4–5 March 17, 12–4 pm
Participation fee: 15 €; reduced 10 € (Onlineticket)
CAConrad: Mapping Dimension 27
Two-day Workshop, in English
CAConrad will create a (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual at KW Institute for Contemporary Art based on the work of Ian Wilson. For the two-day workshop he will use handmade maps and a reconfigured version of Jason Dodge’s sculpture A golden lightning rod pointing north to study the many aspects of our planet’s southern and northern hemispheres. He will also consider the upper and lower frames of our bodies and how political and religious credence challenges and directs our worldviews.
After the workshop participants will continue to explore the ritual on their own for the spring and summer of 2017. In the fall CAConrad will return to examine how we are conditioned to consider East and West as life and death, as the known and the unknown forces of our world and how these directional archetypes help and hinder our lives. This is a love letter to the Future Wilderness of our world.
CAConrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays; the latest While Standing In Line For Death is forthcoming from Wave Books (September 2017), which includes the poems from The Width of a Witch, and Mount Monadnock Transmissions (Sharking of the Birdcage) both published by Jason Dodge’s poetry press 500places. Conrad has received fellowships from The Pew Foundation, Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
The workshop Mapping Dimension 27 of CAConrad takes place in the framework of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao, ES), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, LT), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam, NL), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven, BE), and Tate Modern (London, GB). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. www.corpus-network.org