We Are What We Lost XIII OuUnPo Research Session, São Paulo, November 7-16, 2014

 OuUnPo, Vision Forum and Curatorial Mutiny are proud to announce:

We Are What We Lost

XIII OuUnPo Research Session, São Paulo, November 7-16, 2014
Curated by Sara Giannini.

We Are What We Lost is a mobile festival organised by the European artistic network OuUnPo | Ouvroir d’Univers Potentiels in cooperation with Brazilian artists, researchers and institutions. Each day a series of actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances will be enacted in different venues and locations across São Paulo.

We Are What We Lost is the 13th session that the group arranges and will close the cycle “Catastrophe & Heritage” (2012-14) where OuUnPo has investigated crisis, conflict and how these affect the formation of identities. Previous sessions have been held in Beirut (2012), Tokyo (2013) and Gibellina (2014). In each country the group has explored different forms of collaborative expressions by working with local artists, curators, researchers and institutions.

Over the span of 10 days, We Are What We Lost will become a platform to experiment with disappearance as a metaphor and research question. The session will look at how loss influences our being in the present as well as in what way it affects our dialogue with the past. How do we take in voids and vestiges to generate sense and revisit memory? How do ruptures and new constellations shape our experience and understanding of time and temporality?

A New Vision Forum Node: The Disembodied Voice

Vision Forum is proud to announce the launch of a new node based in London entitled The Disembodied Voice. The node is run by the artist duo Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry. They explain that that by working together they will explore many questions and ideas related to their individual practices with starting point in the disembodied voice.

"Working through the groups’ individual disciplines the research will explore expanded ideas and complexities of the disembodied voice to leave room for unexpected discoveries, connections and expansions of the subject. The group will take part in workshops, site visits and activities held by guest speakers from a variety of fields to expand on their practice."

The research process will open up for further input by hosting open public events throughout the project. The group's participants work across different fields from film making, performance, writing, curating and archiving:

Maia Conran

We are excited and inspired to see what they will come up with. Welcome aboard!

The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death) 5th ed.

I am Beatrice who urges you to journey,
Come from a place to which I long to return.
Love moved me to speak my heart to you.
(Inf. II, 70-72)

Let us summon one dear to us, a deceased friend or loved one, and take him or her with us, from the first moment to the end of a journey. Each person who decides to participate in “The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death),” in its fifth edition this year, is invited to bring along someone they have lost, to create a particular and pervasive dimension of accompaniment, starting with the preparations for the departure to reach San Cesario di Lecce. Each can bring to life this voyage-in-company in the way they deem best, relying on imagination, intuition, storytelling. Will this presence/absence guide our steps and our encounters, in order to speak, like Beatrice, with us and for us?

Jacopo Miliani in Paris

OuUnPonian Jacopo Miliani will present a performance in Paris October 21.

Bye Bye Baj!
A dance festival

Dancer: Lucia Pennacchia

25 rue du Moulin Joly
75 011 Paris (1er étage à droite)

Inside the show BLACK COFFEE a project by Camila Oliveira Fairclough
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DR SINCLAIR’S DRAWER at Flat Time House, London

‘ … It was a stationery drawer, but his guesswork had been almost entirely wrong. The imagined list of objects, a moment ago an array of potent presences in the room, instantaneously dematerialised as mere conjecture. Dr Sinclair silently replaced the items, slid the drawer back in, then moved the desk against the wall. He surmised that the drawer had a peculiarly clandestine way of being; suspended within a meta-structure, like a deeply nested fiction, it was inclined to partially conceal itself within another object. He concluded that his initial assessment of the drawer’s suspicious character had been entirely correct.’
from The Fabricator’s Tale by Katrina Palmer, Book Works, London 2014

Dr. Sinclair’s Drawer is an exhibition produced by Book Works and Flat Time House with artist Katrina Palmer, following her residency at Flat Time House in Summer 2013. Featuring work by Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio, Samuel Hasler and Sarah Tripp, the exhibition comprises writing, sound recordings, video, sculpture and printed matter, presented in conversation with the physical and symbolic environment of John Latham’s former home and studio.

Sho shan y la dama oscura is selected for Cinefest Global 2014

Vision Forum Film is proud to announce that Sho shan y la dama oscura has been selected for Cinefest Global 2014. We want to congratulate the whole team to this great success!

 Sho-Shan and the Dark Lady, is a full length fiction film about a young girl with Asperger syndrome who is accused of a violent crime. The film is directed by Carlos Preciado Cid. Vision Forum members Yang Tingting and Diana Ionescu have worked on the film in Mexico City 2013. More info here and here.

Vision Forum Autumn Meeting 2014

KSM and Vision Forum welcome you to our annual Vision Forum Autumn meeting. This year, we will focus on how to formulate problematics and how this process is similar and different in the arts and sciences. We are particularly happy that the program will coincide with the opening of this year’s Norrköping Air residents' Quynh Vantu, Vijai Patchineelam and Vanja Sandell Billström exhibitions at Verkstad, The museum of Forgetting and various public spaces. The meeting will take place September 25 and 26. Please find the program below. All events are free of charge and open to the public.