NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine III

Pedro Barateiro, 'Endurance Test', 2012. Performance view at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, 2013.

A next stopping place called Hearsing*
Research week in collaboration with 98weeks, Kunsthalle Lissabon and AIR Antwerpen

with Marwa Arsanios, Pedro Barateiro, Mark Luyten, Ghassan Maasri, João Mourão, Roger Outa, André Romão, Luis Silva, Nathan Witt

October 16-18, 2013

Wednesday October 16, 8pm at 98weeks - Performance by Pedro Barateiro "How to Make a Mask"
How to Make a Mask is a scripted monologue accompanied by images that put various modes of subjectivity into play. The performance is delivered as a lecture, as the performer introduces among other things the ‘Big Five theory’, a personality test created by Carl Jung, which is still used today in companies to choose a job applicant.

Thursday October 17, at 98weeks
- reception for Nathan Witt - "98 press releases, collected and defaced between 2005-2010"

8pm - A conversation on Institutional Language with Marwa Arsanios (98weeks), Mark Luyten, João Mourão and Luis Silva (Kunsthalle Lissabon), Ghassan Maasri (Mansion) moderated by Mounira Al Solh.
"How is language used inside institutions in different stages of projects; from grant applications to production to press releases? How does it affect artistic production? How does this shape our understanding and general relation to art?

Friday October 18, at Villa Fleming
7pm- reception for André Romão - The Dancing Plague, a temporized slide projection
8pm - Artist Talk by Mark Luyten - The talk centers around narrative strategies as a "modus" in some series of his works since the 90s.

* Hearsing is a compound name that Freud invented in his dreams. "One part of it was derived from the names of places on the suburban railway near Vienna, which so often end in "ing" (...). The other part was derived from the English word "hearsay"." (A Voice and Nothing More, Mladen Dolar)

NOA magazine III began while Mounira Al Solh was learning Dutch in the Netherlands: "I still could not really speak Dutch, and I had the brilliant ability to switch off a few minutes after someone was speaking next to me in this language. Not hearing what is being said around someone is an exercise many of us practice at times. In a language we know very well, this would be more difficult, but it is not impossible." The idea of "switching off one's ears" can help someone focus on inner issues while thinking about the complexity of limiting, hearing, or transforming language as in Louis Wolfson's “Le Schizo et Les Langues.” These issues will be explored with a performance, exhibition, and panel discussion.