20 September 2014: ELIXIR 2014, FeliXart, Drogenbos, BE
Harvesting in the public orchard of Felixart Museum located around the corner of ERforS HQ from 13:00 - 23:00h. We'll be making apple cider, pear liquor, compote & confiture, bake bread & make pizza's in the bakehouse. Please feel free to join! Kuikenstraat 6, Drogenbos, behind the FelixArt Museum.
The orchard is maintained by the Museum and the Province but it's resources are scarcely used; most of it becomes fallen fruit. Elixir will harvest some of these fruits and transform this resource during public events into all sorts of products which will be used for upcoming events of Enough Room for Space.
2014 - 2015: Performing Objects, ERforS HQ, BE / Vision Forum, SE
Zetobject, Kristof Van Gestel
Participants: Céline Butaye, Marjolijn Dijkman, Hedwig Houben, Bas Schevers, Adrien Tirtiaux, Kristof Van Gestel, Herman Van Ingelgem, Laura Hermans
The research project Performing Objects will explore objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. Performing Objects will research different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work. The artworks made for this project will possibly manifest themselves in different locations outside the regular arts contexts. The home base for the meetings and talks is the ERforS HQ, a space that can function as a temporary studio, meeting- / events-room and presentation space. Besides this location we will create temporary set ups and incorporate work in various sites that will act as a sort of test cases.
Uncertainty Scenarios, Starting in September 2014, ERforS HQ, BE
Uncertainty Scenarios is an experimental research project that will unfold over time from September 2014. It will explore the way people throughout history have tried to speculate, predict and anticipate the future. The project will start with a survey (a growing archive and library) and a series of participatory semi-public events under title ‘The Complementary Sessions’.
Uncertainty Scenarios will create moments to experience different methods and rituals that have been developed throughout time and look into the objects and settings that accompany these. During semi-public events we will experiment with different methods, traditions and rituals that have been developed to relate to the future. During these sessions we will invite guests practioners to guide and introduce the group to the different approaches. Besides these moments the project aims to establish a context for the development of new works, and other artists will be invited over time.
Together with a flexible group of participants of the project we will research notions of speculation, methodologies used to predict the future, strategic thinking and scenario planning, risk and crisis management, voodoo rituals, spiritual forecasts and science fiction. How do these phenomena affect our thinking, behaviour and acting? What operations are we dealing with when we speak about speculation? How have technologies, like for instance computer modelling and calculating, affected our thinking about the future?
The project will reflect on possible consequences of current global socio-political or ecological issues and its participants will share experiences of different speculative methods and ways to approach the future. Uncertainty Scenarios will become an artistic tool to grasp the ‘futurity’ that is already, and increasingly, a part of our present.
23 May 2014: Artists Talk at 18:00h. by Salifou Lindou, ERforS HQ, BE
The Cameroonian artist Salifou Lindou will give a presentation at the Enough Room for Space HQ about his work and show the results of his 3 week residency at the Frans Masereel Center. Frans Masereel Centrum (1972) offers residencies and a working space to graphic designers, artists and critics who want to work with intaglio, relief printing, screen print or lithography, or who want to investigate the relationship of graphics with other visual arts.
The Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee
Salifou Lindou his interest for printmaking emerged during a residency in The Hague in relation to his project JAMAN (with Christian Hanussek) produced for Diartgonale Special Edition #1 published by Enough Room for Space. After this working period at the Frans Masereel Centrum, Lindou plans to open a printworkshop in Douala in Cameroon.
ERforS HQ, Sterstraat 10 Rue de l'Etoile, 1620 Drogenbos (Brussels), Belgium
February 2014: ECHOES in Amsterdam, Brussels and Berlin
> 12 February: SMBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
>> 13 February: Wiels & Enough Room for Space HQ, Brussels, Belgium
>>> 21 February: SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Germany
Hosted by the Cameroonian artist magazine DiARTgonale, the two special editions JAMAN¯ (2012) and ECHOES¯ (2013) present the outcome of a long-term curatorial endeavour, initiated in 2009, for which Cameroonian and European artists collaboratively produce new, research-based artworks. The upcoming launches continue a series started last December in Cameroon during the triennale Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.
> 12 Feb. 2014, 19:30: Launch and Talks, SMBA, Amsterdam, NL
Speakers: Pauline Burmann, Bassam El Baroni (made possible by Dai) and Annette Schemmel
Moderated by: Lucy Cotter
Location: SMBA, Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam, NL
In a context like Cameroon, access to relevant archives, books and education is not a given. On the basis of her phd project at Freie Universität Berlin, Annette Schemmel will lead her talk to the following questions: how to engage in projects of artistic research together that touch, for instance, upon our shared history? Should we extend the notion of archive to bodies of knowledge that lay far beyond the reach of traditional archival premises? Are we ready to relate to this peculiar knowledge from the universalist point of view of Contemporary Art? The Alexandria-based curator Bassam El Baroni will contribute a brief sketch of his theory of Contemporary Art to this reflection, while art historian Pauline Burmann will share her expertise as chair of the Thami Mnyele¯ Foundation in Amsterdam that offers artist-in-residence programmes for African artists. A discussion with the audience is to follow.
>> 13 Feb. 2014, 19:00: Launch and Lecture, Wiels, Brussels, BE
Location: Wiels, Avenue Volxem 354 Volxemlaan, Brussels, BE
Sharing Knowledge, a Perspective on Contemporary Art made in Cameroon‚ By means of selected art works Annette Schemmel will sketch out the complex network of references on which the informally taught artists in Cameroon rely.
(Entree of ERforS HQ)
>> 13 Feb. 2014, 20:30 - 24:00: Exhibition, ERforS HQ, Drogenbos, BE
Works by: Jean Pierre Bekolo, LucFosther Diop, Beate Engl & Justine Gaga, Salifou Lindou, Maarten Vanden Eynde & Alioum Moussa, Patrick Wokmeni
Curated by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Annette Schemmel
Location: Enough Room for Space HQ, Sterstraat 10 Rue de l'Etoile, Drogenbos
Partly produced by Enough Room for Space, some of the works on display feature in the two special editions of DiARTgonale. They reflect political issues that mark everyday life in Cameroon and artists experiences upon leaving this country. Although explicitness calls for trouble back home, these artworks deal with urgent concerns.
>>> 21 Feb. 2014, 19:00: Launch, Presentations, SAVVY, Berlin, DE
Speakers: Lorenzo Sandoval, Luis Berrios-Negron, Annette Schemmel and Bathilde Maestracci
Location: Mutant Matters at Savvy Contemporary, Richardstraße 20, Berlin, DE
Set amidst the particular archive device designed by Lorenzo Sandoval and S.T.I.F.F. as second part of their project Mutant Matters at Savvy Contemporary, this evening will raise questions with regard to the accessibility of knowledge resources and public archives for contemporary artists working outside of Europe.
image on top: Jean Pierre Bekolo