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Making Matters: Workshops at documenta fifteen

27 and 28 July 2022, Kassel

  • Join us in Kassel for two special workshop sessions organised by contributors to our new publication Making Matters!
  • Part of the official documenta 15 programme

What: Workshops
Elaine W. Ho (Display Distribute), Hackers & Designers
Wednesday 27 July and Thursday 28 July 2022
Hübner-Areal, Agathofstraße 15, 34123 Kassel
Organised by: 
Jatiwangi art Factory, Florian Cramer, Elaine W. Ho (Display Distribute), Hackers & Designers, 
This event is accessible to all with a valid documenta fiteen ticket

Wednesday, July 27th, 14.00-18.00:

Elaine W. Ho (展銷場 Display Distribute, Hong Kong) and Hackers & Designers: open participation/walk-in workshop on publishing, logistics and shifting modes of production and consumption.

Thursday, July 28th, 10.00-14.00:

Elaine W. Ho (展銷場 Display Distribute, Hong Kong) and Hackers & Designers (Amsterdam, Netherlands): open participation/walk-in workshop on publishing experiments at the intersection of computer programming, art and design with self-made, hacked and reappropriated tools and infrastructures.

Both workshops are affiliated to the research project & book Making Matters, A Vocabulary for Collective Arts to which Jatiwangi art Factory contributed, too.

Making Matters

The world today faces overwhelming ecological and social problems and the concern for material existence on earth is more pressing than ever. Making Matters spells out various roles that visual artists and designers play facing these issues. Collective action is necessary and inevitable.
Collective action often changes the artist’s identity and working habits: from individuality and autonomy to collectivity and collaboration, both locally and globally. These developments have given rise to new kinds of collective art and design practices: artists work together with non-artists, make products for their local environment and take on multiple identities, such as researcher, community activist, computer hacker or business consultant. 
Making Matters looks at art practices across all continents that do not conform to a Western concept of art nor to traditional distinctions between art, design, research and activism—where the boundaries between art, design, research and activism become blurred or are dissolved.
The entries in this vocabulary experiment with concepts and keywords of current art practices that may no longer be recognizable as art.