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GATHERING 2008 | PERFECT PARADOX

International artists explore the expansive landscape of paradox, offering workshops and outings, facilitating debates and experiments, showing films and performances, and much more.

Participants are invited to contribute their own paradoxical expressions through writing, moving, talking, and of course: Gathering!

The Gathering aims to investigate how paradox relates to and influences creative expressions, the decision-making process, collaborations with others, the relationship with spectators and witnesses, and the engagement and dialogue with other disciplines.

How do {we} artists approach manifestations of paradox head-on or indirectly? How are they made tangible and transparent in the artwork, or kept more diffuse and hidden?

How do the paradoxical nature of research & discovery and the perception of reality reveal themselves in different stages of the creative process?

What methods and strategies do artists rely on when struggling with inherently contradictory and ambiguous aspects in their art making?

And–Or: Does paradox de facto permeate all artistic work, and speaking of it as a separate and distinguishable notion is not only misguided, but in fact also foolish?

 

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© 2008 David Lakein