I’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad. Pia Louwerens. a.pass

Posted in Fiction, performance, Theory on December 17th, 2022
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“I’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad” is an autotheoretical, semi-fictional account of a performance artist who lands a part-time job as an Embedded Artistic Researcher in an art institution. Invested in queer theory and institutional critique, she sets out to perform the artist “differently” through a process of negation and passivity, inadvertently causing her relationship with the institution’s curator to grow increasingly speculative and paranoid. Louwerens’ labor as tour guide, security guard, artist, hostess and researcher at different institutions begins to overlap and blend under the name of “performance.” “I’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad” is a fragmented story of paranoid and reparative reading, script and utterance, exposure and vulnerability.

Pia Louwerens is a performance artist and researcher from the Netherlands, living in Brussels. Her research revolves around the becoming of the artistic subject, the I who writes, speaks and makes, in relation to the (institutional) context. From 2019 – 2020 Louwerens was working as embedded artistic researcher at a big research project, for which she was embedded in an art institution. Through this research she attempted to perform or practice the artist, and thereby the institution, differently. Her work usually takes the shape of a performance in which she speaks, switching between registers of the actual, the possible, the professional and the anxious artist.

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SCORES – Set of 5 books. Lilia Mestre (Ed.). a.pass

Posted in art, Artist Book on December 13th, 2022
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Set of five Perform Back Score books:

  1. PERFORM BACK SCORE
  2. WRITING SCORES
  3. WRITING SCORES – 1000 LITERS OF FUEL
  4. MEDIUM SCORES – TECTONIC FRIENDSHIP
  5. BUBBLE SCORE


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PART 01 SONG MOUNTAIN AREA THE CENTRE DIRECTION. Fanny Zaman. a.pass

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on December 6th, 2022
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PART 01 SONG MOUNTAIN AREA THE CENTRE DIRECTION (book and DVD) presents a portrait of a mountain. The mountain is situated in the Chinese district Dengfeng in the center of Henan province. The mountain is holy and the area “energetic” and famous for its martial arts tradition.
The mountain base is inhabited and the surrounding area is mainly a mining district. This combination of activities, this coalition of dust and bodies, is it coincidental, collateral or merely a minor detail in the eternal realms of Chinese cosmology? THE CENTRE DIRECTION is a critical portrait of a mountain at the crossroad of rumors, facts and choreography.

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