Situational tendencies in (co)operative practices – on modes of de-regulation, agencies and their futures
Public lecture by Ludwig Kittinger, Ana de Almeida and Phelim McConigly “Situational tendencies in (co)operative practices – on modes of de-regulation, agencies and their futures” | The 6th International Symposium Curating Exchange | Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons | organized by press to exit project space | 12 May 2017, Social Center “Dunja”, Skopje, 20:00 – 22:00 h
After a short introduction of <dienstag abend>, the lecture is reflecting on a work realized at the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016 focusing on the social impacts of political decision making on works in public space and thereby on the role of affective information.
We will introduce a partner initiative, The Atanas Petrov Foundation and its ongoing project at the Medical Museum Pleven, Bulgaria, focusing on modes of existence of that space. The lecture will be closed by reviewing forms of the situational and its associations to site-specificity.
Ludwig Kittinger, born in Graz, is an artist based in Vienna. In 2010 he co- founded <dienstag abend>. He is a board member of Ve.Sch art association and currently Univ.- Ass. at the department of Sculpture and Space at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Ana de Almeida is an artist currently living and working in Vienna. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, pursuing a thesis about the production of images and its ideological implications in the 1974-1989 inter-revolutionary space between the Carnation and the Velvet Revolutions. Ana de Almeida started working with <dienstag abend> in 2012 and joined the collective in 2015.
Phelim McConigly lives and works in Vienna since 2006. He is PHD candidate at Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is founder of the Atanas Petrov Foundation, and an artist with a curatorial practice in site specificity, including Appendix (2015) and Parallax (2016), involving multiple actors and agents at the medical museum, University Hospital “Georgi Stranski” in Pleven, Bulgaria – projects instigating artistic difference and research methods which involve the creation of institution as parasite, site for recuperation, in relation to the social role of art and agency in new institutions. He is a member of <dienstag abend> since 2015, a collective with curatorial tendencies which considers situations composed by its actors, the local environment and/or the collective mechanisms that are triggered in each of our project editions. Phelim has been a student of Daniel Richter / Extended Pictorial Space since 2010. With many year of experience in software tools development and an interest in data, through methods such as game theory, evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing, and their use in arts-based practice, Phelim uses this knowledge to broaden a material basis from canvas to public sculpture with digital possibilities
<dienstag abend> is a collective and same-named programme based in Vienna, founded in 2009 at Kunstraum Ve.Sch by Ludwig Kittinger and Fernando Mesquita which became an itinerant collective joined by Ana de Almeida, Sophie Thun, Dorota Walentynowicz and Feidhlim McConigly. We consider <dienstag abend> to be a situation composed by its acteurs, the local environment and/or the collective mechanisms that are triggered in each of our project editions. <dienstag abend> deals with questions of curating and (new) forms of display, our collaborative projects are reflections about the very process of intervening in a space. What are the inherent effects upon a specific place in the urban landscape while faced with an artistic intervention and which are the implicit power relations within an intervention that happen outside the place’s own dynamics? These and other questions are materialized in project specific curatorial processes and artistic practices. Our nomadic projects feed themselves from the specificities of a myriad of spaces and display the roulette of dynamics inherent to working at/with what is public, private, associative, commercial, non-commercial, institutional, hype, forgotten, structured, wild (…). <dienstag abend> situates events that are driven by the idea of heterarchy, it is always collaborative, interdisciplinary and site-specific.
In partnership with:
Social Center “Dunja”, Skopje
Österreichischen Botschaft Skopje