Kimsooja, A Needle Woman, 1999 - 2001, eight channel video projection, 6:33 loop, silent, Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Kimsooja, A Needle Woman, 1999 - 2001, eight channel video projection, 6:33 loop, silent, Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Course
Articulating Trans-territoriality. Geographical and disciplinary displacements.

Instructor
Herman B. Mendolicchio

Description
Our body is 65% water and, as Bauman said, fluids travel easily. The workshop will address the contemporary way of working, acting and living trans-territorially. What are the relevant points of working internationally and collaboratively? How can we articulate our professional skills and knowledge in an ever-changing environment? Is it our practice able to be performed out of our comfort zone? The workshop will question our capability of developing research and building relationships in the current impermanent, changeable, irregular, unpredictable and very variable way of living. Adapting to different places and contexts, creating fluid professional and affective maps and constellations, being aware of the self in relation to the other, engaging in conversations, walking and strolling together will be some of the practices and metaphors addressed in the workshop.

Goals
By working out of our comfort zones, we will find ways to bring our practices to an international platform in relevant, inclusive ways, thereby entering a trans-territorial conversation with our praxis.

Schedule
Morning:
Presentation of modes employed by international practitioners followed by discussion and pecha-kucha style presentations of a current project.

Afternoon:
Fulfillment of a choice of peripatetic, interactive exercises. Presentation and discussion of results.

Required Reading
Guy Debord, Theory of the Dérive, 1958

Zygmunt Bauman. Liquid Modernity. Cambridge: Polity. 2000. (Foreword. On Being Light and Liquid + Chapter 4, Work).

Ása Richardsdóttir and Lene Bang Henningsen, It starts with a conversation. Question your knowledge by sharing. 2017. http://www.itstartswithaconversation.org