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Tuesday, 07.07.2009 -
Tuesday, 25.08.2009

 

Each One, Teach One
Summer School 2009
Antoni Wojtyra
 

Corner College is delighted to present Summer School by artist, Antoni Wojtyra, this summer during July and August.

Summer School presents readings, lectures, and films composed as a remedial Art theory class and is organized in a spirit of "each one, teach one" - Antoni Wojtyra will act as lead organizer, a guide, instigator and as a student learning, not just a teacher. The 7 week course employs a collection Art and theory by artists and primarily address 2 major issues: the ability of Art to effect social change and secondly places and strategies of Art production.

Texts will be read by each student in advance and will be discussed together as a group and supplemented by films, and invited guest teachers. The first class addresses the impossibility of learning and knowing everything and it will be held on Tuesday July 7, 7 p.m. All subsequent classes will be held on Tuesday evenings (schedule below). A nominal CHF 30.- tuition fee for participating students includes a course book published by Rollo Press.


Program

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1 Tuesday July 7, 7 p.m.
Introduction, Sign-up and get together
-- Film: 'La Jetée' by Chris Marker
-- Text: 'The Library of Babel' by Jorge Luis Borges

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2 Tuesday July 14, 7 p.m.
-- Text: 'Untitled' by David Hammons
-- Text: 'Something's Missing' by Ken Lum

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3 Tuesday July 21, 7 p.m.
-- Text: 'The Applied Social Arts' by Artur Zmijewski

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4 Tuesday July 28, 7 p.m.
VACATION

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5 Tuesday August 4, 7 p.m.
-- Text: 'Inside the white cube: notes on the gallery space' by Brian O'Doherty
-- Text: 'May I help you?' by Andrea Fraser

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6 Tuesday August 11, 7 p.m.
-- Text: 'An introduction to the general theory of place' by Wieslaw Borowski, Hanna Plaszkowska, Mariusz Tchorek
-- 3 Films by Gordon Matta Clark Conical Intersect (1975), Splitting (1974), Bingo Ninths (1974)

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7 Tuesday August 18, 7 p.m.
-- Text: 'Depiction, Object, Event' by Jeff Wall

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8 Tuesday August 25, 7 p.m.
-- Text: 'Dispersion' by Seth Price
GRADUATION PARTY


Summer School 2009


> Download the Course Book as a PDF

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 06.10.2009

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Theory Tuesdays is a participatory reading group organized in the spirit of "each one, teach one." Philip Matesic will launch the weekly reading group with the organization and coordination of the first six weeks under the theme "Participation in Art." The required texts will be read by each member in advance and then discussed together as a group.

At the conclusion of the fifth week, the reading schedule will be open to the individual members of the group, to decide what to read and discuss in the following weeks. Active participation by all members is essential as Theory Tuesdays sets out to be a collaborative, ongoing discussion, where everyone will contribute, teach and learn from one another.

The first two Tuesdays will address the historical lineage of participation in art as well as a detailed glimpse into Happenings in New York in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first session will be held on Tuesday, Oktober 6 at 7 p.m. All subsequent sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. (schedule below). A nominal CHF 20.- tuition fee for participating members will include copies of required readings and help fund a small travel budget for the visiting artist.


Theory Tuesdays


PROGRAM

Week 1: Tuesday, Oktober 6, 7 p.m.
Sign-up and Introduction
Text: Rudolf Frieling "Toward Participation in Art"

Week 2: Tuesday, Oktober 13, 7 p.m.
Text: Boris Groys "A Genealogy of Participatory Art"
Text: Allan Kaprow "Happenings in the New York Scene"

Week 3: Tuesday, Oktober 20, 7 p.m.
Text: Claire Bishop "Viewers As Producers"
Text: Nicolas Bourriaud "Relational Form"  
Text: Lars Bang Larsen "Social Aesthetics"

Week 4: Tuesday, Oktober 27, 7 p.m.
Text: Miwon Kwon "From Site to Community in New Genre Public Art"
Text: Cascoland "Interventions in Public Space"

Week 5: Tuesday, November 3, 7 p.m.
Text: Darren O’ Donnell "Social Acupuncture" (Part One and Two)
Text: Tom Finkelpearl "Interview: Vito Acconci on Art, Architecture, Arvada and Storefront"

Week 6: Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Visiting Artist: Saskia de Brauw (NL)

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 20.10.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: Claire Bishop "Viewers As Producers"
Text: Nicolas Bourriaud "Relational Form"  
Text: Lars Bang Larsen "Social Aesthetics"

> Viewers As Producers
> Relational Form
> Social Aesthetics

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 27.10.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: Miwon Kwon "From Site to Community in New Genre Public Art"
Text: Cascoland "Interventions in Public Space"

> From Site to Community in New Genre Public Art
> Interventions in Public Space

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 03.11.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: Darren O’ Donnell "Social Acupuncture" (Part One and Two)
Text: Tom Finkelpearl "Interview: Vito Acconci on Art, Architecture, Arvada and Storefront"

> Social Acupuncture
> Interview: Vito Acconci on Art, Architecture, Arvada and Storefront

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 10.11.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays Special
Visiting Artist: Saskia de Brauw (NL)

Philip Matesic
 

Saskia de Brauw is a performance artist, dancer, and photographer living and working in Amsterdam. She has completed multiple projects investigating the body in relation to architectural space, community and time. Participation has played an important role in her projects, ranging from a one on one folding project on the streets of Paris to collaborating with a small community in Amersfoort, Netherlands.


Room II, The Dutch seaside, 2005


Saskia will be presenting her work and a recent publication about her work, entitled “Traces”, on Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm at Corner College. This event is hosted and sponsored by Theory Tuesdays. More information and documentation about Saskia’s art practice can be found on her website: http://www.saskiadebrauw.com


Theory Tuesdays

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 17.11.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Film: "On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1956-1972" Documentary (1989)
Film: "La Société du spectacle" by Guy Debord (1973)


True

> October 79 on Guy Debord

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 24.11.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: Excerpts from "Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century" by Greil Marcus (1989)


Lipstick Traces

> Lipstick-Traces.pdf

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 01.12.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: Excerpts from "Ästhetik der Interpassivität" by Robert Pfaller (2009)


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> Against Participation
> Interpassivität heute

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 08.12.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Thuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: Excerpts from "Art As Experience" by John Dewey (1934)


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> John Dewey - Deutsche Fassung
> John Dewey - English Version

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 15.12.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Film: "Back to Fucking Cambridge" by Otto Mühl and Terese Panoutsopoulos (1987)


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> AA Human Rights, 1977
> Back to Fucking Cambridge, 1987

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 22.12.2009
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Text: "Altermodern" Exhibition Catalogue curated by Nicolas Bourriaud (2009)


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> Altermodern Indroduction
> Altermodern T.J. Demos
> Altermodern Okwui Enwezor

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 19.01.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

This week's Theory Tuesdays will be a Dada Historical Review, held at the Cabaret Voltaire!


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> Hugo Balls Eröffnungs-Manifest
> Hugo Balls Eröffnungs-Manifest in gesprochener Form
> Debbie Lewer - Fuga Saeculi

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 26.01.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

This week's Theory Tuesdays will be a Dada Historical Review, held at the Cabaret Voltaire!


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> Hugo Ball - Lautgedichte
> Hugo Ball - Der Künstler und die Zeitkrankheit
> Hans Ulrich Obrist - Manifestos for the Future

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 02.02.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

"Altermodern" continued...

1. "The Ends of Exile: Toward A Coming Universality" by T.J. Demos
2. "Modernity and Postcolonial Ambivalence" by Okwui Enwezor


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> Altermodern Manifesto - Nicolas Bourriaud
> The Ends of Exile - Toward A Coming Universality by T.J. Demos
> Modernity and Postcolonial Ambivalence by Okwui Enwezor

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 09.02.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Selected writings of Hal Foster:

1. "The Artist As Ethnographer?"
2. Excerpts from "Design and Crime"


Hal Foster

> The Artist As Ethnographer?
> Design and Crime
> This Funeral is for the Wrong Corpse

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 16.02.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

The White Cube and The Studio

1. "Inside The White Cube" by Brian O'Doherty (Introduced by Daniel M.)
2. "Studio And Cube, On The Relationship Between Where Art Is Made And Where Art Is Displayed" by Brian O'Doherty


White Cube

> Studio and Cube

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 23.02.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

"Migrants of Identity" by Nigel Rapport and Andrew Dawson

1. Introduction: The Topic and the Book
2. Chapter 1: Home and Movement: A Polemic


Migrants of Identity

> Introduction - The Topic and the Book
> Home and Movement - A Polemic

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 02.03.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Incomplete Open Cubes


Conceptual Art

> Sol LeWitt - Paragraphs on Conceptual Art
> Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens - Who's afraid of Conceptual Art

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 09.03.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tusedays
Philip Matesic
 

--- "Foksal Gallery and the Notion of Archive: Between Inventory and Place" by Pawel Polit

Foskal Gallery and the Notion of Archive -- Between Inventory and Place


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Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 16.03.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

--- Excerpts from "Celebration at Persepolis" by Michael Stevenson


Celebration at Persepolis

> Celebration at Persepolis

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 23.03.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Visiting Artist: Nic Hess
http://www.nichess.ch


Simple Mathematics


"Auf Nic Hess’ Wegen bleiben die Insignien der globalisierten Welt an den Bändern und Folien kleben. Insbesondere Logos und Markenzeichen, Signets und Embleme gehen ihm auf den Leim, von Finanzinstituten und Hilfswerken, von Sportartikelherstellern und Lebensmittelketten. Mit dieser Entourage in den Museen, Galerien, Kulturinstituten, aber auch Privathäusern und Industriekomplexen angekommen, verklebt Nic Hess seine Bänder und Folien zu grossen Erzählungen, wie andere Künstler Linien zeichnen und Flächen malen. Wand- und deckenfüllend, treppenhausdurchwandernd, die Fenster kreuzend, bis in die Schornsteine kriechend. Die unterwegs eingefangenen Logos und anderen Zeichen finden sich, miteinander versöhnt und verbrüdert, an allen Ecken und Enden. Daher hat Nic Hess weltweit nicht nur den Ruf, Meister der Klebebänder zu sein, sondern auch Meister der Logos."

http://www.schweizermonatshefte.ch/index.php?nav=aktl&artikel=1360

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 30.03.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

--- Mladen Dolar’s "What's In A Voice"
--- Video Lecture: Mladen Dolar's "What’s In A Voice"
http://vimeo.com/7667628


Mladen Dolar

> Mladen Doler - What's in a Voice?

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 06.04.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

--- Excerpts from "Producing Publics / Making Worlds! On the Relationship Between the Art Public and the Counterpublic" by Marion von Ostern

> Producing Publics (DE)
> Producing Publics (EN)

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 13.04.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

--- "The Fracturing of Globalization" by Julian Stallabrass
--- "Acting Out in the City: Artistic Intervention as Production of Public Space" by Hou Hanru

> Julian Stallabrass
> Hou Hanru

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 27.04.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Visiting Artist: Lada Nakonechna


Dear Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Can We Ever Give Up the Sweet? by Lada Nakonechna

Posted by Urs Lehni

Tuesday, 04.05.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

--- "Design Thinking or Critical Design?" by Rick Poynor
--- "Middle Culture: Designers, Artists, Professionals" by Camiel van Winkel


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> Rick Poynor
> Camiel van Winkel

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 11.05.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

--- Film: "Ameise der Kunst" by Jonathan Meese


Jonathan Meese

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 18.05.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Hungry for Antropophagy



"Abaporu" the antropophagic emblem

> "Oswald de Andrade's Cannibalist Manifesto" by Leslie Bary
> "Anthropophagic Subjectivity" by Suely Rolnik
> "Jenseits des Identitätsprinzips - Die Anthropophagieformel" von Suely Rolnik

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 25.05.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Francy Alys Filmabend



DVD Cover




mit den folgenden Filmen:

"Wide details: On the traces of Francis Alÿs"
by Julien Devaux (2006, 56’)

"Entretien avec Carlos Monsiváis"
by Francis Alÿs (2005, 22’)

"The Collector"
by Francis Alÿs (2006, 19’)

"Le temps du sommeil"
by Kitty Scott (2008, 9’)

"The Thief"
by Francis Alÿs (1999)

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 22.06.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesday
Philip Matesic
 


Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Perfect Lovers, 1987


Der Lesetext "The Uses of Disorder: Joe Scanlan
on the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres" kann unter
theorytuesdays@gmail.com bestellt werden.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 29.06.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesday
Philip Matesic
 

Filmabend


Here Is Always Somewhere Else: The Life of Bas Jan Ader


The film "Here Is Always Somewhere Else" is the critically acclaimed documentary about enigmatic Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975), whose daring conceptual performances culminated in his mysterious disappearance at sea.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 06.07.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesday
Philip Matesic
 


Danh Vo


Der Lesetext "Danh Vo in Conversation with Dominic Eichler" wird eine Woche vor der Sitzung hier zum Download verfügbar sein.

> Interview Dan Voh

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 13.07.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Visiting Artist Series
Visiting Artist Talk - Chris Tourre (Chicago, USA)

Christopher Tourre is a Chicago-based artist and part
of Unit 2 Art and Design Collective. Tourre's work
explores community, spirituality, and the folkier aspects
of culture while highlighting participation and DIY culture
as critical components to his art-making. Tourre obtained
a BFA in Sculpture from The Pennsylvania State University
and an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at
Chicago. His work has been shown at various venues
including most recently the Museum of Contemporary
Art (Chicago), Co-Prosperity Sphere, Gallery 400, Eel Space
and The South Side Community Arts Center.

Unit 2 Website
http://www.unit2.us


Chris Tourre

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 20.07.2010
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesday
Philip Matesic
 


What We Want Is Free


"Blows Against the Empire" by Ted Purves from the book
"What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent
Art"

> Blows Against the Empire

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 07.09.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Lawrence Weiner


Text: Excerpts from “Having Been Said: Writings & Interviews of Lawrence Weiner 1968-2003”

> Lawrence Weiner - Writings and Interviews

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 14.09.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Beat Wyss


Text 1: “Platzt der Kunst das Herz?” Gespräche Daniel Binswanger

Die Preise explodieren, für die internationale Geldelite ist Kunst der ultimative Luxus. Ein Gespräch über ein globales Phänomen.

Link: http://dasmagazin.ch/index.php/platzt-der-kunst-das-herz/

Text 2: "The Fracturing of Globalisation" by Julian Stallabrass

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 21.09.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


The Conspiracy of Art


Text: Excerpts from “The Conspiracy of Art” by Jean Baudrillard

> Jean Baudrillard
> Jean Baudrillard

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 28.09.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Visiting Artist Series: Jana Stepanova

Philip Matesic
 


Capture from the “United We Stay / Family map” series, 2007


Jana Stepanova, a Prague-based visual artist and designer, participated in a three-month residency in Zurich by a Swiss foundation ProHelvetia (June–August 2010). In her work, Jana often subverts social reality, control and system as well as commonly accepted values by releasing fake websites, magazines or creating fake identities. Recently, the Czech ministry of Labour and Social Affairs had filed criminal charges against her for internet project “rent-a-baby”.

The residency enabled Jana to expand her community-based long-term project United We Stay/Family Map with Swiss families. By engaging local families she explores the Norms and Normatives regulating the society. She started the project in the USA in 2004 and continued than in Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic.

In October 2010, she will present her project in the “Storytelling” show, curated by Dimitrina Sevova in the White Space/Zurich (Opening October 1st, 2010)

Link: http://www.rent-a-baby.cz

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 05.10.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
One Year Anniversary Special


 




Visiting Artist: Antoni Wojtyra

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 19.10.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


The Digital Folklore Reader


Text: Excerpts from "The Digital Folklore Reader" Edited by Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied

> Digital Folklore - Intro
> Digital Folklore - Defriending the Web

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 26.10.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Jenny Holzer


Film: Jenny Holzer / Portraits von Claudia Mueller (2009)

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 02.11.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Visiting Artist Series: Manuel Hartmann


 


Buttersafe


Schenkepisoden – Eine Beschäftigung mit dem Thema Schenken

„Schön ist, dass Sie sich auch an dem Thema Schenken die Zähne ausbeißen wollen", entgegnete mir der deutsche Schenkforscher Friedrich Rost auf meine Anfrage für ein Gespräch über das Schenken.

Sich die Zähne bei einem Thema wie dem Schenken auszubeissen? - Das macht neugierig!

Im Zuge meiner Beschäftigung mit dem Thema Schenken würde ich gerne einen kurzen Blick auf drei Episoden des Schenkens werfen:

Episode 1
"Eine Runde schmeissen" – Eine Einladung in einem Supermarkt.
Video ca. 4.30 min

Episode 2
"gratis-gratis-gratis" – Zur freien Entnahme in einer Galerie.
Video ca. 4.30 min

Episode 3
"Berührungen. Jetzt beißen wir in den Kuchen" – Nur als Geschenk erhältlich.
Text, Hörinhalte

Diese drei Episoden beziehen sich auf unterschiedliche Aspekte des Schenkens, die im Rahmen einer 'Round-Table' Diskussion erweitert, widerlegt, oder neu überlegt werden möchten. Dabei geäußerte Ideen, Sichtweisen und Ansätze sollen dazu dienen, die Beschäftigung mit dem Thema Schenken zu bereichern und fortzuführen.

In diesem Sinne freue ich mich auf eine spannende Sitzung zu diesem Thema und möchte Euch bitten, mir kurz über Eure Teilnahme via Email unter: manuel@schenkepisoden.com Bescheid zu geben.

Visiting artist Manuel Hartmann beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema Schenken seit 2004. Er lebt und arbeitet als freier Produzent in Wien.

Link: http://www.schenkepisoden.com

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 09.11.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Critical Issues In Public Art


Text: "Temporality and Public Art" by Patricia C. Phillips from the reader Critical Issues In Public Art

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 16.11.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

“What do Wikipedia, car-pooling, couch surfing, and social book marking have in common?” a presentation by Elizeu Santos-Neto


Only Pool


Commons-based peer production systems, or social production systems, are a result of the decentralized collaboration of individuals, who produce non-proprietary goods. This Theory Tuesdays session will focus on examples of commons-based peer production, their common characteristics, and how (and why it is important) to assess the value of individual contributions.

Text:
Section I and II from "Commons-based Peer Production and Virtue" by Y. Benkler & H. Nissenbaum

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 07.12.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Surrealist Film Night




Man Ray
L'étoile de mer (1928, 35mm, sound, 15')
Les mystères du château du dé, 1929, 35mm, sound, 25')

Maya Deren
Meshes of the Afternoon
1943, b/w, 15'

Maya Deren
Ensemble for Somnambulists
1951, 6'18''

Hans Richter
Dreams That Money Can Buy
1947, color, 99'

* The films are either silent, or in English

Selected and presented by Dimitrina Sevova

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 14.12.2010
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Urs Fischer


Text: "Postmodernism and Consumer Society" by Fredric Jameson
Text: "The Age of Semi-Post-Postmodernism" by Ben Davis

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 25.01.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Manifesta 8 Field Report / Presentation by Daniela Wettstein

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 01.02.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: Excerpts from "The Nightmare of Participation" by Markus Miessen

> Excerpts from

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 08.02.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Soviet Avant-Garde Cinema




Dziga Vertov - Chelovek S Kinoapparatom AKA Man With A Movie Camera [Alloy Orchestra Score] (1929)

"Man with a Movie Camera stands as a stinging indictment of almost every film made between its release in 1929 and the appearance of Godard’s À Bout de Souffle 30 years later – and Vertov’s dazzling picture seems, today, arguably the fresher of the two. In any case, it’s shameful that it took directors three full decades – three full decades of generally static, tedious “movies” – to remember that movies should really move, that the camera can and should be a mobile, vibrant participant in an exciting process: the transmission of events onto celluloid. This is what Man with a Movie Camera is all about. In terms of the use to which the medium was put, it’s a quantum leap forward, one of the rare films that deserves to be called a work of genius.” (Neil Young)

Selected and presented by Dimitrina Sevova

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 15.02.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: "The Experience of Art as a Living Through of Language" by Kate Love

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 22.02.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Texts: Excerpts from “Languages of Art” and “Ways of Worldmaking” by Nelson Goodman + “Relocating Aesthetics” by Catherine Z. Elgin

> Nelson Goodman + Catherine Elgin

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 01.03.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: Excerpts from "Beauty: The Invisible Embrace" by John O' Donohue

> Chapter 4 - The Colour of Beauty

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 15.03.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays

CREATIVE TIME Session




Texts:
"Thinking About The Public In Public Art" Interview by Tom Eccles and Tom Finkelpearl with Anne Pasternak
"Agility in Public" Interview by Lorna Brown and Anne Pasternak

*Introduction and presentation by Philip Matesic

Read more about Creative Time

> Agility in Public
> Thinking About the Public in Public Art

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 22.03.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: "Dispersion" by Seth Price

> Dispersion by Seth Price

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 29.03.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

FILM NIGHT

Film #1: "The Art of Survival: The Story of Tim Rollins & K.O.S.",
BBC Documentary, 1989


Tim Rollins and KOS



Film #2: "State of Agreement", a film about Stephen Willats, 2008


Stephen Willats

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 05.04.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: "Derrida, An Egyptian" by Peter Sloterdijk (Part I)

> Preview - Derrida, an Egyptian by Peter Sloterdijk

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 12.04.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: "Derrida, An Egyptian" by Peter Sloterdijk (Part II)

> Preview - Derrida, an Egyptian by Peter Sloterdijk

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 10.05.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Theory Tuesdays Planning Session

Please bring your text and film selections and participate in Theory Tuesdays during the Summer and Fall!

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 17.05.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Film: "Derrida”, a 2002 American documentary directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Kofman about the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 24.05.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: Excerpts from “Between Zones. On the Representation of the Performative and the Notation of Movement”

> Excerpts from Between Zones

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 07.06.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Visiting Artist Talk: Nicole Bachmann

Philip Matesic
 


Ha, around the corner, 2011


Construct. Rephrase. Try again. The underlying structure in Nicole Bachmann’s work is text and it's performativity.

During her visit, she will talk about her own practice, the Art Writing scene in London and the prominent figure of Maria Fusco, who is currently Head of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College. Fusco is at the forefront of the current London scene where readings, performance and poetry merge together to form a new understanding of text based performance in art.

Nicole Bachmann received her MFA at Goldsmiths in 2010 and lives between London and Zurich.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 14.06.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: “The Emancipated Spectator“ by Jacques Ranciere


> Ranciere - The Emancipated Spectator

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 21.06.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: “The Aesthetic Critique of Judgement” by Christoph Menke

> The Aesthetic Critique of Judgement - Christoph Menke

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 05.07.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Language / Standards / Objects


Kueng/Caputos, On the Way to Syracuse, 2010


A discussion on how to do things with art by walking through the exhibition "Eine Grammatik der dritten Person" at Perla Mode.

Presented by Tido von Oppeln and Burkhard Meltzer.

Texts:
Excerpts from "How to Do Things with Art" by Dorothea von Hantelmann
Excerpts from "Philosophical Investigations" by Ludwig Wittgenstein

> Excerpts from How to Do Things with Art
> Excerpts from Philosophical Investigations

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 12.07.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text: Excerpt from "Double Exposures: The Subject of Cultural Analysis" by Mieke Bal

> First Person, Second Person, Same Person

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 19.07.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Nicolas Bourriaud


Text: Excerpts from "The Radicant" by Nicolas Bourriaud

> Radicant Aesthetics

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 06.09.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Theory Tuesdays Planning Session

Please bring your text and film selections to contribute to the scheduling of the autumn and winter months of Theory Tuesdays.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 13.09.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Slow Days Oslo presentation


Bjørvika from above


Slow Days Oslo was a creative research event towards a new public art program at Bjørvika, located in the Oslo Harbor. The event was held from August 16th until August 19th, 2011. Slow Days Oslo was developed by Situations, a UK-based curatorial team lead by Claire Doherty. Both Daniel M. and Philip participated in the discussions and events at Slow Days Oslo. During this Theory Tuesdays session, they will present their impressions and experiences from this research event.

More information about Slow Days Oslo can be found at http://slowdaysoslo.wordpress.com/

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 20.09.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Critical Urban Theory


Hong Kong airport


Text #1: "Junkspace" by Rem Koolhaas
Text #2: "What Is Critical Urban Theory?" by Neil Brenner

> Junkspace
> What Is Critical Urban Theory?

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 27.09.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


What Does Public Mean?


“What Does Public Mean? Art as a participant in the Public Arena” is an anthology edited by Tone Hansen, an artist and research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. The book focuses on art projects that take place outside of established art institutions in Oslo, Hamburg and San Sebastian. It takes into consideration art and the artist’s function in the public sphere, while also looking at the art world’s role in dealing politically with issues of conflict. “What Does Public Mean? Art as a participant in the Public Arena” was published by Torpedo press, an Oslo-based publisher, in 2006.

The three essays that will be discussed during this session include an introduction by Tone Hansen, “A Frame Around Reality” by Marianne Heier, an Oslo-based artist and “Publicness: The Site-Specificity of a Concept” by Stian Grøgaard, Professor in the department of Fine Art at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. If you are interested in participating in this Theory Tuesdays session, please read the three essays beforehand. You can find them below as downloadable .pdfs.

> A Frame Around Reality - Marianne Heier
> Publicness - Stian Grogaard
> Introduction - Tone Hansen

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 04.10.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




On this Theory Tuesdays evening we will discuss an essay from Markús Thór Andrésson who is one of five curators of "Imagine Being Here Now", the 6th Monumentum Biennial in Moss (Norway). In the later evening Markús Thór Andrésson will join us on Skype while he is in Canada preparing an exhibition at Southern Alberta Art Gallery. The evening will be prepared and somehow guided by Daniel Morgenthaler and Stefan Wagner.

Please read in advance his Text "Thoughts from Curator V" out of the first of two volumes published for the exhibition "Imagine Being Here Now":

> Thoughts from Curator V

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 11.10.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

2-Year Anniversary Special!


Mr. Hulot gets lost in a cube farm



To celebrate two years of Theory Tuesdays, Dimitrina Sevova will introduce in to Jacques Tati film oeuvre.

Excerpts from the following films by Jacques Tati will be screened:

- L'École des facteurs (1947) (short film)
- Jour de fête (1949)
- Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953)
- Mon Oncle (1958)
- Play Time (1967)
- Trafic (1971)
- Parade (1974)

Along with excerpts from two documentary films about Jacques Tati:

- Jacques Tati, le rire démocratique, by Philippe Pierre (2002)
- The Magnificent Tati, by Michael House (2009)

> Text by Dimitrina Sevova

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 18.10.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




The Exhibitionist is a magazine focused on the practice of exhibition making. The objective of the magazine is to create a platform where curatorial concerns, diverse curatorial models and the formation of a theory of curating are addressed. The Exhibitionist is "made by curators for curators" and published twice a year.

During this Theory Tuesdays session, we will be discussing the following essays: "On the Value of a History of Exhibitions" by Julian Myers, "Forms of Practice: Curating in the Academy" by Andrew Renton and "Relays" by Vanessa Joan Mueller. These three essays are from issue number four of The Exhibitionist, published in June of 2011.

> Julian Myers
> Andrew Renton
> Vanessa Joan Mueller

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 25.10.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




From the rear jacket cover of the book: “In this book Christoph Menke attempts to explain art´s sovereign power over reason without falling into an error common to Adorno´s negative dialectics and Derrida´s deconstruction. The error, which appeared earlier in romanticism, is to conceive of the sovereignty of art as a reflection of the superiority of its knowledge. For art entails no knowledge, and its negativity toward reason cannot be articulated as an insight into the nature of reason: Art is sovereign not despite, but because of, its autonomy.”

During this Theory Tuesdays session we will be plunging directly into the 5th chapter of Menke´s book – the chapter titled: “Aesthetic Sovereignty”. Ideally, the ensuing discussion will try to at once outline core elements of Menke´s argument in relation to aesthetic sovereignty, Adorno, and Derrida, and also to “wrestle-out” the possible implications of these ideas with regards to both producing and viewing visual art today.

> Aesthetic Sovereignty

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 08.11.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Chicago Loop


"Usually, noticing you're going in circles implies that you are lost. But many find this quite pleasant." -Diedrich Diederichsen

Text: "Living in the Loop" by Diedrich Diederichsen (from Fillip magazine / Issue 14)

This essay is a shortened version of the first chapter of Diedrich Diederichsen’s "Eigenblutdoping" (Cologne: KiWi Publishing, 2008).

Diedrich Diederichsen is a Berlin-based critic of art, pop music, theater, and politics. He is currently Professor for Theory, Practice, and Communication of Contemporary 
Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

> Living in the Loop

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 22.11.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

The Café Society (Part I of II)


Lines


During this first of two, back-to-back, Theory Tuesdays sessions, The Café Society will present their four most recent projects: "trails", "collecthing", "SchplitZing" and "Lines". After their presentation, they will open up a discussion around these four applications. At the end of the session a reader will be handed out, to be read over the following week. The reader includes text excerpts from writings that inspired the four projects. It will be possible to respond to the reader in "Lines" before the second session scheduled on November 29th. Both sessions will be held in English.



The Café Society (Lukas Zimmer & Anthon Astrom) work on the topic of on-screen reading/writing. They create frameworks – rule sets – based on how reading, writing and organization of textual information could work differently. As our daily reading habits change, so must our writing habits and the way we communicate, and ultimately the way we think. Authoring is becoming curating, and the expression of the in-between gains importance over content.


More information can be found at
http://thecafesociety.org/pages/

> The Cafe Society Reader

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 29.11.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

The Café Society (Part II of II)


Lines


During this second session, The Café Society will start by opening up a discussion about the reader and experience of using "Lines" to respond to the texts. This session will add a new level of engagement to Theory Tuesdays, in that there will be a discussion around the actual use of the "Lines" application in response to the texts, alongside a more traditional discussion. We will conclude with questions, comments and critique. The session will be held in English.



The Café Society (Lukas Zimmer & Anthon Astrom) work on the topic of on-screen reading/writing. They create frameworks – rule sets – based on how reading, writing and organization of textual information could work differently. As our daily reading habits change, so must our writing habits and the way we communicate, and ultimately the way we think. Authoring is becoming curating, and the expression of the in-between gains importance over content.

More information can be found at
http://thecafesociety.org/pages/

> The Cafe Society Reader

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 06.12.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


...

Irene Grillo und Stefan Wagner stellen das von ihnen kuratierte „Kunst und Bau“-Projekt PLAY-MOBILE vor. Dieses ist als ein offenes Recherche- und Kunstprojekt angelegt, das den gegenwärtigen Transformationsprozess des Hunziker-Areals in Zürich Leutschenbach thematisiert.


Quynh Dong

In Theory Tuesdays will das Kuratorenteam Grillo/Wagner eine kritische Reflexion anstossen, um damit ihre Arbeit zur Debatte zu stellen und deren öffentlichen Charakter zu betonen. Alle Interessierten, Betroffenen oder Teilnehmenden sind herzlich eingeladen, am Abend ihre Kommentare, Anmerkungen und Beiträge zu PLAY-MOBILE abzugeben und dieses zu diskutieren.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 13.12.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Social Works


From the back cover of the book: "At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organizers and civic activists are reconsidering the role of aesthetics in social reform, this book makes explicit some of the contradictions and competing stakes of contemporary experimental art-making.

Social Works is an interdisciplinary approach to the forms, goals and histories of innovative social practice in both contemporary performance and visual art. Shannon Jackson uses a range of case studies and contemporary methodologies to mediate between the fields of visual and performance studies. The result is a brilliant analysis that not only incorporates current political and aesthetic discourses but also provides a practical understanding of social practice."

During this Theory Tuesdays session, we will be discussing the second chapter of Jackson's book - the chapter titled: "Quality Time: Social Practice Debates in Contemporary Art". 

> Chapter 2 - Quality Time

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 20.12.2011
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Critical Christmas Party






To celebrate the last Theory Tuesdays session of 2011, we will be screening the "Santiago Sierra" episode of Art Safari with Ben Lewis.

Santiago Sierra is Spain’s anti-capitalist artist and one of the world’s most radical artists. Ben travels with him to the heavily militarized border between North and South Korea, and then to the globalization hub of Dubai.

Art Safari is a BBC documentary series about contemporary artists in the international art scene.

Total running time: 30 minutes
Language: English (without subtitles)

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 31.01.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Planning Session 2012




Theory Tuesdays is organized around an "Each One, Teach One" participatory model. It's very simple. If you would like to suggest a specific text, film or invite a visiting artist for a Theory Tuesdays session in 2012, please come to the planning session with your ideas. We will then, collectively, fill in a calendar with everyone's suggestions and begin official sessions starting in February. Below is a list of requirements to keep in mind as you prepare your suggestion(s).

1. TEXTS - Art, architecture, design, critical & social theory texts (in both English AND German).
2. FILMS - By and or about specific artists, art & design movements, etc.
3. VISITING ARTISTS - The visiting artist will be expected to present their work and engage in a discussion about their practice.
4. TRAVEL SERIES - Present your photos, stories and experiences from a specific art event (examples: Venice Biennial, Documenta, Manifesta).

AUF DEUTSCH: Theory Tuesdays is not exclusively an English language reading/discussion group. Please don't hesitate to make suggestions that are in German!

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 07.02.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Visiting Artist Talk: Róza El Hassan




"No Corruption, Social Brand Wicker Art"

“No Corruption” was conceived as an international brand to produce functional objects based on wicker techniques. The products of the "No Corruption" brand demonstrate the high level and elegance of objects produced by the most discriminated people, if given temporarily, the same opportunities as the middle class.

In Hungary, about 600,000 people belong to the Roma minority. Most of them live in extreme poverty in small villages in eastern and southern Hungary. One of the traditional crafts of the region is a special wicker technique. When El Hassan arrived in the village of Szendrőlád, the elder masters still knew the ancient and unique techniques of wicker and special wood chip braiding, called szilács.

The starting point for El Hassan was in functional design: laptop-bags and camera-bags made of wicker. "No Corruption, Social Brand Wicker Art" brought together freelance artists and designers, scholars and Roma basket weavers to work alongside one another and develop products.

Project link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g28YYjPzMSc

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 21.02.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this session, Daniel Morgenthaler will be presenting excerpts from the book “See it Again, Say it Again: The Artist as Researcher”, edited by Janneke Wesseling and published by Valiz.

“See it Again, Say it Again” sheds light on the phenomenon of research in the visual arts. In ‘artistic research’, practical acts (the making) and theoretical reflection (the thinking) go hand in hand, in a manner similar to creating and thinking being inextricably linked with artistic practice. This volume has been written from the perspective of art as practice.

Rumsfeld video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPe1OiKQuk

> Artist as Researcher Text 1
> Artist as Researcher Text 2
> Artist as Researcher Text 3
> Artist as Researcher Text 4
> Artist as Researcher Text 5

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 28.02.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Space - Place - Society: Are we all suburbanized?




During this session, Maarit Ströbele will be presenting three texts on the topic of "The Suburban". Departing from the Suburban as an important type of daily living environment, the three chosen texts will introduce ways of thinking about space and society. Robert Fishman analyses suburbia in a historical perspective, Thomas Sieverts writes about the contemporary (1991) European cityscape, and Prigge presents aspects of Lefebvre's conceptualization of space.

The session will be held in English.

> Suburban Text 1 - Fishman
> Suburban Text 2a - Sieverts
> Suburban Text 2b - Sieverts
> Suburban Text 3 - Prigge

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 06.03.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Film: Un Homme Qui Dort (A Man Asleep)




A young student (Jacques Speisser) decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around him. His inner musings, as he wanders the luminous streets of Paris, are narrated in the form of an unwritten diary by Ludmila Mikael. A sublime and sometimes terrifying film about existentialism and ennui, Queysanne’s masterpiece won the 1974 Vigo prize.

“Un Homme Qui Dort” is based on the novel by George Perec who was a member of OuLiPo Group (L' Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle). OuLiPo also included members such as Marcel Duchamp, Italo Calvino, Oskar Pastior or Raymond Queneau.

Directed by Georges Perec & Bernard Queysanne
Total Running Time: 77 Minutes
Language: English

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 13.03.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this session, Stefan Wagner will summarize Artur Żmijewski's text "Applied Social Arts". To make Żmijewski's artistic practice more transparent, there will also be a screening of "Two Monuments" (2009, 14 min 35 sec, English subtitles) and a discussion about the 7. Berlin Biennale, in which Żmijewski has been invited. The Berlin Biennale, that Żmijewski co-curated with Joanna Warsza and activist group Voina, has had a wide media presence after a project from the Czech artist Martin Zet. Zet asked to hand in Thilo Sarrazin's book "Deutschland schafft sich ab". The session will conclude with a controversial discussion about current artistic practices.


Artur Żmijewski, Still from


Download here Applied Social Arts from Krytyka Polityczna magazine.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 10.04.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text:
"Writing the Self: Of Diaries and Weblogs" by José van Dijck from the book "Sign Here!: Handwriting in the Age of New Media (Transformations in Art and Culture)" edited by Sonja Neef

> Writing the Self - Jose Van Dijck

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 17.04.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 



Text:
Excerpts from Text Zur Kunst / Issue 82: Artistic Research

> TZK - Artistic Research

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 24.04.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Harvey Stromberg "Keyhole"


Text:
"A Productive Irritant
: Parasitical Inhabitations in Contemporary Art" by Post Brothers & Chris Fitzpatrick

Link:
http://fillip.ca/content/parasitical-inhabitations-in-contemporary-art

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 22.05.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 



As part of the F+F Schule fur Kunst und Mediendesign show "Stray Topology", Theory Tuesdays will screen excerpts from Robinson in Ruins directed by Patrick Keiller. The film excerpts will be followed by a discussion on the role of ruin aesthetics in relation to the sites and non-places of urban modernity. Mary Maclean and students in the project will hold a critical discussion of the work in the exhibition.

Robinson in Ruins
Production year: 2010
Running time: 101 minutes
Director: Patrick Keiller

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY EXCERPTS FROM THE FILM WILL BE SHOWN.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 12.06.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 



Film:
"Exit Through The Gift Shop" (2010)

This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 17.07.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


“Losing Face”, Gratwohl/BBB Deimling, Zurich/Berlin. Physical Vehicle, ICA performance festival, London, 2001. (Photo: Robert Ayers)


Text:
"The Body as a Medium: Switzerland's Performance Network" by Rayelle Niemann

> The Body as a Medium

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 24.07.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Is everything going to be alright?
Art and the City Session


Martin Creed, Everything is going to be alright, 1999/2012


Verschiedene Zürcher Quartiere befinden sich massiv im Umbruch. Zürich-West ist eines davon. Diesen Sommer wird es im Rahmen des Festivals Art and the City mit 43 Kunstwerken von internationalen Kunstschaffenden bespielt. Neben der Stadt Zürich sind Sponsoren, Galerien, Museen und verschiedene Kunsträume involviert. Das Konzept, Werke und Projekte, das Offspace-Programm, die Verbindungen und Widersprüche zum Forschungsprojekt Kunst und Öffentlichkeit und nicht zuletzt das vermittelte Verständnis von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und öffentlichem Raum an sich stehen zur Diskussion.

Gast: Michael Hiltbrunner, Organisation Off-Space Programm Art and the City, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Institut für Gegenwartskunst ZHdK und Muriel Baumgartner, Künstlerin.

Moderation: Philip Matesic und Anna Francke

In deutscher Sprache.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 31.07.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Film: "Liste 16: Absolute Art Space“ directed by Edith Jud

LISTE – The Young Art Fair is the little sister of Art Basel. It was established in 1996 and hosts galleries that are too new/young/special to make it into the larger arena of Art Basel. The galleries that participate have to be younger than 5 years old and the artists they show, younger than 40. This film documentary, by filmmaker Edith Jud, tells the history of LISTE and about the space it occupies every year, the Werkraum Warteck. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the yearly ritual of art fairs in Basel and how they influence the rest of the year.

Running Time: 74 Minutes
Language: German/English

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 07.08.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text:
Excerpts from "Artists with PhDs“ by James Elkins

> Chapter 9 - On Beyond Research and New Knowledge

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 21.08.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Rodney Graham, Rheinmetall/Victoria 8, 2003


Text:
"Under the Gaze of Theory" by Boris Groys

Link:
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/under-the-gaze-of-theory/

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 28.08.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Rebel L


Rebel L vs. Mitt Romney

«Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language» is a group show at MoMa NY that runs until August 27. That we will be discussing it on August 28 in Zürich is not as far-fetched as it seems: One of the works featured in the exhibition is an edition of Bulletins of the Serving Library by Dexter Sinister – i.e. a work that can be seen not only in New York, and not only for the duration of the exhibition.

The publication contains texts dealing with the materiality of language and its letters – as do the installations, sculptures, prints in the show. Reading two texts from the exhibition catalog, we will be learning how rebellious the letter L is; how many novels with one-letter titles there are (almost 26); and why Mitt Romney doesn’t like Sesame Street.



Texts:

> Brought To You By The Letter I
> A Die With 26 Faces

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 04.09.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Dan Perjovschi, Window Drawings, Paris Triennale, 2012


Travel Series:
"Manifesta & Paris Triennale“ presented by Olga Stefan

2012 was a year of major bienniales and international art manifestations that attracted art crowds in mass pilgrimages from one opening to another throughout Europe and beyond. But how effective and interesting were the exhibitions themselves?

Olga Stefan will be discussing the artwork and curatorial approach at two of this year's major international exhibitions, The Paris Triennale and Manifesta. Through slide show presentations of both shows, Olga will offer her take on what worked and what didn't.

Olga's Website: http://olgaistefan.wordpress.com/

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 18.09.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Dieter Roth / Ein Dokumentarfilm von Edith Jud




Dieter Roth lebte zwanzig Biografien und hinterliess ein titanenhaftes Werk. Kunst und Person fliessen auf einmalige Weise zusammen, diese wechselseitigen Bewegungen nimmt der Film auf. Er ist als eine innere und äussere Reise konzipiert und konzentriert sich dabei auf die Themen Kunst – Leben und Autonomie – Zusammenarbeit.

Dieter Roth tritt in eigenen Videos auf, als Performer oder Selbstdarsteller seines Alltags, diese Dokumente und die Werke bilden Zentrum und Ausgangspunkt, sie führen an die Schauplätze seines Wirkens und zu seinen Mitarbeitern, Weggefährtinnen und Weggefährten - auch diese sind in Dokumenten festgehalten. Sie erzählen und erinnern aus dem Heute an kreative, wilde, zärtliche und traurige Momente mit Dieter Roth. Hauptperson ist sein Sohn Björn, er hat die letzten zwanzig Jahre zusammen mit seinem Vater gearbeitet.

Laufzeit: 115 Minuten
Sprache: Deutsch

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Tuesday, 25.09.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




Text:
Excerpts from „Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art”
edited by Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood, e-flux journal / Sternberg Press, 2011

During this session, Anna Francke will be presenting two essays from the book "Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Percarity and the Labor of Art". Below you will find the exact titles and if you follow the link, the corresponding .pdfs.

„People of Intensity, People of Power: The Nietzsche Economy” by Diedrich Diederichsen
„Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Postdemocracy” by Hito Steyerl

The texts and discussion will be in English.

> Are You Working Too Much?

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 02.10.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Linda Jensen, Clin d'oeil à Baldessari/I Will Not Make Any More Parodic Art


Presentation:
"The Art World Establishment (to varying degrees)" by Linda Jensen

During this session Linda Jensen will present works by artists and writers who, to varying degrees, comment on the art world establishment. The tone of representation varies greatly. Some deliver their message or insight in glaringly humorous ways, whilst others do so more soberly with a reporting approach.

Who are these buffoons who have in good humor mocked art movements? Who are the heretics that have astutely interpreted and presented the sociological workings of the art scene as well as the more distasteful conducts of behavior within the art system? They may be overtly cynical and yes, some of them are perhaps a bit too much, but who gives a hoot—they're hilarious!

There are those who have crassly blown out idealism's pale fire with one cheeky breath whilst others have nimbly created art-world narratives, grabbing your hand and dragging you somewhere unexpected. What does satire’s subversive edge have in store? The spectrum of styles presented will include parody, satire, irony, cynicism, invective, wit and spoofs.

The presentation will be held in English.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 09.10.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

3 Years / 100 Sessions


"Nicolas Bourriaud" by Navid Tschopp


October 9th marks the three-year birthday and 100th session of Theory Tuesdays. To celebrate this unexpected longevity of the discussion group, Corner College will be hosting a special event. The discussion table and chairs will be folded up and replaced with a ping pong table. The weekly back and forth between the participants will be transformed into a "Rundlauf / Round-the-table" ping pong tournament.

10 ping pong paddles have been illustrated for the occasion, by Swiss artist Navid Tschopp, with the faces of philosophers, critics and thinkers that have fueled Theory Tuesdays discussions over the years. A "Theory Tuesdays 100" publication will also be released, highlighting the occasional scan blooper found in the Theory Tuesdays .pdf archive. Please stop by and participate in the celebration of 3 years / 100 sessions of Theory Tuesdays!

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Tuesday, 20.11.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Winter Planning Session



Theory Tuesdays is organized around an "Each One, Teach One" participatory model. If you would like to suggest a specific text or film for a Theory Tuesdays winter session, please attend the planning round with your ideas.

We will then, collectively, fill in a calendar with everyone's suggestions and begin winter sessions starting on December 4th. Below is a list of requirements to keep in mind as you prepare your suggestions.

TEXT - The texts presented and discussed are usually about art, architecture, design, critical & social theory.

FILM - The films screened are usually about specific artists, art & design movements or avant-garde cinema.

Theory Tuesdays is not exclusively an English language reading/discussion group. Please don't hesitate to make suggestions that are in German!

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Tuesday, 20.11.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 


The Boy Mechanic, Vol. 1, Page 338


"Practical Fridays" is a new series of events extending the "Each One, Teach One" philosophy of Theory Tuesdays. Starting in 2013, during the last Friday of each month at Corner College, a volunteer will teach or workshop a practical skill to the group.

Instead of discussion about a specific text or film, we will have a hands on experience of learning something practical. This can take the form of many skills including how to play the Swiss card game "Jassen", sharpen a knife or effectively change a flat bike tire.

We look forward to learning something practical from you in 2013! Please attend the Theory Tuesdays winter planning session on November 20th with your ideas or send suggestions to theorytuesdays@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, 04.12.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Paul Sharits Film Night



Paul Sharits (1943 - 1993)

American avant-garde/experimental filmmaker, artist, and professor of media studies, Paul Sharits is widely known for his structural films, the use of multiple projectors, infinite film loops, experimental soundtracks, and interventions at the level of the filmstrip in order to realize his elemental mode of cinematic presentation. In in mid to late 60's Sharits made a number of "flicker" films which will be the focus of the evening.

1) Piece Mandala/End War, a film by Paul Sharits (1966) 5 min.

'Piece Mandala is not narrative drama; instead it is meant to provide a short but intense meditative experience. “Meditative” implies suspension of linear time and spatial direction; circularity and simultaneity are basic characteristics of mandalas, the most effective tools for turning perception inward. In this temporal mandala, blank color frequencies space out and optically feed into black and white images of one love-making gesture which is seen simultaneously from both sides of its space and both ends of its time. Color structure is linear-directional but implies a largely infinite cycle; light-energy and image frequencies induce rhythms related to the psychophysical experience of the creative act of cunnilingus. Conflict and tension are natural in a yin/yang universe but atomic structure, yab/yum and other dynamic equilibrium systems make more cosmic sense as conflict models than do the destructive orgasms the United States is presently having in Vietnam.'

2) Paul Sharits Television Interview with Paul O Grady (1976) 28 min.

This interview includes excerpts of Paul Sharits films.

3)T:O:U:C:H:I:N:G (1968) 12 mins

'I am not at all interested in the mystical symbolism of Buddhism, only in its strong, intuitively developed imagistic power. In a sense, I am more interested in the mantra because unlike the mandala and yantra forms which are full of such symbols, the mantra is often nearly pure nonsense – yet it has intense potency psychologically, aesthetically and physiologically. The mantra used upon reaching the “thig le” of the Mandala of the Five Dhyani Buddhas is the simple “Om” – a steady vibrational hum.'

Both quotes taken from:
Notes on Films/1966-68 by Paul Sharits
Published in Film Culture 47, Summer 1969, p.13-16.

> Paul Sharits Text 1
> Paul Sharits Text 2

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Tuesday, 18.12.2012
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Christmas Special




During this session, Agnes Thöni will be briefly present and screen the film "Calder's Circus". Shot in 1961 by Carlos Vilardebó, the film shows Alexander Calder's fascinating early work: his miniature circus. Sword swallowers, lions, contortionists and acrobats made of wire were manipulated by the artist, re-creating delicate little circus acts. The stage was designed to fit inside suitcases to be portable.

Calder used to give regular performances of his circus in Paris and New York through the mid-thirties. Avant-garde artists like Piet Mondrian, Jean Cocteau, Le Corbusier, Man Ray or Joan Miró attended in Calder’s studio to see it. The live shows, provided with an intermission, lasted up to two hours. As critic James Johnson Sweeney describes, Calder’s Circus was `a laboratory in which some of the most original features of his later work were to be developed.’

Total running time: 26 minutes, Language: French

Following the film and discussion, we will ring in the holiday season with homemade Glühwein and a special set by DJ Sammy Klaus.

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Tuesday, 15.01.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Production, Capital and Language (Part I of II)




These two sessions* propose a transversal reading of three texts on the topic of relations between production, capital and language. Together the texts form a rhizome as a map of shared knowledge between practice and theory, rather than contrasting theses to be juxtaposed, and build on the intersection between two major discourses linked to economic theories: Marx's critique of political economy and Freud's psychoanalysis.

During this first session we will examine Christian Marazzi and his scientific analyses of capital and it's affects.

*Both sessions are proposed by Dimitrina Sevova.

Text:
Christian Marazzi
"Starting from Work," in id., Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy, Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents, 2011, pp. 17-66.

> Marazzi Text

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Friday, 25.01.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

Practical Fridays is a new series of activities extending the "Each One, Teach One" philosophy of Theory Tuesdays. During one Friday evening each month at Corner College, a volunteer will workshop a practical skill.

During this Practical Fridays session, Julia Schwartz will conduct a two-hour workshop where she will teach the basic physical principles of spoken voice use. She will get people's bodies active in order to be able to apply the voice, and then get practical and use it.




Each participant, working on a short poem or aphorism and with Julia coaching him/her, will end up speaking the written work in an understandable, clear form. Everyone will benefit from hearing the others' spoken work.

The workshop is free and will be held in English.

No registration required!

Please bring your bring your house shoes or thick socks with you.

Julia's Website: http://www.juliaschwartz.ch/

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Tuesday, 29.01.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Production, Capital and Language (Part II of II)




These two sessions* propose a transversal reading of three texts on the topic of relations between production, capital and language. Together the texts form a rhizome as a map of shared knowledge between practice and theory, rather than contrasting theses to be juxtaposed, and build on the intersection between two major discourses linked to economic theories: Marx's critique of political economy and Freud's psychoanalysis.

During this second session, we will examine the final three texts written in different time periods, from 1975 until 2012. Félix Guattari and Franco Bifo Berardi collaborated starting in the 1970s and draw on schizoanalytic theory while operating a paradigm shift towards an economy of desires and micro-politics or molecular revolution.

*Both sessions are proposed by Dimitrina Sevova.

Text 1 & 2:
Félix Guattari
"20: Molecular Revolutions"
(Guattari's improvised address to the Schizo-Culture Conference organized by Semiotext(e) at Columbia University in New York in 1975)

"21: Desire is Power, Power is Desire (Answers to the Schizo-Culture Conference),"
in id., Chaosophy: Texts and Interviews 1972–1977, Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents, 2008, pp. 282-290.

Text 3:
Bifo - Franco Berardi
"No. 094: transverse," in Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (ed.), Documenta 13: Catalog 1/3, The Book of Books | 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts, 2012, pp. 611-617.

> Text 1 & 2
> Text 3

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Tuesday, 05.02.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


...


"There are many reasons to be conscious of how the conditions for production and distribution of contemporary art are changing. One reason is that complex and thought-provoking art is having a harder time than ever, not only to come about but also to circulate beyond an already converted audience. Another reason is that entertaining and easily digestible art is becoming more and more prevalent - in the public eye, almost synonymous with "art" itself. Both developments are connected with new power dynamics in the wake globalization, neoliberal policies of deregulation and financialization, and the boom of the commercial art market."

Maria Lind, Editior of "contemporary art and its commercial markets - a report on current conditions and future scenarios" (SternbergPress 2012) in the preface.

In this TT-session Stefan Wagner suggests the essay "tainted love: art's ethos and capitalization" by Suhail Malik and Andrea Philips who both work at Goldsmith College in London. The text out of "contemporary art and its commercial markets ..." describes the change and forms of funding structures and its impact on contemporary art nowadays. We will discuss the text and see if we are agreeing with that concept.


Text: tainted love: art's ethos and capitalization by suhail malik/andrea philips

> Text Suhalik/Philips

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 12.02.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Post-Critical Thought Session




During this session, Bruno Latour's text "Why Has Critique Run out of Steam?" will provide the basis for a re-thinking of critique as a human-centred practice in relation to art. Drawing the attention toward the multiplicity of processes and things generative of situations of critique, Latour proposes to move from "matters of fact" to "matters of concern" and from "Realpolitik" to "Dingpolitik." In other words, he underlines a mode of thinking inclusive of more-than-human factors relevant for critique and its undoing.

This session has been organized by Christoph Brunner and will be held in English.

> Latour_Critique (E)
> Latour_Kritik (D)

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Friday, 22.02.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

“Practical Fridays” ist eine neue Veranstaltungsreihe und Erweiterung der “Each One, Teach One”-Philosophie, auf der auch “Theory Tuesdays” basiert.

An diesem “Practical Friday” wird Annette Rempp einen Workshop zum Thema “Sehen - neu sehen lernen” leiten.



Anhand von optischen Gläsern und euren mitgebrachten Kameras, Dias, Bildern, werden Sehgeschichten in Form von Zerstreuung (Minuslinse), Konzentration (Pluslinse) und Verzerrung (zylindrische Linse) erzählt.

Im Vordergrund des Workshops stehen die Fragen:

1. Was sehen wir?
2. Wie bewerten, benennen wir das, was wir sehen?
3. Sieht mein Gegenüber dasselbe?
4. Wie verhält sich dazu unserer Sprachgebrauch?

MITBRINGEN: Kamera oder Handy mit Kamera

SPRACHE: Deutsch (mit Unterstützung in Englisch)

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenlos und erfordert keine Anmeldung.

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Tuesday, 05.03.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Manon de Boer


By now, art is probably seen more on Facebook walls than real-life ones. Why is it that the growing importance of the digital does not have a similar impact on the contents of works of art, as it has on the way they are presented?

Claire Bishop, professor at City University of New York and well known for her critical reactions to Nicolas Bourriauds thoughts on Relational Aesthetics, deals with this question in "Digital Divide", an essay written for the September 2012 issue of Artforum.

After a short introduction and a brief summary of the text (and some responses to it), the discussion could evolve around the following questions: Why do we separate media arts and digital arts from more conventional media, even exhibiting them in specialized institutions? Will art eventually be left behind by the fast developments within the digital realm? Or can it rather be a tool to counter the predominance of the digital?

This session has been proposed by Daniel Morgenthaler and will be held in English.

> Digital Divide - Claire Bishop
> Digital Divide - Response 1
> Digital Divide - Response 2

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Tuesday, 19.03.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




"Ziviler Ungehorsam ist ein fundamentaler Bestandteil jeder Demokratie, gerade weil er reagiert auf die Brüche zwischen Rechtspraxis und Gerechtigkeit, Freiheit und Staat, Politik und Menschlichkeit, Selbstdarstellung und Korruption der politischen Klasse, Verantwortung und Macht, auf die Selbstwidersprüchlichkeit des Systems. Es ist die Form, in der sich politisches Handeln aus moralischen Gründen äussert: Der Beschluss der Bürgerinnen, auf dem Weig in eine unmenschliche Gesellschaft nicht mehr mitzugehen und stattdessen die drei grossen Werte einer menschlichen Gesellschaft wieder einzufordern: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit, Solidarität.
"Bürger erhebt euch" begründet das Recht auf Kritik, Dissidenz, Einspruch, Widerstand und zivilen Ungehorsam in einer Gesellschaft, in der postdemokratisches Regieren und neoliberales Wirtschaften Bürger- und Menschenrechte bedroht, fragt nach Formen und Zielen des "bürgerlichen Aufstands" und formuliert die politische Kultur einer postheroischen und postdogmatischen sozialen Bewegung. Diese neue soziale Bewegung ist mit dem Occupy-Impuls noch nicht zu Ende, sie hat gerade erst angefangen!" (Klappentext).

Diese Sitzung von Theory Tuesday wird in deutscher Sprache abgehalten. Es sind alle herzlich eingeladen, die sich gerne an einem Streitgespräch beteiligen wollen! Bitte vorab den Text lesen. Merci. Danke. Grazie. Thanks.



Lyrics RIOT

Die Rebellion des Citoyens - Vorabdruck aus Bürger erhebt euch von Markus Metz/Georg Seesslen auf taz.de

Feuilletonsoziologische Pirouetten von Rudolf Walther auf derStandard.at

> Auszug Bürger erhebt euch

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Friday, 22.03.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

Ingrid & Sigrid's introduction to the "Viking Way of Knitting"




During Ingrid's recent artist residency in Iceland, she was taught the "viking way" of knitting. After her return to Switzerland, Ingrid taught Sigrid 'needle-binding', or 'Nadelbinden', which is a term to best describe this unique, "viking way" of knitting.

Both Ingrid and Sigrid would love to share this old knitting technique with you!

IMPORTANT! If you would like to participate in this workshop, please bring the following:

1 ball of thick, sheep wool in the color of your choice.

The language of the workshop doesn't matter: let's just knit together in the viking way!

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Tuesday, 09.04.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this session, Philip Matesic will present the following two essays from the book "Everything is in Everything: Jacques Rancière between Intellectual Emancipation and Aesthetic Education" edited by Jason Smith and Annette Weisser.

"Communist Education" by Jan Voelker
"The Master In His Place: Jacques Rancière And The Politics Of The Will" by Jason E. Smith

The essays collected in this book represent versions of papers presented at a 2011 symposium held at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The symposium considered Rancière's work in relation to aesthetics, politics, and education.

It's encouraged that you read the essays beforehand. The discussion will be held in English.

> Everything Is In Everything

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Tuesday, 16.04.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this session, Daniel Morgenthaler will present text excerpts from the Sternberg publication "Solution 196–213: United States of Palestine-Israel" edited by Joshua Simon.

"Solution 196–213: United States of Palestine-Israel" is an anthology of texts proposing a doable solution for the region. With contributors based in Ramallah and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Beirut and Jerusalem, New York and Bethlehem, Nazareth and Warsaw, the book offers solutions that will make life better, and proposes ways to do it." (Book cover)

A discussion will follow in English and it's encouraged that you read the text excerpts beforehand.

> Solution 196-213 excerpts

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Friday, 26.04.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 




Learn how to assemble a hand-held bouquet and wrap it in a professional manner! Two types of bouquet making will be taught, the forward facing and the rounded bunch, which are very popular in Switzerland.

Please bring a bunch of flowers with you and be prepared for them to be man-handled by the group. You will of course get to take home your own bouquet at the end of the class. There will also be a short introduction to caring for various flowers and a look at some traditional/seasonal mixes.

The workshop will be conducted in English, with German explanations on hand.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
A bunch of flowers.
A SHARP pair of scissors.

Your florist team,
Alice McCabe and Linda Furrer

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Tuesday, 21.05.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

I, An Actress...
Drag in Artist’s Moving Image.




For this Theory Tueday session, Ian Wooldridge has put together a selection of artists’ films and videos whereby male performers take on a drag persona.

1: I, An Actress, George Kuchar (1977) 8min
2: Mario Banana No1, Andy Warhol (1964) 3min
3: Excerpt from: Hail The New Puritan, Charles Atlas (1986) 6 min
4: Excerpt from: The Laziest Girl in Town, Mark Morrisroe (1981) 3 min
5: Keys to Our Heart, Kalup Linzy (2008) 24min
6: K-CorealNC.K (section a), Ryan Trecartin (2009) 33 min

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Friday, 14.06.2013
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

During this Practical Fridays session, Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Christoph Brunner and Jacqueline Poloni will explore different kinds of diagrams, in artistic, performance and philosophical practices. Diagrams are strange devices and techniques which attempt to make relations tangible and at the same time evade straight formats of representation. They are expression in physical as much as in immaterial ways.


Ian Kerr - Diagram


The goal of the session is to familiarize ourselves with diagrammatic practices as means for tracing and enabling movement. Not dividing between movement in space and movement of thought, we want to foreground and experiment with techniques of non-representational expression and relational movement. The material exposure will be complemented with collectively developed techniques and propositions for diagrammatic practices.

To Bring:
Whatever material you consider relevant to what a diagram is and what it can do/become. We aim for collaborative and experimental processes with the 'stuff' at hand!

Resource for inspiration:
http://diagramworkshop.wordpress.com

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Friday, 28.06.2013
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

During this Practical Fridays session, Daniel Morgenthaler will conduct a composting workshop, on-site*, in his Schrebergarten.




What goes into a compost, and what should not? How do you build a compost? What exactly happens inside it? And how many worms should you ideally find in a handful of compost?

This workshop will provide answers to these and other questions on compost, also known as the «gold of every biological garden». Please bring along with you what you think makes for good compost.

*WE WILL MEET AT CORNER COLLEGE AT 19 UHR and then go to the Schrebergarten together. PLEASE DON'T BE LATE!

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Tuesday, 10.09.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Occupy Everything


To kick-off the Fall season of Theory Tuesdays, Philip Matesic will briefly present and lead discussion around the text "Open Call: Art, Democracy and the Culture of Consensus" by David Geers.

G​eers defines a​ "c​ulture of ​consensus" as ​"A culture predicated on interactivity that promotes an atmosphere of democracy while it, in fact, subdues us with the illusion of choice and collective agreement."

His essay addresses how an interactive society presents itself within and influences social movements, politics, pop culture and art. Geers's essay appeared in issue number 17 of Fillip, a Vancouver-based publication on art and culture.

This session will be held in English and it's encouraged that you read the essay beforehand.

> Open Call - David Geers

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Tuesday, 24.09.2013
19:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Theory Tuesdays


During this Theory Tuesdays session, Matthias Neumann and Philip Matesic will be coordinating a long-distance Skype discussion between Zürich and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The occasion is the "The People's Library at the Public Museum", a project by Matthias Neumann, hosted by Site:Lab as part of their ArtPrize exhibition “The Not Yet” that recently opened in Grand Rapids. The exhibition displays the evolving library that was part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. We will be reading one text that relates to the exhibition title and one text from this library itself, and then having a long-distance discussion together.

This session will be held in English and will start promptly at 7pm.

> Text Stuart Leonard
> Text Duration

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Friday, 04.10.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 




During this Practical Fridays session, Dan Krusi will teach us "How To Land An Aircraft In An Emergency". This session will take place in Dan's attic, where he has built a fully featured two-seat cockpit and flight simulator.

There will be a short introduction to flight theory, followed by a practical landing attempt by everyone who dares to climb into the cockpit.

IMPORTANT! We will meet at Nussbaumstrasse 8, 8003 Zürich at 8pm.

If you would like to participate in this Practical Fridays session, please send an RSVP to dan.krusi@nerves.ch.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 08.10.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this Theory Tuesdays session,​ Stefan Wagner will be presenting the chapter "The Creation of the Urban Commons"​ from the book ​"​Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution“ by David Harvey.

​"Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance." -Book Cover

It's encouraged that you read the chapter beforehand and the session will be held in English.

> REBEL CITIES - David Harvey

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Tuesday, 15.10.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this Theory Tuesdays session, Daniel Morgenthaler will be screening and leading discussion about the film "The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema.“

SYNOPSIS: "The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema“ takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Zizek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humor.

The screening will begin promptly at 8pm. The film will be in English with German subtitles.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Tuesday, 22.10.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

"Print-Renaissance"-Renaissance




„Print-Renaissance“: Der Begriff, der den Umgang der amerikanischen Avantgarde der 1960er mit „Print“ bezeichnet, scheint heute wieder von höchster Aktualität zu sein.

So wie damals durch einzelne künstlerische Positionen (Jasper Johns oder Andy Warhol) und Druckwerkstätte („Tamarinde Workshop“ oder „Gemini Ltd.“) das Medium der Druckgraphik in Bewegung kam – in der (erweiterten) Schweiz stehen hierfür mit geringer zeitlicher Verzögerung Dieter Roth oder Urs Lüthi und Druckwerkstätte wie die von Urban Stoob oder Peter Kneubühler –, so lässt sich heute in der Schweiz und international beobachten, wie vielfältig und höchst innovativ wieder mit dem Medium gearbeitet wird. 

Mara Züst wird an diesem Abend eine Übersicht der Themen liefern, welche sie im Rahmen einer Arbeit zum Thema begleiten. Gleichzeitig möchte sie mit den Teilnehmenden mögliche Formen einer "Print-Renaissance"-Renaissance diskutieren.

In deutscher Sprache.

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Tuesday, 05.11.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


ODEM, The Stylism Alphabet, 1996


During this Theory Tuesdays session, Rémi Jaccard will be presenting the essay "Stylewriting" by Scum, Cheech H and Techno 169.

Stylewriting is a thorough analysis of the alphabet and its use by graffiti writers. Characterising every letter as well as different forms of putting them together from tag to wildstyle this text gives a very structured overview of American graffiti. The authors – all writers themselves – try to explain the esthetics of style and their approach to it. In a culture usually distrusting theoretical debates, this 1996 essay is a rare exception.

It's encouraged that you read the essay beforehand and the session will be held (mostly) in German.

> Stylewriting - Deutsch

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Tuesday, 12.11.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this Theory Tuesdays session, Christoph Brunner will be presenting the essay "Collective Desire and the Pathology of the Individual" by Jodi Dean from the book "The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One" edited by Arne De Boever and Warren Neidich.

In her essay, Dean investigates the relation between what she calls the pathological conception of the individual as form (similar to the commodity as form) and the potential for emergent collective desires. For Dean, collective desire should become a want for dissensual collectivity and differential activity, beyond the pathology of the individual.

It's encouraged that you read the essay beforehand.

> Collective Desire and the Pathology of the Individual

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Friday, 22.11.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

"Ambiguity: Do Something Not To See Anything" Workshop




During this Practical Fridays session, Christina Zimmermann will perform a collective experiment in "ambiguity perception." Ambiguity presents a perfect test case for the investigation of the self-organizing processes in the brain.

Departing from experimental practices in Gestalt psychology and Cognitive Science, participants will be asked to react to Rorschach inkblot images, which are commonly used in personality tests: "Do something not to see anything."

Please dress suitably for this workshop, as we will be working with a variety of paints.

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Tuesday, 03.12.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Torrent – Source Material, Artist Contributions, Conversations




The new art bulletin "Torrent" will be the matter in hand for this Theory Tuesdays session. Launched in May 2013, Torrent is published by the Burger Collection and edited by Daniel Kurjakovic and Linda Jensen.

Co-editor Linda Jensen will give an hour-long polyphonous and juxtaposing glance into the editorial content of Torrent No. 1. The multimedia presentation will section in on five to six features. In the mix will be behind-the-scenes documentation (with unpublished sound files, scripts and photos), as well as screened excerpts of video/filmic works, by artists featured in Torrent.

The presentation will be held in English.

For more information check here: http://ithinkitrains.org/2013/07/24/torrent/

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Tuesday, 10.12.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Still from “The Beauty of My Island – Shooting Klaus Lutz”


During this Theory Tuesdays session, Ian Rodney Wooldridge will be screening the documentary film “The Beauty of My Island – Shooting Klaus Lutz” directed by Frank Matter.

In August 1999, Klaus Lutz collaborated with filmmaker Frank Matter on a documentary about his work. For ten days, they locked themselves up in Lutz’s apartment in New York’s East Village to create the film. Klaus Lutz is a unique filmmaker who creates a visual universe completely his own.

«The Beauty of My Island – Shooting Klaus Lutz» is a silent examination of an artist’s unique working process, a playful, charming, and in its own way often funny reflection on illusion and perception, movement and speed, light and darkness, shape and color, film and video.

Duration: 33 minutes
Production: Switzerland/USA (1999)
Language: English​

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Friday, 20.12.2013
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 


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“Civilization begins with distillation.” -William Faulkner

During this Practical Fridays workshop Philip Matesic will demonstrate how to mix three unique drinks, along with a series of bartending tricks that one can use at home or in a party situation. After the demonstration, it's encouraged that everyone participates in bottle flipping, drink mixing, orange flaming and cocktail tasting.

The workshop will be held in English and is strictly limited to 15 participants. There will also be a 20 CHF workshop fee, per person, to cover the cost of alcohol and supplies.

! ! ! ! ! ! ! THE WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY BOOKED ! ! ! ! ! ! !

PLEASE SEND A MAIL TO: theorytuesdays@gmail.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST.

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Tuesday, 18.02.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, "Radical Museology, or, What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?" by Claire Bishop will be presented and discussed.

"In Radical Museology, New York-based art historian Claire Bishop argues that the incommensurability of fiscal and cultural temporality--one fast, the other slower--points to an alternative world of values in which museums (and by extension, culture, education and democracy in general) are not subject to the banalities of a spreadsheet, but enable us to access a rich and diverse history, to question the present and to realize a different future. She discusses creative solutions implemented at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía in Madrid and MSUM in Ljubljana. This book is a manifesto for the importance of a politicized representation of the contemporary in today's art." -Book Cover

It's encouraged that you read the (short) book beforehand, to participate in the discussion.

The discussion will be held in English.

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Friday, 28.02.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

How to open a closed door
How to close an open door
and a bit about the Vast Threshold




Using two doors installed in the space as central models we will examine methods of opening, closing and communicating with doors. We will explore door histories, types and problematics, practice door uses and cultural door etiquette. A few work stations for different door and lock exercises will be available for learning how to deal with doors and feel with doors, how to enclose yourself and others.

Annatina Caprez & Garrett Nelson

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Tuesday, 18.03.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

OnCurating / Issue 21 / (New) Institution(alism) 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, OnCurating / Issue 21 / (New) Institution(alism) will be presented and discussed.

This issue of OnCurating centers on New Institutionalism as a self-reflexive artistic-curatorial practice in institutions, whose conditions, structures and implications resonate in the contemporary organization of art.

Through the contributions assembled here, guest editors Lucie Kolb and Gabriel Flückiger focus on the critical approaches to thinking and speaking about the institutional organization of art that are at the root of New Institutionalism, and not least ask fundamental questions about the social potential of contemporary art institutions. The issue is an output resulting from the thematic focus ‘institutional studies’ at the Competence Center Art and Public Spheres at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Art and Design.

> ONCURATING Issue21 Excerpts

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Friday, 28.03.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

Monotypes Workshop




During this Practical Fridays session, Lubomira will teach the printmaking method of "Monotyping."
 
Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype. Stencils, watercolour, solvents, brushes, and other tools are often used to embellish a monotype print. Monotypes can be spontaneously executed and with no previous sketch. This technique is easy to learn, no previous skills are required.

The workshop will be held in English, is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, 15.04.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Pablo Müller will give a brief introduction to the essay „Cultural Logic of Criticality“ by Marina Vishmidt and we will collectively discuss the main arguments.

In "The Cultural Logic of Criticality", Marina Vishmidt is concerned with charting the emergence of ‚criticality’ as a technology of legitimation and power in contemporary art institutions and proximate discourses. ‚Criticality’ is examined as a ‚cultural logic’ and compared to different philosophical iterations of critique. Cybernetic theory provides her a model for analyzing how critique becomes functional to the maintenance of existing states of affairs. Finally, other potential avenues for critique as rhetorical stance and praxis are evaluated through case studies.

The session will be held in English and it's encouraged that you read the essay (in English) beforehand, to participate in the discussion.

> The Cultural Logic of Criticality

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 29.04.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, "Contigency and Complicity" and "The Labor of the
Inhuman, Part I: Human" from speculative philosopher Reza Negarestani will be presented and discussed by Lucie Tuma and Stefan Wagner. You are cordially invited to join the contoverse discussion of the two texts and read the papers beforehand.

> Contingency and Complicity
> The Labor of the Inhuman, Part I: Human

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Tuesday, 06.05.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Christoph Brunner will be presenting the second chapter of "24/7: Late Capitalism and the End of Sleep" by Jonathan Crary.

The session will be held in English and it's encouraged that you read the chapter (in English) beforehand, to participate in the discussion.

> Crary - Chapter 2

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Tuesday, 20.05.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this Theory Tuesdays session, Daniel Morgenthaler will be presenting "Fighting Total Surveillance with the Laws of Man" from the book "Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet" by Julian Assange et al. alongside the chapter "»Bioterror«, weapons of mass destruction und der Irak-Krieg. Eine Signifikantenkopplung" from the book "»Anthrax« Bioterror als Phantasma" by Philipp Sarasin.

The session will be held in GERMAN and it's encouraged that you read the excerpts (one in German, one in English) beforehand, to participate in the discussion.

> Bioterror
> Cypherpunks

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Tuesday, 17.06.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 

Ian Wooldridge presents the work of Jeff Keen.




Jeff Keen (1923–2012) was a pioneer of experimental film whose rapid-fire animations, multiple screen projections and raucous performances redefined multimedia art in Britain.

Keen’s films and performances emerged from the 1960s counterculture and echo the climate of literary happenings and ‘bomb culture’ at Bob Cobbing’s Better Books in Charing Cross as well as Gustav Metzger’s 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium. Recalling American underground films by Jack Smith, Ken Jacobs and Kenneth Anger, his work also resonates with Happenings, Fluxus and Viennese Actionism. Nothing stands still in his work, it is a constant process in which images and sounds evolve in quick succession through what Keen called ‘violently disconnected and overlapping patterns’ of destruction, creation and accumulation.

Screening Schedule:
Marvo Movie
1967, 5 mins, color, sound, 16mm

Mad Love
1972 – 1978, 42 mins, color, sound, 16mm

Family Star (The Mutt & Jeff Icecream Sundae + Mothman)
1968 -69, 31mins, color, twin-screen, 8mm

The screening will be held in English, is free and open to the public. There is also supplementary reading, the essay "Cult Hero: Jeff Keen" by Jack Sergeant, to accompany the films. Please reference the following .pdf.

> Cult Hero: Jeff Keen - by Jack Sergeant

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Tuesday, 16.09.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays & Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

Planning Session / Fall 2014

Theory Tuesdays and Practical Fridays are organized around an „Each One, Teach One“ pedagogical philosophy. During each session, a different person initiates discussion about a specific text, film or leads an instructional workshop.




If you would like to lead a session, please bring a concrete idea about a text, a film or a practical workshop with you to the planning session. During the session, everyone will briefly present their ideas and we will collectively fill in a calendar with the suggestions. Below are a list of requirements to consider.

TEXT - The texts presented and discussed are usually about art, architecture, design, critical and literary theory.

FILM - The films screened are usually about specific artists, art & design movements, avant-garde cinema or documentaries.

WORKSHOP – Past Practical Fridays sessions have included „A Viking Way of Knitting“, „Vocal Training“, „Bouquet Making“ and "How to Correctly Compost". Please keep in mind that a workshop should be no longer than two hours and everyone should be able to participate.

AUF DEUTSCH – Theory Tuesdays and Practical Fridays are not exclusively held in English. Please don't hesitate to make suggestions that are in German.

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Tuesday, 14.10.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Philip Matesic will present the following three essays from the book “Searching for Art’s New Publics” (2010) edited by Jeni Walwin.

“Don’t Look Now! Art after the Viewer and Beyond Participation” by Dave Beech

“Who Speaks? Who Listens? Het Reservaat and Critical Friends” by Sophie Hope

“Tell Me Your Story: An Interview with Artist Harrell Fletcher” by Marisa Sanchez

It’s encouraged that you read the essays (in English) beforehand to participate in the discussion.

The session will be held in English.

> Searching For Arts New Publics

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Friday, 31.10.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

"Creating God (Playing the Metaphor)" with Habib Ahmed Afsar


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During this Practical Fridays session, Habib Ahmed Afsar will lead a workshop focusing on making art while exploring the god metaphor from a personal perspective. The only skills required are a sharpened sensitivity to materials, objects and people. The planned outcome is to have fun. Who knows what gods will visit during this session?

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Tuesday, 04.11.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


Lawrence Weiner, "Removal to the lathing or support wall of plaster or wallboard from a wall" (1968)


During this Theory Tuesdays session, Nadine Helm and Barbara Preisig will present Benjamin H.D. Buchloh's seminal text, “Conceptual Art 1962-1969: From the Aesthetics of Administration to the Critique of Institutions” from the publication October, Vol. 55 (Winter, 1990), pp. 105-143.

It’s encouraged that you read the text beforehand to participate in the discussion. Below is a .pdf of the essay.

> Buchloh - Conceptual Art

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Tuesday, 11.11.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Rémi Jaccard will be presenting excerpts from «DEVORATION» by FUZI-UVTPK.

«In the mid-1990s, French artist FUZI-UVTPK pioneered a form of graffiti known as Ignorant Style. In 2005, he took his Ignorant Style-art to people's skins, and has since developed an international following. In 2013 alone, he has tattooed clients such as Os Gemeos, Diplo, Justice, Kavinsky, and Scarlett Johansson. In DEVORATION he talks about radicalism, graffiti, art and violence.» 

The text and session will be held in English. It’s encouraged that you read the text excerpts beforehand to participate in the discussion.

> FUZI-Devoration

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Tuesday, 25.11.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Daniel Morgenthaler will be presenting excerpts from "PRESENT SHOCK: When Everything Happens Now" (2013), by Douglas Rushkoff.

“Rushkoff argues that the future is now and we’re contending with a fundamentally new challenge. Whereas Toffler said we were disoriented by a future that was careening toward us, Rushkoff argues that we no longer have a sense of a future, of goals, of direction at all. We have a completely new relationship to time; we live in an always-on “now,” where the priorities of this moment seem to be everything.” (rushkoff.com/present-shock/)

The text and discussion will be held in English. It's encouraged that you read the excerpts beforehand, to participate in the discussion.

> Present Shock excerpts

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Tuesday, 02.12.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Anke Schorr will screen “Profondo Rosso” (Deep Red, 1975, Dario Argento) – which is considered to be one of the most classic movies of the “Giallo” film genre. This film can be viewed in dialogue with Antonioni’s “Blow Up” (1966), pondering the profound yet slippery correspondence between the plot and a banana peel (which will be represented by Anke being dressed up as one).

References:
http://sensesofcinema.com/2013/uncategorized/dario-argento-giallo-and-profondo-rosso-deep-red/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073582/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Tuesday, 09.12.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 


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During this Theory Tuesdays session, Leila Peacock will present excerpts from the book "ABC of Reading" by Ezra Pound.

One of the patron saints of literary modernism, Ezra Pound was pivotal in the careers of James Joyce and T.S. Eliot. An avant-gardist and a fascist, a poet, critic and multi-lingual American nomad. He pioneered the poetic movement "Imagism" which propounded the precision and economy of language, inspired by classical Chinese and Japanese poetry. T.S. Eliot declared that Pound was ‘more responsible for the 20th century revolution in poetry than is any other individual’.

The "ABC of Reading" is his guide to appreciating good poetry. This work has all the bombast and fatal flaws of high modernism, in it Pound presents himself as an unforgiving guide who barks at his unworthy reader. This work is a strange kind of text book in which Pound offers his erudite and dogmatic vision of poetic language.

It's encouraged that you read the excerpts beforehand, to participate in the discussion. The text and session will be held in English.

> ABC of Reading Excerpts

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Friday, 12.12.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Practical Fridays
Philip Matesic
 

Mandarin 101 - Tiān Rén Hé Yī


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During this Practical Fridays session, artist and part-time Mandarin teacher Pei will introduce Mandarin characters and pronunciation.

During the workshop, we will begin with one of the simplest Mandarin characters - 人 Rén (human, person). The goal is to familiarize the participants with the basic components of the Mandarin characters; from the strokes, to the units and finally, the assembly.

We will collectively learn how the characters are formed to depict the pictorial into a meaningful interpretation. To conclude, we will practice groups of initial, final and medial of phoneme with a "four-tone" system, so everyone will then be able to read "PinYing" (the alphabetical spelling of Mandarin). 

The workshop is free, open to the public and will be held in English. No prior experience with Mandarin is necessary.

Posted by Stefan Wagner

Tuesday, 16.12.2014
20:00h

 

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic
 




During this final Theory Tuesdays session at Corner College, Philip Matesic, the founder and coordinator of the discussion group, and Daniel Morgenthaler will perform a unique reading performance highlighting the past 133 Theory Tuesdays sessions. Please join in on this special occasion to remember the past 5 years of Theory Tuesdays at Corner College.

Theory Tuesdays Blog: http://theorytuesdays.blogspot.ch

Theory Tuesdays will be hosted by Counter Space (http://www.counterspace.ch/) starting in January of 2015.

Posted by Philip Matesic

Friday, 04.03.2016
20:00h

 

2016 / 201603 / Each One, Teach One
Guest event: Practical Fridays
“How To Cut Hair”

Philip Matesic
 




During this Practical Fridays session, Linda Pfenninger and Mirjam Bayerdörfer will workshop how to cut hair in different ways, on both long and short haircuts as well as straight and curly. Please come prepared to have your hair cut and cut someone else’s hair.

!!!Please bring a pair of scissors, sharp enough to cut hair!!!

The workshop will take place at Corner College (Kochstrasse 1, 8004 Zürich).

http://practicalfridays.com/

Posted by Corner College Collective