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A Series of Suggestions: The invisible geographies of resonance
Leonie Persyn
Ghent University - 30.00€ -

For the third edition of A Series of Suggestions, Leonie Persyn invited David Weber-Krebs to softly hum to one another, as humming is the closest one might get to the invisible essence of an artistic practice. Their understanding of humming heavily relates to Deleuze's concept of the ritournelle, meaning that the act of humming marks the moments when they leave their own territory and stretch their agency into the practice of the other. They do not aim at meaning immediately, instead their ‘humming is after presence, a presence of being, of a state, of a feeling, and meaning seems to be attached later’ (Suk-Jun Kim, 7), found in the resonance between the individually created stories, drawings and collages. But who or what do they hold the stage for? And is the hum you hear their own or that of a larger world or cosmos?

Throughout the five folders here, David Weber-Krebs and Leonie Persyn describe situations. They zoom in and out on bodies, their behavior, thoughts and environments in order to explore how narratives deviate from phenomenological descriptions. Moreover, they put their most intimate and sensuous artistic practices of drawing and collaging in dialogue with each other and the texts in order to invite you to imagine The Invisible Geographies of Resonance.

A Series of Suggestions explores how suggestions can function as a possible research output. It reveals a collaborative thinking practice between the academic and the artistic realms. It shows how certain dramaturgical practices on the part of an academic researcher can stimulate a re-evaluation of the research process. Suggestions are never clear-cut answers or solutions for a problem; they can function simultaneously as a recap of what has already been done and a forecast of undiscovered paths. They affirm and question at the same time. Suggestions highlight the strength of (past) fragilities and uncertainties, and foster future dialogues and explorations.

Each edition of A Series of Suggestions exhibits a constant dialogue between practice and discourse; between researcher and artist. Each gives insight into a particular collaboration grounding the research project The Sound of a Shared Intimacy (S:PAM – Studies in Performing Art & Media, Ghent University). One edition contains five small, thematically arranged folders. Each folder can be folded open into an artwork.

A Series of Suggestions: Here (not anywhere)
Leonie Persyn
Ghent University - 30.00€ -

Here (not anywhere) initiated from Leonie Persyn’s invitation to unfold Rita Hoofwijk’s artistic practice and start a dialogue towards the future. The resulting collaboration is an encounter of two different perspectives from where essences and resonances reveal.

Here (not anywhere) is a search towards an artistic recipe, averse to ingredients, that allows us to question what exactly makes Hoofwijk’s practice her own. It is a field guide that is inspired by the idea of a cookbook. It focuses on the experience of creating, starting from the place where one cooks to the digestion of the meal.

Here (not anywhere) is oriented towards recurring principles at the basis of Hoofwijk’s practice. It reveals how the works resulting from her practice originated in a specific ‘here’ that wasn’t anywhere and neither could be everywhere.

A Series of Suggestions explores how suggestions can function as a possible research output. It reveals a collaborative thinking practice between the academic and the artistic realms. It shows how certain dramaturgical practices on the part of an academic researcher can stimulate a re-evaluation of the research process. Suggestions are never clear-cut answers or solutions for a problem; they can function simultaneously as a recap of what has already been done and a forecast of undiscovered paths. They affirm and question at the same time. Suggestions highlight the strength of (past) fragilities and uncertainties, and foster future dialogues and explorations.

Each edition of A Series of Suggestions exhibits a constant dialogue between practice and discourse; between researcher and artist. Each gives insight into a particular collaboration grounding the research project The Sound of a Shared Intimacy (S:PAM – Studies in Performing Art & Media, Ghent University). One edition contains five small, thematically arranged folders. Each folder can be folded open into an artwork.

A Series of Suggestions: The common texture is our body
Leonie Persyn
Ghent University - 25.00€ -

The common texture is our body provides an insight to the working process of Kinga Jaczewska and Leonie Persyn. It showcases a collage of the materials they have been playing with over the last years. It is a momentary constellation, a snapshot of a dialogue that keeps evolving over time and through which certain patterns and gradations in thinking and practice reveal.. It is both a de- and a recontextualization of thoughts and imaginations. It is an attempt to destabilize preoccupations and reorient their habits toward new possibilities and questions.

A Series of Suggestions explores how suggestions can function as a possible research output. It reveals a collaborative thinking practice between the academic and the artistic realms. It shows how certain dramaturgical practices on the part of an academic researcher can stimulate a re-evaluation of the research process. Suggestions are never clear-cut answers or solutions for a problem; they can function simultaneously as a recap of what has already been done and a forecast of undiscovered paths. They affirm and question at the same time. Suggestions highlight the strength of (past) fragilities and uncertainties, and foster future dialogues and explorations.

Each edition of A Series of Suggestions exhibits a constant dialogue between practice and discourse; between researcher and artist. Each gives insight into a particular collaboration grounding the research project The Sound of a Shared Intimacy (S:PAM – Studies in Performing Art & Media, Ghent University). One edition contains five small, thematically arranged folders. Each folder can be folded open into an artwork.

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