“When I think about the way we use the term ‘study,’ I think we are committed to the idea that study is what you do with other people. It’s talking and walking around with other people, working, dancing, suffering, some irreducible convergence of all three, held under the name of speculative practice. The notion of a rehearsal – being in a kind of workshop, playing in a band, in a jam session, or old men sitting on a porch, or people working together in a factory – there are these various modes of activity. The point of calling it ‘study’ is to mark that the incessant and irreversible intellectuality of these activities is already present. These activities aren’t ennobled by the fact that we now say, “oh, if you did these things in a certain way, you could be said to be have been studying.” To do these things is to be involved in a kind of common intellectual practice. What’s important is to recognize that that has been the case – because that recognition allows you to access a whole, varied, alternative history of thought”

 

 

The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study
Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
(2013: 110).

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Xiri Tara Noir, Sina Seifee, Esta Matkovic, Maarten Van den Bussche, Lili Rampre

curated by Laura Herman

NO COMMUNICATION WITHOUT NOISE

21-23 September 2017 / a.pass 4th floor

 

“Mistakes, wavy lines, confusion, obscurity are part of knowledge;
noise is part of communication, part of the house.”

(Michel Serres)

 

No Communication Without Noise is a three-day insight in five ongoing a.pass researches that share an affinity with the ambivalences of writing and reading. Interested in communication, or the lack thereof, Esta Matkovic, Lili M. Rampre, Sina Seifee, Xiri Tara Noir and Maarten Van den Bussche address the limitations and untapped potentials of text in proposing new modes of attention.

How can we engage with the information that somehow gets filtered out, or which exists at the margins of the circuit? How does one convey, communicate, or translate embodied text or flesh-memory? How does a feeling or thought travel through time and space if not through written scripts? Adopting different channels and strategies, including voice, auto-fiction, re-enactments and technological interfaces, the researchers bring wonder and awareness of other forms of conductive relations, like the chemistry between lovers or the force fields that exist in between the lines.

 


 

Program

17:00 doors open
ongoing installations until 22:00

performances at
18:00, 19:30 and 21:00

 

Thursday 21st & Saturday 23rd

Ongoing:

Sina Seifee
AN AJAYEB’S
NETWORK MAKING
&
Maarten Van den Bussche
A SENSE OF SELF

 

Performances:

18:00 Lili M. Rampre
OUT OF THE BLUE

19:30 Xiri Tara Noir
LISTENING BY SPEAKING TO ONESELF

21:00 Esta Matkovic
THE PROJECT

Friday 22nd

Ongoing:

Sina Seifee
AN AJAYEB’S
NETWORK MAKING
&
Maarten Van den Bussche
A SENSE OF SELF

 

Performances:

18:00 Xiri Tara Noir
LISTENING BY SPEAKING TO ONESELF

19:30 Lili M. Rampre
OUT OF THE BLUE

21:00 Esta Matkovic
THE PROJECT


 

LILI M. RAMPRE
OUT OF THE BLUE

 

In “Out of the Blue”, Lili Rampre moves from water to land. Although the transition would seem at first sight to be a safe one, rejoining the shore after swimming in tumultuous waters, it is not: Rampre’s world hails from The Little Mermaid, and much is lost for Ariel when she leaves the ocean waves. What, she asks, would be other ways of constituting ourselves? How can we be made anew? How can we break free from the imperatives of balance, health, and harmony, and still remain subjects? She must find out how movement and voice, the oft-forgotten tools of subjective elaboration, can disrupt the laws of propriety and open the floor for unpredictable selves.

 


 

MAARTEN VAN DEN BUSSCHE
A SENSE OF SELF
RE-QUEST, RE-SEARCH AND POETRY

 

My research became a thing about how the intimate and the political might fuel and propel each other, onwards into interwoven subjective en social change! Though, when it becomes a fixed thing, I feel compelled; forced even – with the intensity of an addict longing for a hit – to change it into something else.

 


 

ESTA MATKOVIC
THE PROJECT
A PROJECT ABOUT LOVE AND INTIMACY

 

I am presenting a book and i would like to think of it as performative act, a substitute for my process, an aesthetic experience. I am working on our everyday performativity, making a format for Intimacy, Care and Love to be observed, a contract as a meeting space of our borders in an agreed space. The assemblage of documented material consists of messages, email exchanges and meetings with my artist Lovers, through my daily reflects upon the ‘project’.

 


 

XIRI TARA NOIR
LISTENING BY SPEAKING TO ONESELF
A RELATIONAL PRACTICE

 

Departing from an activist purview Xiri’s research centers on how particular gestures are captured and interpreted by different groups of women. Across different groups, however, misunderstandings are likely to emerge due to factors of circumstance and prejudice. Xiri uses transcriptions not as a tool to translate what has been said exactly, but how it has been said by returning what gets lost into the realm of the perceptible through amplification. Through a legend of cues – an emotional map of sorts – a reenactment of conversations becomes possible, reconfiguring the field of relations and enabling the appreciation of value systems that are not ours.

 


 

SINA SEIFEE
AN AJAYEB’S NETWORK MAKING

 

Ajayeb ‌ is a site of heritage and research on histories of standards in knowledge production, stories of the inseparability of affect and episteme, passing of obligations from something ghost-like to something felt-with-certainty, from site to parasite. And work on ajayeb is an infrastructural concern about zones of encounter, about the politics of rememberance: the politics and philosophy of classifying certain textual/material activities that constitute what is „past.“

 

 

Visiting the (un)safe

The Excursion-workshop Visiting the (un)safe is an individual travel through some specific spaces of Brussels. The excursion will ask of its participants to question how our identity(ies) are constantly formed and transformed by our physical surroundings and environment.
You can learn more about it in this link:

 

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Safe space is a term used for an area or forum where either a marginalized group are not supposed to face standard mainstream stereotypes and marginalization, or in which a shared political or social viewpoint is required to participate in the space. For example, a feminist safe space would not allow free expression of anti-feminist viewpoints. Physical safe spaces are often reserved only for members of the oppressed group.

This excursion wants to question what places in the city can be considered as safe- and un-safe-spaces, and if our interpretation of our own identity(ies) affect this definition. Does age, race, gender, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, class etc apply to our connotation of a safe-space. Do we sometimes reconstruct our own identity(ies) in different spaces in order to be safe, or in order to keep the space safe for others. What makes a space safe for some while un-safe for others. Do we unconscious search or attract these safe spaces and avoid the un-safe spaces. What uninvited situations would occur if we consciously turned this around for a day.

Practical information: The excursion is an individual travel through some specific spaces of Brussels.

Participation and time schedule:  Participants outside of the A.pass program is very welcome to join this excursion, but as its an individual route (you can not walk with other people), you will have to subscribe individually on this email: xiritaranoir@gmail.com

To subscribe for the excursion please write to the above mentioned email with the time and day you wish to make the excursion (around 1-2 hours any day between 9-18).

When you subscribe for the excursion you will receive your own individual time schedule If you have a specific wish for the time schedule please mention it in your subscription and it will be taken into account.

All participants will receive a personal letter by email containing the map of your route and some personal instructions during the route.

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Check out by beloved partner in crime Sarah Armstrong’s WORKWORK

more info on Sarah Armstrong’s artistic practice at; deathbycunt.tumblr.com

People/ Spaces involved in the work presented above are;

Rebekka Elisabeth
NO IMAGE
Inga Gerner Nielsen
Madeleine Kate
HAUT
CoolCunt Tattoo
Dalin Waldo
Klara Utke Acs
My Grönholdt
Nordlys Festival
Nålen
Kris Reichen Hjorth
Antonio Onio
Copenhagen Queer Festival
Warehouse9
Jøregen Callesen
Burlesque Hypnotique
Rita Christina
Esben Weile Kjær
Stella Malfilatre
Baijie Curdt-Christiansen
Karolin Kent
Tami Tamaki
Valeriya Olkhova
Nordur
Club De La Faye
Yaa Lioness
Michael Rexen Buchholst
Gry Worre Hallberg
Johan
Dome of Visions
Byens Lys Christania
Ungdomshuset
Xiri Tara Noir
Teater Øen
Frie Felts Festival
MAINSTREAM
Muffe Vulnuz
Body Extremes
DASH TV
Elena Biner
Nikolaj Emil Gottlieb
Tina Damgaard
Emilie Kilkowska

 

Thanks all of you.

 

Sábado 11/07 2015 Teatro Pradillo Con: David Valero Yuste y Xiri Tara Noir

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Pas de Chat

Conversación entre dos cuerpos

 

-¿Has bailado en frente de un público antes?
No, pero tampoco me importa si estás conmigo y yo contigo.
Si la cagamos, la cagamos los dos.
-¡Genial David!
jajaja
¡¡¡Espero que no la caguemos!!!

A veces, el exceso de posibilidades es también un límite.
Morfología de un cuerpo; prejuicios, complejos y privilegios.
Investiga sobre el contraste entre los cuerpos y los diferentes modos de habitar entre los límites del movimiento.

 

David Valero Yuste es entrenador de natación, monitor de defensa personal y Tai Chi Asociación Sporta Ejemplo de Superación. Tiene una parálisis cerebral de nacimiento y forma parte del colectivo “Pares Sueltos”, un grupo estable de investigación y creación en artes escénicas cuyos componentes son personas sin y con diversidad funcional (física, intelectual o sensorial). Es un espacio creativo donde, a través de herramientas de las artes escénicas, confluyen cuerpos y mentes diversos, calidades de movimiento y formas de comunicación variadas, donde la diversidad es vista como una oportunidad y no como un límite.

Xiri Tara Noir es activista, artista y coreógrafa afincada en Europa. Formada en las artes visuales y la danza. Recientemente, el eje central de su trabajo con la coreografía ha sido intentar romper los límites que separan la investigación académica y las investigaciones o prácticas creativas. Su intención es motivar al espectador a participar activamente y así explorar los límites y jerarquías entre artista y público y, de esa manera, proponer una plataforma para el diálogo y el intercambio. Le interesa jugar con la variación y el intercambio de los roles sociales, algo que le permite crear y re-descubrir espacios arquitectónicos, así como verse inspirada por los movimientos y las historias que existen y viven en los espacios que le rodean.

 

http://teatropradillo.com/events/mpecv_julio2015/

The RAPP 2015 Experiments

This time around, we received a stunning 52 applications from about 20 different countries for RAPP 2015. We are very grateful for all your fascinating, original and crazy ideas, and we sincerely wish that we could have selected more than 3 experiments.

But we are very happy to present the RAPP 2015 experiments that we find both intriguing, touching and highly qualified. All 3 of them include a form of audience involvement – so we’ll be needing YOU this year to participate in the experiments, as test audience or in a workshop concept. Follow our facebook page for more info about participation.

RAPP Experiments at Godsbanen, Aarhus, March 12-19, 2015.
RAPP Conference at Svalegangen, Aarhus, March 20, 2015.
RAPP student workshop at Godsbanen, Aarhus, March 21, 2015.

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‘Contact Improvisation as Self-Observation’ by Ana Jordão & Xiri Tara Noir             An exploration of how contact improvisation mirrors the way we relate to each other, and what bodies communicate.

“It has always been very obvious for me that the ‘form’ of contact improvisation enables a very honest and spontaneous expression of people’s personal and relational tendencies and desires.
We want to gather information about how contact improvisation naturally mirrors our personalities, and we aim to further this awareness into discovering how much of this is influenced by social and political factors. In a sense, one can imagine a contact jam as a microcosmos of social life; where we meet, share a moment of togetherness, search for understanding, and then leave again.

This observation first occurred to me as I was teaching in the Palestinian Circus School. There it was obvious that the condition in which Palestinian people live was written in their bodies, and that the religious, political and social conflicts were reflected in the way they engage in physical contact. This was what originally made me want to use the tool of contact improvisation and body work, in order to explore the consciousness of the body, develop trust, explore intention and impulses, develop non-verbal communication and a supporting and uplifting dialogue through movement.”

Ana Jordão (PT/DE) is an multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of contemporary circus and dance. After completing a BA in Media and Cultural Studies (Edinburgh) and a degree in Circus Arts (Berlin), Ana is currently working on her first solo piece as well as conducting independent research regarding the connection between mind, body and social environment through improvisation practices.
https://vimeo.com/user29746340

Xiri Tara Noir (DK/ES) is an independent activist, performance artist and choreographer with a background in visual arts and dance. The main interest and artistic concern in her work is to break the limits between academic research and creative investigations and practice. Her intention is to encourage the present audience to actively participate and thus explore the boundaries and hierarchies between performer and audience, and in that way propose an artistic platform for dialogue and exchange.
www.xiritaranoir.wordpress.com

Xiri and Ana met in an arts residency in Brussels, and later worked collaboratively in the Barcelona International Dance Exchange. The aim of repeating the contact improvisation experiment in conflict zones such as Palestine brought them together, and was the first driving force behind the creation of this research project.

http://www.laboratoriet.org/updates/rapp-2015-experiments

UP YOURS spiller på Det Frie Felt på TEATERØEN: Fredag d. 30. januar kl. 20.00 Lørdag d. 31. januar kl. 17.00.

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Det Frie Felt på TEATERØEN er din mulighed for at opleve udvalgte forestillinger af uafhængige grupper og kompagnier, som ofte kun opdages af de få.

Det frie felt i den professionelle scenekunst er både avantgarde og et laboratorium for udvikling af nye slags oplevelser.

Her ser du et kunstnerisk mod til at opfinde helt nye former.
Her møder du en scenekunst, som går sine helt egne veje – uden om kendte mainstreamkulturer – en scenekunst, som udfordrer de nysgerrige teatergæster.

Festivalen er kurateret af:
Performer Kristofer Krarup
Instruktør Line Paulsen
Redaktør Mette Garfield

På Det Frie Felt på TEATERØEN kan du opleve:

TRUTH OR DARE – Edward Lloyd Pierce
ARBEJD ARBEJD – Seimi Nørregaard
WHOLE BODY TREATMENT * – Sara Hamming
SINGING MY PLACE – Teater Viva
UP YOURS – Sarah Armstrong & Xiri Tara Noir
MEDLEM – Inge Agnete Tarpgaard
+ lydinstallationen HELLO! HOW ARE YOU? HOW IS YOUR NATURE? af Teater Viva og koncert med Zlatko Buric & T.I.G.

Køb billetter på www.teaterbilletter.dk
* = skal reserveres på info@teateroen.dk eller på tlf. +45 40490487

TEATERØENs bus kører gratis til og fra Christianshavns Torv under hele festivalen. Se køreplanen og festivalprogrammet på www.teateroen.dk.

Det Frie Felt på TEATERØEN er arrangeret i samarbejde med Uafhængige Scenekunstnere (US) og Scenekunstnere uden Scene (SUS).