©Ingrid Cogne 2017

Six Formats @ Artexte

Six Formats: Lecture-performance

We are pleased to welcome Six Formats research group at Artexte. 

In early 2017 a group of artists, curators, and art-based researchers will gather for a week to think about and experiment with Lecture-performance as a format of communication of art-related knowledge. In order to interrogate this format, Six Formats approached Artexte as a context and partner, out of an interest in its specific history and unique collection.

Considering ‘a format as a form of knowledge’ and ‘a collection as a participant’, the working group aims at 1/ exploring how knowledge can become performative or not; 2/ identifying how zones of movements and the creation of relationships may be located; 3/ unfolding and summing up the process of the week through a Lecture-performance; and 4/ challenging the relationships between orality and materiality, articulation and transportation through different modes of communication.

The art-based research project Six Formats creates situations of dialogue in, on, and between each of its formats – publication, exhibition, symposium, lecture-performance, screening, and workshop – around a particular theme, and in a particular constellation involving a partner institution and a group of participants invited as co-researchers. Each format is a collaborative process of ongoing self-reflection and re-articulation aiming at reciprocal attentiveness to the respective needs of the project and its partners and co-researchers. The project, which runs between 2015-2018 is funded by FWF-Peek and hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.