There is an urgency and opportunity to develop new artistic strategies to understand the individual and the whole. New experiences of collectivism, social practices and the political and existential revolt against oppressive structures, practices and institutions, high light the need for collective researches on how to co-exist as bodies in society. How do we relate to each other during pandemics? How do we become anti-racist? How do solidaric collectives change ways of understanding the individual? How does performance strategies allow new ideas of agency and power? What rituals promote new sense of selves and connectivity? How do we move?
With Body Occupation, INKUBATOR launched a 2-months artistic research project of experimental forms of collaboration, networked participation of art production and the body.
MAPPING THE HYPEROBJECT BODY THROUGH FLUID SPECIFICITIES There is a pandemic. The complexity of the human body is revealed by its constant definitions, limitations and expansions. It is implemented by social groups of any possible scale, territories, scientific practices and theories.
The pandemic highlights how body is defined by its possible occupation off and by the virus and how relationships between humans are mutating to new perceptions and meanings, according to new topologies of public bodies. New territories and borders are forming as consequence of new perceptions, which will display their magnitude in the next years.
Our project aims to create a “cartography” of the body, seen as hyperobject modifying its environment, and being modified by its environment – a dynamic system (maybe a chaos?) in which what we classically consider the demarcated body disappearing, to be substituted by a net of material: social, psychological, natural and artificial forces occupying us, and at the same time being modelled by us. For such a task we avoid any universalistic perspective; the meta-artistic discourse of Body Occupation starts from the specificities of the artists, and from the specific practices of the scientists and scholars invited to take part to the project. It implements the participants through reciprocal remodeling and testing in a laboratory dynamic in which ideas and art bodies are modified, tested and elaborated by labour, input, collaboration and collectivism (question mark?).
INKUBATOR does not set any rule in formation of social and work rules within the productive microcosms of the laboratory. Everything is accepted and serve as experiment on interactions between bodies on the same territory. Groups within the laboratory also decide if and when to consider their project finished or to leave i t for further development to the other and new participants, The work in progress of the labs will be featured periodically with events curated by the participants in Dada Post.