Cornelia Sollfrank: CommonsLab (Exhibition)project related
The exhibition commons lab is an experimental setting created by German artist Cornelia Sollfrank. The gallery of Studio XX hosts an open and usable structure thatmakes various formats for a collective research process available. The idea of the Commons provides the central investigation of the present as well as for thecreation of future scenarios.
Commons are resources created or maintained by a community for their joint use value. Commons are characterized by modes of ownership beyond the private state dichotomy and by collective ways of dealing with the respective resources. The concept refers to common goods, but a special emphasis is put on the social relations and negotiations necessary to produce and protect them.
The goods within a commons are not subject to the conditions of market exchange; they are shared goods and as such an expression of a state of being-with. investigation in this respect due to their propensity for abundance.
The framing questions for the research are, how new forms of organization and collaboration can bring forth a new kind of cultural works and social relations, how feminist principles can contribute to foster the transformative aspects of the commons and help to realize the vision of an inclusive, diverse and democratic form of organization, and what role art and an expanded understanding of aesthetics can play in the advancement of the commons as a political project?
The methods used for producing and sharing knowledge include interviews, conversations, lectures, dialogues, screenings and workshops. The statements of the three internationally working commons and curating will be presented as video interviews and contribute to the alignment of local and translocal initiatives. All activities aim at involving Montreal-based artists and experts. The exhibition is part of Sollfrank’s research on the production of a ‘vocabulary of forms’ for transformative, social encounters as a response to political pathologies.
TRIAL AND ERROR: SPECULATIVE CONCEPTS FOR AN OPEN & COLLABORATIVE SOCIETY
Artist talk with Cornelia Sollfrank
Wednesday April 5th, 2017, 5PM
McGill University, IGSF seminar room | Location: 2nd floor, 3487 Peel St.
THE SURPLUS OF SHARING BOOKS: BUILDING A FEMINIST LIBRARY ONLINE
Saturday April 1 2017, from 1PM to 5PM at Studio XX
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With Cornelia Sollfrank
UNLOCK: GENDERED EXPERIENCES OF TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday, April 4th 2017, from 6PM to 9PM at Studio XX
$10 (free for Studio XX members, members of the Friends of Goethe Institut and the students of Goethe Institut)
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With Cornelia Sollfrank
StudioXX: Bilingual feminist artist-run-centre for technological exploration, creation and critique.
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