I Will Not Throw Rocks
Paul Clinton, Konstantinos Dagritzikos, Giulio Frigo, Ana Garcia Pineda, Knowles Eddy Knowles, Pedro Lagoa, Elysa Lozano
20 September—30 September 2007
I Will Not Throw Rocks stands at an imaginary crossroads between a tribute to John Baldessari, the Biblical motto, a bargain with one’s good conscience and Bart Simpson’s writing on the blackboard of his detention class. I Will Not Throw Rocks is meant to be a funny exercise on the notion of schooling and takes the blurring role of artists and curators at its core.
All the participants have been developing their personal response to the theme. Fan conceiving a lecture on stupidity and the inherent failure of Academia, Isobel writing an essay spinning around The Fraggles and how this cartoon embodies the idea of artschool as pre-pre school. Pedro has painstakingly been creating a personal archive on destruction comprising film, music, literature and art, whilst Elysa has created another FormContent inside the given frame, she has turned her artistic practice into a not for profit organization and had it examined by a panel of experts. Knowles Eddy Knowles have adjusted their smoke and school vision for a nicotine night of improvisation. Konstantinos will teach how to dj. Ana will mess me up with her instructions to create a work. Francesco will be presenting a proposal for a fictional history from an unknown collector. FormContent will become a neutral zone for Giulio, a fixed point to start from in order to get lost in between places and people within the space of the city, in a dérive, out of time and out of context. There will be a special contribution by Swiss artist Izet Sheshivari.
I personally learnt a lot from them all and hope this had reciprocal effects. I tried to keep the process open and foster collaborations between the participants. Fingers crossed it won’t turn into an incontrollable mess, everyone promised they wouldn’t throw rocks but rules are made to be broken, as we all learnt in art school.(Caterina Riva)
I Will Not Throw Rocks programme:
- Thursday 20 September: 7 - 7.30pm Paul Clinton “I’m With Stupid: On Sexiness and Stupor”
- Friday 21 September: 12 - 6 pm Pedro Lagoa “My Archive On Destruction”. 4 pm Pedro Lagoa in conversation with Francesco Pedraglio on ‘The meaning of collecting and archiving.’
- Saturday 22 September: 4pm Isobel Harbison will present her essay “The art school, the fraggles, the waves, the postmodern condition”.