| Wednesdays Oct 14, 21, 28, & Nov 4th From 18:00-21:00
critical series of embodied studies or, in other words--putting
ourselves on the line.
This is a weekly meeting for those interested in understanding how we
are conditioned in different ways. If we consider the possibility of
actual transformation, first we need to understand ourselves in
relation to this world.
We will explore our own determination from different
perspectives: linguistically, socially, sexually, culturally,
racially, economically, historically, biologically, and
more. We will also take into account Berlin and the changes that
is going through.
Launched by a group of musicians and artists, this experimental series
starts with a critical standpoint towards current culture and music in
particular, including the avant-garde, popular and obscure: does music
contain transformative qualities? Or is it just a soundtrack for
our fucked up times? Are extreme actions, improvisational
approaches and noise enough to dismantle our conditioned selves? Or do
we need to radically reconsider the critical potential of these
practices? Can we still say no to the unfairness of
this world through cultural practices or do we need something else
Each week a text will be proposed which should be read before
attending. The first part of the meeting will be discussion; here
we will collectively draw notes and create a 'score' to guide us
through 'embodied exercises' in the second part of the meeting.
We wish to learn not only discursively, but through embodied practice,
so we can experientially understand what experience is. By
collectively using ourselves -including our bodies- as material for the
exercises, we attempt to understand our conditioning through action.
Each session will be documented for group purposes and further analysis.
First Perspective: Approaching Conditioning,
Texts by Wilfrid Sellars.
14. Okt: Meaning as Functional Classification
21. Okt: Language as Thought and as Communication
28. Okt: Behaviorism, Language and Meaning
4. Nov: Language, Rules and Behavior
Please RSVP for each
session to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will then provide the
reading materials. There is no cost to attend and is open to
people of any field. Organized by Mattin, Farahnaz Hatam, Colin
Hacklander & NK. Location: NK Projekt. Start
Time: 18:00. End Time: 21:00.
Elsenstr. 52/2.Hinterhaus Etage 2, 12059 Berlin Neukölln