Posted on September 21, 2011, 2:09 pmAuthor : documenta 13, kassel
DOCUMENTA (13) and V-A-C Foundation (VICTORIA — the Art of being Contemporary) have created a fellowship that will offer young curators from Russia the opportunity to work on the realization of dOCUMENTA (13).
The fellowship will support the team of the Maybe Education and Public Programs of dOCUMENTA (13). It is offered to young arts professionals from Russia focused on contemporary art. The fellow will have the opportunity to gain work experience by realizing and participating in different projects of Maybe Education and Public Programs. Candidates should have an interest in working with artists in the making of art that is activated by the participation of different groups of people. Fellows will assist in developing a diversified and interdisciplinary program for visitors in a wide context of art, science and research. The tasks will comprise all areas of planning and implementing the Maybe Education and Public Programs of dOCUMENTA (13).
What kind of writing is a note, what kind of discourse can emerge between chance and disparity? What picture of knowledge does a note construct, and what does it say about intelligence? Can notes, this relatively undifferentiated matter, renew and open possibilities for art and theory? Can a note, the embodiment of “a life” – the life behind the hand that wrote it – invent a form of consciousness that is prior to, and irreducible to the person? Can the space, time, and writing, rehearsed by notes, be a form of pre-reflexive, impersonal consciousness?
Following an affective structure, the note is an occasion to enact the meaning of a “phenomenon” in a fragmentary and incomplete manner, in the moment we are thinking of it. It is a process that makes evaluation possible, and the unity of life and thought: one step for life, and one step for thought, dancing together. Thought could un-learn from life how to cease being a censor, and how to start forgetting, measuring itself against life, under hypnosis, for example.