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Tony Chakar / Marwa Arsanios

On seeking incuriously
31.07.2017 – 12.08.2017

  • The Dialogue that Is Us, book (detail), 2013
    Medium/Media: All media
    Location: Festung Hohensalzburg

    Language: English
    What to bring: Laptops, cameras, sound recording devices if possible
    Requirements: Reading of André Breton’s Nadja and/or Walter Benjamin’s One-Way Street in advance is recommended
    Maximum number of participants: 20
    Co-teacher: Susi Krautgartner
    Participation fee: € 700.– (€ 540.–)

    APPLICATION



    Baudelaire once said that he happened upon the words of his poems on the Paris pavements. Many 20th-century artistic movements, such as the Surrealists or the Situationists, had the city as their main object of desire/production, and nowadays a lot of artistic production is performed in the city itself – where the city is not only a backdrop, but the work itself, or part of it. During the course we will talk about these issues – about cities, images, architecture, poetry, ideas… about the wonders that are all around us (just as Baudelaire’s words were all around him). We will talk of cities in general, but also about the small city of Salzburg… We will try to discover the city together and find meaning in small things around us – like a mythology of modern life.

     

    This workshop aims to be cross-disciplinary and antispecialisation, in the sense that it does not prefer one mode of artistic production to another. Participants will be encouraged to give form to their ideas and concepts using whatever is necessary – from a simple written text, to drawings and sketches, to installations or performances, because what’s important is not the form in itself, but rather the poignancy and the pertinence of the idea.