“A holiday with fewer arguments & more discussions.” This sentence affixed to the wall sets the tone. People come together for an occasion and hope it all works out and that everyone gets along. “We’re not arguing we’re having a conversation” say our parents. This is the worst Christmas ever. But maybe all our relatives, with all their different opinions come together and everyone has a good time.
You either say too much or too little. Too little seems to be the best bet because people can fill in the gaps. And you can’t take back something once it’s been said. But maybe take a risk and say what’s on your mind.
When showing in a social space like the WerkStadt the best thing to do is to embrace it as a site of interpersonal exchange. People hang out and talk about stuff. Whether you are catching up or you are testing out some ideas about how you conceive of the world, a setting for casual conversation is crucial if you are going to get any work done.
In any case we are here to think about the way we talk to each other as a method for the production and adaption of our ideas about how stuff works (or doesn’t).
During the exhibition a series of talks & discussions will be held.
Mondays at 20:00
Art Clinic / 3rd of October
10th of October - James Krone
17th of October - TBA
24th of October - Linda Franke