Event


Majakovszkij 102., the open office of tranzit. hu

Collaboration Beyond Consensus – Rehearsing Collectivity

In his book, ‘The Nightmare of Participation’, first published in 2010, Markus Miessen describes participation, collaboration and collectivity as only pseudo-democratic terms. The words participation and consensus have become increasingly overused, and their uncritical, naive or even romantic applications are frightening. Miessen enters the discussion as an architect, but also advocates for vigorous cross-disciplinary intrusions.

Programme times and dates:

May 26-27-28-29, 1 to 7pm
The film programme and related books are available to view at the open office of tranzit.hu

Friday, May 29, 4 to 6pm
Seminar, subject to RSVP
borbala.soos@network.rca.ac.uk

Friday, 6.30 to 9pm
One-off film screening and talk / Q&A with the curator, Borbála Soós

Programme description:

In his book, ‘The Nightmare of Participation’, first published in 2010, Markus Miessen describes participation, collaboration and collectivity as only pseudo-democratic terms. The words participation and consensus have become increasingly overused, and their uncritical, naive or even romantic applications are frightening. Miessen enters the discussion as an architect, but also advocates for vigorous cross-disciplinary intrusions. In relation to this screening programme I also find important to draw upon the notion of social choreography, as in this context it demonstrates how social order can no longer be regarded to be reflected or mimed aesthetically by the arts, but how it is aesthetically produced and instilled choreographically. The films look at the power of the individual as part of a bigger structure, through gestures in the public domain. They use the tools of dance, the post-Brechtian theatre heritage, as well draw upon psychodrama and workshops, to critically look at the agency of collaboration and participation. After the crisis of collaboration, and aware of it’s problems, the artists and participants of the projects develop and perform possibilities for new systems of resistance and communality in order to generate and stir changes.

Borbála Soós

Organising institutions: tranzit.hu

Further information:
Priscila Fernandes (1981, Portugal) lives and works in Rotterdam.
http://www.priscilafernandes.net
Adelita Husni-Bey (1985, Italy) lives and works in New York.
http://www.gallerialaveronica.it
Krétakör (Chalk Circle) (1995, Hungary) is based in Budapest.
http://kretakor.eu
Karen Mirza (1970, United Kingdom) and Brad Butler (1973,United Kingdom) live and work in London.
http://www.mirza-butler.net
Wendelien van Oldenborgh (1962,The Netherlands) lives and works in Rotterdam.
http://www.wilfriedlentz.
Rehana Zaman (1982, United Kingdom) lives and works in London.
https://vimeo.com/rehanazaman