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Workshop “Artisan cabinet of imaginary ethnographies: methodologies of observation and (artistic) research

18:3021:30 h
Venue: Hangar
Emilia Coranty, 16 – Can Ricart
08018 Barcelona
Price: 20€
Workshop

Synthesis: The workshop, which has a format of an artisan cabinet of imaginary ethnographies, proposes to explore the confluences between art and ethnography in order to approach different methodologies that question the discipline, the division between the theoretical and the practical, the useful thinking and the academic notion of artistic research.

The goal of the workshop is to carry out a series of working sessions that gravitate around the notion of observation. In this way, it is proposed to develop practices in which imagination and ethnographic experimentation are put into play in order to develop imaginary and improbable research.

The workshop will last for 12 hours and will be divided into four sessions of three hours: 1. Fantasy and ethnographic experience, 2.Manufacturing ethnographic observation tools and imaginary methodologies. 3. Night-time observing world with lantern, 4 Manufacturing of objects (research results).

Registration form: here

Goals

The workshop, which has an artisan cabinet format of imaginary research, intends to explore these confluences in order to address different methodologies that challenge the disciplinary, the division between the theoretical and the practical, useful thinking and the academic notion of Artistic research. The goal of the workshop is to carry out a series of working sessions that gravitate around the notion of observation. How do we observe the world? What tools do we use to do it? How does it affect our way of observing what we observe? How does it affect what we observe about our artistic productions? What are the political implications of our gaze? Is it possible to see things that we no longer see? These are some of the starting questions of the research. Bringing the experience back into everyday life requires a meticulous exploration of our gaze on reality; it is a simple and wild practice at the same time, as it forces us to pause in order to ask ourselves about our place in the world and about the construction of perception in our daily (artistic) practices.

Methodology

For several days, an artisan cabinet of imaginary methodologies focused on the development of experimental and improbable investigations related to the observation will be enabled. The workshop will last for 9 hours and will be divided into three sessions of three hours and an open session for those who want to unravel the methodological threads of their investigations. Participants will receive, by mail, various materials of use (instructions, an essay and a documentary.

Program

Session 1: Artistic research and self-biographical experiences. May 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Childhood, imagination and emotion

Presence and observation

The scientific method and magic

The sensorial ethnography

 

Session 2: Artisan workshop to manufacture ethnographic tools. May 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Sacrifice of the Bull *

Ethnographic fantasy and experience

Elaboration of observation devices

 

Session 3: Night-time practice of observing the world with lanterns. May 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Field work and sensory, perceptual and conjectural exploration

Development of unlikely investigations

Collection of imaginary data and information

Session 4: Open tutorial session. . May 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Taller “Gabinet artesanal d’etnografíes imaginaries: metodologíes d’observació i investigació (artística)”