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About The Event
On the 6th of June 6 pm, rum46 invites all interested parties to an artist talk and project presentation by Berlin-based artist Brandon LaBelle about his work The Runaway (communities in movement) and text release of the essay Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm by American author and activist David Bollier.
On the same day we will also release the essay Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm by the American author and activist David Bollier. The essay provides a brisk overview of the commons, communing and their great potential in helping to build a new society. Commoning as a Tranformative Social Paradigm is the third text in Room for Improved Futures text series GROUNDWORK.
Both presentations are part of ROOM FOR IMPROVED FUTURES and will be in English.
BRANDON LABELLE [US/D]
The Runaway (communities in movement)
Escape routes and exits, daily encroachments and hidden solidarities, the work searches for creative movements in and around neoliberal and illiberal capture.
The work is developed through a series of movement labs enacted in public by contributing artists in the cities of Athens and Berlin, and that focus on being otherwise. Strategies of echoing and vibrating, hesitation and stillness, mutuality and festivity are explored as critical processes of figuring oneself as a body on the run – a runaway that laments and improvises, that migrates and stitches together, and that steals what it can.
Consisting of a series of video documents from the movement labs, along with a set of text elements, the exhibition is a meditation on what Stavros Stavrides terms “communities in movement”: the emergence of new political subjectivity that constructs, from the ephemera and potentiality of crisis, life in common. As such, it reflects upon the creative movements of a body as the basis for reconfiguring relations as well as for crafting a discourse on the run.
In collaboration with Janine Eisenächer, Hana Lee Erdman, Omar Nicolas, Steffi Weismann, Achilleas Chariskos, Myrto Grapsa and Ioanna Apostolou.
artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. Recent works include “Oficina de Autonomia”, Ybakatu, Curitiba (2017), “The Hobo Subject”, Gallery Forum, Zagreb (2016), and “The Living School”, South London Gallery (2016). 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 lives in Berlin and participates in the Errant Sound collective.