Basically

Coproduction 2023

Basically is an ongoing live project whose exhibition format is a hybrid production space, residency space, school yard; a context to practice and perform within. Jagudajev’s collective, prefigurative practice is called re-schooling, coming together and sharing devotions.

© Laila Kaletta
© Laila Kaletta

A reconstruction of what so many of us—some more than others—were deprived of as children: the laughter that fills the halls between classes, locker decorations and secrets underneath the bleachers. Re-schoolingrequires the input of many artistic practitioners, sharing with one another their most impassioned selves, sewing relational threads, building strong bonds with themselves and others.

Basically is structured as a choreographic game for several performers with interactive and playful rules. It includes nonlinear dance choreographies that fold in on themselves like portals through time, fugue-like contrapuntal guitar melodies, vocals and Ableton soundscapes, daily I Ching castings that locate the performers in a shifty universe, journal entries that become their textbook, Still Lifes, “CRITS” – art class critique turned oracle – and unscheduled time that leaves room for contingency. Jagudajev is currently developing a clothing line – Arcane Clothing – and a deck of cards – POWDER – as part of Basically worldbuilding. Visitors are invited into this shifting constellation. They become involved in making and remaking the environment; a sociality of difference.

Class of the 21st Century: Bård Aarvik, Laurel Atwell, Jordan Balaber, Lara Dâmaso, Dounia Dolbec, Emmanuel Diela Nkita, Ezra Fieremans, Magnus Håland Sunde, Hanako Hayakawa, June Jenkins, Yevheniya Kravets, M I M I, Ashley Morgan, Ikenna Nwaogu, Shelmith Øseth, Cody Oyama, Chris Pawlusek, Salomon Poutsma, Julie Silset, Lester St. Louis, Louise Trueheart, Alexandra Tveit, Marie Ursin, Nicoline Ursin, Amalia Wiatr Lewis, Stav Yeini — Co-organized with: Shedhalle, Bergen Kunsthall, Oktoberdans, BIT Teatergarasjen and Borealis Festival — Part of Re-imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and a Research Grant from the Flemish Government — Residency support: workspacebrussels, kunstenfestivaldesarts2021, Decorateliers

Residencies

11.01.2023 - 18.01.2023

Kaaistudio's

07.11.2022 - 13.11.2022

Kaaistudio's

30.05.2022 - 12.06.2022

Kaaistudio's

Past events

Open Studio: Nikima Jagudajev - Basically

9.06.2022 15:00 - 20:00