Inside the framework of the 2015-2016 Research Residencies, the playwright, stage director, writer and visual artist Javier Montero puts forward a project of critical research and collective production regarding the different forms of creativity, and the role they play in producing new subjectivities. Creativity as a Space of Conflict proceeds from the idea that intersubjective relationships are not solely an end in themselves, but instead enable the exploration of such complex terrains as the systems of cultural representation, the nature of pedagogical processes, institutions, thought as action and the potentiality of micropolitics.
This research, experimentation, creation and production laboratory undertakes a reflection on the different processes of precariousness inscribed in cognitive capitalism, and the fractures and lines of escape that may be traced from artistic production, pedagogy and political activism. It is structured into 10 weekly work sessions which will collectively plot a critical cartography of creativity, analysing spaces from the social field where this might also operate as a generative agent. Furthermore, these sessions endeavour to question the role played by cultural mediation and, accordingly, they will delve deeper into new forms and formats of union as a formula of cooperation between cultural producers by way of the tools of thought as action with which to devise experimental research/production.
The aim will be to construct research/production inside an open work dynamic, challenging at once traditional research methods and the dissemination of knowledge, and forms of articulating and sharing artistic production.
The laboratory is geared towards artists, students, artistic and/or cultural producers, performing art companies, activists, art collectives, activist collectives, researchers, theorists and any interested parties.
To participate, you must have an active profile, with the capacity to work alongside teams, develop your own initiatives and work independently.
All sessions must be attended.
Schedule of sessions
Session 1: Introduction - For a Critique of Creativity
Monday September 26, 2016
Session 2: Creativity as a Formula of Precariousness
Monday October 3, 2016
Session 3: Mediation Versus Cultural Production
Monday October 10, 2016
Sessions 4, 5 and 6: Forms and Formats of Union
Monday October 17 and 24 and Wednesday November 2, 2016
Session 7: New Spaces of Creativity and Conflict
Monday November 7, 2016
Sessions 8 and 9: New Modes of Collectivisation in Creative Processes
Monday November 14 and 21, 2016
Session 10: Conclusions and Lines of Continuation
Monday November 28, 2016