9 June – 16 September 2012. Kassel

POT Kassel

POT Kassel

POT, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 27, 34117 Kassel

In summer 2012 the Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) project seeks for a creative atmosphere in Kassel in parallel to Documenta, which is one of the biggest and one of the most influential art exhibitions of the world. The laboratory is organised by > top association supporting cultural practices (Berlin) who offers it within a wider set of activities entitled POT.

The POT is thought as a space for work and festivity and could stand for various meanings like “Point of Transaction” or “Plenty of Time.” Art universities are invited to think of POT as a “Plan for Optimal Tactic,” which could be understood as an individual plan for whatever activities (or tactics) might be offered. From another side “Plan for Optimal Tactic” is wrapped around tactical media concepts referring to after the post-cold-war situations, and appearance of mobile gadgets and public Internet. Participants are invited to think of modelling possible situations of interdisciplinary knowledge, where economics, politics, art and education could unwrap. At the same time the offered individual concepts are awaited as critical and as sharp as possible in order to become a strong alternative to the “big event”.

For example emerging artists from Vilnius Academy of Art have agreed that journey to Kassel becomes a self reflecting process of their aims and means, and the object of research is a collaboration during the journey. Experiences should become documents saved in a personal and collective memory. Participants from Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) are expected to discover unequivocal specimens (of art), classify them in the periodic context and extract key communicative elements while group of students from Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia decided to work on the language of contemporary art as a multifunctional political tool.

The POT laboratory is kindly supported by the Lithuanian Culture Support Foundation and > top association supporting cultural practices.