Special Issue #0 comes as a response to a number of contemporary artistic practices. In order to feed this relation by which practice defines its own frames of presentations, contributing artists and instigators of the project are invited to gather for round table talks on April, Saturday 30th and May, Sunday 1st 2011. Anyone interested in listening to these talks is welcome.
These round tables (in English) aim at opening the discussion on the stakes of the project, its limits, its contradictions and it potential use. We propose three topics for each session, so that smaller group conversations can be more focused. After one hour, all participants gathers to share their reflection.
Saturday, April 30th, 11 am - 1 pm
"Production of discourse in performance set-ups"
1. Conception of discursive set-ups
Moderation : Mårten Spångberg
What are we author of, when conceiving a dispositif? Conditions of thought : thinking differently in order to think something else. How do the frame and form of discourse determine its content? How does performance produce a specific knowledge? Which specificity? (notion of intellectual technology, etc.)
2. Performance of discursive set-ups
Moderation : Krõõt Juurak
To which extent does the live activity of discourse production differ from the distribution of a pre-set discourse? Limits of improvisation : on the one hand, the repetition of a pre-existing discourse is also a re-contextualisation and thus a form of production ; on the other hand, discourse production is the reformulation of pre-set patterns (in terms of collective organisation of discourse, or argumentary chains).
3. Listening rather than reading; forms of participation in discourse production
Moderation : Louise Höjer
On what grounds can we analyse these various set-ups? What do we get, what do we understand when witnessing the live activity of a thought being produced rather than handling its product afterwards? What effect does the presence of the listener have on what is being produced?
With: Zbyněk Baladrán, Virginie Bobin, Grégory Castéra, Alice Chauchat, Bojana Cvejić, Frédéric Danos, Valentina Desideri, Juan Domínguez, Lou Foster, Gilles Gentner, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Vit Havránek, Rémy Héritier, Louise Höjer, Mette Ingvartsen, Ivana Ivković, Maria Jerez, Krõõt Juurak, Jennifer Lacey, Maria Lind, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Laurent Pichaud, Jeanne Revel, Petra Sabich, Noé Soulier, Mårten Spångberg, Loïc Touzé, Katarina Zdjelar, Kiss Me Deadly, Arantxa Martinez, Xavier Le Roy (list to be completed)