#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#61: No all male install teams.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#28: Make Contracts.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#120: The new type of art institute cannot merely be an art museum as it has been until now, but no museum at all. The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#4: Pay what you can.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#111: Do it together.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#40: Follow the artist|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#5: Kunsthal Gent is a city where different identities collide in an ongoing exhibition without end date. New exhibitions are always a new layer in this ongoing story.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#56: Take a lunch break.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#36: We support production separately.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#34: We pay artists.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#119: Be a space of production.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#61: No all male install teams.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#28: Make Contracts.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#120: The new type of art institute cannot merely be an art museum as it has been until now, but no museum at all. The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#4: Pay what you can.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#111: Do it together.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#40: Follow the artist|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#5: Kunsthal Gent is a city where different identities collide in an ongoing exhibition without end date. New exhibitions are always a new layer in this ongoing story.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#56: Take a lunch break.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#36: We support production separately.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#34: We pay artists.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#119: Be a space of production.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|
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06.11—18.12.20

Event

THE POST COLLECTIVE:
ONLINE VOCAL PRACTICE

The Post Collective is an autonomous platform of co-creation, co-learning and cultural activism created by and for refugees, asylum seekers, sans papiers and accomplices. One of our ongoing and collaborative activities has been in producing and performing voice and language-based artworks in various contexts or arrangements. During the lockdown we carried out a series of online vocal and performative sessions. These turned out to be surprisingly effective and inspiring, as we used social media such as Jitsi and Skype in new and unorthodox ways via our vocal and language-based experiments.
We are now calling for new collaborators to join us in regular online weekly sound poetry and voice practices.

No previous experience is required other than being prepared to use your voice and language(s) in new and exploratory ways. We aim to create a virtual chorus where participants write and arrange their own songs for collaborative performing. This will draw from and ‘give voice’ to the diverse linguistic and poetic/artistic experiences and backgrounds of all those participating.

After an introductory session those who wish to continue will meet on a regular Friday basis to develop material for future online public performances.

“A voice means this: there is a living person, throat, chest, feelings, who sends into the air
this voice, different from all other voices.”
-Italo Calvino (A King Listens)


Introduction session: 06 November 11.00-13.00
and EVERY FRIDAY at 11.00

If you wish to join please register your name and online contact details here:
https://pad.pad.land/p/soundpoetry, download Zoom and find us here: https://zoom.us/j/99017738616

Listen to other scores and improvs here: https://soundcloud.com/user-832058321/piece-of-hope

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