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RESEARCH, SPACE AND SPECTACLE


arrow  The course starts from the district Kista-Rinkeby with a focus on making temporary public works in Kista-Rinkeby. Through the course and the works public art and public space is problematised and investigated.

In the public sphere the society is made visible, it is an arena in which political, social and economic power structures interact. By moving the artistic practice to a new context, in this case a specific part of Stockholm, the role of the artist and art becomes concretized and questioned.

By own practice and meetings with invited lecturing artists who directly or indirectly deal with social processes and public space as a parameter or a method in their work the course will give an awareness about the problems and the possibilities of public space.

The course tackles issues such as: How can you work site-specific and location-sensitive? Which complications and negotiations can occur while working in the public sphere? How can you as an artist participate in processes relating to urbanization and urban development? Can art take an active role in this process without being solely instrumental? What can art bring to the process of opinion formation? How can art contribute to social and cultural infrastructure that expands and produces public space?

The work, both theoretical and practical, will be summarized in a publication that is included as an active ongoing documentation-project throughout the course. The course will use social media in mediating work processes, as possible additions to the works and a way to gather material for the publication.

Some of the invited lectures are: Kim Einarsson, Per Hasselberg, Kista Art City, Martin Karlsson, Maria Lind, Dave Hullfish, New Beauty Counsil, Elin Strand, Lisa Torell, Ingo Vetter

arrow  TIME PLAN
The course starts in October with an intense week when we work full time with field trips and lectures. The course runs until mid-April with a planned presentation of the works at 18 April. The last two weeks will be full-time production on location in Kista-Rinkeby. The time between these more intense weeks students work individually with their projects. Common meetings will be spread out regularly by about 2 days per month that consist of meetings, lectures and collaborative work with the exhibition.

WEEK 40
Monday 3/10:
9.30-18.00 Introduction, workshop and lecture.
Tuesday 4/10:
Individual work
Wednesday 5/10:
9.30-16.00 Presentations and Lecture.
Friday 7/10:
9.30-13.30 Lecture at Konstfack and Tensta Konsthall; Maria Lind and Dave Hullfish. Based on the text The Collaborative Turn in Selected Maria Lind Writing.

WEEK 41 2011 to WEEK 13, 2012
Individual work, lectures and common meetings

WEEK 14 – 16
Production and presentation

MAY 2012
Production of publication, 3 days

PARTNERS The course collaborates with Centrum för Gestaltning. http://centrumforgestaltning.org , Kista Teaters http://www.kistateater.com and the project Performing Democracy www.performingdemocracy.se

Length of course: 3 October 2011- 18 April 2012 (Total ca. 8 weeks)
Participants
: 15
Teacher
: Åsa Andersson Broms, artist, adjunkt KKH, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, artist.
Place; KKH and Husby - Rinkeby
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RESEARCH, SPACE AND SPECTACLE 
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LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will after the course show proficiency in:

- Independently develop an artistic project in dialogue with the community.
- Use their artistic method to participate in, influence and be influenced by social processes.
- Problematize the tension between cultural autonomy and instrumentalized culture.
- Contribute to and participate in the process of a publication.

DESCRIPTION
The course starts from the district Kista-Rinkeby with a focus on making temporary public works in Kista-Rinkeby. Through the course and the works public art and public space is problematised and investigated.

In the public sphere the society is made visible, it is an arena in which political, social and economic power structures interact. By moving the artistic practice to a new context, in this case a specific part of Stockholm, the role of the artist and art becomes concretized and questioned.

By own practice and meetings with invited lecturing artists who directly or indirectly deal with social processes as a parameter or a method in their work the course will give an awareness about the problems and the possibilities of public space.

The course tackles issues such as: What is it like to work in the public sphere? How can you work site-specific and location-sensitive? Which complications and negotiations can occur while working in the public sphere? How can you as an artist participate in processes relating to urbanization and urban development? Can art take an active role in this process without being solely instrumental? What are the limits, can art be an inexpensive way to conceal an unjust policy? What can art bring to the process of opinion formation? How can art contribute to social and cultural infrastructure that expands and produces public space?

The work, both theoretical and practical, will be summarized in a publication that is included as an active ongoing documentation projects throughout the course. The course will use social media in mediating processes of the works, as possible additions to the works and a way to gather material for the publication.

The course will partly be coordinated with Karin Hansson (artist and researcher at KKH) projects Performing Democracy in Kista http://performingdemocracy.se

The course is part of Centrum för gestaltning http://centrumforgestaltning.org  and Kista Theatre's www.kistateater.com activitiesin Kista

CONTENT
PRACTICE / This course will focus on students' actual projects where they receive individual support and feedback.
TALKS / Which opportunities and constraints has art as a communicative medium? Can social media be added to art in the public sphere to increase opportunities for interchange? This includes examining different types of communication. The course will use social media to both communicate the processes within the course and public, in a transparent process.
COLLOBORATIONE / How can the artistic process and the artwork be used as a method and location for meetings, identification, and conversation.
PUBLICATION / In collaboration with an editor and a designer produces the participants of the course a publication. It will serve as a documentation of the project and an archiving process.

SUBJECTS

- The district Kista-Rinkeby. Kista Science City and the "million programs" around the Järvafield. The so called "Järvalyftet" (lifting Järva) and the political processes concerning the transformation of the area and current research on these processes. In this subsection, we will meet with representatives from the field and Ester Barinaga, Associate professor , PhD Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy Copenhagen Business school

- What is public space? Lecture and discussion with Jonathan Metzger, Associate professor KTH, Stockholm

- Cultural autonomy and instrumentalized culture: Lecture and discussion with Maria Lind director of Tensta Konsthall.

- Social media as a means of communication and transparency in an artistic process. How can social media be used in efforts to publicize and discuss the artistic process so that public works and the process of the work becomes a platform and a foundation for open communication.

Joint work and exploration, with supervision by Åsa Andersson Broms Artist and lecturer KKH of Internet-based media


EXAMINATIONS AND TEACHING
Assessment is through active participation on the course, verbal and spatial presentations and seminars (in the text.) The web is a central place for communication. The student should, during the course make use of a closed blog as a kind of notebook where the collection of materials, texts, images, facts, audio clips can be collected and form a basis for a publication after completion of the course.

REFERENCE TEXT
This list is a common process and will be built on both before and during the course.

-Excerpt from: Art and Social Change, A Critical Reader, edited by Will Bradley and Charles Esche (2007) - Nicolas Bourriaud, extracts from Relational Aesthetics (1998) - Carina Listerborn. To take place: the geography of fear, fear of architecture. Husby in the world:  Gender, location, and global relations -Ester Barinaga, Powerful Dicotomies, Inclusion and Exclusion in the Information Society. - Everyday and Cultural Theory, Documents of  Contemporary Art, edited by Clair Bishop. - Ben Highore, Everyday Life and cultural Theory, An Introduktion  

SUPERVISON
The course is part of Centrum för gestaltning http://centrumforgestaltning.org  and Kista Theatre's www.kistateater.com activities in Kista

Johanna Gustafsson Fürst is an artist and employee at Kista Theatre and will supervising the course together with Åsa A Broms, Digital Media, Royal Institute of Art. Also from Royal Institute of Art Filippa Arias, senior lecturer in painting, will contribute with her knowledge and her experiences of working in the public space within the project.

Johanna Gustafsson Fürst is an artist, based in Stockholm.  Her practice consists of context-based and site-sensitive installations, which configure and stage the interplay between social situations and architectural structures. Her works deal with the confrontations between different aesthetics and social conventions. Gustafsson Fürst was a co-founder of the artist run gallery, ak28 and worked with the project between 2004 and 2008.  Since 2008 she collaborates with Kista Theatre, a platform for art and theatre, based in Kista-Rinkeby in Stockholm, where she has been developing projects which investigate theatre, urban planning and architecture. www.gustafssonfurst.se

 

Catalogue text

The course starts from the district Kista-Rinkeby with a focus on making temporary public works in Kista-Rinkeby. Through the course and the works public art and public space is problematised and investigated.

In the public sphere the society is made visible, it is an arena in which political, social and economic power structures interact. By moving the artistic practice to a new context, in this case a specific part of Stockholm, the role of the artist and art becomes concretized and questioned.

By own practice and meetings with invited lecturing artists who directly or indirectly deal with social processes as a parameter or a method in their work the course will give an awareness about the problems and the possibilities of public space.

The course tackles issues such as: What is it like to work in the public sphere? How can you work site-specific and location-sensitive? Which complications and negotiations can occur while working in the public sphere? How can you as an artist participate in processes relating to urbanization and urban development? Can art take an active role in this process without being solely instrumental? What are the limits, can art be an inexpensive way to conceal an unjust policy? What can art bring to the process of opinion formation? How can art contribute to social and cultural infrastructure that expands and produces public space?

The work, both theoretical and practical, will be summarized in a publication that is included as an active ongoing documentation projects throughout the course.The course will use social media in mediating processes of the works, as possible additions to the works and a way to gather material for the publication. This work is being coordinated with the artist Karin Hansen's (researcher at KKH) projects Performing Democracy in Kista www.performingdemocracy.se

The course is part of Centrum för gestaltning http://centrumforgestaltning.org  and Kista Theatre's www.kistateater.com activitiesin Kista