The problem of the contemporary, outside and especially inside the art world, might then be framed as the problem of art’s infinite egress, of art being too much with us.
Collective Actions, Moving Thought
This workshop is titled after a research project centered on the dialogue between improvisational movement, writing, and critical discussion. Utilizing a movement-based process, this workshop aims to be an experiential platform for collective practice, for understanding shared and differing views on labor and value in the arts, and for creating dances.
This workshop is inspired by and operates in the tradition of dance collectives such as Grand Union (1970–76), Lower Left (1994–ongoing), and LIVE (2007–ongoing). It is informed by my 2012 “Open Letter to Artists” and by my experiences as a subsidized artist in Europe, in my work with Yvonne Rainer, and as a founding member of the Choreographers Working Group (2008–12).
- 20 minutes: move together (no speaking)
- 10 minutes: writing
- 15 minutes: discuss and mind map
- 15 minutes: break
- 20 minutes: move together (with focus from mind map)
- 10 minutes: writing
- 15 minutes: sharing
- 15 minutes: wrap up
• Engage in experiential structures that articulate the labor of dance making.
• Prompt a discussion on value, labor, and the arts through exercises in dancing and writing.
• Highlight collective processes as a means of moving forward the definitions of labor and value in the arts—in particular, the performing arts.
Want to participate in this workshop? Register here for Valuing Labor in the Arts (tomorrow!) —> http://bit.ly/PSx64a
Read about the other workshops going on tomorrow —> http://bit.ly/1hOgdxi
AP Pick: Unmasking the Network at ASC Projects 4/18 - 5/18
Opening reception: Friday, April 18th, 7 p.m.
ASC Projects is proud to present Unmasking the Network, a group exhibition guest curated by Ben Valentine and featuring works by James Bridle, Nick Briz, Silvio Lorusso, Simone Niquille, and Clement Valla.
More info —> http://bit.ly/1lcEMI7
But did you know… that the Internet is made of sand? Of silicon wafers like the high plateaux of East California! Of deserts stacked on deserts! Of long, lonely highways (diodes, transistors) where impulses journey like traveling salesmen! Of fateful crossroads (Boolean gates) like the one where Oedipus killed his father!
[Richard Misrach, Untitled, 1977]
Value/Labor/Arts: A Primer featuring texts by:
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Alexis Clements, The Brooklyn Commune, Maurizio Lazzarato, W.A.G.E., Greg Sholette, Cassie Thornton, and Lauren van Haaften-Schick
+ a selection of images from the portfolio 100 Posterworks by Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen
Dig in! → http://bit.ly/1gB4Mtw
Image: Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. 100 Posterworks, 2009-2013; printed poster; 11 x 17 in. Courtesy of the Artists.
From Christian Nagler’s amazing Market Fitness project. Christian will be presenting a workshop for POLITICS of LANGUAGE, August 8, 2012, 7pm. “Just try to let it all sink in….go back to some of the first things that I was saying, about liquidity being the probability that an asset can be converted to a selected amount of value, in a selected amount of time.”
Read Christian Nagler’s extended description of Market Fitness, written in collaboration with Azin Seraj, in the current issue of Art Practical —> http://bit.ly/1l3cK1E
Ah, spring… a season of blossoming, growth, and transition. For your inspiration, SFMOMA’s Open Space presents five responses to the theme of transition, featuring work from SFMOMA’s collection.
Image: Alan W. George, Millview, Florida, United States, 2009; Courtesy the artist; © Alan W. George
Featuring Art Practical Valuing Labor in the Arts contributor Christian Nagler!