START of the SportCamp 2017 program.
Another SPORT is possible?!. *
These are extraordinary times. Times of reinvention and mobilization. We have to reinvent systems, time and pastime, mobilize bodies, communities and structures. For decades, our sport systems have leaned towards alienating industrialization and will not be fixed/updated on their own, without our joint action. In the ecology of tiny systems, the micro-worlds of exceptions, by branching out, multiplying, showing diversity and resilience there is a place for solidarity and serendipity on a bigger scale. What is the future for bodily social experience? Can personal development and growth, Do-it-Yourself/
___*paraphrasing “Another world is possible”
SportCamp 2017 - Dec 1 to 6, at Timelab, Kogelstraat 34, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
WHY: What can be the role of the artist-activist/athlete in the field of sport? Can art/an artwork be a prototype for a different practice/system of sport? Can artists provide visions, tool boxes and methods for new directions and transitory developments? What happens when we bring the two most prominent non-essential parts of society - contemporary art and sport - together again? How are today’s sports different to the ancient times when specializations and distinctions were less industrialized? If the artist is an athlete or the athlete is an artist, what does that bring to the field of sport or how does it change their relation?
- The artists can provide visions, imagine tools and methods for a new perspective on the world and maybe new practices/roles/relations sport can fill? What can sport bring to the art field? A sense of team-spirit, camaraderie and belonging? Visibility and affective directness for the masses?
- SportCamp aims to be a place for cross-pollination, transgressing encounters and exchange, linked to a social theme, and it is a follow up to Timelab Springcamp 2013 and collaboration with Z. Blace, which now includes collaboration with ccSPORT and other partners.
WHAT: Timelab’s SportCamp 2017 invites you to draw up concepts, exchange and develop ideas with other thinkers and doers in a group of about 10 participants and a few invited guests over several days.
Harald De Bondt / Zeljko Blace / Caitlin Fisher / Tonci Batalic / Vanessa Brazeau / Inari Wishiki / Salvatore Iodice / Lorenzo Dewaele / Roel Heremeans / Martin Schick / Jose Begega / Gabriel Fontana / Diego Grandry / Antoine Le Blanc / Marc Palmer