We want to learn more about non-verbal negotiation, care, anger, dialogue, transgressions and defense. We hope that training together will teach us to ‘relate’ and help us find a new language to talk about the many conflicts and contradictions we need to negotiate. The boxing classes are free and for all abilities, ages (16+), shapes and religions. You don’t have to be fit or strong or cool to take part. Boxing gloves and other equipment will be provided. To book a place, ask more questions or alert us to specific needs, contact Jenny: email@example.com
Boxing classes: 11 June, 13 June, 15 June, 18 June, 20 June, 6–8 pm
We brought a pile of boxes to Marabouparken Konsthall and will unbox them during our residency. The boxes contain publications we have worked on, documents, which we want to investigate and miscellaneous items related to our projects and inquiries.* Info: we moved out of the exhibition space and took over one of Marabouparken’s staff offices on the second floor in order to turn it into an Unboxing Room.
We will unpack our boxes and ask:
Why do we publish What are we publishing How do we publish What does it mean to understand our work not as a ‘noun’, but as a ‘verb’ Where do we put the many things we’re doing, that don’t fit into boxes What’s the problem with categorisation How do we resist the demand for individual authorship? Why do we NOT want a unified face How can we subvert the social pressure to produce faces How do you ‘work politically’ instead of making work ‘about politics’ What’s the problem with writing a colophon in the book How do we negotiate with institutional bodies Why would we go on a residency when we struggle to pay rent at home Where can we store our boxes How long does it take to travel to Stockholm from London by train Why do we all speak English Why is what we are doing called research or education and not art Where did we meet What happens if we don’t work together anymore Who has invited us and why How are we spending the budget Do we want to stay in a two-bedroom or a one-bedroom apartment Do you want tea Have you read the S.C.U.B manifesto What’s the Wifi password Which objects didn’t we bring because we were worried they might get stolen How do we make this residency visible Who has the time to engage What can we make public When does the residency end Who would be our ideal boxing teacher What happens if we hurt ourselves Who gives in Who compromises Who accommodates Who cares Who edits Who organises Who translates Do we need a new, less tired and exclusive language to talk about all of this And how do you document laughter
Unboxing events: Sun 6 May, 2–5 pm, Sat 16 June, 2–5 pm, Sun 26 August, 2–5 pm
* The Piracy Project, Teaching for people who prefer not to teach, The Library of Omissions and Inclusions, Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy?, a selection of good and bad sports bras (D cup and upwards), Keep It Complex, as well as our terms and conditions, emails and other miscellaneous items.