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Open call: XXV CSAV Artists’ Research Laboratory
Fondazione Antonio Ratti
June 29–July 26, 2019

Application deadline: January 30, 12am

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Via Cernobbio, 19
22100 Como
Italy

T +39 031 338 4976
[email protected]

www.fondazioneratti.org
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Above: Causal loop and doppler effect. Credit Wikipedia - Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Above: Causal loop and doppler effect. Credit Wikipedia - Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
June 29–July 26, 2019

Application deadline: January 30, 12am

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Via Cernobbio, 19
22100 Como
Italy

T +39 031 338 4976
[email protected]

www.fondazioneratti.org
Facebook / Instagram

Invited artists: Ei Arakawa and Nora Schultz
Guest curator: Kasper König
Director: Annie Ratti
Associate Directors: Lorenzo Benedetti and Gregorio Magnani

CSAV - Artists’ Research Laboratory is an experimental platform designed to provoke formal and informal discussions and exchanges among artists of different generations and nationalities. It aims to explore different forms of art-making through un-institutional teaching methods. Between fifteen and twenty young artists from all nationalities will be selected. The participants will attend daily workshops and seminars run by Ei Arakawa, Lorenzo Benedetti, Kasper König, Gregorio Magnani, Annie Ratti and Nora Schultz. The application and the laboratory are free of charge.

All applications should be completed via FAR’s website. Apply here.

For further info please refer to FAR’s website.

Causal loops / squiggles
The overlap of the artists and curators’ presence on site will structurally inform this workshop in which the central event of performance/presentation/production/exhibition will be concentrated in the middle of the time to question and shift the common form of time frames in production (the idea of an accumulative process with the result and presentation in the end) and focus more on the reflection of the work around the moment of its actual presentation (or: the moment when it is put out in the world). We will work with the overlap in a way that could be compared to the sound phenomena of a doppler frequency effect, or to the temporal structure of a causal loop.

We will learn:
–How to hear the Doppler Frequencies of both directions at the same time?
–How to make a billiard ball collide with its future self?

But then:
–What are the ways future and past complicate each other?
–How to work with the afterlife of the event already before it happens (and later)?
–Can there be a possible new beginning after the event? (Can the 2 time frames around the event even interchange?)
–Should the movement of the billiard ball or the sound of the Dopplers be archived? If yes, how could they?
–Does fictional identity have a time? How is it connected to its times?

In this looped or squiggled world, publication and production are kind of the same vocabularies. Thus, a draft of the publication will be completed before the end of the workshop, and used for your future past art.

–Ei Arakawa and Nora Schultz

November 30, 2018

location

Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como