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AFFECT MODULE II: The artistic mission: dismantling professionalism in a for-profit economy?

The Residency attempts to analyse how professionalism in the arts functions and what are the ideologies and values systems embedded on it. We will enroll in an collective investigation on what is the role of art in the given economy, looking from the ethical perspective of which value systems guide the aspirations and motivations of artists to reach the standards of professional success. The artist mission could be understood as affecting professionalism from within and to create a space where belonging together is not based on individual achievements but rather on a collective playground for mutual affections and common commitments.

A workshop facilitated by the Artist in Residence will provide the participants with a frame to problematize together the way they access the professional structure, addressed to anybody who would like to commit to work together in a mutual practice of self-examination on what is the purpose of making art, which value system operate behind their professional practices, and what are the tactics and strategies to infiltrate to and affect the professional structure from within.

The methodology is based on a set of exercises organized by a common practice of continuous reformulation of what we will have done on the previous day. The body will play an important role becoming a battlefield of our research. No physical background is required. The purpose is to understand the constitution of the political body as the fundamental matter of social transformation within the realm of our everyday life actions. At the end of the workshop we will host an event in order to open our practice to a public.



ART FORM_ Immersive Performance

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