Tuesday 26 April 2011. Part of ADA's Cabinet.
As part of ADA’s investigation into collaborative and participatory practices, ADA initiated a short-term reading group for the duration of it’s work period at BRAK#3 in Duende, in the month of April, 2011.
During six-sessions, texts reflecting on artistic production, modes of communication, political positioning and the meaning produced, were jointly and actively explored. This short-term exercise was intended to enable practical exploration of the collective endeavor to encounter each other through a collaborative working practice.
The following texts were read and discussed:
The Author as Producer, by Walter Benjamin. And in addition the short text The Artist as Producer in Times of Crisis by Okwui Enwezor.
The Emancipated Spectator, pp. 1-23, by Jacques Rancière.
The Collaborative Turn, by Maria Lind.
The Demands and Challenges of Committed Participation, by Mika Hannula.
Maybe it would be better if we worked in groups of three? Part 1 & 2 of The Discursive, by Liam Gillick.
Tolerance as an Ideological Category, by Slavoj Žižek.
Additionally to the activity of exploring the texts together, a beautiful, brand new, state-of-the-art, ping-pong table was made available by ADA for all level of sporting and recreational fun.