AFFECT 2018: SUMMER PROGRAM FOR COLLABORATIVE ARTS IN BERLIN

LAST CALL! 50 % DISCOUNT IN MODULE 3 OF AFFECT FOR BERLIN - BASED ARTISTS

LABORATORY OF SOCIAL SENSITIVITY (WHO NEEDS ART, ANYWAY?

Facilitated by Zorka Wollny. 2 - 8th July 2018

Under what conditions could smaller communities benefit from art, and artists benefit from contact with specific groups? How to do it with the full respect to the people and contexts within which one wants to work?

In an intensive week workshop testing ideas through the district of Neukölln, Zorka Wollny proves there is no escape from the context, putting forward ideas on collaboration from her experience in site-specific and socially involved projects. Discussing all the stages of the art production and using various exercises, the workshop will cover the conceptualization, organization and evaluation of contextual projects.

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ABOUT FACILITATOR: ZORKA WOLLNY

Berlin-based artists Zorka Wollny (Krakow, 1980), recently nominated as one of 21 artists who have been nominated for the 2018 #Frieze Artist Award at Frieze London, creates acoustic compositions for institutions, factories and empty buildings. Her works inhabit a space between art, theatre and contemporary music, and are always closely connected to the historic and functional context of specific architectural sites. Wollny’s collaborative production style often involves public rehearsals and workshops in which she creates structures of cooperation with individuals as well as groups and communities, such as composers, students, actors and activists. In one of her most recent works, “Unmögliche Oper” (2017), she involved several choirs and citizens of the German town Oldenburg in an exploration of the voice as a tool of expression and public debate. “Order” (2015) was composed for the Teutonic Castle in Swiecie, Poland, a 15-person volunteer choir, three percussionists and electronics. In "Ophelias. Iconography of Madness" (2012), presented at the Museum of Art in Łódź, Wollny staged a performance of eleven actresses, representing the figure of Ophelia as depicted in several historical theater productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In "Oratorio for Orchestra and Warsaw Citizens Choir" (2011), developed for the Warsaw Autumn international festival of contemporary music, Wollny devised a concentrated, polyphonic manifestation in the city centre of Warsaw, that was produced in collaboration with NGO’s and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and is based on the political manifestos and agendas of the participating activists.

www.zorkawollny.net

 

[AN ARTIST'S STATEMENT]

 

Forms—such as a musical piece, a play, an exhibition, are for me an equal part of reality. They start a dialogue with it, they exist only in a context, they come into existence in time only once, they cannot possibly be repeated. They are neither imitation nor transgression nor critical theory. The form and the content must go hand by hand, coexist and harmonize, so that they can create/provoke a complete, immersive event. An event in which not only the senses but also intellectual sensibility of the audience is involved, making it possible for the members of the audience to experience it as a reality existing in the given space and time. My main postulate, concerning both theatre and visual arts, is not to separate sensuality from intellect. Reflection is a sensual act. This is the principle I try to follow composing site-specific music, making spectacle-collages or musical pieces with elements of choreography.

FOR WHO?

AFFECT is a research-based residency focused on collaborative methodologies and interdisciplinary artistic approach. Each module is open to 10-15 participants. Groups are shaped based on the variety of backgrounds and experiences of applicants. Some of the main fields of interest for the development of the program are: 
Visual arts - live arts - social and community work -  critical studies and education
We are accepting applications until June 30th 2018.

Visit our project website to read more and apply

AFFECT

Am Sudhaus 5
C/O Agora Rollberg Studios /Underground 
12053 Berlin - Neukölln

www.agoracollective.org/affect 

Contact:
affect@agoracollective.org 

 

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