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THE SERVANTS
The whole world is mad, everyone plays theatre.
They never will fool us, we see behind the scenery.
There things look quite different.

Richard Strauss, Capriccio, Scene 11




(image: Dismounting exhibition Camiel Van Breedam – Dossin Kazerne Mechelen – August 2017)

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July 11, 2018 at 17:28

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“The school (through the teacher, school discipline and architecture) makes it possible for the new generation to become attentive to some-thing, that is, to the world. Therefore, the third feature we wish to mention here is that the school makes attentive. In that sense, subject matter or things – disconnected from particular usages and positions – become very real at school. Of course not as a kind of resource, product or any other object that is occupied by and part of a particular economy. The magical event of the school is that it turns matter into some-thing, that is, something to study or to exercise. School then becomes a place and time of inter-esse, and thereby a place where the young generation is not approached as persons who have (specific, individual) needs and wish to choose, but as persons who are exposed to the world and are given the opportunity to become interested in some-thing. The school is not about calculation and choice, but about attention and becoming interested in some-thing.”

 


 

(Masschelein, J., & Simons, M. (2013). School: a matter of form. In P. Gielen & P. De Bruyne (Eds.), Teaching art in the neoliberal realm: realism versus cynicism (pp. 69–83). Amsterdam: Valiz.)

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May 18, 2018 at 19:20

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sa – shay

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May 18, 2018 at 19:09

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unprofessional artist

…An artist needs the courage to act alone and a community that makes such acts more bearable. One that allows us to be vulnerable, inappropriate, to go rogue, go wild, act weird, and fail.

To be amateurs, dabblers, dilettantes.

An amateur is filled with love beyond compensation, the dabblers fearlessly go places they don’t belong, the dilettantes happily lack the hidebound pretensions of experts. When we step out of the imposed confines of professionalism, we can be as open as students, able to flirt with other modes, to seek knowledge, experience, and value in our lives without limits.

Stripped away of institutional validation and the pressures of the market, we are free to be human, to be artists, to be unprofessional.

 

 

(http://momus.ca/how-to-be-an-unprofessional-artist/)

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March 27, 2018 at 18:29

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just a room – with text in it

Q: Your plays don’t have characters in the usual sense. Why not?

A great influence of mine is Gertrude Stein, who said, people may come and go, party talk always stays the same. There is text in a room. People come and go, but the talk doesn’t change. It doesn’t matter who says what. I don’t believe in dialogue. I don’t believe in plot. I don’t believe in storytelling. I believe in something else — in communication. I don’t interpret texts, I don’t use metaphor. Our texts are very concrete, very direct. We try and communicate with people in the audience.

about Rene Pollesh (source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118729750601900091.html )

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January 25, 2018 at 21:09

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research: pen – coffee – paper

 

 
“Part of this aspect of research which is analogous to taking a route across many terrains is about going to something without going to do the thing it’s there for, like going to the library without reading books. Of course that’s the most literal, kind of negative aspect of research, but one component of art as research has to do with not using a pen to stir your coffee with but looking at the relationships between the pen and the coffee and the hierarchy between the pen and the coffee and the piece of paper or something odd, and then maybe going to thinking about where the pen is made. And, you see, it starts to generate connections that either evade standard, sort of rationalized forms of exchange or add to new ones that people hadn’t really noticed before, and that the generalized kinds of forms of exchange in society can’t be bothered to finance.”

 

(Liam Gillick, source: https://www.mahkuscript.com/articles/10.5334/mjfar.23/)

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December 20, 2017 at 10:14

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Martin’s tables

 

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Martin Kippenberger

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September 9, 2017 at 18:22

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