Tuesday, November 20 to Thursday, November 22, 2012,
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“In the frame of the exhibition Counter-Production, I propose to organize a new action as part of my series collective-conversation with a group of participants who are willing to share some collaborative moments. The action involves the preparation of a script and its performative reading within the context of the exhibition. Topics addressed by the conversation will be defined in relation to the concrete group participating in the workshop, but will include aspects such as group dynamics, experience, and collective and intersubjective interplay. The collective-conversation should be recorded and eventually included in the exhibition as a sound piece. The aim of the collective-conversation is to present some impressions and topics in a polyphonic mode, an interplay of the voices of all the participants—both as writing and as sound. The public reading will be arranged in terms of a musical presentation, including refrains, choruses, silences, improvisations, and other aspects of musical dynamics.” (Ricardo Basbaum)
Ricardo Basbaum (born 1961, São Paulo) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. As an artist and writer, he has been investigating art as an intermediating device and platform for the articulation of sensorial experience, language, and sociability. Since the late 1980s, he has been nurturing a vocabulary specific to his work, applying it in a unique way to each event or institutional relationship. Recent solo shows include conjs., re-bancos*: exercícios&conversas (Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, 2011). His work was exhibited at documenta 12 (2007) and the 7th Shanghai Biennale (2008). This year, he will participate in the Busan Biennale and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo.