We are exited to host SPIES SPY ON SPIES, a one-day workshop in writing and drawing organised by current resident artist Lucy Pawlak on Saturday 6 February 2016.
Imagine a world in which the human police force has been replaced by network surveillance systems, preempting and predicting the present until the notion of 'now' is rendered impossible, extinct.
The subject has disappeared. The scene of the crime has dematerialised. The conclusion cannot be drawn. Mass surveillance managed by machines has buried us under so much data that we can't see out. It's too late to undo it but perhaps we can find a poetic means to articulate the so-called "truth" of digital science?
Meanwhile… An ill-equipped, unofficial police academy are exploring novel forms of recording and interpreting data, searching for clues, building hypotheses, fabricating evidence and fibbing, under the motto: Que sais-je? Their limited resources include pencils and notepads, clay and invisible ink.
Details about the worksop: Participants will investigate modes of surveillance deployed by artists, gods, governments, writers, perverts, security services and social networks. They will make practical explorations of novel strategies for gathering and manipulating data; culminating in the investigation of a mystery organisation. This workshop offers a space to critique ways of seeing and experiment with how we look. Participants can expect to develop unexpected angles on being observed and observing the smallest gestures and tiniest scraps. We will provide participants with materials for the workshop, lunch, tea and coffee. Please bring along any device that can connect to the Internet. The workshop is open to all.
About the artist: Lucy Pawlak is a visual artist and script writer living in Mexico City. Her most recent feature film, co-written with Joaquín Del Paso, will show at the Berlinale 2016. Previously Pawlak has shown at venues including National Film Theatre, The Showroom, Hollybush Gardens, ICA (London), Art Metropole (Toronto), Karma International (Zurich), The Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Kettles Yard (Cambridge), The Palais Kabelwerk (Vienna). Pawlak was a member of the Lux Associate Artists Programme (London), she also studied Cinematography at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School (Lodz, Poland) and Painting at the Royal College of Art (London).
SPIES SPY ON SPIES A Writing and Drawing Workshop at T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects Organised and led by Lucy Pawlak Saturday 6 February 2016, from 10:30 am to 5 pm Cost: Rs 350 Max participants: 20 To book your place please contact Marialaura at firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for booking is Tuesday 2 February 2016
Where: 21 (New Number 53), 2nd Cross*, Wheeler Road Extension Cooke Town, Bangalore 560084 +91 80 69991113
PLEASE NOTE: *Coming from Pottery road up to Wheeler Road Extension there are three roads called 2nd Cross. Take the third one on the right-hand side, just after D'Costa Café. The road is also marked with a blue sign for CCBI. Also note that our building does not have parking.
We look forward to hearing from you.
T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects is an interdisciplinary meeting place for sharing practice, thinking and research. We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. For more information please go to our website.