Navigating Turbulences names the Public Seminar 2016/17 that is organised by the Research CCC Master Program of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD – Genève. More a frame than a theme, Navigating Turbulences proposes to continue to think together about the need for new vocabularies for living in global turbulences by means of contemporary research processes. Each session will introduce into a particular approach for understanding and undertaking research as a practice in the arts.
The condition of turbulences creates a situation in which knowledge and non-knowledge exist together. In a condition of turbulence, on one side, we can rely on knowledge about science, history, rituals, regulations and systems that seem to secure our place in the world. On the other side, the moment of turbulence carries the condition of non-knowledge , in which it is not clear exactly what will happen next: language is missing, borders are closed, translation is needed, the mind is closer to the body, control mechanisms and systems fail, dominant histories unravel and collaborative thinking is important. It is a moment of a relational uncertainty that holds the potential to open up a new horizon.
How can we move in times of turbulences? Navigating from inside a condition of turbulences begins by rendering precisely the problem of localization in continuous interaction with geopolitical global entanglements. This, in itself, is nothing new. These entanglements have long histories and privilege certain positionalities, reason enough to articulate precisely our position in relation to the world: We may think here about global trade-routes, contemporary trajectories of sea migration, the abstract flows of financial capitalism, weaponized image-technologies, the algorithmic architectures of planetary computation, the uneven geographies of knowledge, the politics of translation, and so on. Who are ‘we’ in such a stack of layers?
Navigating Turbulences builds upon the CCC-Curriculum with its faculty members teaching Research Practice, Situated Art Practices, Critical Studies, the Curatorial, Political Studies and Theory Fiction. Moreover, the Public Seminar will also contain sessions on the institutionalisation of lifelong learning; this reflects the current expansion of ‘practice-led PhDs’ in art academy contexts and resonates with the newly established CCC PhD-Forum with guests.
The CCC Public Seminar Navigating Turbulences is public to everyone.
CCC students are strongly advised to attend all sessions.
Monday, September 21, 2015, 7pm
Monday, September 28, 2015, 7pm
Monday, October 26, 2015, 10am-9pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 10am-6pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7pm
Monday, November 16, 2015, 7pm
Monday, December 7, 2015, 7pm
Monday, January 4, 2016, 7pm
Monday, February 22, 2016, 7pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7pm
From the virtual feminist museum to the analysis of biennial culture: Curatorial challenges and the politics of critical thinking, reading and making art
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7pm
Aurélien Ballif, Naouel Ben Aziza, Marie Berthout Van Berchem, Mandarava Bricaire, Yasmeen Chaudhry, Duke Choi, Marguerite Davenport, Ana Raquel Ermida Gomes, Emmanuelle Esmail-Zavieh, Camille Kaiser, Charlyne Kolly, Alba Lage, Viola Lukács, Raphaelle Mueller, Diego Orihuela, Camilla Paolino, Charles-Elie Payre, Julia Pecheur, Geneviève Romang, Antoinette Scheidegger Schaer, Stéphanie Serra, Dragos Tara, Valérie Vilarem, Tina Wetchy, Yael Wicki.
Nabil Ahmed, Gilad Ben-Nun, Ursula Biemann, Isabelle Benoît, Boabooks (Izet Sheshivari), Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Laboria Cuboniks (Helen Hester, Katrina Burch), Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra, Glass Bead (tbc), Anselm Franke, Aurélien Gamboni, Samia Henni, Yoneda Lemma, Armin Linke, Julia Moritz, Griselda Pollock, Catherine Quéloz, ruangrupa (Farid Rakun), Ilana Salama Ortar, Joshua Simon, Françoise Vergès, Grant Watson, Eyal Weizman, among others.