Last semester we focused on acts of activism as artistic practice, taking over physical, public space and claiming a room for our voices. For this semester we are focusing specifically on digital platforms, which means that the future adults will be working with questions of how public realms are not confined to physical space, but also structured in the setting of the web. This is done in different ways, depending on the artists we are working with for this semester.
Our last workshop with Clara Balaguer explored ideas of visibility and invisibility both in the physical aspect as well as the digital realms. The second workshop this semester was with Laurel Schwulst. Laurel works with questions of how nature, art and the internet intersects, and for our workshop we looked at how things live online, the life of objects and how we move and express ourselves online. Through the workshop we made an online newspaper: Made in a Day, with the tagline: Don't Sleep on Sundays.
Through the rest of the semester we'll welcome Eglè Kulbokaité and Dorota Gawęda as workshop organisers. They'll be giving a talk on their practice and their work with the project Young Girl Reading Group, a communal performance where they explore different sets of networks, while at the same time deciphering and making meaning.
For our final workshop, Andreas Knag Danielsen and David Lamignan Larsen will join us. Andreas will also give a public talk on his performative project B3IG3, where he appears as an avatar figure guiding hotel visitors through a series of interventions and meetings between the human and the technological. For the workshop he will be working with local artist David Lamignan Larsen, who explores questions of identity and belonging in his practice, often through video format. I'm excited to see how their practice will meet and conjunct with the future adults.
Their workshop will also lead up to a public event on the 2nd of December. Here, the work the future adults have been making for this semester will culminate in a public presentation, open to the public. I hope it will be yet another opportunity to explore how public forums can be a place for challenging assumptions, speaking out and to be in conversation.