Stills from Fassbinder's film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Publishing Class III: How to Live Together
November 1st-2nd with guests Christian Nyampeta and Tea Hvala
Publishing Class is an experimental curriculum with public events organized as commissioned by the Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ Master of Fine Arts in Arnhem. Now in its third phase, Publishing Class III takes inspiration from Roland Barthes' How to Live Together and focuses on writing as a tool for critical publishing and as a conduit of community. Traversing the realms of art and life, the class will locate speculative thinking and artistic writing at the heart of art publishing. The core task of the Class is to:
"Imagine a room (drawing from your concerns and vision) in the scope of your practice. Use this room to discern a speculative method and a mode for producing a theory around the question of living together."
Through monthly DAI week seminars with guest artists as well as occasional "practical" workshops for publishing, Publishing Class III will develop and publish one book. The book will share the "theoretical" - or counter - the theoretical outcomes of the participating students and invited guests. The book will also be developed in collaboration with Werkplaats Typografie as in the previous year of Publishing Class.
For its first gathering, Publishing Class III will be joined by artist Christian Nyampeta, whose long-term research trajectory on the same question inspired the third phase of Publishing Class very much. Writer Tea Hvala will workshop the question "How to conduct collective writing scenarios?"
More at the Dutch Art Institute webpage.