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Bâtard Reader

Etcetera wants to give particular attention to young artitsts. So does Bâtard, the festival held every year in December in Brussels. For the he 2014 edition – held under the slogan “Stretching the moment” – the organizers of the festival compiled a reader of texts. As a lot of the themes connect to Etcetera’s interest, we like to share the reader here.

“These references constitute sources from yesterday and proposals for tomorrow. All together they surround the moment, while each of them separately expands it. We believe they can outlive the physical time of the festival and continue this occupation of time, this care for thoughts. This reader isn’t the lens to understand the moment, it is diverse lenses we propose to grasp more of each thoughts. To complexify, for we believe complexity and diversity of thoughts are weapons for the battles ahead.

We called for stretching the moment as much as one might find suitable. We call for considering the instant, inhabiting it, investing it. Therefore not only was our selection only composed of thought provoking works by young artists who reclaim time, require attention, and in a firm yet generous manner really occupy this moment. But we also presented them embedded in a specifically framed context to both confirm and support them; a context filled with what came before, but also what can come after them. A curated time and space that allows for both the sedimentation and the circulation of our new and old thoughts: a stretch of the moment.”

In the reader you will find the following texts:

Bruno Latour – Why has critique run out of Steam?

Christophe Menke – Aestethics of Equality

Mathijs Van de Sande – Of actors and authors: some critical notes on the forgotten art of storytelling

Anoek Nuyens – Where is the dream

Elke Van Campenhout – The curator as eco-logic

Michiel Vandevelde – The art of curating

Mårten Spångberg – Motivation at the End of Time, Upgrade

Kate McIntosh & Dries Douibi – Quantification –a conversation

Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Bojana Cvejić, Dries Douibi, Mette Edvardsen, Lars Kwakkenbos,
Jeroen Peeters, Berno Odo Polzer, Jonas Rutgeerts, Sarah Vanhee – A plee for art and emancipation of the public sphere

Charlotte de Somviele – From ‘what else?’ to ‘what now?’

Marina Garcés – What Are We Capable Of? From Consciousness to Embodiment in Critical Thought Today

Pamina de Coulon – Fear makes the wolf biggerc–notes on anger

Isabelle Stengers – introductory notes on an ecology of practices

JE LEEST ONZE ARTIKELS GRATIS OMDAT WE GELOVEN IN VRIJE, KWALITATIEVE, INCLUSIEVE KUNSTKRITIEK. ALS WE DAT WILLEN BLIJVEN BIEDEN IN DE TOEKOMST, HEBBEN WE OOK JOUW STEUN NODIG! Steun Etcetera.

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Leestijd 2 — 5 minuten

#139

15.12.2014

14.03.2015

Pamina de Coulon, Dries Douibi, Tom Engels, Michiel Vandevelde

Dries Douibi is artistiek directeur van Kunstenfestivaldesarts en werkt(e) als dramaturg voor onder andere Silke Huysmans en Hannes Dereere, Louis Vanhaverbeke, Jaha Koo, Milo Rau en Kate McIntosh.

 

Tom Engels is actief als curator, schrijver, dramaturg en docent. Zijn recentste project is de performancereeks another name, spoken in Jan Mot (Brussel). Momenteel werkt hij als dramaturg voor Alexandra Bachzetsis (documenta 14) en Mette Ingvartsen.

Michiel Vandevelde is choreograaf en curator.

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