26 May 2019


Indisciplinary Symphony/ Learning (from) the Present

Announcement on unpredictability

Unfortunately, the sudden aggravation of a health problem obliges Jacques Ranciere to renounce of his traveling to Helsinki this time. Nevertheless, in spirit with the “Ignorant Schoolmaster”, he will be intervening from a distance, in dialogue with the participants via contributing texts and visual stimuli during the week of the course and the public event.

In these slightly changed circumstances, the public event in Oodi will be called “Reverberations of Ignorant Schoolmaster”.

A group of contributors working in Helsinki and abroad influenced by Ranciere’s poetics will participate in a public debate, announcing a continuation: Interdisciplinary Fragment number 3 in Finland (2020).

“Poems from which we learned” will premiere in Oodi, sharing years of working in collaboration and experimentation with J.Ranciere in different circumstances and locations.
After the screening, a public debate will follow with Janne Porttikivi, Pia Euro, Ari Hirvonen, Maiju Loukola, Leonardo Kovačević & Ivana Momčilović.

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Location: Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

14:00 – 15:15, 3rd floor

Indisciplinary Symphony: A Presentation of Student’s works & Marta Coronado, Sergio Castrillon (Great Learning by Cornelius Cardew), Dejana Sekulic, Panos Balomenos, Baran Caginli, Gregoire Rousseau, Ivana Momčilović, Jacques Rancière.

15:15 – 18:00, 1st floor (Maijansali Hall)

Indsciplinary Symphony: ” POEMS FROM WHICH WE LEARNED” Film Screening + Presentation of Jacques Ranciere’s book “Modern Times”(engl) edited by the organizers of the Course + Public Debate with Jacques Ranciére, Leonardo Kovačević, Ivana Momčilović.
Leonardo Kovačević will join the public conversation. He is a Post-Yugoslav philosopher, working on the poetics of Jacques Ranciere for many years.


Learning (from) the Present

The Indisciplinary Symphony course and public event have been prepared by Ivana Momčilović during her residencies at HIAP during years 2017 and 2018. Ivana is one of the key figures behind the Ph.D. in One Night collective which explores how learning can happen through art, what would be aesthetic education for all and is there still any emancipatory role left for the artist in the (capitalist) society. The collective collaborates with philosopher Jacques Ranciére and has been inspired by his writings on the concept of indisciplinarity.

The public event on Saturday 1st of June will inaugurate the film “Poems from which we learned” which strives to summarize the various activities of collective over the past 10 years. The film is based on documentation material of the collective’s experiments that has been gathered via various haphazard and improvised arrangements, as well as materials from the history of film – therefore the whole material has, in its treatments and its use, the appearance of found footage.

The artists as educators, members of the Indisciplinary Symphony working group are Jacques Ranciére (philosopher, writer, gardener, educator), Marta Coronado (dancer, choreographer, movement researcher, educator), Ivana Momčilović (dramaturge, text researcher, poet, translator, editor, educator), Dejana Sekulić (violinist, sound explorer, performer, educator), Sergio Castrillón (sound researcher, cellist, composer, educator), Baran Caginli (visual artist, educator), Panos Balomenos (visual artist, costume designer, theatre/opera director, educator) and Gregoire Rousseau (visual artist, electronic engineer, educator).

Research on indisciplinarity by collective Ph.D In One Night is a work in progress. In its self-managed and self-financed phases, it consisted on work with the pupils on remote island in post-Yugoslavia (Vis), work with pupils in primary schools in Brussels, and with students in Sport High School (Mäkelänrinne) in Helsinki, as well as on aesthetic eduction with migrants (Belgium and Belgrade). Ph.D. in One Night has collaborated with Free University of Brussels (ULB) on the invitation of Political Science Department, with the participation of 1 200 students.

The public event on Saturday 1 June at Oodi library will present the results of the course which is organized as a collaboration between the three University of Art Helsinki schools (Academy of Fine Arts, Theatre Academy and Sibelius (Music) Academy) and HIAP, in the last week of May. The participants of the course are invited to displace academic separations of genres, disciplines, and expertise to work with different aspects of knowledge, the methodological and magical. The course is an invitation for further reflections and actions on the topics of equality, emancipation, singular and common, objective and subjective, theory and practice, mobility in/and the immobility, placement, and displacement, “aesthetic revolution” “poetics of knowledge”, aesthetic materialism.

The event on 1st of Oodi is open for the general public.

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