OuUnPo is an international research network made up of artists, curators and researchers who together look at the boundaries of performance by appropriating and stretching the language of workshops, seminars and meetings. For each session a group travels to a different city and investigates a given problem. We interact with local institutions and creators.
XIII OuUnPo Research Session, São Paulo, November 7-16, 2014 Curated by Sara Giannini.
We Are What We Lost is a mobile festival organised by the European
artistic network OuUnPo | Ouvroir d’Univers Potentiels in cooperation
with Brazilian artists, researchers and institutions. Each day a series
of actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances will be
enacted in different venues and locations across São Paulo.
Are What We Lost is the 13th session that the group arranges and will
close the cycle “Catastrophe & Heritage” (2012-14) where OuUnPo has
investigated crisis, conflict and how these affect the formation of
identities. Previous sessions have been held in Beirut (2012), Tokyo
(2013) and Gibellina (2014). In each country the group has explored
different forms of collaborative expressions by working with local
artists, curators, researchers and institutions.
the span of 10 days, We Are What We Lost will become a platform to
experiment with disappearance as a metaphor and research question. The
session will look at how loss influences our being in the present as
well as in what way it affects our dialogue with the past. How do we
take in voids and vestiges to generate sense and revisit memory? How do
ruptures and new constellations shape our experience and understanding
of time and temporality?
OuUnPoïesis will be the third OuUnPo
session dedicated to the topic of «Catastrophe and Heritage» and will
take place in the town of Gibellina Nuova (Sicily) in collaboration with
the Fondazione Orestiadi and the C.R.E.S.M. (Economical and Social
Research Center for the South). See documentation here.
The session will open on November 7 with a presentation of the events
and a welcoming to friends from close and afar. The session will then
move across Sao Paulo until the closing event on November 16.
Further details, program and partners will be disclosed on this website continuously, so keep your eyes peeled.