen is a new initiative where young artists are invited to explore the possibilities of the graphics in relation to the project area of Lokaal 01
Antwerp Summer School of Art - prior noticeread moreclose
(more info: TRAFFIC)
In this summer school we want to detect in theory and practice which strategies artists and other cultural producers develop to create their work in contemporary economic and political conditions. Can they develop sustainable structures to keep their artistic autonomy alive? How can they organize themselves in a world in which they need to be more and more mobile and flexible? Are there interesting and challenging practices as a possible complement to existing, neo-liberal conditions of work. And, can we learn from each other. Can also other professions and even institutions such as unions learn from the artist experiences of self-organization? And, the other way around, can the artist and other, creative professionals learn from alternative, organizational models?
While repressive liberalism is occupying our world and life systems, classic institutions such as universities, hospitals, parliamentary bureaucracies and museums are under heavy pressure. On the shop floor this means that all kind of employers and workers come in a post-Fordist condition in which work becomes flexible, mobile, project based, and temporary. The fixed contract is losing its importance and exchanged for the statute of the freelancer, promoted by governments and multinationals as the best to get. Artists are already for a long time familiar with those precarious conditions, even long before the concept of post-Fordism was launched. Have they, because of this experience, different, interesting operational models to offer?
summer school 'Mobile Autonomy' is organized in the context of TRAFFIC. It’s a 2 weeks event in which theoretical insights are mixed with hands-on practices and examples of self-organization. Learning to reflect on AND to deal with the contemporary artist’ working conditions and thinking processes are the main ambition of the summer school. Participants will get lectures and workshops of internationally high-profile academics and artists which have proved themselves in developing lucid thinking and performative dealing with the contemporary post-Fordist conditions. Antwerp
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