Written by Jenny Marketou
Most recently my artistic research is focused in investigating DISRUPTIVE PROCESSES which comprises various projects, workshops and event formats taking place from October 2016 to present. They are constituted as non-hierarchical open projects in which knowledge is reciprocated and embodied. From the idea of impulse and movement taking place in the exhibition space, the projects seek to reconfigure the roles of the creator and the audience with an emphasis on social and environmental justice and address the ecologies of the present. Receding from the traditional experience of art, they shed light on the virtues of participation in generating new and multi-faceted narratives.
If we look back historically collectives tend to emerge during periods of crisis; in moments of social upheaval and political uncertainty within society. Such crisis often forces reappraisals of conditions of production, re-evaluation of the nature of artistic work, and reconfiguration of the position of the artist in relation to economic, social, and political institutions
‘The Artist as Producer in Times of Crisis’ by Okwui Enwezor, 2004
How Assemblies Matter? 2016 a temporary Agora facilitated by me and a number of international invited guests, including activists , artists and thinkers –a gathering ,an ongoing site for debate, and a potential location to set free collective processes of gathering with the goal to create temporary, spaces for assembling with groups of people that have been excluded from democratic representation. An assembly as a research method for bringing up something which is not clear and resolved, yet and to start thinking together and alone.