Spaces of Uncertainty

Summer Academy Stuttgart, 2016

The partners in the SPACES OF UNCERTAINTY project have initiated a ‘summer academy’ that will take place in Stuttgart, Germany hosted by the Württembergishce Kunstverein between the dates of September 05 and 15, 2016. The summer academy is the result of ongoing cooperation between the participating schools and represents an additional programme in the development of sustainable and collaborative teaching and learning processes linking students, teachers and curators from different locations in Europe.
The project is being organised by the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design in conjunction with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee; Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow; Kingston University, London; Nottingham Trent University; and The Kitchen, Budapest.
The themes and interdisciplinary workshops of the summer academy focus on:
The "Mapping, Walking, Listening" performance module and the geographical representations of place - looking, listening and visualising observing and assembling material responsive to the specificities of time and place; imaginings of productive and robust disorientations of the familiar city.
Designing and conceptualising the virtual laboratory; configuring a transnational atlas of creative processes between teachers and students; identifying ways of collaboration; deep research into applicable VL concepts, existing platforms and new possibilities. Breaking the subscription based software habit; configuring the open source toolkit.
uncertainty as an artistic praxis
Precarity of the moment - photography and live media streaming as a component of performance; examining the visual and physical nature of the “unsupported” mark through the use of semi-redundant projection techniques and accessible materials. Unpacking the conditions of uncertainty and its horizons of experience; economic survival; leaps into the void of not-knowing and daily praxis.