Claire Bishop, Ana Vujanovic & Bojana Cvejic, Marta Popivoda

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Publiée 2013/12/03
Performing the Public : Art and Citizenship / Samedi 7 décembre 2013, 17h00, Kaaistudio’s
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Claire Bishop, Ana Vujanovic & Bojana Cvejic, Marta Popivoda

Performing the Public : Art and Citizenship

Samedi 7 décembre 2013, 17h00 (en anglais/in English)


Kaaistudio's - 81 rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil, 1000 Bruxelles

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Le public

Le public est-il une masse anonyme et inerte qui ne se réveille qu’en temps de crise ? Les récents mouvements de protestation étaient-ils le présage d’une nouvelle communitas ? L’art peut-il mobiliser les gens ? Le programme que compose le collectif d’écrivains de Belgrade TkH [Walking Theory] pour la série Me, Myself & We s’articule autour de ces questions et de bien d’autres encore. Vous verrez et entendrez :

• Claire Bishop, auteure du livre très encensé Artificial Hells : Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (Verso, 2012) ;

• Ana Vujanović et Bojana Cvejić (TkH), auteures du livre Public Sphere by Performance (Bbooks, 2012) ;

Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, un film documentaire de Marta Popivoda (TkH/Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers/Udk, 2012), sur les manifestations de masse dans l’espace public.
 

Public
 
In his book The Phantom Public (1925) the American journalist Walter Lippmann describes the public as something abstract, uncertain and lost, remote from government. Citizens cannot but remain passive, delegating their civil activities to experts, since they are incapable of grasping all details operative on the public scene. In Lippmann’s view citizens mobilize only occasionally in moments of crisis. Recently we have seen this phantom public resurrect in riots and protests between expressing a social affect – outrage – and organizing political action. Do these uprisings suggest or herald communitas, a potential, liminal community that is becoming in the period of societal change and transition ? Or are we just bystanders of ephemeral performances that wither away in the public space ? What can art do, when it refuses the ethical purpose that government delegates its with, and stages disagreement that repoliticizes the public space ?
These questions spark off a program proposed by TkH [Walking Theory], an editorial collective from Belgrade, featuring :

• a lecture by Claire Bishop, who in her acclaimed book, Artificial Hells : Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (Verso, 2012), discerns the aesthetic and political aspects of participation in contemporary art ;

• talks by Ana Vujanović and Bojana Cvejić (TkH) on social dramas and choreographies of the public based on their book Public Sphere by Performance (Bbooks, 2012) ;

• and screening of Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, a documentary film by Marta Popivoda (TkH/Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers/Udk, 2012), which explores mass performances of ideology in public space.
 

 

 



 

 

 


Dernière modification effectuée le 9 juin 2018.