I am writing from the studio 513 at Q21, MuseumQuartier in Vienna, where I was invited to spend a month as artist in residence. The context of the residency format for me functioned as a metaphor for a temporary setting within a nomadic approach to life, a very current and widely shared social condition, and allowed me to address some of my current related interests.
my upcoming events include the following, do come if you can!
>lived dialectics: movement and rest
site specific performance Elena Cologni, Curated by Walter Seidl und Gülsen Bal
Performance: 10-11:00 and 17-18:00
Venue: stroll from MuseumsQuartier, Vienna courtyard 7 (in front of AZW) to Burgtor/ Heldenplatz
“…a pre-reflexive corporeal awareness manifested through everyday’s gestures and behaviors and typically in synch with the spatial and physical environment in which the action unfolds….bodily routines as contributing to the lived dimensions of place, including attachment grounded in habitual regularity… the simple act of walking with its movement and rest patterns….”
>DRAW TO PERFORM3 – Two Day International Symposium for Drawing Performance Sat& Sun, 30-31 July 10am-10pm at the Crows Nest Gallery, London.
I will present a video documentation of Spa(e)cious, of the version presented in the exhibition Wysing Arts Contemporary: Recollect, at Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, UK, introduced by Helena Blaker
>The Tea Break Series: Practicing A Dialogic Approach/The Inside And The Outside’, Elena Cologni with Paul Connerton
I am honored to conduct a workshop with Paul Connerton, part of the tea break series of dialogues with Connerton since January 2016. This will be chaired by Prof Pam Burnard at 2nd BIBAC 2016 International Conference, ‘Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures’ 30 July – 1st August 2016, University of Cambridge
>The book The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research Edited by Pamela Burnard, Elizabeth Mackinlay, Kimberly Powell is out!! and so is my chapter contribution ‘A Dialogic Approach For The Artist As an Interface in an Intercultural Society’ which refers to my adoption of the reciprocal maieutics approach (Danilo Dolci) through hand sculptures.
>Seeds of Attachment, which is my upcoming project, to be presented through phases at, including:
>Art Language Location festival, 10-26 October 2016, ALL2016 will feature an extended exhibition of art around Cambridge and a day of performances, discussions and events to accompany the exhibition and bring together artists and audiences, in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
>London LASER program of talks at University of the Arts London on the in(ter)disciplinary approach in my work, on 23 October 2016; London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science) and University of Westminster (Imaging Art and Science programmes) and supported by LENS Community of Practice at UAL and CREAM at Westminster. LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). London LASER is organised by Heather Barnett and co-chaired with John R A Smith.
Seeds of Attachment is in collaboration with Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research (University of Cambridge); New Hall Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge) and rockfluid.
…but should I not see you in person before, I wish you a fresh summer break
Image: Study for site responsive drawing (courtyard), Elena Cologni, 2016