@Beirut, visiting professor at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program 2016-2017


Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, photo: me

Head Above Water: Workshops taught by Visiting Professors Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Cevdet Erek, Maha Maamoun, Lina Majdalanie and Metahaven with Seminar modules: Listening, seeing, writing, moving | Histories of the artist | Technologies, life and the future | Financialization 

Home Workspace Program 2016-2017 | October 10th, 2016 – July 8th, 2017
For general info on the program and rest of the workshops, courses, seminars etc.: http://ashkalalwan.org/programs/hwp-2016-17-open-call/ and Ashkal Alwan website

below: Synopsis for my workshop (November 2017) as published in Ashkal Alwan website (written before arriving in Beirut).

“Shall I quickly sketch a series of moves and throw it to all the people scattered around
while there is still enough daylight to read it at a gallop
so we stay in sync
in such a brief history of unexpected events
while the agreement forces us to stay on schedule
will they be able to read my eyes and freeze?
ignoring everything else
while all those sensors and hearts are tracking us
to melt again

بالتزامن مع المكوّن الذي يحمل عنوان «الرؤية – الكتابة – الإنصات – الحركة»، يسعى جودت إريك من خلال هذه الورشة لطرح ممارسة تتعرّض للتأليف الموسيقي والارتجال، مع التركيز على الترجمة على نحو خاص. سوف يكون منوطاً بالمشاركين أن يعيّنوا أشكالاً ومُخرَجات، وذلك إبان سلسلة من التمارين والعروض التقديمية والرحلات القصيرة، الفردية والجمعيّة، وكذلك فيما بعدها.

In sync with the seminar module titled Listening, seeing, writing, moving, for his workshop, Cevdet Erek wants to trigger a practice on composition and improvisation, with a special focus on translation. The group will determine forms and channels of output during and after conducting a series of solo and group exercises + presentations + short travels”

A post-workshop summary, svvn.