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with his work "struttura per parlare in piedi / structure for talking while standing" (1965), italian artist michelangelo pistoletto organized space, intending to provoke and affect the performance of the users of the piece. during the 3 days of the workshop, we will minimally populate spaces at the pistoriho palác with outlined configurations of devices, conceptualizing a material culture that impacts human/social relationships: spaces and objects as a means of power. we will try to deal with the condition of emptyness of the palace / "no furniture just walls and floors" / as a meaningful lapse and actual result of the loaded history of this site, and develope a critical approach towards such manifestations of oppressive structures in architecture, media etc. the works will be developed individually, however the proposed techniques of fast and easily workable filament brazing and video, as well as the common space in which the conceptual sketches are installed, make it a cooperative work.

Introduction Fri. 5 Oct, 4pm at VSVU
Input session & Research Mon. 8 Oct at the Palace
Discussion of Concepts in Singular an Group Meetings Tue. 9 Oct at the Palace
Realisation Wed. 10 Oct at the Palace

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Gangart is a transdisciplinary practice, in which Simonetta Ferfoglia and Heinrich Pichler cooperate with artists from fine arts, architecture, film, new media and music. Their work has has developed from performative and architectonic-interventionisitic concerns with urban spaces to processes of research on appropriation of physical and social spaces, and to the conception andcurating of exhibitions in museums and institutions. These occupations include issues of migration, cultural and political representation, performativity and shaping of the built environment. From mid 90ties on there has been constant involvement inparticipative and community programs as well as university teaching and research.
www.gangart.org




some images from the internal presentation on wednesday, oct. 10, 2012

Adam Novota


Andras Csefalvay


Andreas Vera


Gabriela Gazova


Lucie Nechybova


Martin Tomori / Peter Racko


Paulina Gmena


Robert Panyi


Tomas Klima


Veronika Markovicova / Robert Panyi / Lucie Nechybova


Viktor Petras






inputs / references (selection)

the gender-separated bath "pendoncin" in Trieste the work of Ugo Guarino in the frame of the "Democratic Psychiatry" - movement in Trieste 1971-78
the social housing project of architects Lacaton/Vassalle in Mulhouse
the "ogetti in meno" - series of Michelangelo Pistoletto
the "Passtücke" by Franz West
interventions in public space in Garikula /Georgia by gangart