“(…)To replace expectation with waiting, certainty with trust, complaint with commitment, accusation with participation, rigidity with rigor, avoidance with attendance, competition with cooperation, efficacy with sufficiency, the necessary with the precisely needed, conditioning with condition, power with force, abuse with use, manipulation with handling, discarding with repairing.”
in “O encontro é uma ferida”
from Fernanda Eugenio and João Fiadeiro
AND_Lab|Center for Artistic Research and Scientific Creativity
AND_Lab|Center for Artistic Research and Scientific Creativity emerges from the encounter between two modes of doing: the one from the choreographer João Fiadeiro and the one from the anthropologist Fernanda Eugénio. An encounter which strength lies in the way both share a common uneasiness around the questions how to live together and how not to have an idea that they where experiencing within the frame of their trajectories.
AND_Lab positions itself as an “alternative question” to the models of coexistence and collaboration from the 90’ and 00’, working as a theoretical and practical platform and point of convergence between arts, science and everyday life – and between the ethical, aesthetical and political questions that emerge within this fields.
The hANDling_tools workshop is part of the hANDling Training Program of AND_Lab and is designed to become a minimum environment, able to “install” the conditions for sharing the theoretical and practical questions that move our project, in the form of exercises that work the different modulations of relations: from the in-between-two to the in-between-many, from collaboration to coexistence.
The term handling translates exactly this form of sharing, while proposing two other meanings: underlines the dimension of zeal and care evolved in the infinitesimal procedures of handling; and also the capacity to bear and sustain an ethics of living together, which isn’t pre-established but generated collectively and through presence, in the very act of the encounter.
Modus Operandi AND
The workshop hANDling_tools is dedicated to the transmission of the Modus Operndi AND (M.O_AND), an improvisation practice and a collective creation of common landscapes coming from the encounter between the Real Time Composition method developed by the choreographer João Fiadeiro and from Ethnography as Situated Performance developed by the anthropologist Fernanda Eugénio.
M.O_AND is a “mode of relation” which substitutes the prevailing of the subject, control and manipulation, for an ethics of sufficient handling that transfers the focus to the Event. The instruments generated by M.O_AND can be applied transversally, from the artistic composition to the co-position of social-relational activities, from creative collaboration to conflict mediation.
The hANDling_tools workshops are open to participants from various artistic and scientific backgrounds that are curious and willing to reflect upon questions we raise and to anyone sensitive to issues like sustainability, reciprocity, collaboration or creativity. We are looking for participants that can make themselves available to formulate and re-formulate questions around which we build the conditions for living together, whether in art or daily life.
The hANDling program is composed of two platforms of encounter that unfolds into two different temporal degrees of densities (15h and 30h). Each of those durations proposes different manners of “growing into the interior” of the M.O_AND research. Even if there are concerns proper to each of these platforms of encounter, the question dwelt in both workshops are the same and what differentiates a workshop from another isn’t the evolutional scale of difficulty (as it happens in pedagogical disciplines for instance) but the alteration of the intensity experienced by the participant through permanence, insistence and duration.
Workshop 24-26 May (15 hours)
Friday from 18:00 to 21:00
Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 at 20:00
Workshop 17-21 June (30 hours)
Monday to Friday, 14:00 at 20:00
Workshop 24-26 May (15 hours): 90 €
Workshop 17-21 June (30 hours): 150 €
Atelier Real has accommodation available to welcome some of the workshop participants.