PROMISCUOUS ANOMALIES: A practical philosophy to encounter and mix with alterity

The research proposal of this module attempts to investigate the potentiality of artistic practices to provide conditions, strategies and methodologies that stimulate promiscuity between what is usually separated and to inject the anomaly into the heart of the social order.

We will confront ourselves with fundamental questions such as : what is the role that danger plays in your artistic practice? How much do you risk in the process of art making and researching? How much chaos can your practice deal with? How ready are you to deterritorialize your identities?


We will immerse in an intensive collective process with the purpose of encountering and mixing with alterity and, through that, to stimulate the emergence of something new. We will practice promiscuity, understood not in its meaning of sexual alternation but as what the etymology of the word suggests: the mixed or disordered confusion of different things tending to mutual exchange.

The public is understood as that resulting from the transformative process that implies the encounter between the heterogeneous. The concept of promiscuity comes to remind us that, especially in the field of politics, there should be a continuous predisposition to be involved in a process of transformative mixing, that is, a need to confuse different things with the purpose of something else or something new arises from that heterogeneous mixture. Subjectivity has to be understood fundamentally as open reflexivity to alterity and predisposition to disorder.

DURATION: 7 DAYS OF 5 HOURS. I will facilitate a frame for a temporary collective body to engage in the process of promiscuity of practices. We will entangle our practices and confront a practical problems using the methodology of cyclic interval oscillation, a practice that seeks to keep open the relation to alterity. A set of tools will be provided under the form of exercises. Workshops are non efficacy oriented, hence, the goal is not to solve the problems but rather to explore the multiple parameters that a set of problems consist of. The workshop is a process of value finding and artistic practices are considered practical philosophy.

Participants: Shawna Duval, Joshua Lewis, Corinne Martin, Charles Park, Evgenia, Netta Weiser, Paz Ponce


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