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Jacques Ranciere joins: "Indisciplinary Symphony / Learning (from) the Present"

Welcome to an international event combining art, performance, film screening, book presentation and panel discussion! 

The public event on Saturday 1 June at Oodi library will present the results of a course which is organized as a collaboration between the three University of Art Helsinki schools (Academy of Fine Arts, Theatre Academy and Sibelius (Music) Academy) and HIAP, in the last week of May. The participants of the course are invited to displace academic separations of genres, disciplines, and expertise to work with different aspects of knowledge, the methodological and magical. The course is an invitation for further reflections and actions on the topics of equality, emancipation, singular and common, objective and subjective, theory and practice, mobility in/and the immobility, placement, and displacement, “aesthetic revolution” “poetics of knowledge”, aesthetic materialism.

Announcement on unpredictability

Unfortunately, the sudden aggravation of a health problem obliges Jacques Ranciere to renounce of his traveling to Helsinki this time. Nevertheless, in spirit with the "Ignorant Schoolmaster", he will be intervening from a distance, in dialoque with the participants via contributing texts and visual stimuli during the week of the course and the public event.

In these slightly changed circumstances, the public event in Oodi will be called "Reverberations of Ignorant Schoolmaster".

14:00 - 14:45 (3rd floor)

Indisciplinary Symphony: A Presentation of Student's works & Marta Coronado, Sergio Castrillon, Dejana Sekulic, Panos Balomenos, Baran Caginli, Gregoire Rousseau, Ivana Momčilović, Jacques Rancière.

15:00 - 18:00 (Maijansali, 1st floor)

Indsciplinary Symphony: "POEMS FROM WHICH WE LEARNED" Film Screening + Presentation of Jacques Ranciere's book "Modern Times" (engl) edited by the organizers of the Course + Public Debate with Jacques Ranciére, Leonardo Kovačević, Ivana Momčilović.
Leonardo Kovačević will join the public conversation. He is a Post-Yugoslav philosopher, working on the poetics of Jacques Ranciere for many years.

The artists as educators, members of the Indisciplinary Symphony working group are Jacques Ranciére (philosopher, writer, gardener, educator), Marta Coronado (dancer, choreographer, movement researcher, educator), Ivana Momčilović (dramaturge, text researcher, poet, translator, editor, educator), Dejana Sekulić (violinist, sound explorer, performer, educator), Sergio Castrillón (sound researcher, cellist, composer, educator), Baran Caginli (visual artist, educator), Panos Balomenos (visual artist, costume designer, theatre/opera director, educator), Gregoire Rousseau (visual artist, electronic engineer, educator) and Manuele Frau (sound researcher, sound producer, engineer, educator).


Learning (from) the Present

The Indisciplinary Symphony course and public event have been prepared by Ivana Momčilović during her residencies at HIAP during years 2017 and 2018. Ivana is one of the key figures behind the Ph.D. in One Night collective which explores how learning can happen through art, what would be aesthetic education for all and is there still any emancipatory role left for the artist in the (capitalist) society. The collective collaborates with philosopher Jacques Ranciére and has been inspired by his writings on the concept of indisciplinarity.

The public event on Saturday 1st of June will inaugurate the film “Poems from which we learned” which strives to summarize the various activities of collective over the past 10 years. The film is based on documentation material of the collective’s experiments that has been gathered via various haphazard and improvised arrangements, as well as materials from the history of film - therefore the whole material has, in its treatments and its use, the appearance of found footage.

Photo: Beniamin Boar


3rd floor and Maijansali, 1st floor (Helsinki Central Library Oodi)

6/1/2019 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Last updated 5/31/2019