PAM p.m. (in the context of Misoogst)
PAM (Platform for Audiovisual and Media Arts) has grown out of a diverse assembly of organizations and practitioners working with moving image, sound art, or media art. PAM invites anyone who works in media arts to meet, to discuss common issues and to share knowledge and tools about the development, production, distribution, presentation, and reflection of audiovisual and media arts.This PAM is organized on the 16th of September 2022 at 3pm in the context of Misoogst, an interactive meeting in Cas-co in Leuven of initiatives and artists who work on green structures, ecology and (urban) agriculture. At the crossroads of art and agriculture, they present their practices and provide insight into their relationship with all non-human entities that surround us.Werktank invited Katinka de Jonge, Julia Eckhardt, Christophe De Boeck, Aernoudt Jacobs and Cirkel Mediakunst Leuven. You can join them in a round table about a specific theme.
Table #1: Katinka de Jonge — Sustainable development and ecosystems
How can the metaphor of an ecosystem contribute to the sustainable development of an art practice or organization? Through various conversational formats, artist and researcher Katinka de Jonge invites you to map your own ecosystem, and thereby reflect on concepts such as sustainability, producing versus decomposing, and non-human influences on an artistic practice.Katinka de Jonge works as an artist and is a PhD researcher at Hasselt University (BE), where she conducts research about artistic self-organization and artist-run spaces. In her work she explores ‘locality’, focusing on the complex relations between design and everyday life, and emphasizing polyphony and the function of language and dialogue in specific contexts.
Table #2: Christoph De Boeck and Aernoudt Jacobs — Art/Non-Art Crossover Collaborations
What is your favorite collaboration with a non-artistic partner? It could be a sponsor who lends you some audiovisual material, a scientific institute for your art-science proposal, a hospital or other social services for your community project, local authorities, a city with a Capital of Culture programme, expertise at university or other schools, technical support from an industry, real estate owners for an atelier… let’s exchange tips and experiences!The discussion is moderated by Christoph De Boeck and Aernoudt Jacobs who have been running Overtoon, a platform for research, production and distribution of sound art and sound-based installation art.
Table #3: Julia Eckhardt — Curatorial responsibilities
Organising and curating implies responsibility, especially when it comes to efforts for diversification and just representation. In what way is this a political rather than an aesthetic question? How far can we go in enlarging the scope of our program, and still stay personally and affectively involved? What practical tools can be useful for feedback on the meaningfulness of curatorial work?Julia Eckhardt is a musician and artistic co-director of Q‑O2 workspace in Brussels. As a performer of composed and improvised music she has collaborated with numerous artists, and extensively with Éliane Radigue. She is (co-)author of several publications on aspects of sonic arts and music.
Table 4: Werktank — Cirkel Mediakunst
Which role do you see Media-Art and Sound Art playing in Leuven? What are the challenges, the desires, possibilities and bottlenecks? How does the Leuven community relate to the big city centres Brussels, Antwerp and Gent? How can we build upon this community and strengthen it? Come and exchange ideas about Media-Art and Sound-Art in Leuven.Werktank is a production platform for Media-Art on the cutting edge of art, technology, and science in Leuven. Cirkel Mediakunst brings artists, organizations, curators and producers, from Leuven, whom are active within Media Art together.