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16 Oct 2015

Salon 1646

A One Night Event

salon material

This is event is only open for those who signed up personally!!
There are only a few place left.
To sign up please contact info@1646.nl

1646 is proud to announce an evening with Salon Material.
Having a healthy aversion to the difficult and heavy ‘talk’ that often accompanies theoretical texts, we are interested in finding new ways for reflection. In our eyes this is what Salon Material offers: Salon Material makes you experience, with physical excercises or by sharing personal stories and thoughts, ideas taken from formal theoretical discussions.

Salon Material is about practice; to pause and to ask again. By sharing, the capacities of a group become accelerated; inquiring, stopping, returning, articulating. The barely discernible is formulated. They work along the scopes of everyday exercise, practice for pleasure and attention training.

Salon Material (Johanna Gustafsson Fürst and Liv Strand) works with tactile intuition, linguistic experimentation and hazardous mirroring. They creat a place where one can leap into an unknown space together. There are no art works to be produced. The work they do takes place on a level of understanding before knowledge has been consolidated.

Call for participation:
For this Salon Material, at 1646, we like to invite you to join in a state of ambivalence and ambiguity. One can say that ‘ambiguity’ arises in specific relations, for instance in the interpretation of an object’s expression, while ‘ambivalence’ occurs within a person, and is something internal. This evening we will work with the sphere in-between the two concepts, and 1646 will be the location.

As preparation we would like you to try to feel ambivalence and ambiguity, and to bring a foldable material. The material should be able to shift in size; with the extremes of the space in a suitcase to the greatness of a monument. Each participant will have three minutes to present their material.

There will be food and drinks that will make our energy last the entire evening. To sign up please contact info@1646.nl no later than October the 10th.

Salon Material is an initiative by artist Johanna Gustafsson Fürst and Liv Strand that runs since 2010, most usually in Stockholm. An evening is four to five hours, and takes place in different spaces, at different locations, each one chosen with intent to operate in relation to the actualised theme. The situation is achieved by the ones who join. Our preparations concerns finding structural frameworks that enables maintenance of a gentle unformulated space, that is open to probing and listening.

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