Participation of Functional Collaborative Future collective in Balance-Unbalance. A sense of place. Conference 2017. Please check the following link for further information:
This event is a continuation of the project “International exchange: resonating across borders” a current project between members of FCF. We wanted to exchange work and share experiences and to reflect our research which needed to be both based on circumstances at the time and to have time for reflection. We began by making work in response to the FCF manifesto and then responding to each other´s works across international borders. The exchange of work is done by postal service. This method allows a direct material exchange and includes an element of uncertainty. The limitation of the distance between us was considered to be a bonus, it is a mechanism to facilitate reflection.
This process has created a collaborative narrative with a number of artistic responses producing artistic experiments for this workshop. The project is a work in progress and currently expanding to other participants to create a narrative across more borders. Responses remain unpublished until this workshop when we will elucidate this artistic research. This series of work will be shared with the participants who will be able to engage with the material results of the process that generated the ideas for this workshop. During this session we will present examples of this interactive experiment such as “The Fallacy of False Choice” to demonstrate the products of International Exchange.
Participants will be asked to work in smaller groups and to follow different tasks that are experiments in our participatory lab. We aim to offer different ways of seeing by using a variety of methods and different techniques such as drawing, sound, video, creative mapping, artist books, etc. We will look at a range of dilemmas and paradoxes of contemporary society where people are attempting to make a positive engagement.