a proposal by *err collective
with the participation of duke choi, erika pirl et le chic, fernando morán ramos, fiorella giannattasio moll, isabelle guisan, javier gonzález pesce, jessica decorvet, jorge l. cordón, kiri santer, mads floor andersen, mandarava bricaire, mohamed abdelkarim, patricio gil flood, peter schreuder, sabrina fernández casas, sara mclaren, victoria wigzell and yannis ziogas
*err is a non-profit association made up of six artists returning to TOPIC, Geneva – where we first met – to reflect on one and a half years of working together and to launch our first publication. In this instance the publication is seen as a durational platform: bringing together artists, other collectives, films, and organised activities to continue using the *err collective toolbox which includes dérive, listening, gardening, mapping, activating spaces, researching, and sharing.
6pm repa(rtagez) // join us for a collectively prepared meal during the vernissage
7pm chez soi // live reading from the writings of a travelling exhibition project by sara mclaren
4-7pm exhibition and installations open
5pm dérive in vieusseux by *err collective especially designed for children
7pm performance by mads floor andersen
9.30pm underground gardening // an activity predicated on the act of planting potatoes and other root vegetables in vieusseux
6pm repa(rtagez) // share a meal and view the exhibition and documentation of activities that have taken place so far
8pm the project economy of the artist // a panel discussion investigating the effects of the economic modus operandi of contemporary art and production spaces on the artist’s practice. with federica martini, madeleine dymond, patricio gil flood & victoria wigzell.
6pm collective walk // peter schreuder will host and navigate a collective walk
8pm nomadic grill // be sure to bring some things to throw on the barbecue
9pm open-air cinema
5pm publication launch // the feeling of not feeling at home publication will consolidate *err’s work under this designation and includes other artist’s and thinker’s collaborations and contributions
9pm performance by erika pirl and le chic
4-7pm see the week’s manifestations and have a look at the publication
the project is supported by SüdKulturFonds/FondsCulturelSud
*err collective is made up of six art practitioners and researchers currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Formed in 2016, the collective’s first intention was to initiate a collaborative platform capable of self-generating and self-motivating critical practices and friendships. By investigating the process of becoming many, and the complexities of group ecology, *err means to question how subjectivities, patterns of thought, critical postures, and political positions can be reshaped through the endeavour of working with others.
Keeping in line with the collective’s appropriation of bureaucratic structures and their détournement, *err became an association in January 2017.
The collective currently consists of:
Madeleine Dymond (artist; South Africa), Camille Kaiser (artist, curator; Switzerland), Alexandros Kyriakatos (artist, social worker; Greece), Erika Pirl (artist, dancer; Mexico), David Gregory Rees-Thomas Jr (artist; Hawaii), David Esteban Romero Torres (artist; Chile).