Hohensalzburg Fortress and various other spaces
What to bring
Laptop, camera, material from the students’ archives, tools, pens, brushes, etc.
Willingness to work in groups
Maximum number of participants
Participation fee € 640,– (reduced € 480,–)
The class provides an alternative educational methodology that will include different forms of artistic pedagogy, from performance to installation to self-publishing. The project already happened in 4 different versions, one last year in the Summer Academy. Participants (anyone interested in cultural practice) are asked to conduct educational models through workshops focusing on a case study. A statement accompanies this; in general, participants bypass their professional routine. Each edition is usually accompanied by a collectively edited publication (on demand) that will be presented at the end of the class.
The 5th edition will be a 2-week educational course in the Summer Academy. The title, The Temple of All Beings, suggests the case study will revolve around new self-made archetypal sacred spaces. Temples have always been spaces that embody sacred and collective modes of experiencing beliefs. They represent points for identification, and at the same time, they aspire to offer visions of an ideal life and existence. In some cases, temples are manifestations of qualities that pervade matter. But recently, one can have its idea of sacred space and new self-interpretative traditions reinforced by new knowledge and wisdom. A question for the participants is what possible stories could be told or unfold beyond archetypal spaces of contemplation. New definitions of the temple will be generated.
Angelo Plessas lives and works between Athens and Kymi, Greece. His work highlights the ambiguous approach of spirituality with technology delving into a broad set of cosmologies, activating modes of communal inteconnectivity, social relations and identity. Plessas' activities range from rituals to artist residencies; from self-publishing to interactive websites; from quilted sculptures to live-stream events and educational projects. Over the past years, he has organized the annual week-long gatherings of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood/Sisterhood and Experimental Education Protocol in different remote places in the world. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 13th Gwangju Biennale, S. Korea, documenta 14, both in Kassel and Athens, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Onassis-Stegi, DESTE Foundation and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Plessas is the founder of P.E.T. Projects in Athens, a Fulbright alumnus, and he recipient of the 2015 DESTE Prize. He has also edited and published four books about the residencies programmes he organized and directed.
Exhibitions 2022Persones Persons, 8th Biennale Gherdëina, Val di Gardena (IT). 2021Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, 13th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (KR). 2019Extended Mind, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (UK). 2018 I was raised on the internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (US). 2017Learning from Athens, documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (DE)