work

30 January–01 May 2016

Untitled – Aernout Mik (2013)

Aernout Mik, Untitled, 2013

Aernout Mik’s work Untitled (2013) is composed of footage of a performance in the context of FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, realized by BAK and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in 2013. Throughout the duration of the week-long project, around 100 professional and amateur actors were in attendance, building a silent presence and familiarity with the public. At the end of a lecture by Piotr Piotrowski titled Global Agoraphilia, their unannounced performance gradually manifests as a collective uprising, as members of the audience begin “speaking in tongues,” voicing their disenchantment, and stating the “unstated.”

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Education Program

22 March, 18.30–5 April, 21.00 2022

Course: Art as Politics – Fundraiser for Ukraine

An online course that was prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present. Taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general & artistic director. Accepting applications until 20 March 2022.

Education Program

8 February, 18.30–8 March, 21.00 2022

Course: Art as Politics – February/March 2022

An online course that was prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present. Taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general & artistic director. Accepting applications until 23 January 2022.

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