Mapping a Site (Part 2)
12th of March
St Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp and Nottingham Trent University – College of Art have been co-working with Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota in an international masterclass.
Eleven students and three staff members from these art colleges have worked together for one week in Sarasota, Florida on the notion of the spectacle. Guy Debord’s reflections on the spectacle formed the conceptual starting point of this workshop. All students and staff members reflected and worked around a multitude of aspects of the spectacle, such as audience, behind the scene organization, the impact of advertisement, the logistics, and so on.
For this part of the project I worked together with Kathryn Harrison. We were both fascinated and shocked by the isolation that the animals experience in the zoo. As a performance we sat in a gallery for several hours. No talking, no phones, nothing to keep ourselves busy through these long hours. Minutes seemed like days when we were sitting there. We filmed this whole performance and presented them in the gallery “Collectiv National” in Antwerp.