[-empyre-] collective curatorship?

pedro pedruski at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 23:19:56 EST 2012

thank you ana, that's a very important point about collective work -
its all so much about where you are coming from that determines the
e/a/ffects you search for.

an example could be Summerlab 2011 - as described by Susanna here :

you could also all be interested to see the recently released
Decalogue of Open Code Cultural Practises written in a booksprint at
the end of january near to St Sebastian in basque country :

(if anyone in the list is interested in translating we would be delighted ;)


 interesting what you say about writing -- i actually feel that
literature, like anarchism, is still largely unexplored : a narrative
can organise a universe and only dancers can compare in the minimal
equipment required. Text (libros / cuentas / leyes etc etc) remains
the single most potent organizing force in the world, its social
fabric, and if you include programming languages (which i think u shd)
then you get an idea of the magnitude of what i am indicating.

Some of us decided to launch an attack on language - bill burroughs,
gloria anzaldúa,monique wittig, jodi and the marvellous mary daly
(gyn/ecology, the wickedary) - cut the control lines - but its so
pervasive, the control, we're guerilla aware, like saying "nosotras"
because we feel that way.

Maybe we need to invite literature back to the party.


On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My friend the architect Marcus Novak coined used often the concept "liquid
> architecture". Within the concept were a broad array of elements and forms
> adapted both from Boals "Theater of the Opressed" to Gayatri Spivak
> subaltern theory, a continuation itself from Gramsci's theories.
> In Novak's terms everyone could be an architect and the work of the
> architect became a collective work, a real anonymous teamwork.
> The same should be the curatorial experience today, when art and activism
> merge and converge. The Art scene seems to me today far more radical and
> changing than literature, in Art the boundaries between the self and the
> other are bluring and creating a more hybrid situation, where academia,
> activism, fine art and street art cooperate starting new arenas and new
> contexts.
> Literature seems instead still be the prisoner of old metaphores and
> individual work. The publisher houses are still unchallenged and the writer
> is still alone sitting in his or her desk.
> I feel myself, as an old fashioned writer :), more attracted than ever to
> the work in the arts, to find new ways where new technologies and new
> audiences make differences.
> Ana
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