"Artwork" borrows from somatic, spiritual, therapeutic methods and aesthetics but it is mainly a way to recontextualize and activate artworks in a "technique"/"method" format (on the lines of Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centering, Yoga, Tai Chi…). Artwork is ambiguous – technique, performance, therapy, workshop, exhibition, educational and promotional event – an artwork and a new method at the same time. Performers attend the events and subtly perform Artwork practices that amplify their already ambiguous presence there as Artwork method representatives /gallery guards /artworks. They can work with interested visitors /clients, individually or in groups. People can choose their degree of participation on the interval client - spectator. The visitors / clients have to negotiate their presence and readjust their automatic readings of the Artwork environment.
For each work there will be a text. Unhere is one of the first ones. The texts are based on notes written from inside, while practicing the artworks. They combine the style of explorers' live diaries with theoretical inputs associated with those explorations. In the past, unknown was spatially distributed, the extraordinary was geographically accessible. There were fantastic stories and speculations about places like Antarctica, Amazonia… which were firing the imagination of explorers. There were alien cultures, subjectivities that had the power to activate possible exits from the implicit certainties of one's time and space. Now cultures are more and more homogeneous. It feels like there is nothing to explore, that we already know what is, there is nowhere to go. In this situation, art can be one of the last possible explorations still available to us. Contemporary art has at its core the drive to surpass itself, to deviate from the consensus and mess with its own axioms, through works that expand what can be considered art. In art, and especially performance you can sometimes feel that body practices can give access to the meta-conceptual, to the levels where the implicit perspectives, realities are shaped. Artwork is interested in these meta-experiences, meta-practices that shape the quality of other practices, and what and how it is possible to experience things in general.