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/with-Others cultures be the starting points of a new way to self-organize athletes and sport systems? Can a multitude of minorities combine into a non-normative driving force? What are your ideas, concepts, visions, prototypes or models for the commoning and co-creation of sport?
___ *paraphrasing “Another world is possible”
OPEN CALL: SportCamp 2017 (for 4-10 days around December 1st, 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.
HOW: E-mail SportCamp@timelab.org with a short bio, background info and motivation (max. one A4 of font size 11 + max. 2 media files) before 1st of November 2017. After us processing your inputs, you will be provided with a procedure and access to an environment for joint commoning, correlating and matching for co-creation of proposals from shared ideas and/or concepts. Decisions of acceptance and support will be based on a joint sense and estimation of urgency, resonance with context, potential for sustainable production in 2018. In ethical terms, we are guided by principles of commoning and expect participants to join in P2P sharing, care and collaboration. Food, transport, production costs and lodgings will be provided through fixed fee by Timelab. For more info and updates look up: http://call.Timelab.org/ or http://call.ccSPORT.link/
WHERE: Timelab is a hotbed for makers, thinkers and doers. It does this by providing time and space, tools and methods, in a community of people co-creating through weekly operations and regular workshops, with seasonal camps and thematic residencies. Timelab is located in Ghent (Belgium).
Timelab is supported by the Flemish Community and the city of Ghent