ABSTRACTION ON HOLD (STUDIO 47)

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HERO STUDIO 47 REBECCA

 

May 4. Temporarily censored until I have a better answer to the question what abstracting commodity from “lower class material” produces for my work and … that other class. Is it cultural  gentrification? Early adopting? Can’t I just say yes to one and no to the rest? (abstracting as in taking, stealing, extracting, appropriating)

 

updating my virtual residency “Working Title, Working Clothes” at Studio 47

(photography by Nora Turato)

STUFF TALKING BACK TO ME (STUDIO 47)

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It’s scenes, moments, actions, interactions, gestures, facial expressions, clothes and body languages. Bodies. Deflation, collision, self-ingestion and digestion and surrogate shame. Unrhythmic dancing, stuttering, scatting, dyslexia, absurdist theatre, repetitive motion, OCDs and second skins.

 

For the time being, I called this growing collection of images, links and texts the “non-theory container” or simply STUFF talking back to me.

 

updating my virtual residency “Working Title, Working Clothes” at Studio 47

(photography by Nora Turato)

Body of Work

BODY OF WORK

Working Title, Working Clothes is featured in Body of Work,

a publication by FAK (Feministisches Arbeits-Kollektiv)

 

Release:

April 26, 2015

V8 – Plattform für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
14.00 – 18.00 Uhr

DEEPGOOGLING (STUDIO 47)

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Last week, my friend Lizzie asked: “When are we researching and when are we just deepgoogling?”

 

updating my virtual residency “Working Title, Working Clothes” at Studio 47

(photography by Nora Turato)

WORKING TITLE, WORKING CLOTHES

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From now on and until September, I will be virtual resident at Studio 47:

 

Back to work.

 

Ha Ho (Holland Hardcore) is the black eye of my research, the dirty intellectual laundry called speculation. I like the sound of “post-refusal potential of letting one’s own polyphony of roles, positions and desires collide and clash in plain sight” – and have to yet find out how to make use of the heat that this produce.

 

 

Why make one’s process public, as an exercise in permeating one’s vulnerability? As a festishized deadline, a self-inflicted pressure to perform? Then again, isn’t the decision to publish a work in progress becoming a work in and of itself? Or a strategic flirt, leaving one’s vulnerability rather disembodied than exposed? I share what I can afford to circulate in the absence of my voice. Comments from the sidelines.

 

We speak while we think and publish ourselves while processing our thoughts.

 

Studio 47 is a platform for artists investigating the subject of property and access and initiated by Celine Manz.

A NEW DIVIDE

A-NewDivide—Rebecca

A New Divide – Social and Economic Challenges in Contemporary Design is a conference at the Goethe Institut Amsterdam (November 2014) and GFZK Leipzig; organized by Barbara Steiner; together with Elisabeth Klement, Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey and Radim Peško.

 

At first glance, it seems that the former divide between applied and fine arts has been replaced by a new separation—i.e., the distinction between creative economy and the visual arts. At closer inspection, however, it becomes obvious that any boundaries between different creative fields are far less significant than the economic divide that is to be found within these fields, for instance, within the visual arts as well as graphic design. On the one hand, conceptual approaches and critical practices in graphic design and in the visual arts are increasingly similar to each other, and in both fields, these practices are frequently connected to small-scale projects and largely dependent on public funding. On the other hand, commercially oriented ventures reach an impressive scale both in design and the visual arts. The two worlds hardly meet and the gap is growing. (Barbara Steiner)