Studio 13 – The Drifting Pleasure
Encounters around the table
In the frame of Open Spaces#1-2019
»Drifting occurs whenever I do not respect the whole, and whenever, by dint of seeming driven about by language‘s illusions, seductions, and intimidations, like a cork on the waves, I remain motionless, pivoting on the intractable bliss that binds me to the text (to the world).« Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text
Roland Barthes‘ quote inspires this year‘s Studio 13 series of talks. Starting from Barthes‘ drifting pleasure, we move into the vastness of the Performing Arts. Several talks about topics such as technology, money and corporality will let us explore unexpected and unusual shores and develop visions to open up possible new paths. “The Bank of England in Ruins” (a drawing by Joseph Gandy, 1830) becomes the vanishing (or staring-) point for the scholar Andrea Binder (Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge) and Berlin based artists and architect Bettina Vismann to explore physical as well as virtual power of money making politics and its representations. In a dialoguing discourse we question it´s influence towards our bodies and (it´s) imagination.
With Andrea Binder, Bettina Vissman | STUDIO 13 was initiated by curators Silke Bake and Jacopo Lanteri in 2015 with the aim to offer a space for exchange about working methods and interests in the field of performing arts. Concept 2018/19: Jacopo Lanteri, Curator/Dramaturg
Ticket: 5€ inclusive Snack