Academy Licence © No. 4 / 2011
Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge
Part of the exhibition:
Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully
Opening 11 June, 2011. From 12 June till 25 September, 2011.
Open: Tuesday-sunday 10 am – 5 pm
From 11 June until 25 September, the Fort of Asperen,
part of the New Dutch Waterline, is the scene for a large international
group exhibition curated by Bik Van der Pol. Participating artists
include: Lara Almarcegui, Tarek Atoui, Marc Bijl, André Cadère/Alain
Fleischer, Critical Art Ensemble, Teddy Cruz, Martijn Engelbregt,
Tim Etchells/ Vlatka Horvat, Harun Farocki, Zachary Formwalt, Freddy
Heineken, Runa Islam, Jeroen Jongeleen, Otto Karvonen, the Mobile
Academy / Hannah Hurtzig, Jasper Niens, Navid Nuur, Cesare Pietroiusti,
Åsa Sonjasdotter, Hito Steyerl, Pilvi Takala, Javier Telléz,
Nomeda &Gediminas Urbonas, The Yes Men, Artur Zmijewski.
A border marks out territory, on land, in society,
or in the mind. This ambiguous instrument to protect ourselves or
others pops up around us all the time. Borders can be a restriction,
but they can also give way to new possibilities. Why do we think
we need certain borders and do they give the protection we expect
them to give us?
At the Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge:
Defense Lines experts tell you in a one-on-one conversation about
the (un)justified boundaries of privacy; how lock-picking creates
safer locks; how flora and fauna survive in the city, and a large
number of other topics.
During the Blackmarket the audience gets access to
knowledge that is not commonly available. The theme ´Defenselines´
is investigated through a wide variety of angles, thus shedding
light on a broad range of knowledge. The event is a concept of the
Mobile Academy, under direction of Hannah Hurtzig. The edition ‘Defense
Lines ‘ has been developed and produced by Bik Van der Pol.
Previously, the event has also taken place in Vienna, Eindhoven
and Jaffa, amongst others.
ENCYCLOPEDIA & EXPERTS
EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION