ArchipelagoLab, Max Heinrich, Helvetia Leal
Activist Sense – A Series of Micro-Relays

Discussion, Workshop / Animation


Workshop 1
10.10.2017 – 13.10.2017
In deutscher und englischer Sprache

Festivalzentrum im Palais Attems

herbst-Akademie 2017

Against the resurgence of new grand narratives of crisis, depression and a desire for a new call to order – towards a general shift of perception to the minoritarian, molecular or minute as part of social movements. Based on questions of temporality, dreaming alternatives and the positioning of one’s own practice, we aim at exploring collectively what might be called Activist Sense: sense, between the sensuous and sensemaking; action and activation as they relate to activisms. Over the course of the three-day workshop we want to examine ways of “shaping time” by means of social practices. In the morning we engage in a process of collective experimentation based on artistic and philosophical input and writings, with a varying emphasis on micro-politics, micro-perceptions and microtemporalities. We are particularly interested in micro-relays, that is to say, movements or gestures of commonality. Carrying these experiences with us, we will then go on to explore new places and spaces of the social, individually or in small groups. In the late afternoon, we will join up again weaving traces of what we have experienced and felt in a spatializing diagram and thus creating our own expression of Activist Sense.

Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: ArchipelagoLab
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Max Heinrich
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Helvetia Leal