écal
Du 31.10.2017 au 02.11.2017
Arsenic , Lausanne [map]

Pool CH — ECAL at Arsenic — Centre d’art scénique contemporain

Tuesday 31 October 
 Wednesday 1 November 
Thursday 2 November

The Pool CH organised by ECAL offers two distinct workshops, one lead by Cecilia Bengolea, the other by Karl Holmqvist. Each attending student registers for one workshop only. 

Both Cecilia Bengolea and Karl Holmqvist find themselves in shifting positions, moving alongside the art scene, towards the space of the stage, between writing practices, language, poetry, visual forms, film, and sound. The workshops will take place outside of 
the art school, in a location suited to host both practices, at the Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, the theatre located in the city centre of Lausanne.

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Cecilia Bengolea

Workshop statement
I would like to share a practice of dance and writing. The ancestors of Bolivia, the Argentine cumbia street dances and Jamaican dancehall as well as automatic writing. The work on breathing, on hyperventilation as practiced in these dances interest me particularly in order to then write and think about other rhythms and speeds.

Biography
Born in Buenos Aires, Cecilia Bengolea was trained in urban dances and studied anthropological dance with Eugenio Barba before graduating in philosophy and art history from the University of Buenos Aires. In 2001, she moved to Paris and attended the Ex.e.r.c.e. course in Montpeller, directed by Mathilde Monnier. In 2011, Cecilia Bengolea co-directed two short films which were in dialogue with Levi-Strauss’s work : Tristes Tropiques : La Beauté (tôt) vouée à se défaire with Donatien Veisman and Cri de Pilaga with Juliette Bineau. Cecilia Bengolea performs dance like animated sculpture, with the possibility of becoming object and subject in the same instance. She regularly collaborates with artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Monika Gintersdorfer and Knut Klassen, as well as with dancehall specialists Damion BG Dancerz et Joan Mendy. In collaboration with the British artist Jeremy Deller, Cecilia Bengolea has also co-directed the films RythmAssPoetry and Bombom’s Dream.

Dates and hours
Tuesday 31 October 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday 1 November 2pm – 6pm
Thursday 2 November 2pm – 6pm

Location
Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain
Rue de Genève 57, 1004 Lausanne

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Karl Holmqvist 

Workshop statement
The term “Deep Listening” was coined by composer Pauline Oliveros in the 1980s and has mostly been used in relation to contemporary experimental music. I wanted to invoke it however with the sense that there’s something beneath the surface, behind the noise or what artist James Benning has stated as artists being people “who are able to look at the world around them”, the notion that art making is in fact part of processing this act of looking or “listening”. Part of “deepening” it. Proposing a workshop at ecal about the use of language in art, as spoken word or graphic design. As meaning carrier or a type of flashing picture largely part of today’s urban landscape. Also about memory function, “brain washing” techniques and repetition. How things can stay perfectly clear in one’s memory and yet also change over time or even right there in the moment.

Biography
Karl Holmqvist is an artist living and working in Berlin. The main focus of his artistic practice is on language and includes writing in the form of artist’s books, in video animations and room size installations as well as in spoken word performances. His writing is mostly made up of quotations from a variety of sources rearranged in the form of a type of written collage that deals with repetition, double meaning and memory function. Recent one-person exhibitions include Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Indipendenza, Rome (with Klara Liden), Kunstverein Braunschweig (with Klara Liden), Power Station, Dallas and Camden Arts Centre, London. He has participated in the Venice Biennial in 2003 and 2011, and Performa, New York in 2005, 2007 and 2013.

Dates and hours
Tuesday 31 October 10am – 1pm, 
Wednesday 1 November 10am – 1pm
Thursday 2 November 10am – 1pm

Location
Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain
Rue de Genève 57, 1004 Lausanne

Registration conditions 
Students choose one workshop. Each workshop can host up to 20 students. Students cannot attend both workshops. Registration by mentioning the workshop you are interested in at dimitri.depreux@ecal.ch