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September 2011 Copenhagen
A conversation between Grupo Etcetera: Loreto Garin Guzman & Frederico Zukerfeld and Frans Jacobi

Composed of visual artists, poets and actors, the collective Etcetera began in 1997 in Buenos Aires. They bring art to where social conflict is born, in the streets, and then carry this conflict into the arenas of cultural production, including the media and art institutions. They enter the urban scene as a statement of protest or denunciation, and as a consequence they refer to a time and a specific place. Their practice is characterized by humor, poetic research and deconstruction that shapes a new kind of committed art: free from banal rhetoric and often very sarcastic and “incorrect.” In 2005 they took part in the founding of the International Errorist Movement, an international organization that claims the error as a philosophy of life.

The conversation took place on occasion of Etcetera’s recidency at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen 2011 – and in connection with the phd-project of Frans Jacobi: ‘Aesthetics of Resistance’. We publish this interview now in june 2016 as a prequel to the new collaboration between Etcetera, Frans Jacobi and Thomas Killper. This new collaboration is part of the research SYNSMASKINEN. It is currently evolving and can be followed at:

www.synsmaskinen.net/maskin/thematic:Utopia

 

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