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05.sep 12kl. 20:30  Postspectacle sourcery

Postspectacle Biosorcery


å "Give up hope & Join the party"

"Postspectacle" har ankommet Norge, et sosialistisk land i ordets rette betydning og et mer likestilt samfunn enn noe annet. Sett bort ifra noen få problemer blir de felles godene fordelt, og atmosfæren virker avslappet sammenliknet med land lenger sør i Europa der økonomisk frustrasjon råder. Vanligvis oppfordrer vi "Abandon All Spectacle Now", men her i Oslo føles dette overflødig. Denne gangen oppfordrer vi til å feire forestillingen og det gode liv, så "Give up hope & Join the party"!

Paradoxically, we experience an infinite openness of the real, we are overwhelmed by the vastness of the possible and at the same time the reality is more and more something to consume in pre defined bits - packages of pre-fabricated, ready made life-slots. There is a new assembly line of lived experience at the center of contemporary production, the financial catechism structures and automatizes affective flows. Without necessary knowing we embraced an economic logic that works as a religion, creating the forms of life that we are and that we experience around us. And, as it was the case with the great witch-hunt of the 17t century, any inflection of belief, superstition or imagination blasting the drone of biopower is dismissed and repressed, patronizingly looked at and coldly subordinated to science and to the collectiveperception.

How to escape the mechanisms that are creating only one possible world, that are confining the virtual to an extent that any potential of variation is exhausted? How can we place ourselves in a position of self-fragilization, which allows a power to affect and a power to be affected?

Sorcery was always the last resort for resisting this kind of religious take over of reality with its total organization of perceptions, behaviours and affects. Biosorcery is about production of new life from the precarious, bare life that inhabits us. It is about exhausting the spectacle potential, about achieving an affective attention as opposed to the current marketization of distracted affection and non-empathic attentiveness. Biosorcery is the displacement of the habitual microstructures from the monolithic body-home and their autonomization. When the body de-organizes and de-connects from its familiar structure, when its movements override the normative patterns prescribed by the economic logic, then the human can become something else.

Postspectacle Biosorcery med Florin Flueras og Alina Popa.
Språk: engelsk, sted: Prøvesalen. Billettpris pr. dag er 100,-


Florin Flueras (RO) er medvirkende i prosjekter som: "Postspectacle", "Presidental Candidacy", "Romanian Dance History" og "Cooperativa Performativa" etc. Flueras prosjekter beveger seg på grensen mellom samtidskunst, performance, aktivisme og politisk teori. Han utforsker kunstens politiske bestanddeler, politikkens kunstneriske bestanddeler, forestillingens makt og maktens forestilling. Flueras er bosatt i Bukaresti.

Alina Popa (RO) etablerte The Bureau of Melodramatic Research (BMR) i 2009, en uavhengig institusjon som utforsker hvordan hovedelementene i melodrama virker i politikken i dag. BMR startet Revealing the Ghirtoiu/Stanescu Archive (2009). Surveying the Gross National Heel (2010) Creative counseling for artists (2011), forskningsprosjektet Soul of Sustainability (2009-2011) og Radio Prolife (2012). Hun deltok med ”Alpine Spectacle” under The Heavy Week ved Centrul National al Dansului-Bucuresti (CNDB), den aller første rammen for ”Postspectacle” praksis. Popa bidrar også i en rekke kollektive prosjekter som ”ArtLeaks”, ”Presidential Candidacy” og tidsskriftet Bezna.

“How can thought collect Debord’s inheritance today, in the age of the complete triumph of the spectacle? It is evident, after all, that the spectacle is language, the very communicability and linguistic being of humans. […] The extreme form of the expropriation of the Common is the spectacle, in other words, the politics in which we live. But this also means that what we encounter in the spectacle is our very linguistic nature inverted. For this reason (precisely because what is being expropriated is the possibility itself of a common good), the spectacle’s violence is so destructive; but, for the same reason, the spectacle still contains something like a positive possibility - and it is our task to use this possibility against it. “
From Giorgio Agamben - Marginal Notes on Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, 1990

"Postspectacle" er Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Valentina Desideri, Ion Dumitrescu, Florin Flueras og Manuel Pelmus.

"Postspectacle" er produsert av Bandlien/Pelmus med hjelp av Pernille Holden og Venke Sortland.
"Postspectacle" er co-produsert av Dramatikkens hus, CND-Bukaresti og Lazaretti, Dubrovnik, og er støttet av Norsk Kulturråd og Fond for utøvende kunstere.