SPECULATIVE FICTION BASED ON DREAMS (HIJACKED FUTURES X THE ANTI-HIJACKING OF DREAMS) a two-day workshop by Fabiane M. Borges & Rafael Frazão
in conjunction with XEN – Assemblage #10 Technoshamanism
presented by XenoEntities Network in collaboration with Maria F. Scaroni
Saturday, August 31: 14:30 to 17:30
Sunday, September 1: 14:30 to 17:30
Uferstudios Für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, Studio 11
sliding scale donation suggested 20-40 euros
XEN is excited to host and present a workshop of speculative fiction that utilizes techniques of art performance, cinema, and sound improvisation in order to enable an environment for the construction of a collective narrative sculpture. This narrative will be based on two axes: (un)common ancestry and future. As images appear it will become necessary to decipher the characters, environments and events (experiences) that they present. Employed in fields of psychology and experimental art, the proposal for this workshop is to use the minimum of logic and the maximum of intuition for fable-making, so we may operate with the network of the unconscious.
It is important that participants write down their dreams the night (or multiple nights) before the workshop. These dreams will be the basis of the development of the workshop. The first part will focus on the process of deterritorialization of the dream, the second on the development of collective speculation through rituals, free cosmogony, and magical thinking, and the third on the construction of narrative sculpture.
1- Oneiric practice (dream, translation in different languages)
2- Intertextual analysis (exercises in intense thinking)
3- Art & clinic languages (schichoanalyzis, oppressed theatre, onirodrama)
4- Noisecracy (sound, voice, hubbub, soufflé, whisper)
5- Communitas of unconscious (intensive communication, intuition)
6- Ritual DiY (do it yourself rituals – free cosmogony – magical thinking)
7- Narrative Sculpture (the shape of the narrative will be decided in the group)
Fabiane M. Borges – Researcher, psychologist, artist, curator, essayist. Develops project of artistic residences in the ETE / INPE (Engineering and Space Technology at the National Institute of Space Research) in São José dos Campos. Postdoctoral degree at ECA / USP / 2019. She has done postdoctoral studies in Visual Arts at EBA / UFRJ / 2016 to 2018. Articulator of Technoshamanism network.
Rafael Frazão is a visual artist, videomaker and researcher. Graduated in image and sound from Ufscar, he studied master’s degree in visual arts at UFRJ and in the program of independent studies at MacBa (Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona). He mainly develops art and technology and expanded audiovisual projects. Composes the group Dobra and articulates the Technoshamanism network.
XenoEntities Network (XEN) is a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on intersections of queer, gender, and feminist studies with digital technologies, organised by Lou Drago, Pedro Marum, and Zander Porter.