We are pleased to announce that the first Inter-Asia master class TransActions in the Field –challenging the role of citizen participation through participatory public art will take place from November 14th to November 26th 2015 in Malaysia.
The 12-day residential programme serves as a place of co-creation and co-intelligence for experienced and newcomer creative practitioners in the interface between art and society to develop and share skills and experiences. The master class provides participants with theory and discourse, it questions how we sustain our creative ideas and bring them into reality. It also offers space for interventions, performances and real-life actions. The class will be delivered with methods of Art of Hosting, it is about exploring the future of CHANGE-MAKING.
TransActions in the Field will host a number of participants from various Asian countries and Germany. The emphasis of the master class is on co-operation and innovation. For this first master class, practitioners were directly invited.
The master class is hosted by Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space and developed in collaboration and conversation with German artist Susanne Bosch, Yeoh Lian Heng, the Goethe-Institut Malaysia, researcher Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio from Spain and many others.
21 Nov 2017 (Tues)
10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In an exclusive full-day workshop, German artist Susanne Bosch offers a “convivialist toolbox” and experimental format of approaching a human, societal or globally urgent topic, that asks:
· What makes for the spirit of reciprocal art-making in an age of fragmentation?
· How can we apply this to our own creative context? When does value emerge?
· How can we build skills to bring others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens?
DAY 3 – WORKSHOP BY Tan Biyun
23 Nov 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Using the recent Save Sungei Road Campaign* as a case study, Singaporean artist Tan Biyun takes participants into an immersive exhibition space. Through practical exercises, participants will be exposed to various aspects, perspectives, and events from the Sungei Road campaign through text, images, sounds, video, activities that had been organised by different parties. The artist shares her own experiences as part of the event.
- how can we analyse, interpret, and reflect on the materials in community/s?
- what subjectivities and bias exist in community/s?
- how can community works and change-makers assert themselves in a subculture?