1 December 2018
residency Sabrina Chou and Micha Zweifel
You are invited to join us for the second dinner at Kunsthuis SYB on Saturday, 1st of December, 2018 at 18:00.
We will be in the company of writer and educator Vivian Sky Rehberg and urban forester Bernd Krauss, who will join us in preparing the meal we will share together. While we eat and drink, we will consider the following: What is the metabolic relation that we enter as foresters, writers, and artists with our surrounding world? How do we shape our practices while finding ways to sustain our lives? Places are limited, so please RSVP to email@example.com or (0)681682349 by the 30th of November to reserve your seat.
Bernd Krauss (Urban Forester): When you’re a carpenter and you need to install a shelf at a customer’s house, you need to go there. But if you have a laptop, you don’t need a shelf. Vivian Sky Rehberg is course director of the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute-Willem de Kooning Academy, and a contributing editor of frieze.
As artists we continuously chew on what has already been digested. We repurpose, augment, regorge and attempt the performance of authenticity. We participate in a collective process of cultural digestion and regurgitation, a cannibalistic cycle of consumption and production. If we participate in this metabolic process, whose life are we sustaining? The production of thought and art forms a confusing and unwieldy body of gestures, mouthfuls, and tastes. We reflect on the process of digestion within this intellectual body and our collective material body of intellect. In this cannibalistic process, do we consume our selves? And, how can we sustain our own lives without getting consumed by the struggle to get by as artists?
Kindly supported by Gemeente Opsterland and Iepen Mienskip Fûns