Proto-Call: The Coming

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: World Ornamental Forum 2016

Application deadline:

worldornamentalforum.ch/

Kirchnermuseum, Promenade 82, 7270 Davos, Switzerland

Explore the idea of coming– and modeling/exampling across practice and theory; appropriate your own elevated categories as part of your individual or collective endeavors!

Embarking on a new chapter of WOF World Ornamental Forum, we are seeking contributions to this international setting without walls in Davos, Switzerland in Spring 2016. Working and acting from within the Kirchnermuseum, the invigorating surroundings of this alpine region,* loaded with histories of creative restoration, shall form the setting in which agency is given to the coming– or what can be called the future material – enacted by the guests; players, artists, writers, thinkers, curators, editors, scientists and organizations.

Topics of discussion should refer to WOF’s concern with artistic modeling/exampling, the ornamental and the world, the de- and re-vocabularizing of artistic knowledge in response to aesthetic-planetary-sensorial transformations.

Key topics: new vocabularies, format of the format, coming–, temporalities-eventualities, altitudes, sea level, sound theory, meta-phrasing and un-phrasing, ornament, architecture, periodicals, commons and the humanities, scores, stars down to earth.

A new setting dictates a new modus in which to work: there is no material to quote from on hand. The modus is prompted by … (Sergei Eisenstein, 1988)

10 successful applicants will be invited to take part in a prize draw!

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants should submit a one-page proposal in English outlining the specific topic and vocabulary they wish to explore, the format of their contribution, expectations of what WOF should be, and their future involvement in worldly ornamental activities. We will do our best to facilitate the conversations.

Application deadline: September 30, 2015, noon.

E-mail proposal submissions: [ ]

WOF World Ornamental Forum is a conglomerate of creative workers with a growing number of its community and communal spaces.

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*Davos sea level 1560m.

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One thought on “Proto-Call: The Coming

  1. Ronny Hardliz

    Proposal
    Topic and Vocabulary
    My topic will be the ‘vocabulary’: How is today’s work with ‘vocabulary’ comparable to traditional modes of artisanal practice, in which the slow transformation of gestures is a generator of change first in ornament and then in use? The playful use (abuse, overuse, de-use…) of ‘vocabulary’ influenced by multiple media and agencies might not be graspable in its change of actual use (it might never have been). And if all this is true, where is the threshold between playful use and actual use, if there is one?
    My vocabulary to test this, as a model, will be ‘topic’: How can we determine the terminus ‘topic’, make it un-end, and re-end it at another place? How can we relocate something once the term ‘topos’ itself has lost its place? Unplaced placing draws our attention to the fact that when we say something it is not just what is being said that transforms, it is always also us being transformed.

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