24/05/2018 van 19:00 tot 21:00
This lecture is organised by Sleeperhold Publications within the framework of The Hybrid Designer, a research group linked to Sint Lucas Antwerpen.
Common room is an architectural practice with a publishing imprint, and an exhibition space. It is collaborative platform based in New York City and Brussels. The theme of this talk will be the ring. This ring is part of an ongoing project that common room has been pursuing over the past few years. It consists of a series of circular forms installed in various contexts by different actors. By attributing a similar object to multiple authors, each iteration of the ring further complicates the idea of authorship and simultaneously strengthens the network of connections between the various participants.
Sleeperhold Productions, 019 Ghent and common room collaborated on a reduction of ring, which is a distortion of a circular steel ring designed by common room for Dexter Sinister at Stella Municipal Cinema [Athens]—later moved on to Radio Athènes—which was an adapted re-production of a circular steel ring designed by common room for Casco [Utrecht] based on a re-interpretation of a circular steel ring by ifau & Jesko Fezer for the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building [New York] based on a re-production of a steel ring by common room produced for Dexter Sinister Presents common room (Circular) [New York] which was a re-consideration of the original steel ring designed by Aldo van Eyck for the architect’s apartment in 1948 [Amsterdam], which he described as: “My very first circle in space with the quality of place —what with the seat, warmth from the stove—and the little mystery that circles do occasionally provide… It’s the ring and the disc I’m particularly attracted to—not radials, which is why I draw circles, round odd tins, saucers and plates instead of using a compass (the ancient Peruvians worshipped both the sun and moon, were incomparable highway builders, yet highway builders managed without wheels).
”LODGERS is a collaboration between AIR Antwerp and M HKA.
For LODGERS, ARIA - St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp (KdG University College), University of Antwerp, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (AP University College) - unfolds activities and presentations that demonstrate both the specificity of research and its wide range.
Between March 31 and June 24, performances, lectures, discussions and public lectures are held in an artistic context that highlights the rather 'speculative scholarly' activities of artists. Fiction and imagination are crucial research tools to understand reality. Research in the arts shows that reality can not only be examined, but is also made using research. Art, fiction and imagination are at any rate indispensable to look at reality. Without fiction, there is no non-fiction, without art no reality.
Initiators: Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Royal Academy of fine Arts Antwerp, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Culture Commons Quest Office.