WE LIVE HERE 2017

The summer academy WE LIVE HERE is a platform for artistic encounters initiated by Nicole Beutler, Marijke Hoogenboom and Andrea Božić, with a seventh edition in 2017. Artists, thinkers and other creatives meet each other to exchange ideas and share their work practices. With WE LIVE HERE we want to keep creating space to come together, to encounter, to work and think together beyond the scope of individual projects or production agendas.

The summer academy takes on a slightly different shape each year. For the seventh edition we invited Mala Kline to set up a study room where we will together explore emergent language or ways to articulate knowledge that emerges from embodied practices. Instead of using given forms such as academic writing, we will look at what are other ways of articulation and emerging formats of writing that make more sense and are closer to knowledge gained through artistic research. Instead of using given forms such as academic writing, we will look at what are other ways of articulation and emerging formats of writing that make more sense and are closer to knowledge gained through artistic research. The hexagon shape of the honeycomb emerges due to the material conditions of wax and surface tension. What then is a singular form of writing that emerges from the materiality of every of our singular embodied practices?

This question will be explored throughout the week through a combination of communal dreaming and reading sessions, guest lecturers who will introduce different forms of writing and see performances at Julidans. This will be the framework in which you can alone and together with others cross-examine the poetics of our own art making.

This year, WE LIVE HERE takes place in BAU studio’s at the Entrepotdok 4 in Amsterdam. The program consists of work sessions, HOW DO YOU WORK? talks and lectures. Furthermore, WE LIVE HERE participants lunch and dine together and visit a performance in Julidans.

Schedule for the week (except Monday): 10:00-13:00 hrs dreaming, 13:00-14:00 hrs lunch, 14:00-17:00 hrs reading/writing, 17:00-18:00 hrs smaller groups (?), 18:00-20:00 dinner, 20:00 guest lecturers, “how do you work” sessions, performances at Julidans festival.

WE LIVE HERE is produced by NBprojects, DAS Research and TILT.
and co-produced by BAU

For this years edition we work together with Mala Kline and supported by the Performing Arts Fund (FPK), the Amsterdam Arts Fund (AFK) and Julidans.