INFORMATION

“Pragmatics of Coming Together”, genomförs av den berlinbaserade duon Diego Agulló (SP) och Dmitry Paranyushkin (R). Diegos och Dmitri arbetar utifrån Transnomia Institute och Nodus Labs – två plattformar som organiserar sig och glider mellan språkliga annekteringar, nätverksteori, naiv humor och fiktiva politiska projekt.

Diego and Dmitry kanaliserar den kunskap och expertis som byggts upp inom Transnomia Institute och Nodus Labs för att studera frågeställningar om infiltration och mimesis i relation till stadens rumslighet. Med startpunkt i The Humping Pact lär oss de båda vännerna mer om den mänskliga kroppens relation till våra gemensamma rum. Det sker genom en serie övningar, sociala experiment och fältstudier i Göteborg.

I The Humping Pact – The Gothenburg Mission– ett performance verk och en platsspecifik videoinstallation – skapar Diego och Dmitri ett utlopp för spänningar som finns i arkitektoniska landskap. De försöker avslöja den estetiska njutningen i ett fåfängt försök, humor och naivitet i avsikt att erövra, skönheten i viljan att tillhöra, kärleken inom önskan att äga.

The Humping Pact har turnerat i Europa sedan 2011 och blivit ett viralt fenomen har  mer än en miljon besökare på Internet

Blocket ‘Pragmatics of Coming Together’ har två delar. Ett residens som genomförs på Skogen inom ramen för Konstnärsnämndens internationella dansresidens (KID) i samarbete med Kultur i Väst, och ett publikt program därThe Humping Pact – The Gothenburg Mission utgör startpunkt för ett program av kunskapsdelning, workshops och presentationer på Skogen.

GLOSSARY

Mission

Activation

Multiplication

Infiltration

Suspense

Simulation

Intervention

Mimesis

Eroticism

Simulation

Persistence

THE HUMPING PACT – THE GOTHENBURG MISSION

Humping Pact

I projektet The humping Pact ( http://humpingpact.com ) – en platsspecifik videoinstallation och ett performanceprojekt – söker Diego och Dmitri lösa ut de spänningar som finns i arkitektoniska landskap. De sätter sina två kroppar i relation till olika känsliga områden i de städer och platser de besöker, och undersöker den improviserade kroppslighet som uppstår i detta intima samspel. Bilderna multipliceras och upprepas för att låta platsens inneboende spänningar tala genom den kollektiva biomassans rörelse. Projektet är ett något erotiserat ode till ett Don-Quijote-liknande beteende; ett fåfängt försök att med humor och naivitet generera estetisk njutning för att erövra skönheten i viljan att tillhöra och kärleken i önskan att äga.

The Humping Pact har turnerat i Europa sedan 2011 och blivit ett viralt internetfenomen med mer än en miljon besökare.

Visas 31 augusti, 19.00 – 23.00. I samband med visning ger Diego och Dmitry en konstnärspresentation.

WORKSHOPS

 

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Mellan 2 – 6 september öppnar blocket varje kväll som ett plattform för kunskapsdelning. Under dessa kvällar bjuder Diego och Dmitry in till gemensam forskning baserad på sociosomatic praxis i relation till olika omgivningar och platser.
Workshopen är öppen för alla och hålls på engelska. Varje dag är fristående. Konstnad: Frivillig donation.

2 September 17.00 – 21.00: Embodying Networks in Space
We will introduce the framework of network analysis and play the “chair game” with the participants, exploring how simple rules can activate complex social dynamics in space.

3 September 17.00 – 21.00: Private Languages
Using the other as the mirror to become aware of your own body language vocabulary, exchanging and embodying each other’s vocabulary in order to create a collective shared experience.


4 September 17.00 – 21.00: Finding Emotions in Space
We will start with a short meditation session and a warmup (using Noguchi Taiso technique) in order to become more aware of internal motions of the body. We will then extrapolate those motions to private and public spaces in order to channel the environment through physical presence.

5 September 17.00 – 21.00: How to Host an Event
We will dedicate this session to creating several strategies for social interaction in the frame of an open public event in Skogen Theater (which will take place that same day at 9 pm). We will use the strategies from the previous days of the workshop as well as participants’ own experience to design this event.

5 September, 21.00 – 24.00: Curated Event
A curated event created by the participants in the workshop together with Diego and Dmitry

6 September 17.00 – 21.00: Private Languages, Networks, Space, Event
We will present our current research and overview the exercises, strategies and games introduced in the previous days, exploring the questions of infiltration and mimesis in relation to space through physical presence.


7 September, 15.00 – 17.00: Presentation

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Diego and Dmitry kanaliserar den kunskap och expertis som byggts upp inom Transnomia institute och Nodus Labs för att undersöka den mänskliga kroppens relation till våra gemensamma rum. Workshopen föreslår, i samarbete med de medverkande, en serie övningar, sociala experiment och fältstudier runt Göteborg och dess omgivningar. Ytterligare information finns på transnomia och nodus labs.

 

PROGRAMME

31 August, 19.00 – 23.00:
Opening of the block:  Screening of Humping Pact – The Gothenburg Mission. Artist presentation.

2 September 17.00 – 21.00:
Workshop: Embodying Networks in Space

3 September 17.00 – 21.00:
Workshop: Private Languages

4 September 17.00 – 21.00:
Workshop: Finding Emotions in Space

5 September 17.00 – 21.00:
Workshop: How to Host an Event

5 September, 21.00 – 24.00:
Curated Event: created by the participants in the workshop together with Diego and Dmitry

6 September 17.00 – 21.00:
Workshop: Private Languages, Networks, Space, Event

7 September, 15.00 – 17.00 :
Presentation and screening of work done. Closing of the block.

 

DROMOMANIA

This concept relates to movement and motion. Together with the idea of cross-pollination I started to talk about cross-dilettantism or dromo-dilettatism. The prefixes dromo and cross trigger the notions of  dilettante, they set in motion the adventure of becoming.

Dromomania incorporates into dilettantism the notion of uncontrollable urgency to start moving from one discipline to another, the passion and addiction of becoming otherness while leaving suddenly the actual domain. This term has definitely connotations of insanity. I wouldn’t go that far and I prefer to relate mania with passion and uncontrollable urgency without necessarily meaning something negative, as insanity does. Actually, one of my main purposes is to understand it as a skill that could be required at any moment.

First of all dromo means running and in this sense I connect on my text this term with the notions of travel and experience. On the other hand dromo also was the road that connected two temples and allowed the transition in between. This transitionary aspect of dromo relates directly with the notion of cross-pollination and transversality. In both cases it is about creating bridges between two stations allowing the communication to happen. Without this transversal movement it would be impossible to think about pollination, fertilization, inspiration or being affected in any way.

Close to the notion of mania or insanity is the term addiction or excessive passion. The dromomania could be understood as a skill if we are talking about the ability to perform sudden leaps in order to avoid falling into the repetition of patterns such as routine, unproductive habits or way of doing that have become an ossified practice. I am tempted to believe that it is a positive practice to stay alert of the level of ossification in personal and professional life in order to avoid that behaviours or beliefs fall in a rigidly conventional pattern that could turn into conformity or orthodoxy .

Seemingly there is a big difference in being forced to set off on a journey and making a decision after having evaluated the situation. And therefore I find an interesting threshold to be explored, a whole scope between making a decision and being forced to decide. In both cases it is about making a cut and abandoning whatever it constituted your everyday life: family, city, routine, habits, lovers, etc. Everyone should find their position within this scope of degrees.

It is said that that dromomaniac has a mad urge for foreign places and an unstoppable need to vagabond. Here I find the link to Das Wanderer and the romantic notion ofWanderlust. The notion of the journey has been since the romantic period the main idea to characterize the wanderer rootless that works from any place and that is being driven by the desire of running away and keep on moving because it is unbearable to take much time in the same place (Wanderlust). Die Winterreise of Schubert/Müller presents the image of a wanderer, a kind of pirate that steals hearts of young innocent ladies, a picaros who is constantly saying goodbye, painful but necessary is to continue the own adventure. A wanderer delights in changes. And this is not necessarily a matter of pleasure. As in any addiction or big urge, there is a dark side, a danger that potentially implies a deadly risk or at least a big sacrifice.. Das Wanderer must keep on moving, must steal away like a ninja while everyone is sleeping. As a stranger I arrived, as a stranger I shall leave. This is the simple farewell message of the poet: love is a thing of changes, ever-changing from old to new, so love delights in changes, Good night, my love, good night.