The Rehearsal Room
Weekend 1: Alexandros Papathanasiou and Asit Bhatt, The Art of This Century; Screenings of Roxane Borujerdi and Catalina Niculescu’s works
Weekend 2: Words are Important, The Mock and other superstitions
Weekend 3: Jasper Rigole, IICADOM
12 September—28 November 2008
every friday from 7pm
For the last three weekends of September, FormContent will turn into a Rehearsal Room in which the invited artists will present screenings, events and a series of diverse performances. ‘Rehearsing’ is foremost a way of working that tends to reject conclusions in favor of a continuous repetition and recalibration, its ultimate goal being of finding some form of balance.
The Rehearsal Room temporarily addresses the parameters of the selected works offering a space for experimentation. It also comments on the contemporary idea of ‘work in progress’:The invited artists will propose, show or discuss both existing projects or ideas for future works, performances or books.
The project will be treated as a series of events that will enable FormContent, as well as the artists, to tackle formats of presentation, engaging with different audiences and interests.
First Weekend - Friday 12 September from 7 pm
Alexandros Papathanasiou and Asit Bhatt present The Art of this century. Accompanied by a text by Zeigam Azizov and based on Friedrich Kiesler’s project for Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery while addressing FormContent’s site specificity.
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 September 12 to 6 pm
Roxane Borujerdi and Catalina Niculescu will jointly present a selection of their actions documented through video or recorded on film.
Second Weekend - Friday 19 September from 7 (Screening repeated Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 from 3 to 6 pm)
Words are important! The Mock and Other Superstitions, a quarterly journal exploring the relation of artists, writers and curators with written words, will be launched with a series of interventions, screenings and slideshows by the contributors of ISSUE 1 (Rebecca Bligh, Michael Dean, Paulus M. Dreibholz, Ruth Höflich, Matt Packer, Falke Pisano, Benoît Maire and Luca Trevisani).
Third Weekend - Friday 26 September from 7 pm
Jasper Rigole will present a lecture with a screening. The International Institute for Conservation, Archiving and Distribution of Other People’s Memories (IICADOM): A fictive institute initiated by the artist.