Special lecture by Groupo Etcetera from Argentina Galef Building RM 219
Directly following the lecture is Etcetera's FREE 4-day intensive workshop. Guests are invited to attend and encouraged to participate thoroughout the duration of the workshop.
This 4-day intensive, participatory engagement with GRUPO ETCETERA…(Federico Zukerfield and Loreto Garín Guzmán), NO WORK/NO SHOP, will be focused on research and experiment (through “trial and error”) to explore the diverse uses of artistic actions and social imagination strategies to solve common problems.
The participants will collaborate on the design of a text and image vinyl installation on the windows of the Galef Building for Talking to Action, an exhibition at the Ben Maltz Gallery that is part the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative. This will be a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, explore language and produce a work of public art.
Formed in 1997 in Buenos Aires, Etcétera… is a multidisciplinary collective composed of artists of poetry, visual arts, and theater founded on the intention of bringing art to the site of immediate social conflict—the streets—and into arenas of cultural production, including media and art institutions.Currently, Loreto Garín Guzmán (Chile) and Federico Zukerfeld (Argentina), cofounders of the collective, continue to coordinate the archive, exhibitions, educational activities, and other initiatives. In 2005, they were part of the formation of the INTERNATIONAL ERRORIST movement, an international organization that proclaims error as a philosophy of life [http://www.erroristas.org].
Friday, MARCH 10 - #ERROR 01
11am - 12:30pm | PUBLIC LECTURE
GENEALOGY OF ERRORS
AN INTRODUCTION TO ETCETERA
Review of the history of the Etcetera actions, videos, and archives about direct action, agit-prop, public interventions and performances related to different communities, political contexts and
spaces of conflict.
12:30 Collective lunch
NO-WORK / NO-SHOP Introduction
Short introduction about the laboratory, methodology and schedule. Presentation of each participant: a short introduction about their experiences, background
and desires. Discussion about the
Saturday, MARCH 11 - #ERROR 02
ERRORIST BREAKFAST &
Collective Organization of the Journey
We will be divided into groups that will make a brainstorming on the main topics and common desires. The group will have focused in a possible common action and will discuss around.
TO ERR TOGETHER
This second session of the laboratory will be focused on discussing possible ideas for the collective, based on the concepts that emerged from the exchange between the Etcetera and participants.
Sunday, MARCH 12 - #ERROR 03
ERRORIST BREAKFAST & TO DO LIST
Debate with all the participants about the proposals that were presented the day before and taking collective decisions. Distribution of roles and tasks for the action-intervention and checking of the needs materials and responsibilities.
LUNCH BREAK 12pm-1pm
NO-WORK / NO-SHOP:
TO ERR TOGETHER
The two groups of participants together will start and prepare and produce all the needed materials. Common investigation and learning play of the elements to be used (eg. scripts, cameras, flyers, Internet, printings, registers)
Monday, MARCH 13 - #ERROR 04
To do list: Action-intervention
FAILURE AS PERFECTION
ERROR AS A SUCCESS
Realization of the collective action-intervention (Design, performance, website, declaration, manifesto, video and/or other possible experiment that emerged from the laboratory)