Daily Alterations at Royal Academy of Fine Arts

A Workshop on the Performative Possibilities of Everyday Life Invited by Katya Sander, Royal Academy of Fine Arts

PRIOR TO WORKSHOP ASSIGNMENT

Read the 6 pages of The Leaky Kettle: Concerning the Difficulty of Applying a Rule (pp. 101-106)

Also, read the first 3 pages of "The Common Behavior of Humankind" and the State of Exception (pp. 107-125). (The remaining 14 pages of the second text should be read for informal discussion on the last day of the workshop).

These two texts are from the chapter 'Decision, Norm, Normality' in Paolo Virno's Multitude: Between Innovation and Negation (Los Angeles: MIT Press/Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents, 2008)

Collect samples of your work to bring to class on the first day of the workshop. Also, bring references, things that have either informed your work or that you think might relate to it in one way or another (the references may or may not be art-related). Acceptable materials: snapshots, cheap computer printouts. copies of published materials, teared magazine pages and snapshots.

Day 1

Presentation of de-tour work with a stress on its deliberate misuse of everyday life situations. Correlations with the assigned text will be outlined throughout the presentation. Informal exchange to follow.

Arrange the collected materials on a large wall or wide table, there's no need to identify whose materials they are, neither for them remain anonymous; they can be identified informally as we go over them. Leave some space available as the materials should accumulate in the following days.

After class assignment
Collect examples of observed situations in your own life, anything from what happens at school to home experiences or among friends. Acceptable materials: copies of published materials, teared magazine pages, snapshots, printouts of web pages, written notes and sketches.

Day 2

Discuss the portion of the texts read so far in relation to codifying situations.

Arrange the collected materials on the selected surface and review it collectively.

After class assignment
Collect examples of a situation that you observed and which you would like to work on. Acceptable materials: snapshots, written notes and sketches.

Day 3

Synopsis of the main issues in the assigned texts and informal discussion.

Arrange the collected materials on the selected surface and review it collectively.

Conversation about devising tactics and developing project procedures.

THE ROYAL ACADEMY FOR FINE ARTS,
Copenhagen, Denmark
their site: https://kadk.dk/en/graduationbank



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