AFFECT provides the opportunity for a comprehensive research to determine the artist’s position in an ever-fluctuating sociopolitical landscape.
This program at Agora is a catalyst for participating artists to investigate established views on communities, movements and networking. These factors are deeply rooted in Berlin and provide fertile soil for expansion of knowledge within artistic practice today.
Agora’s collaborative identity is reflected in AFFECT. Significant elements of this program are the encounters with professionals based in Berlin, with which Agora has established partnerships.
The participants get to know spaces, artists, curators and a range of cross-disciplinary professionals. These encounters stimulate the participants in their research and provide the necessary tools to let their efforts manifest themselves. Participants are assisted in producing pieces, developing talks, collaborating with other initiatives and in meeting communities that they want to involve in their research.
The outcome of the research and conclusion of Affect will be presented and hosted by one of Agora’s partner spaces at the end of each module.
Each Module of AFFECT is divided in 5 different phases. These phases are facilitated by professionals from different fields based in Berlin.
The Facilitators for the first module of AFFECT are: Diego Agulló (ES), Rodrigo Maltez Novaes (BR), John Holten (IR), Judith Lavagna (FR) and Sarah Lewis (US).
AFFECTS first module will be moderated by Eric Ellingsen (US).
The program takes place 3 times a year with a group of 8 selected professionals per module.
Module I: 28th Feb. – 28th May 2014 – applications deadline on January 15th
Module II: 11th Jul. – 19th Sep. 2014 – applications deadline on March 31st
Module III: 3rd Oct. – 12th Dec 2014 – applications deadline on June 2nd