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Doing Nothing Together & The Other Question
August 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
Join Kosmologym (Walker Tufts, Jo Bech Dalsgaard, Maria Teilgård) and Heather Kapplow for an evening of Doing Nothing Together and an experimental group version of The Other Question.
Doing Nothing Together is an opportunity to practice resistance to the compulsion of doing, and an attempt, in a collaborative way, to understand what “being” might be about, if it is not simply “doing”. I am seeking the inherent value of being, which we tend to have at birth, but seem to lose somewhere along the way.
The Other Question is a divination game about empathizing with other non-human beings, and the different time scales we exist on. We will play the first living beings to have established full inter-organism communication. We will ask an Other a burning Question, and then wait for the Answer. It may not arrive in time.
Kosmologym is an art and game design collective. Our games challenge players to encounter more-than-human others and place human bodies in physical relationships to global systems. Kosmologym has created games for Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN, US; the Philadelphia Science Festival and Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, US; Art Prospect Festival 2018 in Saint Petersburg, RF; the Kulturhavn Festival and VEGA Arts in Copenhagen, DK. We have performed our games in London and Leeds, UK; Copenhagen, Aalborg and Aarhus, DK; Philadelphia and New York City, USA.
Heather Kapplow (www.heatherkapplow.com) is an American conceptual artist specializing in participatory experiences that investigate and playfully re-interpret assumptions underlying our social contracts. Kapplow’s strategies include installation, public engagement, performance, text, audio and video. Kapplow has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, and has had work commissioned for galleries, film and performance festivals within the USA and internationally.