Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Graziela Kunsch Visiting Us This Week

If you haven't seen Graziela Kunsch's work in the KAM show "Blind Field" yet, you should try to see it before our meeting with her tomorrow. The work on view in "Blind Field" is part of a larger and ongoing project titled "Projeto Mutirão," described as:
an open-ended dialogical research process that exists solely in the form of conversations, lectures and classes. The starting point for these verbal exchanges are single take videos that investigate the ways in which self-organized cities are generated. These "A.N.T.I. cinema excerpts" are designed to kick start discussions. Graziela varies her screening programme at each presentation to create different focuses for debate. She prefers it if audiences made up of activists address formal issues, and those dominated by members of the art world explore political matters. However, since the intention is for the audience to constitute themselves as a self-conscious and concrete community, the resultant debate often heads off in directions unforeseen by its instigators. The idea is to “produce a public” every time. (source)
This will be a good chance to hear from an artist that is dealing with the problematics of working with and documenting communities. As she writes of her work in such contexts:
This work seeks to investigate and point out certain limits and conflicts inherent to the collaborations, avoiding that they should be perceived only in a celebratory key.
So, instead of me working in collaboration with a community to which I do not belong, I chose to develop a project about a group of architects who has been working with popular movements for the last twenty years in the process of building another spatiality.
This work is not just about the relationship of these architects with Brazilian social movements, but also about my relationship with those architects and about my relationship with these very movements. And of the architects with the architects. 


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