On becoming-artists: how to operate as an art collective
4th of May, 18:00 - 21:00
As a part of WHAT CAN WE MAKE AND BECOME -- join the artists to discuss the method of artistic production, applied in the making of the exhibition: Intra-actions.
As a model of joint art production, Intra-actions was conceptually inspired by the work of posthumanist feminist thinker Karad Barad. Unlike “inter-action” model, which stands for a temporary collaboration of consistent, fundamentally autonomous distinct agents that pre-exist the event of joint art production, “intra-action” understands joint art production as a “dynamism of forces” (to use Baradian terminology (Barad, 2007:141)), in which all designated art practitioners (artists and curators alike) are constantly exchanging and diffracting, influencing each other and working inseparably — developing their specific artistic outlooks, subjectivities and techniques in the presence of each other.
In our relationship, the INTER- was replaced by INTRA- .
Inter-, as a prefix, means between or among, describing systems within groups, international, intercede, interrupt, intercept. The prefix intra- means within, internal, confined - intramural, intravenous, intraventicular. One externalises (inter-), the other (intra-) suggests that there is no inside or outside, no attachment or isolation, for there is no object or entity prior to the encounter itself -- one comes to existence through it. Both mutually exclusive of each other by definition up to the point of direct contact.
At a certain point they converge but they can never merge --
i.e. < I > or , > I <
The event is free and open to all.
Wine and hot drinks will be served during the evening. 🙏🏻🥂☕️