Music in the Expanded Field – Workshop on Audiovisuality
Darmstadt Summer Course (29 July to 14 August 2016).
Tutor: Marko Ciciliani
Workshop with selection procedure
For participants of the International Summer Course for New Music 2016
Maximum capacity: 10
Application deadline: 15 December 2015
Marko Ciciliani’s workshop on audiovisuality approaches a central issue in the discussion on intermediality and authorship. The call is aimed at musicians, composers and sound artists who are expanding into visual designs while originating their motivations in musical ideas, thereby searching for genuinely audiovisual art forms. The call is open until 15 December 2015. A preliminary meeting is planned for March 2016 – details on this will follow after the selection process. Please find all other information at:http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/summer-course/calls.html
A huge THANK YOU!! to all 56 students/young artists, all the artistic coaches and lecturers, deSingel and Antwerp Conservatory direction, administration, production and technical crew and a special thanks to our colleagues Pauline and Istvan for this wonderful LAbO#5 edition by ChampdAction in deSingel.
We'll be back with our next LAbO project in deSingel in 2017! For now you can enjoy the films made during the concert yesterday evening.
See you all soon!
Third day in LAbO#5 by ChampdAction in deSingel ended with an extremely inspiring lecture/workshop by avant-garde guitarlegend Fred Frith. He was so enthusiast about the LAbO project as such that he has offered to be one of the main coaches in our next LAbO edition in 2017!
Tomorrow evening all the LAbO participants and coaches will be attending his concert with the fantastic guitar quartet ZWERM in deSingel. Looking forward to that and good luck for them tonight at Handelsbeurs in Ghent and Saturday in Den Bosch in November Music.
Theses on Art and Activism by Lieven De Cauter
There is only one real form of activism and it is political activism. Action is a deed in the public sphere, the space of appearance. Therefore, political activism is the only real form of activism.
Artistic activism is almost never real, for it is not action but ‘acting’, a play in the cultural sphere, the sphere of the mimetic and the performative.
Art and culture (also the cultic: ritual and play, religion and sports) constitute a sphere outside (besides, in between) the private sphere (economy) and the public sphere (the political). It is the sphere of the common and of otherness: the common uncommon.
Imagination is rich, ambiguous, amoral - action is moral, straightforward, poor (in imagination).
Therefore: good committed art is rare and problematic, committed artists are common and necessary (as alert citizens).
The political has an aim; art is aim in itself.
But. The rare moments the imagination of art and activism truly mate, are to be cherished as the locus of an activist imagination.