Next month I will be coordinating a workshop entitled Miscellaneous expertise: performance, unlearning stories and public speech
at the MoKS Kunsti ja Sotsiaalpraktika Keskus
AVAMAA sympsium in Mooste, Estonia. This is a collaboration with my good friend Giles Bailey
, and the workshop will take place over five days with the dissemination on the sixth.
We proposed Miscellaneous expertise
as an experiment using the workshop format; we hope to explore some of the structural components of performance through a patchwork aesthetic, with a concentration on found materials, chance, and non-linear constructions. One potential subtitle was Performance for non-performers AND non-performance for performers, though that's a bit too constrictive and I think "unlearning" is a better term to use.
The outcome of the workshop will be a panel discussion that dissects the nature of performance, which of course will itself be a performance, which of course will not be. If you remember my post about last years Mutopia workshop @ AVAMAA
, then youll know I valued the MoKS approach to creative practice, a flame that will hopefully burn through this.
Details about the workshop (how to attend, as well as info on the other workshops and projects occurring during the AVAMAA week [Natalia Borissovas workshop
looks amazing, and I wish there was some way to clone myself and do both]) are available on the MoKS website
. If youre thinking of participating in Miscellaneous expertise, feel free to drop me a line or comment here. See you in Estonia!