shift/work [static]


wslashoOOOOOOOOOOoðððoðoðoðOOOOOOOoðððoðoðoðOOOOOOOoðððoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoohhhhhhooooOOOOOOoðððoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoðoon..At SAW on November 9, 2019, the Confraternity of Neoflagellants will conduct a performance of Shift/Work Speculations, a score-scroll originally composed at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop to be performed at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale Biennale, India (March 2017). It has since been performed in Kristiansand (Norway), Malmö (Sweden), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Calgary (Canada).

Speculation is a ‘gesture that interrupts’ (Biesta 2017, 36); an ‘irritation’ (Ascott 2003, 145); ‘a corruption, a rupture of information’ […] ‘static, a parasite?’ (Serres and Schehr 2007: 3) The speculative parasite is one that stimulates paragogic play, materialising Shift/Workers’ learning expectations. In performing each other’s Speculations Shift/Workshops, Shift/Workers gain a metacognitive understanding of the speculative processes and challenges of artistic learning.


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