Participating artists:Martin Haufe
, Deborah Jeromin
, Dana Lorenz
, Silas Mücke
, Karoline Schneider
mit Unterstützung von Sophie Florian, Meike Giebeler, Kevin Koen, Ilse Lafer, Salome Lübke und Hagen Tanneberger
Prologue to “The Art of Equal Participation“, a research project initiated by Ilse Lafer and funded by the European Social Fund for junior research groups REACT-EU, as part of the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Venue:HGB gallery
14/04/22: Warm-up and bar
We could start with a quote, for example:
“Any structure of idea is vulnerable at its margins.“
The artistic research group is on a quest; holding loose ends in their hands, the group presents itself at the HGB gallery while in the process of institutionalizing itself as a collective––with one foot in the university, one up in the air and at the same time while working along the margins of the gallery space.
From 11-29 April 2022, the gallery serves as a production site for intersectional queer-feminist standpoints, standpoints which will be contributing factors in the group’s formation as a collective. It is a production site of counter-narratives that call for a "digging" deeper––understood in the sense of Donna Haraway's situational analysis––within a dominant culture shaped by dominant narratives (bell hooks). What connects the individual researchers is the tracing of textile memories, the reading of rituals by marginalized groups and, at transitional points, the understanding of vulnerability as an emancipatory concept and the perceiving of atmospheres as impulse generators in a post-factual society. The group uses embodied forms of knowledge as well as convivial (suitable for a good life) and circulatory work processes that capture socio-political processes in aesthetic forms and vice versa.
So what awaits our visitors? A visualization of marginal conditions.
Together with its protagonists, the gallery-as-a-workshop is transformed into a tapestry of collective dinners, mapping processes, reading circles, discussions and workshops. University members and visitors are invited to become involved and contribute to the open-form thought processes promoted in the space. Artistic research as a practice is constantly reflected upon and actively discussed. How fragmentary or in/complete can the processual nature of collective and individual research reveal itself to be? How can it be perceived and experienced in a situated and embodied way?
The researchers will also present their upcoming seminars and workshop formats they’ve developed for teaching purposes. They will often be at the gallery and are open for discussions. A detailed programme will soon be available.