Talks & Events
Brandon LaBelle: The Living School
Brandon LaBelle, The Imaginary Republic working group, Bergen, 2015
The Living School: Shared Space
11 Jun 2016, 1-5pm, Free, Open School East, N1 5SQ
The Living School is a mobile event series organised by Brandon LaBelle which focuses on the issues of housing, common property, and the precarious subject.
For this fourth and final session of The Living School, presentations and activities will circulate around the issue of shared space. How might we imagine spaces of inclusiveness or togetherness, especially those that may expand potential experiences of community life? Are there possibilities for enriching the dynamic qualities of the built environment in support of new social identities? And relations between strangers and neighbours? The session will aim to engage such questions while also performing as a space of coming together.
Organised in collaboration with ANTIUNIVERSIY NOW, the discussion led by Jonathon Hoskins and Aria Spinelli engages questions of inclusiveness and togetherness.
1:00 pm / Introduction: Brandon
1:45 pm / Jonathan Hoskins
2:45 pm / Break: Coffee, Snacks
3:30 pm / Aria Spinelli
5:00 pm / End
Tickets are free but must be booked online or by phone on 020 7703 6120.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer living in Berlin. His work addresses the relation between the public and the private, sociality and the figure of the outcast. This results in situational projects and performances, interventions in public spaces, acts of translation and archiving, as well as micro-theatre aimed at the sphere of the (un)common.
His work has been presented at Liquid Architecture, Melbourne (2015), Marrakech Biennial (2014), General Public, Berlin (2013), Whitney Museum, NY (2012), Image Music Text, London (2011), Sonic Acts, Amsterdam (2010), A/V Festival, Newcastle (2008, 2010), Instal 10, Glasgow (2010), Museums Quartier, Vienna (2009), 7th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Allegro (2009), Casa Vecina, Mexico City (2008), Fear of the Known, Cape Town (2008), Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2003, 2007), Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil (2003, 2006, 2009), and ICC, Tokyo (2000).
Also a prolific writer, he is the author of Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary (2014), Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (2012), Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010), and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006). He is the editor of Errant Bodies Press and Professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.
Jonathan Hoskins is a visual artist and writer living in London. Each of his projects exists within a set of long-term relationships to practically address problems of political efficacy, social organisation, collective narrative and urban change. He produces performances, texts, publications and events, most recently for Spacex, Exeter; Bloc Projects, Sheffield; 38b Projects, London; Open School East, London; and The Harris Museum, Preston. He co-runs The Caged Antelope, a flexible space for collective research and investigation in southeast London.
Aria Spinelli is an independent curator and researcher, currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Loughborough University, where she is conducting practice-based research on the relation between curatorial practice and the radical imaginary. She is co-founding member with artist Maria Pecchioli of the art and curatorial collective Radical Intention. The collective creates long-term research projects on socio-political issues related to art and its practices and has recently organised Decompression Gathering Summer Camp with Amy Franceschini Corniolo, Art Platform, FI, Italy (2014), FLOAT residency at The Luminary, St. Louis MO, USA (2014), and Milano Radicale, Medionauta/Liceo artistico Caravaggio, Milan/Corniolo Florence, Italy. (2011/2012). Recent curatorial projects are: Collateral Effects - Beyond a Radical Milan,Homesession w/Fundacio Tapies and Sala d’art Jova, Barcelona, Spain (2015) and Taking Positions: Identity Questioning, Fare arte, Milan, Italy w/ACSL-Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Yerevan (2013).