Testing Ground : WORKSHOP FOR AESTHETICS’ Dialogues in Praxis
What is the act of writing? What is ‘knowledge’? What is implicit in, and what may be introduced into the field of artistic research? WORKSHOP FOR AESTHETICS’ Talking in Praxis, presented by Jonas Georg Christensen, will seek to investigate such questions.
The séances involve exchanges between practising artists, theoreticians, and researchers. The basis for the conversations comprises both personal and general questions about notions of practice. In other words, these are some of the questions that Jonas Georg Christensen asks himself in relation to understanding the character of artistic practice, and the implicit possibilities involved in giving an account of one’s experience of having a creative and theoretical practice.
While trying out the conversation as a format, together with five colleagues whose work also is exploratory, these questions will be raised. In the conversations, each of us will attempt to articulate our notion of what takes place in the studio space or on site, and at the work desk. Thereby, by putting things to the test, we seek to ask and formulate questions through dialogues in praxis. Questions about knowledge.
Starting out in August 2022 – and from then on, every last Tuesday of the month from 6.30 to 8.30 pm – the conversations will be presented as audio and text montages in the cinema space. Straight after each screening, we will follow up on the presentations – together with the audience as a third conversational partner.
All séances will be at Vester Vov Vov, Absalonsgade 5, 1658 Copenhagen.
WORKSHOP FOR AESTHETICS’ Dialogues in Praxis has been given its current format in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen as part of their Testing Ground Programme.
The first séance took place on Tuesday 30 August 2022, presenting artist Eva la Cour in conversation with Jonas Georg Christensen. You can listen to the audio montage that was played at the event here:
You can read more on the first séance in the flyer below.
The second séance took place on Tuesday 27 September 2022, presenting artist Johanne Løgstrup in conversation with Jonas Georg Christensen. You can listen to the audio montage that was played at the event here:
You can read more on the second séance in the flyer below (in danish).
The third séance took place on Tuesday 25 October 2022, presenting artist David Hilmer Rex in conversation with Jonas Georg Christensen. You can listen to the audio montage that was played at the event here:
You can read more on the third séance in the flyer below (in danish).
The fourth visit to the workshop on 29 November presented an edited conversation between curator, critic and journalist Jacob Lillemose and artist Jonas Georg Christensen.
You can read more on the fourth séance in the flyer below (in danish).