Tuesday, October 27
Wednesday, October 28
Universität / Haute École
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Tuesday, October 27 - 10am to 5 pm – Conversations with Anna Tjé, Maëlys Meyer and Mario Lopes (TBC)
Wednesday, October 28 - 11am until a non predicted end – Practical activities with group of CCC-students; meal cooking with Jonas Van
Location: CCC Master Programm - 9 bvd. Helvétique
The 2020 POOL.CH proposed by the CCC Master's program at HEAD-Geneva focuses on the issues raised following the protest action undertaken by a group of students from the program, in reaction to the school’s management of the Covid-19 crisis, during the spring semester of 2020. What would be the emancipatory tools for a student within a neo-liberal administrative space? Which school for tomorrow?
Intervention by Anna Tjé, Maêlys Meyer and Mario Lopes, cooking by Jonas Van, making a fanzine from the readings studied, critical conversations and activities, will take place over two days in order to rethink together the decolonial and anti-capitalist stakes of art institutions and pedagogy.
_The first day will consist in an experience with Anna Tjé, who will be present in situ. She will pair up with Maêlys Meyer's (and Mario Lopes?) through visioconference, to discuss counter-academia practices and critical pedagogy. This will be followed by a collective discussion on the principles of “the School of Tomorrow” and the necessity of decolonizing the institution.
_On the second day will take place a layout seminar and fanzine elaboration resulting from the collective thinking that was held during the previous day, based on the book Teaching for people who prefer not to teach. The day will continue with a reflection on food in a colonial context by Jonas Van, also in situ. Due to covid, we won’t be able to share a meal, but bring your own food and we’ll be able to eat together, if we respect the 1.5m security distance.
_Anna Tjé is an afrofuturistic artist, researcher, community organizer, born in 1989, whose practice interrogates the survival mechanisms of healing in "subcultures" throughout video, performance, installation and sculpture. Her work mobilizes utopia, speculative fiction, spirituality and mysticism as emancipatory tools. She is continuing this research by a PhD in practice at the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna.
_Maëlys Meyer is a visual artist and cultural mediator whose work is profoundly linked to her experience as a professional basketball player. Graduated from a Master's degree in film in Rio de Janeiro, her documentary films dig into questions of body, encounter, language and sound identities, for which she often collaborates with choreographers and theater makers.
_Mario Lopes is a choreographer, articulator and cultural worker, part of the DMV22 collective, curator of the PLUS platform in Munich and also curator for the itinerant residency program VeiculoSUR. Mario Lopes works over alternative modes of knowledge transmission and production, outside of the context of the institution, looking in decolonial contexts from which to rethink education
_Jonas Van is a transviado artist, cook and a member of the collective Universidad Desconocida (UU). His practice is a radical exercise in refuting cis-normative power structures and creating kuir ecologies, using videos, installations and texts. His work proposes the monstrosity as fiction and deep intimate narrative, linguistic and social breaks and anti-colonial transitions. He engages with the re-questioning of normative aesthetics and semantical codes in order to give birth to anticolonial discourses and new aesthetical and spiritual references.
_Vanessa/Garance/Cecilia/Loreleï/Román/Emilie/Basile are a collective of students from the CCC Master Research Program. They engaged in a critical position towards the role of art education during the pandemic and, since then, they keep investigating the relations between power and resistance, trying to open directions for a real institutional critique.
Max. 15 students
Multilingual: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German