of a Sovereign Citizen
developed as part of Synsmaskin, artistic research project
|Curitiba / Oficina de Autonomia|
and private locations / Ybakatu Gallery / https://oficinadeautonomia.wordpress.com
In collaboration with Octavio Camargo.
With the recent cancellation of the Oficina de Música de Curitiba, after 34 years of active work, questions about culture and politics are brought forward, and how citizens may enact forms of resistance and autonomous projects. Through public actions, collective meetings, and creative manifestations, we’re interested to counter the cancellation through a spirit of festivity and critical celebration. This will take the form of an alternative workshop, under the heading Oficina de Autonomia. The Oficina is posed as an open and free situation, without a strict center or form of authorship, and from which to demonstrate an autonomous sensibility in support of imagining beyond established structures. How might musical knowledges be directed toward questions of social composition? Are there new understandings of public life to be found in experiences of the musical ensemble? If public life and relations with others are deeply shaped by listening, education in music is equally an education in tuning the ear toward those around us.
In conjunction with the Oficina, a presentation of documentations and objects will be presented at Ybakatu Gallery. Focusing on autonomous struggles, the exhibition acts as a point of reflection onto issues related to cultural politics, and also captures the spirit of what it means for a group of people to join together and create a space of free thinking and listening.