- Sarma Salon #9: Developing practices together
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15 December 2012, 2-5pm at Kaaistudio's (Working Title Platform)
How do artists work today? How do they speak about their method? The Sarma salons address issues of new artistic practices and discourses.
Modern society has weakened our skills of cooperation needed to make a complex society work, writes Richard Sennett in Together. In experimenting with collective practices, the performing arts hold a promise for society. Essayist and dramaturge Marianne Van Kerkhoven formulates it this way:
"Following the collapse of ideologies, we need, I think, people who above all develop practices together. This requires a much more direct responsibility - agreeing with new manifestos is not enough. I sense a hunger among artists to learn more about how people in all areas of society organise their work, how they produce, explore and develop things that may contribute to the 'reconstruction'. By the same token, artists want to open up their practices to share them with others."
In the salon, the artists Anna Rispoli, Tuur Van Balen and Michiel Vandevelde will enter into dialogue with Marianne Van Kerkhoven. What are the preconditions for developing practices together? How do we organize work and spend our time? Can alternative monetary systems create a different productional and temporal frame for collaboration in the arts? How can artistic experiments with cooperation find a wider resonance and nurture alternative social and political fictions?
Concept and moderation: Jeroen Peeters
Guests: Anna Rispoli, Marianne Van Kerkhoven, Tuur Van Balen (tbc), Michiel Vandevelde
Organized by Sarma @ Workspacebrussels