March 7, 2019

Call for applications: Work.Master—Contemporary Artistic Practices

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

HEAD students and dancers at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Photo: Anthea Hamilton 2018 

Join us for: exercises of freedom, explosive thoughts, cosmic expansiveness of vision, psychedelic retinal overload, momentary escapes, generous propositions, elegiac monuments, pataphysical undertakings, inspiring adventures, hard-edged optimism, participative pedagogy, cybernetic serendipity, politics and poetics of feminist transgression, radical imagination, queer guerrillas, formulating counterproposals, negotiating the duality of the concept and the physical, sharing conceptual tools, alter-pedagogical experiments, finding sources of empowerment, decentring practices, esoteric secrecy, surprising solutions in navigating through the art world, emphasing people and stories from the so-called periphery, unorthodox discussions, seeking extensions of the conditions of life, vibrant matter, complex strategies, prolific magic, satisfying engagement.

The latest projects at Work.Master: A collective performance during the closing days of Mai-Thu Perret’s exhibition The Blazing World at Spike Island in Bristol / Something that works as a script, as a community, as a film on the archive of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement with Tobias Madison and Saim Demircan / Performances at open studio days in Zurich with Alexandra Bachzetsis / Intimate exploration of doing-by-doing with the Queen of the Freakazoids, Vaginal Davis / River fishing with Fabrice Gygi / Exploring emotional intelligence with Fulvia Carnevale from Claire Fontaine and with Manos Tsakiris / Experiments with other methodologies of observation with an exobiologist and an ethologist in Nothing is something (to an observer), an exhibition at LiveInYourHead, Geneva with Christophe Kihm showing results from a summer school at the Istituto Svizzero in Rome / Pavilionesque, a theatre and magazine project with Paulina Olowska / Oracles, a book on artist’s calling cards with Pierre Leguillon and Barbara Fedier / Meeting artists in their studios in Berlin with Michael Stevenson / Beyond the Land of Minimal Possession, a movie with Lili Reynaud Dewar in Marfa and San Antonio, Texas / L’Autunno, a performance with Anthea Hamilton at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / Science fiction institutionnelle, with Jill Gasparina at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers / Diving into parallel histories with Elisabeth Jobin / A collective study of material transformation in the practices of land care, food making and poetry, Tenuta San Giorgio in Ticino with Raimundas Malasauskas and Jason Dodge / A self-organised group reflecting on conditions and possibilities of emancipation in self-organised groups / Talisman - Pour Jorge Luis Borges, a workshop with an exhibition at Centre Culturel le Manoir in Cologny with Yann Chateigné / LapTopRadio with Laurent Schmid at Bar Project in Barcelona and a broadcast with Hong-Kai Wang in Vevey / Discussing and testing autonomous forms and strategies of film production with Olga Rozenblum / Common research and exchanges with South African artists and investigative journalists like Hennie van Vuuren (Apartheit, Guns and Money) in Ghostly Matters with Denise Bertschi / A chat-bot project for the Nuit Blanche in Paris with Charlotte Laubard / Kilomètres, a magazine done with Aurélie Pétrel, Barbara Fédier and ENSP Arles / Performances and a video essay Radical Chic Academy with Verena Dengler / Watchers at the Gates of the Mind, a writing workshop and film club with Jon Rafman.

Work.Master is HEAD – Genève’s international bilingual (F and E) two-year MFA programme devoted to contemporary artistic practices: a network of students, guest artists and professors working on this heterogeneous and vital incubator for emergent artistic strategies and projects.

For more information, please visit HEAD – Genève’s website and Work.Master’s blog.

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