Lecture on Ambition at Impulstanz Festival, Symposium “Crisis, What Crisis!?”

Betraying Ambition: What Moves You? (A lecture on Art and Ethics)

The premise of this lecture is that we are made to believe in ambition because ambition is something good. There is a benevolent mantra that tells us “be ambitious”, but, what if ambition would have been politicized and ideologized? My attempt is to unfold some ethical implications of being an artist in the times of creative capitalism. I will make use of the concept of “anartism” to introduce an ongoing process of spectral oscillation as a life practice.

Context: Crisis? What Crisis?! Dance & Aesthetic – Dance & Labour – Dance & Politics.
Organized by The Life Long Burning network and ImPulsTanz Festival 11–13 August 2017.

Featuring: Claudia Bosse, Igor Dobričić, Eisa Jocson, Gerald Raunig, Rok Vevar, Silke Bake, Philipp Gehmacher, Isabel Margarita Lewis, Vanessa Joan Müller, Valentina Desideri, Astrid Kaminski, Angela Schubot, Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski, Jasmina Založnik, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil, Will Rawls, Maria F. Scaroni, Simone Willeit, Selma Banich, Diego Agulló, Katalin Erdődi, Yosi Wanunu, Gurur Ertem, Anne Breure.