Austria, Salzburg

On seeking incuriously

when 30 July 2018 - 11 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 700

Baudelaire once said that he happened upon the words of his poems on the Paris pavements. Many 20th-century artistic movements, such as the Surrealists or the Situationists, had the city as their main object of desire/production, and nowadays a lot of artistic production is performed in the city itself – where the city is not only a backdrop, but the work itself, or part of it. During the course we will talk about these issues – about cities, images, architecture, poetry, ideas… about the wonders that are all around us (just as Baudelaire’s words were all around him). We will talk of cities in general, but also about the small city of Salzburg… Three “experts” will explain different aspects of the city and discuss them with the class. We will try to discover the city together and find meaning in small things around us – like a mythology of modern life.

This workshop aims to be cross-disciplinary and anti-specialisation, in the sense that it does not prefer one mode of artistic production to another. Participants will be encouraged to give form to their ideas and concepts using whatever is necessary – from a simple written text, to drawings and sketches, to installations or performances, because what’s important is not the form in itself, but rather the poignancy and the pertinence of the idea. The final presentation of the course will be a city walk guided by the participants, a city walk with multiple voices, where everyone (as individuals or groups) gets to present the projects which they developed during the course.

Course leader

Tony Chakar

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 700: Regular fee
EUR 540: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2018. link on official website