13. April 2016

Hong-Kai Wang Artist and Researcher, Vienna/Taipei

What Emerges in the Silence of ...

In universities, there are various referents of knowledge. They are usually embedded in social forms of domination in foreclosing rather than revealing other knowledge to us. Using «listening» as a mode of social organization, «What Emerges in the Silence of?» is a performative session that seeks to disrupt the given constructed references that so often quietly inform our responses, and to possibly forge an emergent knowledge production. The participants will work with the performers in listening and discussing between two transcribed conversations, which explore varied knowledges about different concepts of community, temporality, territoriality, interiority, mortality, etc.; they were recorded from two culturally distinctive locations. The session will conclude with an improvised performance that would reply on how participants produce affiliation and sound?/?listen through?/?within one another, whether in the form of word, song, sound or silence.
Performers: Anat Stainberg and Krõõt Juurak
Hong-Kai Wang, artist and researcher, Vienna?/?Taipei. PhD in Practice, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her practice is concerned with disrupting accepted geopolitical chronologies, complicating conception of knowledge, and performative organization of sociality. Wang has shown her work at MoMA New York, the 54th Venice Biennale among others.

Registration until Monday, 11 April 2016


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