ANOTHER VERSION: Thinking Through Performing approaches performance as a method of producing different versions of the self, referred to as ‘versioning’. It explores technologies and processes that produce such versions, and asks the question of how to understand the self within this multiplicity. ANOTHER VERSION: Thinking Through Performing proposes strategies of versioning as a means of attaching gesture, speech or lived experience to research questions or problems.
It is comprised of 7 cahiers containing games, scores, short stories, images, quotes and reflections that are often products of collaborative practices. Each cahier opens up a particular territory or lens, indicated through its title: CAHIER I Multiplicators, CAHIER II Pandiculators, CAHIER III Arena, CAHIER IV Objectaffilia, CAHIER V Animalities and CAHIER VI Ledger.
The content of each cahier is structured into eight categories: conversation, image as score, notes, quote, reference text, report, score and short story. These can be used as the reader/user sees fit, a story, an image or a quote can be used as a score, a score can be reversed or a reflection can be cut up and transformed into a new text.
Cahier 0 reflects and expands on the content of the publication and the research from which it springs. It contains a conversation Multiplicity, Multiplicators and the Supermarket Scorebetween Philippine Hoegen and Sebastian Olma, and an essay Ecstatic Methods — Seven Vectors Addressed to Philippine Hoegen by Kristien Van den Brande.
PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH CARADT (Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology at Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda and Den Bosch, NL)
SUPERVISOR Prof. Dr. Sebastian Olma
DESIGN AND CO-CONCEPTUALISATION: Miriam Hempel, www.daretoknow.uk
ESSAY CAHIER 0 Kristien Van den Brande
COPY EDITING AND PROOFREADING Sarah Cale
EDITORIAL ADVICE arp: Brussels
PRODUCED AND SUPPORTED BY CARADT, Avans University, NL
SUPPORTED BY Mondriaan Fund, NL
PRINTER Graphius, BE
IMAGES: Collages, drawings and photos by Philippine Hoegen, Images of notes by different participants in working sessions.
Philippine Hoegen is a visual artist living in Brussels. In her multi-stranded, predominantly performative practice, she explores the ways in which we continuously create versions of ourselves, the apparatuses and processes we use for this and what that means for our understanding of what a 'self' is. In her work, performance is explicitly approached and activated as a research strategy: a way of thinking in which the physical is involved.
She studied at the KABK in The Hague, the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a.pass in Brussels. She is now a researcher at CARADT, Avans University, NL; teaches at AKV St Joost, Breda and is regularly mentoring at a-pass, Brussels.
Recent activities include: The solo performance Ventriloquists III and a discussion about her research project The Self as a Relational Infrastructure in Process at the conference DIS_SEMINAR organised by Art ≈ Research, Amsterdam, 2019; Solo performance Ventriloquists III in the exhibition Unfinished Business at Sattelkammer, Bern, CH, 2019; Being as Becoming, residency/exhibition and joint research project at Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2018; Ventriloquists III, solo performance at the Plymouth University (SAR conference) and at U-Twente, (Narrative Matters conference), 2018; Crossed Wires a film about the Brussels art world, commissioned by Art Brussels, 2018.
Sebastian Olma is an Amsterdam-based author and critic. He is Professor of Autonomy at, Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology, Den Bosch/Breda, The Netherlands. Trained in a variety of social sciences and humanities at universities in Germany, the US, and Great Britain, he holds a PhD in cultural sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. He’s worked at the KNAW, the University of Amsterdam and the Institute of Network Cultures. In 2017, he was appointed an advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture. His recent publications include In Defence of Serendipity (London: Repeater 2016); and Art and Autonomy. Past - present – future (Rotterdam: V2_, 2018). With Patricia Reed he publishes the online journal Making & Breaking.
Miriam Hempel is a visual designer working in the socio-political and the cultural fields. She offers design and communications consultancy both for individuals and institutions, and creates design strategies across print and web. Through conceiving and developing visual identities, editorial design as well as digital communication solutions, she aims to create bridges between institutions and people, between information and audience, between artistic and activist thinking and the aesthetic requirements of these fields.
She studied at Chelsea College of Art, Design and Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London and recently finished a research-based Master in Visual Communication at Zurich University of the Arts, exploring how typographic elements can become active agents in fostering dialogue and collective thinking processes.
Recent collaborations include several printed publications for artist David Helbich, the website of choreographer Mette Ingvartsen and visual identity and printed matter for projects by film director Diana Rojas-Feile. She developed several visual identities for BOZAR, Brussels, the website of the artistic residency place wpZimmer as well as several printed publications and the website of the artistic research platform a.pass. She is also collaborating with International NGOs like the Green European Foundation, Crisis Action and Greenpeace.
Kristien Van den Brande is a Brussels-based writer, editor, dramaturge and researcher. An ongoing interest in the (im)materiality, image and performativity of writing has characterized her work, which engages with a range of disciplines including literature, performance, expanded publishing, urbanism and sexuality. Inspired by ‘minor literatures’, she does ongoing research about 'Support de Fortune’, a notion that refers to forms of writing that take place on throw-away paper or in the margin of print. She is a living book and co-editor in Mette Edvardsen’s project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. Together with Myriam Van Imschoot she set up oralsite.be, an online platform for expanded publishing. As dramaturg or assistent she collaborated with Christine De Smedt (Untitled #4), Sarah Vanhee (Untitled, Lecture For Every One) and Cecilia Molano (Luciernagas). In 2005 she was a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in the collaborative project Brakin, initiated by Wim Cuyvers. She studied Philosophy of Pedagogy and Theatre Studies, respectively at the K.U.Leuven and U.Antwerpen.