Call for Participants to Collective Conversations – a workshop with artist Ricardo Basbaum
A collaboration between Stockholm Uniarts and Tensta konsthall, March 2–6 at Tensta konsthall, Stockholm.
open call for participants
Between March 2 and March 6 2015, Stockholm Uniarts and Tensta Konsthall will host the Brazilian visual artist, writer, and professor Ricardo Basbaum and his collective-conversations workshop.
The workshop collective-conversations is open to everyone and free of charge. 12 participants will be picked. The workshop will be in English.
collective-conversations is the name of Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum’s series of collaborative works wherein people gather to explore ways of voicing their thoughts in concert. Through dialogue, translation, quotation and writing, the group will compose a polyphonic script for a performance. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most distinguished artists working today in the tradition of Brazilian conceptualism. The workshop mixes performance, language, social sculpture, poetry, and sound art in a highly participatory environment exploring Basbaum’s notion of “bioconceptualism”. collective-conversations’ workshops has been taking place in Brazil, Canada, Austria, and the UK.
For the collective-conversations at Tensta Konsthall, participants will attend 4 sessions of 3 hours each (Monday to Thursday 9.30-12.30) and perform the results of the workshop in a public presentation on Friday, 6 March at 12.00 (noon).
Please send your letter of intention to professor André Lepecki at Stockholm Uniarts no later than February 23. The letter should be in English, with a short bio about yourself and a short paragraph stating why you are interested in taking the workshop.
Questions? Contact André Lepecki at Stockholm Uniarts.
About Ricardo Basbaum
Since the early 1990s, Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum has incited artistic encounters by inviting people to engage with and respond to systems of symbols and rules embedded in objects, scripts, diagrams, maps and games. In his projects, Basbaum quotes artistic and graphic communication tactics that are both vernacular and abstract, thereby easy to learn, interpret and memorize. Through interaction with these fluid sets of visual and linguistic terms for the production of an artwork, Basbaum seeks to collectively consider the material, social and spatial membrane between artist, contemporary art system, art object and participant.
The workshop is organized by Stockholm University of the Arts – DOCH School of Dance and Circus, University College of Opera and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.