Book Release in Stockholm and Gothenburg on November 29

Vision Forum in collaboration with Skogen and Blvvd organises a double release event for the catalogue for the Temporality and the Dislocation of Self project with the intriguing title March 8 - August 30. The book is edited by Anders Paulin and includes contributions by Anders Paulin, Sandrine Nicoletta, Tor Lindstrand, Rita Nettelstad, Johan Forsman, Tova Gerge, Iggy Malmborg and Per Hüttner. The book is an outcome of a series of workshops carried out in private and public spaces in and around Stockholm. Together the authors reflect on theatre, performance, identity, time and much more.

In Stockholm the event will include an installation by Rita Nettelstad, a discussion lead by Iréne Berggren about the book, a performance by Tomas Nordmark and Carima Neusser; a DJ set by Tomas Nordmark and a live performance by Dungeon Acid.

Welcome Saturday, November 29 at 8pm.
Stockholm: Hornhuset, Långholmsgatan 15

In Gothenburg the event will start at 4pm
Skogen, Masthuggsterrassen 3

4pm: Collective reading of Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition

6pm: Soup & Potluck – Join us for dinner

8pm: Forsman & Paulin: Three White Soldiers

PERFORMANCE: Mass Duel (Art of disagreement)
by Denis Romanovski
Mass Duel is a participatory performance where the audience invited to engage each other in a single or several duels of honour. Although there are always serious questions to disagree with each other, yet if absent, a matter of disagreement can be provided by the artist. Satisfactions be resolved through out a full size paper game obliging loosing site to accept opinion of the opponent with honour.

8.30pm: BOOK RELEASE: Temporality and the Dislocation of Self

Rita Nettelstad, film: Att se det osedda.


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.

(Program here.)

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.