Our projects promote a synergy between subjectivities by creating collaborative working groups that bring forth a common critical reflection.
By considering the notion of community “as a set of living gestures and attitudes” (Rancière), Sense of Belonging will performativily re-enact some of the learning practices and tools already workshopped in the past, with the intent to generate a sense of afﬁnitty between strangers.
Mediterranea 16 is the sixteenth edition of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, born on 1985 and promoted by the International network Bjcem. Freshly re-designed for the appointment of 2013, the Biennial has a new name and invites for the first time in the history of this event, eight curators with different perspectives and cultural backgrounds: Charlotte Bank, Alessandro Castiglioni, Nadira Laggoune, Delphine Leccas, Slobodne Veze/Loose Associations (Nataša Bodrožić, Ivana Meštrov), Marco Trulli and Claudio Zecchi to work on the awkward relation between the over-national relation of an art Biennial and the radical specificity of the territories that constitute the Bjcem network. In the actual context where the only common denominator in the Mediterranean appears to be a vivid social, political and economic complexity that strikes in many and sometime dramatic ways the countries on the area, the attempt the curators made has been in the sight to start a listening process and a careful review of the areas and their scenes – even remote – in order to let differences, pushes and needs emerge. Bjcem avoids to make a sketch of plural instances into one organic voice and never takes unsophisticated conclusions. The goal has always been to make differences and needs visible in order to observe and let sediment all that will produce new knowledge and therefore awareness. Radical Intention proposed Sense of Belonging a series of mutual-learning live experiments with the audience exploring the notion of performance as a method for collective learning.Sense of Belonging @ Mediterranea 16, h. 11.00 June 9th, Sale Superiori / Library, Mole Vanvitelliana, Banchina Giovanni da Chio, 28, Ancona, Italy
Joan of Art: Towards a Free Education takes as its starting point the principle that through art social systems can be mimed, creating a space for free action and thought in an otherwise unfree society. As an art declaration we can claim our freedom in spite of its elusiveness in reality as art is fundamentally concerned with illusion. Using the resources of the art world in this way new social forms can be developed. The first of these must by necessity be a new education model. In the occasion of Joan of Art, Radical Intention proposed Sense of Belonging a series of mutual-learning live experiments with the audience exploring the notion of performance as a method for collective learning. Sense of Belonging @ Joan of Art.MACRO | Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, April 17th 2013