Work it Out's first Roundtable took place in the frame of Montag Modus' stand out of our light. This format combines the atmosphere of a casual get-together of like-minded individuals with a playful, community-based approach to a Zoom event. The idea behind the roundtable is to facilitate exchange between international art and culture professionals—but it also sends an open invite to anybody who might be interested to join for a relaxed discussion. For this first edition of the roundtable, we, the organizers, invite you to prepare a chickpea soup together with us in the comfort of your own home and to dive into the interactive game based on Manual for Collective Play structured and designed by Trigger Collective especially for this Zoom event. The game will be followed by an open discussion on the subject of attention.
2021, Chickpea soup recipe & recorded talk + Manual for Collective Play
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Presented at Ecology of Attention #4: stand out of our light.
WORK IT OUT – ROUNDTABLE#1
Work it Out interweaves analogue and digital formats that embrace encounters, communication and knowledge transfer. Various forms of ENCOUNTERING, LISTENING, SHARING, (UN)LEARNING and GATHERING intersect the formats. Together with Montag Modus and DUST, Work it Out initiated the first Roundtable#1 on the 1st of March 2021 at 7PM CEST on Zoom. The guests of this first edition have been Trigger Collective with an interactive game version based on “Manual for Collective Play”. The format of the Roundtable combines the atmosphere of a casual get-together of like-minded individuals with a playful, community-based approach to a Zoom event. The idea behind the Roundtable is to facilitate exchange between international art and culture professionals – but it also sends an open invite to anybody who might be interested to join for a relaxed discussion. For the first edition the invitation came along with a chick-pea soup recipe that we have been eating whilst diving into an over an hour of playing together the game. With happy stomachs and enthusiastic playful zoom-hearts the Roundtable#1 ended with an open discussion on the topic of attention both in connection to the thematic approach of this particular Montag Modus edition and in resonance to the experience of playing the game together.
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Work it Out interweaves analogue and digital formats that are formed by encounters, communication and the transferral of knowledge. The formats are marked by notions of ENCOUNTERING, LISTENING, SHARING, (UN)LEARNING, and GATHERING. The focus of Work it Out is to move people, spaces, ideas, and structures irrespective of physical and geographic boundaries and facilitate exchange through a diversity of formats. The core of Work it Out is its website, which unites the individual formats. The location-independent character of virtual space is deliberately utilized by Work it Out to initiate and strengthen international networks.
Work it Out offers both clear points of orientation and scope for creativity: a place where courageous thoughts can grow, approaches can fail, and ideas can steadily be developed further.
DUST is a speculative institute created to provide a framework for the practice of imagination and storytelling. It is therefore an epicenter of experimental energy that emerges from the dialogue between critical theory and concrete artistic responses. www.dust.institute
Trigger Collective was founded in 2018 within the Synth Library Prague as an open collective of women and trans* people working in the field of music, revolving around the topics of re/search, un/learning, respect, e(qual)ity, and control. The Manual for Collective Play follows the collective’s aim to face challenges, expectations and demands the music scene and the world beyond places on women, trans*, POC, and other minority artists. Inspired by folkloric practices of art as a communal event and craft, the project invites everyone to play, experiment, be silly, and create, together and with joy. The manual was developed by Trigger members Zeynab Gueye (DJ, community organizer, performer), Faolán McGowan (sound artist, Shape Platform 21), and Dora Rodriguez (performer, theatre maker), with support from Mary C.