Decompression Gathering Summer Camp 2016
Deadline is on May 30th!
A one-week residency of decompression, communal living and group working that takes place at the end of the summer, before urban life and its busyness picks up again.
Radical Intention in collaboration with visiting curator Berit Fischer
August 27th - September 3rd 2016
Corniolo Art Platform, Florence Italy
“…to expand beyond representation, to conquer an intimacy with the body as a vibratile surface that detects the waves even before they arise.” Suely Rolnik
Can the act of gathering and isolation contribute to articulating new forms of mutual learning and group working? Does experiencing communal life in isolated areas shift social relations? Can the experience of leisure and unproductive daily tasks be a generative process with critical potential? Radical Intention addresses and discusses these issues by setting up Decompression Gathering Summer Camp, a one-week residency of decompression, communal living and group working that takes place at the end of the summer, before urban life and its busyness picks up again.
This year berlin-based visiting curator Berit Fischer invites artists, curators and cultural workers to participate in The Vibratile Body, an exploration on the relation between the micro and macro dimensions of agency looking to test whether changes in the individual self trigger other collective manifestations.
Participants in D_Camp 2016 will engage in a one-week self-experiment focused on a reinterpretation of Paulo Freire’s collective practices of ‘conscientization’ (i.e. Ashtanga yoga, meditations and breathing exercises; no prior experience necessary). Theses daily activities will be intertwined with discussions around the notion of the self as a ‘vibratile body’ in Suely Rolnik, and as a ‘social body’ (e.g. in Franco Berardi Bifo). There will also be visits to local arts and cultural centres, as well as experiences of local holistic practices. The week hopes to unfold a practical and critical exchange that questions whether new connections of flows, heightened awareness, empathy and sensitivity can produce forms of self-empowerment and ‘post-otherness’.
You can find further details and download the application form on radical intention's website