ISABEL BURR RATY
Sint Martens, Latem (BE)
Coproduced by Nomadic School of Arts project KASK & Conservatorium
During this Autumn Academy, the concept of ‘collectivity’ was explored and developed by linking it to the socio-ecological issues of our time. Students (Bachelor and Master) from KASK & Conservatorium gathered over a long weekend in MDD to theoretically and practically explore the question: who and what are we talking about when we say “we”?
The Autumn Academy was led by members of it is part of an ensemble and Isabel Burr Raty in collaboration with KASK’s Performance department and Laurens Otto, curator MDD.
EARTHLY BODIES ELECTRO-CURRENTS WORKSHOP
Cipke Kersnikova Institute, Ljubljana (SI)
How to give access to free energy so that the human and the more than human can shapeshift and charge?
During this workshop, The Power Plant opens quantum files to play with a series of conductivity experiments that can render atomic and molecular entanglements between bodies visible.
By experimenting with magnetic and vibratory devices, and learning how to construct an analogue circuit that uses metals, water, salt, mud to generate free voltage that can power things, we look into what is electricity and what it does to matter.
On the other hand, by constructing an earthing mat we discharged the body from cyber and main electromagnetic power grid noise and EMF exposure. On this mat we practice basics of Kung Fu body alchemy, looking into an ancient perspective that enhances the bio-electrical storage potentials of the body by transmuting sexual energy and collaborating with the neuro, endocrine and microbiota systems.
Bildy Market Tour et taxi, Brussels (BE)
Supported by Kaaitheater and KVS Theather
Bildy is inviting its audience to take part in a creative, fun event of resistance as part of BRUSSELS 2030, Summer Assembly.
Gentrification threatens to turn working-class neighbourhoods into yet another global commercial urban space. As a result, people are being evicted from their homes.
Workshops, performances, food and products will be combined to address the urgent concern: “everyone’s right to adequate housing”. The workshops, led by Brussels-based artists, will offer unique artistic practices that work with holistic elements to open up new perspectives on activism. The results will be presented as part of a festive performance/parade created by Bildy members.
Block III a.pass Brussels (BE)
During a 4 day encounter and a series of theory readings, we are in touch with traditional and innovative practices around the carbon spectrum, as well as post-human critical perspectives on the concept – human – and –nature -.
On one side of the spectrum we encounter María Quiñelén, Mapuche medicine woman and Isabel’s close collaborator. The Mapuche is the originary nation in Chile. Via a series of ceremonial practices, María shares with us how her cosmovision envisions the human body as an Earth body.
On another side of the spectrum, bio engenieer Markus Schmidt, shares details about xenobiology, a novel scientific discipline that engineers chromosomes different from carbon based DNA, to create useful artificial sustainable biodiversity.
Orbiting around these spectrums, our readings open chapters from Geontologies, A requiem to late liberalism by Elizabeth Povinelli, The Relative Native, Essays on Indigenous Conceptual Worlds by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and Xenofeminism by Helen Hester. Where we collectively reflectd on: What makes life be in opposition to and in difference from Nonlife?
Block II a.pass Brussels (BE)
The Depository Cat is an ongoing practice throughout the block, which proposes the installation of an interactive space that invites participants to share their research in the form of self treatment/s or treatment/s for others. The idea is to open the possibility for the treatment’s giver/s and/or receiver/s to remain in a constant state of alteration, envisioning flux as one of the foundational resources in the processes of artistic research.
The Cat takes the form of a “first aid cavity” that creates a visual space composed of i.e: non-standard animisms technologies, syncretic beliefs and statements, that can be freely inhabited. This cavity is at the same time a tentacular organism, as its limits can be stretched throughout the block, populating the common a.pass room.
Participants are invited to deposit the or various “remainants” of the treatment/s offered in order to imprint the memory of the “healing” that took place. The remainants can be ornamental, devotional, cathartic – human and more than human objects and/or non-objects – that can infect, disinfect, contaminate, or not the common a.pass space.
Online workshop international
This PRAXIS invites everyone who wishes to take a moment to comfort the self at times of covid pressures.
Drawing from a variety of worldly traditions (Taoism, Amerindian shamanism, European paganism) it proposes 1 hr. of imagination and body active training, focusing on vibration matters that can have a revitalizing yet calming effect in us.
With an emphasis in our plant, animal, mineral and sexual energy bodies we will root, circulate and expand the endless balancing possibilities inhabiting our main vital organs: heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys, liver, and glands such as pineal.
BEAUTY KIT WORKSHOPS
Printemps des Femmes, Gemeenschapscentrum de Kriekelaar, Brussels (BE)
Online workshop + Farm Greenhouse (BE)
Online workshop international delivery (BE)
Online workshop local delivery (BE)
Online workshop performance
Boundary-Crossings: Multiscalar Entanglements in Art, Science and Society, a public Outreach program
Curated by Roberta Buiani
Supported by the Fiends Institute for Research in Mathematical Science, Toronto (CA)
[ČIPke] Rampa Lab Kersnikova Institute
Co-produced by Biofriction project and City of Women
Supported by European Union – Creative Europe, Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana (SI)
Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) UdK (Berlin University of the Arts), Berlin (DE)