2015 - Sao Paulo: a roaming workshop as part of the year long course To Make A Work~Molecular Revolutions.
City-walks, cooking sessions, classes and workshops in collaboration with Casa do Povo and the Nucleo of Subjectivity at PUC. Core tutors: Yael Davids, Wanderley dos Santos and Grant Watson ( project-curator)
Coco dancing with Ueinzz Theatre Company
Yael 'doing Feldenkrais' at Casa do Povo
DAI: Jan Adriaans, Julieta Aguinaco, Katia Barrett, Ben Burtenshaw, Eduardo Cachucho, Sebastian De Line, Sarah Demoen, Coco Duivenvoorde, Katja den Dulk, Bryony Gillard, Monique Hendriksen, Nil Ilkbasaran, Eona McCallum, Avan Omar Muhammad, Maja Renn, Aarti Sunder and Savannah Theis.
Guest student from the Werkplaats Typografie: Ivan Martinez Lopez
Guest tutored by Suely Rolnik, Peter Pál Pelbart, Paula Cheiffi, Amilcar Packer, Max J. Hinderer, Manuela Moscoso and Benjamin Seroussi.
An important starting point for this workshop as part of the ongoing project TO MAKE A WORK was the book Molecular Revolutions in Brazil by Suely Rolnik and Felix Guattari, and the question how it can be understood in terms of contemporary culture and politics. Read more about the conceptual context of TO MAKE A WORK ~ Molecular Revolutions
About the tutors in Sao Paulo
Suely Rolnik is a psychoanalyst, critical theorist, curator and professor at the Nucleo of Subjectivity at PUC in São Paulo, whose current work is concerned with the decolonization of thought in contemporary Brazil.
Peter Pál Pelbart is a professor of philosophy in the same department and facilitator of Ueinzz a theatre group with schizophrenic participants, his current work is on questions of the emergence of a new politics of protest in Brazil.
Paula Chieffi is psychologist who is researching practices of listening in the context of education and clinical work.
Benjamin Seroussi, curator and cultural manager at Casa do Povo, political and cultural institution in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro in São Paulo, aimed at enforcing and channeling the power of the public.
Manuela Moscoso is an Ecuadorian curator based in São Paulo.
Amilcar Packer was born in Chile and has moved to Brazil in 1982.
He graduated in Philosophy from the University of São Paulo, and carries a practice in which he shifts, subverts and re-contextualizes everyday objects, architecture and the human body in actions often performed by the artist and usually presented in photographs, videos and installations.
Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a writer, researcher, and editor based in São Paulo. Together with Suely Rolnik, Amilcar Packer, and Pedro Cesarino, he is program coordinator of P.A.C.A. (Program for Autonomous Cultural Action São Paulo).
Program in Sao Paulo
Saturday March 21 – arrival in Sao Paulo
Sunday March 22 - visit house of curator Manuela Moscoso
Monday March 23 – visit Casa do Povo and field trips in Sao Paulo organised by Wanderley dos Santos
Tuesday March 24 – studio time at Casa do Povo – talk and tour by Benjamin Seroussi
Wednesday March 25 – studio time Casa do Povo, seminar with Wanderley dos Santos and Paula Chieffi
Thursday March 26 – studio time at Casa do Povo, seminar with Suely Rolnik at Casa do Povo
Friday March 27 – studio time at Casa do Povo, seminar with Peter Pal Pelbert at Casa do Povo
Saturday March 28 student studio time at Casa do Povo, seminar Molecular Revolutions in Brazil with Amilcar Packer and Max J. Hinderer at Casa do Povo. Trip to see Ueinzz theatre performance
Sunday March 29 – DAI's public presentation at Casa do Povo. Trip to see Breakdance performers
Sao Paulo city walk with Wanderley
Wanderley's seminar at Casa do Povo