WORKSHOP: Hands On (2019/20)

Semester I: 9 -14 September, 2019

Hands On - Production

with Prof. Apolonija Šušteršič - Kunstfag Grupperom 2

The HANDS ON workshop explores how can artists contribute to a public discussion within a specific subject matter, wich can be rethought and produced through performative methodologies and critical representation. We will explore and map how the public sphere is performed and lived through observation and direct action. We will use performative methods to make productive disruptions or ‘constructed situations’ that tell us more about so-called ‘public spaces’, public sphere, public debate, public action. Together we will produce and test prototypes for small scale proposition(s) that combine these performative methodologies with critical representation. Located in-between different research actions, these ‘tools’ will either facilitate an alternative publicness or critique existing situation, opening up ideas and discussions around production.

Introducing questions What is the subject matter and how can artists respond to it? Can we activate public through an art/spatial project? How to produce the awareness in public sphere pointing at that specific subject matter taking into account the overwhelming and extremely large field of reasech? Where to start?


Monday 10.00 – 10.45 Presenting the subject matter, research questions and the schedule for the week 11.00 – 12.00 Presentation of our guests: Lea Nesheim and Simon Balsnes, Nature & Youth Organization and their action Climate Lawsuit; + Discussion 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch 13.00 – 16.00 Lecture by Helen Stratford: Performative Architectures + Discussion 16:00 – 17:00 Planning for the next day Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00 Group is working on the project independently: discussion of individual concepts, research and ideas 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch 13.00 – 14.30 Work session with Helen Stratford & Apolonija Šušteršič: Looking into collected material and discussion on first ideas for the project. 14.30 – 15:00 Planning for the next day 15:00 – 16:00 Visit of the Karnevalet Exhibition at the Interkulturelt Museum Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 Work session with Helen Stratford & Apolonija Šušteršič: Proposed exercises in the public space - Birkelunden Park 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch 13.00 – 15.00 Group is working on the project independently: Collective mind maping of concepts and strategies 16:00 – 17.00 Meeting at the Natur og Ungdom headquarters in Oslo

Thursday 10.00 – 12.00 Visit to Jessheim 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch 13.00 – 16.00 Group is working on the project independently: Project production in process: materialization of ideas and testing out the prototype.

Friday 10:00 – 13.00 Group is working on the project independently; preparing presentation. 13.00 – 16.00 PowerPoint presentation of the project idea, with a preliminary production schedule and budget. 15.00 – 16.00 Conclusion and how to continue…