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:
39.3.2016 Bergen, Norway
A conversation between writer and poet Nathalie Quintane and artist Gitte Sætre
in connection with Quintane’s reading at Audiatur Festival 2016
Nathalie Quintane (b. 1964) is a french poet, living in Digne-les-Bains. She has published a series of books in the borderland between poetry and other litterary genres – play, novel, self-biography, reportage – investigating the relation between representation and reality.
In her reading on march 38th at the Audiatur Festival in Bergen, Quintane insisted on an extra text, departing from her book ’Tomates’ that she was invited to read from. In an urgent adress she told us about the ongoing occupation of Place de la Republique in Paris; NuitDebout. This interview was done hastely, on the day after her reading.
A conversation between Kristian Byskov and Frans Jacobi
as part of the ongoing research of SYNSMASKINEN.
Kristian Byskov is a visual artist and writer based in Copenhagen, DK. He has created the theatre piece Dark Pool together with Sidsel Carré, Kristian Hverring and Maria la Cour. Dark Pool was presented first time in X AND BEYOND in Copenhagen and works with the subject of affective cyborgs and embedded catastrophes in complex systems.
SYNSMASKINEN is a series of inquiries into contemporary political crises. The project will consist of several art-projects, each exploring a certain aspect or manifestation of contemporary crisis. Together these visions are attempts to unfold a contemporary cosmology; a new political horizon.