Footnotes are activities designed as annotations to the development of artistic contributions to Lightning Studies: Centre for the Translation of Constraints, Conflicts, and Contaminations. Dispersed in the city of Barcelona, Footnotes is a series of encounters and meetings with materials, references, cultural agents, and institutions. It works as a discursified waiting list—protruding in the frame of the project, or merely resolving its irrelevance or impossibility to be translated. Practically, its method responds to the question: how do we document and then retrieve something that is marked or registered, but it has neither fully shown itself to us nor formed its connection to our context?
The first session of Footnotes is a close reading of different versions of Robinson Crusoe with artists Megan Michalak, Giuliana Racco-Matteo Guidi, Mario Santamaria, and Christina Schultz. The session is open to the public.
Next sessions of Footnotes are tentatively scheduled on the 26th and 29th of January and on the 5th of February. The final presentation of Lightning Studies: Centre for the Translation of Constraints, Conflicts, and Contaminations is on February 11. Full details, including introduction to the sessions, their locations and participants, will be announced soon. Tentative headings and broad topics are outlined below.
© Hangar, Barcelona 2016. Photos by Marzia Matarese, cc-share-alike.