18 March 2019, 10:00am
#8 HOW TO PRACTICE?
GEIR TORE HOLM & SØSSA JØRGENSEN
Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS presents the weekly walk-in-workshop: HOW TO PRACTICE?
Starting off the workweek every Monday morning at 10am, rotating local and international artists teach their conspicuous version of this essential question—HOW TO PRACTICE?—serving up their tricks and toolboxes, angry birds, excel, or yoga as UKS serves free coffee.
For the eighth walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 18 March at 10am the artists GEIR TORE HOLM & SØSSA JØRGENSEN will talk about their long-term engagement with farming, landscape, food production, animals, plants, and living on the farm Øvre Ringstad in Skiptvet, Østfold. Holm (b. 1966, Tromsø, NO) and Jørgensen (b. 1968, Oslo, NO) have worked together for more than twenty five years. In 1993 they initiated Balkong, using their apartment as an exhibition space, which in turn brought up questions about what art can be. These home-based experiences led to broader activities. In 2003 they initiated, together with the two Thai artists Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sørfinnset skole/ the nord land in Gildeskål, Nordland, focusing on topics of nature exploitation, knowledge exchange, and small-scale architecture. Today, working from Øvre Ringstad as their pivot, they continue to explore the aesthetic understandings of ecological realities within our contemporary society.
Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, collaboration, honesty, pretension, working rhythms, blockages, blind spots, sleep, craft, dignity, conspiracy, accounting, body, theory, bureaucracy, ex-and-inclusion, collectivity, how to take time off and how not to, professionalization, performance, and pace.
*Image: Still from Why freeze when temperature is rising?, performance/video, 2015