Maintenance And Breakdown : Intersections of Care invites Sofia Caesar
Maintenance and Breakdown - Intersections of Care (Florence Cheval & Loraine Furter) invites Sofia Caesar WORKSHOP / 18-19 & 21 novembre / 15 étudiant·e·s max. / sur inscription : email@example.com
Lay under a fake sun/Let the laziness hit you/Cuddle with your phone/Look at images of people working, layed under a fake sun/Drain the battery of your phone/Let your body’s weight slowly fall/Fall down to the ground/Fall asleep/Drop your phone on the ground/Wake up cold
Initial score for Sofia Caesar’s new performance that will be staged at the group exhibition “An island of many bridges”, final exhibition of this year’s HISK laureates.
The workshop accompanies a performance that will take place from Nov 21 at 18h and runs until Dec 15 in Gent. Students are welcome to join in the whole process of the performance or just the workshop.
No previous performing experience is required.
During the workshop Caesar will facilitate the group to spend time together, insisting on a state of rest.
For the performance, Caesar is installing some elements in the building where the exhibition takes place: fake sun heaters, rolled out carpets, oversized blankets, long worm-shaped pillows, warm laptops, semi-working phones, and a falling safety net. (Net = rede, and rede is a Portuguese word that means net, hammock, and network).
The workshop has a few guidelines: mainly it is about insisting on a state of rest. We will listen to music, hang out, relax, dance, chat, sleep, have food and drinks, be on the phone, etc., until other actions emerge: falling, sliding, splaying, dropping, breaking down, etc. There will be a score to be followed. And we will pursue the maintenance and the breakdown of our shared scores.
Intersections of Care is a research/experiment developed by Florence Cheval and Loraine Furter on display through the lens of intersectional feminism, supported by FRArt-A/R and Académie Royale de Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. Florence Cheval is a curator, writer and teacher. Since 2017, she has been codeveloping Caveat, a collective research project initiated by Brussels-based platform Jubilee on the ecology of artistic practice (caveat.be). She currently collaborates with Loraine Furter on Intersections of Care.
Loraine Furter is a transdisciplinary art worker. Trained as a graphic designer, she currently researches into mixing hybrid publishing and intersectional feminism. She is an affiliated researcher at Sint Lucas school of arts Antwerp and at A/R art and research. Her hybrid projects and her work with cyberfeminist collective Just for the record was shown/hosted/performed in spaces such as ISELP, La Bellone, Beursschouwburg in Brussels; CNEAI, Kandinsky Library in Paris, Fikra Design Biennial in Sharjah and Printed Matter in New York.
The workshop consists in delving into the practice of Sofia Caesar. It is co-organised in the presence of and in discussion with curator Florence Cheval.
Monday, Nov 18 (14-17h) in Erg, Brussels.
Tuesday, Nov 19 (afternoon - hours to be confirmed): rehearsals and experiments in Gent (Coupure Rechts)
Thursday, Nov 21 - Dec 15: students are welcome to join the performance from Nov 21 at 18h in Gent.
We will travel together, a railpass will be provided to cover the train costs.
Number of students: 15
LANGUAGE English or French
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