An Art and Anthropology Summer School presented by Collective and LUX
Monday 10 – Friday 14 June 2013
Contributions from artists: Sven Augustijnen, Mark Boulos, Andrea Büttner, Duncan Campbell and Wendelien van Oldenborgh.
And anthropologists: Richard Baxstrom, Rupert Cox, Tim Ingold, Angela McClanahan (Summer School leader) and Amanda Ravetz.
Prices - £175/£125 (concession card holder, students, unemployed).
Now sold out.
Collective and LUX have collaborated to develop a week long Summer School which considers current discourses around art and anthropology.
Context – where does it play out? In the field, studio, gallery, academia?
Fieldwork – how can artists and anthropologists share research methodologies?
Making – where are the links between theory and practice?
Public – who is the audience? And how is it distributed?
Ethics – who makes the rules and how are they imposed or regulated? Is it important that they are?
Monday - Richard Baxstrom & Andrea Büttner
Tuesday - Rupert Cox & Wendelien van Oldenburgh
Wednesday - Amanda Ravetz & Mark Boulos
Thursday - Tim Ingold & Duncan Campbell
Friday - Angela & Sven Augustijnen
Consisting of a series of in-conversation events, talks, workshop sessions, fieldwork, artists’ presentations and film screenings, the Summer School is a unique opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic group with unparalleled access to leading artists and thinkers in these fields.
Factish Field takes as its starting point the French anthropologist Bruno Latour’s concept of the ‘factish’, a combination of fact and fetish as a way of thinking about the relationship between facts and beliefs. Latour argues that there are no facts separable from their fabrication and suggests that fetishes, objects invested with mythical powers, are fabricated, and that "facts" are not.
Throughout the week, both artists and anthropologists will be paired for a series of in conversation events, and workshops will subsequently be developed in which the group will consider some of the ‘big’ questions surrounding both anthropological and art practice, and where they intersect.
The Summer School will take place from Monday 10th – Friday 14th June at Collective, 22-28 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NY
FREE SCREENING PROGRAMME
*CHANGE OF VENUE*
George Square Lecture Theatre
University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
7 - 9pm | Free | Open to all
Monday 10 - Thursday 13 June 2013
Monday 10 June
Wendelien Van Oldenborgh & Andrea Büttner
Bete & Deise, Wendelien van Oldenborgh (2012, 40 mins)
In Bete & Deise, two women encounter each other in a building under construction in Rio de Janeiro. Bete Mendes and Deise Tigrona have-each in their own way, given meaning to the idea of a public voice. Commissioned as part of If I Can't Dance.
Little Sisters: Lunapark Ostia, Andrea Büttner (2012, 42 mins)
Büttner's video was one of the highlights of last year's, Documenta 13. The work features a sisterhood of nuns who work in a small amusement park near Rome, and shows the artist asking the nuns questions related to value, happiness and spirituality as they ride on rollercoasters and fish for prizes.
Tuesday 11 June
No Permanent Address, Mark Boulos (2010, 28 minutes)
For No Permanent Address, Boulos spent eight weeks living in the Philippine jungle with two guerilla squads of the New People's Army (NPA), a Communist insurgency which is currently designated as a terrorist organisation by the EU and USA.
Wednesday 12 June
It for others, Duncan Campbell (2013, 50 minutes)
In It for others, Campbell has taken Chris Marker and Alain Resnais' 1953 essay film Les statues meurent aussi (Statues also die) as both source and artefact, to pursue a meditation on the life, death and value of objects. Commissioned for Scotland in Venice.
Thursday 13 June
Spectres, Sven Augustijnen (2011, 104 minutes)
Spectres plunges us into one of the blackest days of the Belgian Congo's decolonisation. An examination of the biopolitical body, this feature-length film by Sven Augustijnen exposes the fine line separating legitimation and historiography and the traumatic question of responsibility and debt.
Spectres won the Public Libraries Prize and GNCR Prize and received a special mention from the jury of the International Competition at FID Marseille (FR). At Filmer à Tout Prix (BE) it won the Prize of the Flemish Community.
The Summer School is organised to coincide with The 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film which takes place in Edinburgh from the 13th - 16th June (NB Summer School participants will be able to get a RAI Film Festival pass at the member rate of £60).