Artist talk by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson
The artist talk will gradually merge into the Shipwreck Study Notes sessions (Wreckship & Musicking), and be followed by a dinner.
Shipwreck Study Notes #1 (Wreckship):
Making a life raft (‘weg von hier’)
The workshop/wreckship takes up dispersed textual fragments as materials for constructing an assemblage that may function as materials for a life raft, one whose logs do not close ranks but are loosely fastened to allow the passage of water between them, yet at the same time their ties permit the raft to ‘hold fast’. One of the aims will be to think this notion of the raft in the shadow of past, recent and ongoing catastrophes of displacement. Through the score provided by the Study Notes, the functioning of the reading group will be steered towards a more floating, poetic dynamic (including texts by Kafka, Woolf, Pessoa, Gombrowicz, Lispector, Deligny, Deleuze, Guattari, Agamben).
Shipwreck Study Notes #2 (Musicking):
Elements of the aquatic sound environment in the exhibition space become the basis for a group improvisation using existing/invented instruments or sound-making devices provided by the participants and by Corner College. The group’s deployment of these will be guided by a number of rites chosen from the Shipwreck Study Notes. The improvisation will focus on music making as a collective, participative act or activity involving heterogeneous and not-always strictly musical means of expression, rather than as the interpretation or constitution of a musical work or object.
This event is part of the exhibition Shipwreck Study Notes (What Rises From the Depths Cannot Help But Break the Surface) by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson.
The event and the exhibition are kindly supported by the French Embassy in Switzerland.