The School is part of Fig.5 An Academy, an Opera and Other Fictions, a project conceived within DRAF’s exhibition A House of Leaves. With a fixed temporal and process-based approach, Fig.5 is structured in weekend sessions with the three courses (by FormContent, Fatos Utstek and DRAF) running on the same day (Saturdays).
The Library, David Roberts Art Foundation
17 November 2012-1.30-3.30pm
Introduction by Pieternel Vermoortel and Anca Rujoiu to Scene 13: The School, set in and structured through It’s moving from I to It – the Library.
Class 2: The Impossible Relation: Bellmer, Sade, Blanchot
19 January 2013 – 1.30-3.30pm
In “The Impossible Relation: Bellmer, Sade, Blanchot”, Michael Newman engages with the movement from I to It and the disappearance of the object through the format of a lecture.
Michael Newman is an art historian and critic whose writing is concerned with the image in its fascination. He teaches in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College in the University of London.
Class 3: In the end, as a worm: a melodrama
9 February 2013 – 1.30-3.30pm
Siôn Parkinson performs “In the end, as a worm: a melodrama” displaying a system of philosophical thought that first fictionalises a thing of absolute Otherness then speculates about its relation to the truth of us humans.
Siôn Parkinson is an artist based in Edinburgh. His practice combines objects, text and voice. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has received awards, public commissions and residencies. As a writer he has been published widely, including recent commissions by FormContent, Chisenhale Gallery, and the ICA. Book Works published his first monograph in 2006. He was born in Dundee, Scotland. He has a daughter.
Class 4: Trivial Pursuit
23 February 2013 – 1.30-3.30pm
“I feel like a coloured wedge within a wheel, longing to be a complete spectrum.”
A chance to get up-close-and-personal with the characters of FormContent’s ‘It’s moving from I to it’, as they workshop the next scene in their on-going narrative. Offering unique behind-the-scenes insights, the cast will discuss motivation and technique and explore, through dramatic expression, the contingencies of the unpredictable and collapsible structure in which they find themselves.
Directed by Andrew Kerton
Andrew Kerton (b. 1981, UK) is a video artist and performer working within an expanded practice that is characterized by existential enquiry and the exploration of subjective consciousness and perception. In addition to his own practice as a performer, actor and dancer, he co-managed Miss Micks, an independent live performance and artists’ event space in Kreuzberg, Berlin and is a founding member of Keren Cytter’s touring dance company D.I.E Now (Dance International Europe Now).