01.01.CM: Collection of the Museum of Ordure
01.01.CM presents over 100 covers of The Communist Manifesto, compiled by the Museum of Ordure from its collection. The book is turned inside out to draw attention to its material form and historical conditions: the covers have fascinating stories to tell of hopes and anticipated futures - for instance, in their use of particular imagery and in the signs of wear through human use – and draw attention to the excesses of capitalist production. This notion of excess is fundamental to the overall project of the Museum of Ordure in its attention to the management of human waste and identification of ordure. What value do readers place upon the Manifesto in a situation where radical politics appears to have been reduced to commodity form, nostalgia or mere curiosity?
Director and editor Riccardo Boglione Editorial staff RB, Georgina Torello Journal header Paolo Argeri Journal design Massimo Alacca All images are taken from Dr. Albert de Schrenck-Notzig, Los fenómenos de la mediumnidad, Barcelona, 1928.
Conceptual writers: Fabiana Faleiros Nyein Way Stefania Tavella Michalis Pichler Kim Rosenfield Vanessa Place Laura González Felipe Cussen Sharon Kivland Madeleine Walton Helen Frank Steve Giasson Robert Fitterman Carlos Soto-Román Swantje Lichtenstein Karen David Divya Victor
Previous editions here.
Please note there will be a post show discussion on Fri 7 March and a pre show discussion with Richard Layzell on Mon 10 March 5pm
Laura González will be performing with her collaborator Eleanor Bowen in a piece called 'Reading hysteria between laughter and crying', as part of the Acts Re-Acts festival, Wimbledon Space, London, 19 March 2014 .
25 February – 26 March 2014
ACTS RE-ACTS is a festival of performance including residencies, artist talks, seminars, films and installations from across theatre and fine art and the dangerous border zone between.
Eleanor Bowen & Laura Gonzalez, Stella Capes, Edward Dimsdale, Katie Elliott, Rossella Emanuele, Richard Layzell, Douglas O’Connell, Camilla Palestra & Hanae Utamura, Geraldine Pilgrim, Annette Robinson & Belinda Wild, Trish Scott, Michael Spencer, Tansy Spinks & Iris Garrelfs, Mette Sterre, Jennet Thomas & Paul Tarrago, Charlotte Turton.
Date: Thursday 27 February
Time 5 – 8pm
Venue: Wimbledon Space and Theatre
ACTS RE-ACTS opens with performances by Geraldine Pilgrim and Douglas O’Connell.
O’Connell, in collaboration with Huang Dongjie and Wang Ruoyo, presents NY3 a video mapping/performance/installation in the gallery space, inspired by Paul Auster’s ‘New York Trilogy’.
In the Theatre, Pilgrim presents HANDBAG, a celebratory gem of a performance with great music, dancing and handbags.
Performances and other activities will take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2 – 5pm throughout the festival.
For more informatio, http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/category/events/performance/
The Transart Earth Awareness Prize The Transart Social Change Award The Transart Peace and Mediation Prize Transart Merit Awards
We are excited to announce eight new scholarships on the Transart MFA Creative Practice. These scholarships are designed to enable artists with specific projects and concerns to join the Transart MFA.
Application Deadline: April 15 Program Start: July 25 in Berlin
Each of the eight awards (two per category) grants a quarter of tuition costs on the MFA Creative Practice to artists with MFA projects that raise awarenes or deal with pressing issues in the specific field. Detailed information here.
Artists who wish to be considered for any of the award need to apply to the MFA Creative Practice by April 15th. Award winners in each category are chosen by an independent jury no later than May 5th.
About Transart and the Low-Residency MFA in Berlin and Brooklyn
Transart offers a unique low-residency experience in two of the most exciting creative cities in the world, Berlin and New York. Joining this program means becoming part of a network of faculty, students, and alumni who are distinctively collaborative, creative, and successful.
We will consider applications from students without a first degree who can show evidence of relevant professional experience. Students who have previous graduate-level coursework can apply credits towards advanced standing. Students who are interested in earning a practice-based PhD can apply for the fast-track after one-year on the MFA program.
Berlin 2014 Summer Program
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