29 August 2020
Collaborative Lecture Performance
This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2020 programme.
open to anyone interested and willing to work in groups
Why not try to create a strategic diagram for non-hierarchical participatory radical democracy? It is a kind of strategic road-map that also tries to answer the question: What is our practice actually about? When I talk about "us", I mean all mediators: curators, artists, cultural producers, activists, political “hacktivists,” revolutionaries, ontological anarchists, historians, social scientists and so on – anybody, in short, who is thinking about the possibilities of transforming the system.
After the lecture on my practice I will present the diagram (http://ahmetogut.com/ahmetwebdiagram.html), and I will show a few examples of artworks, non-artworks and other references. I thought it might be interesting to think together about this diagram, from a critical perspective. It can be a kind of practice board (tabula) for exchanging critical ideas.
Students will work together in small groups to re-make the diagram with their own ideas, strategies and references from art, literature, social movements or political theory, to be presented by each group of students as a collaborative lecture-performance at the end of the course.
Parallel to this, I will have one-to-one meetings with each participant and ask them to develop a "sculpture in motion" at the end of the course. It is a concept of imagining a sculpture in social, counter-financial and after-life contexts in conversation or collaboration with the public.
EUR 460: regular fee
EUR 380: reduced fee for students
Grant applications can be sent before 1 April.