Affairs Chapter I

Marta Hryniuk und Nick Thomas, Forces, 2020, Filmstill

A project by anorak
in cooperation with HumBase, Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and Württembergischer Kunstverein

In times of digital connectivity, isolation and introspection, anorak presents Affairs: a workshop and conversation series dedicated to the open relationships and loose ends in collective artistic processes. Across two chapters, in July and August 2021, artists, cultural workers and researchers will share their practice in a series of cross-genre workshops to explore spaces of collaborative agency, resistance and obligation that emerge from the exchange with others.

-- Everything is in Everything
Thursday, July 22, 2021, 8:30 pm
Location: Shared Space #Parkside, Württembergischer Kunstverein
Language: English

Affairs launches with a screening of work by WET film collective, followed by a conversation about contemporary forms of collectivity and artistic self-organisation between WET, anorak, and Kunstbüro of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg.

Marta Hryniuk & Nick Thomas, Forces, 16mm transferred to HD, 11’, 2020
Erika Roux & Marta Hryniuk, Balkon van Europa, HD video, 14’, 2018
Anna Luczak & Angelica Falkeling, Stories from the workplace, HD video, 8’, 2018
Sophie Bates, Lamp Post Diner, HD video, 9’, 2020
Erika Roux & Anni Puolakka, Vanitas, HD video, 17’, 2021

-- Communal Luxury
With WET film collective
July 23 – 25, 2021, 10 am – 6 pm
Location: HuMBase, Eckartshaldenweg 7, 70191 Stuttgart
Language: English
(max. 15 participants)

Communal Luxury is a three-day intensive workshop, which asks the question: what would truly collaborative filmmaking look like? We will draw on Kristin Ross’ book Communal Luxury, an account of the affective texture, revolutionary praxis, and contemporary relevance of the Paris Commune of 1871. Ross describes ‘a worker-led insurrection that lasted seventy-two days and transformed Paris into an autonomous Commune whose social life was recalibrated according to principles of cooperation and association.’

We don’t have 72 days, but rather 72 hours in which we will consider historical examples of horizontal organisation and filmmaking, devise our own filmic strategies, and produce a collaborative film.

WET is a Rotterdam based artist collective consisting of Sophie Bates, Marta Hryniuk, Anna Maria Luczak, Erika Roux and Nick Thomas. Besides their individual artistic practices, WET programme events, produce workshops and run an online screening and conversation series where they present one moving image work a month, accompanied by a conversation with the artist on their platform They also collaborate and assist in the production of each other’s work.

More information on the upcoming program of Affairs:

With the kind support of
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, Wüstenrot Foundation, LBBW Foundation and Anorak e. V. Members

Shared Space #Parkside
The Shared Space #Parkside is a new temporary outdoor platform in the sculpture courtyard of the Württembergischer Kunstverein, which will be used by the WKV (WKV #Parkside) and other partners (Shared Space #Parkside) for various events until the end of September.
The Shared Space #Parkside was funded by the impulse program "Art despite Distance" of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

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