Then it moved, a fraction



8-9 pm opening Archive Books bookshop
9.30-11.30 pm long listening-live sets by Sugai Ken, Andrew Pekler, Nicola Ratti
12 pm-5.30 am films screening by Luke Fowler, Elke Marhöfer, Mikhail Lylov, Mariana Calò + Francisco Queimadela, Variations (Evangeline Belzile + Ian William Craig, Stephen Broomer + Stuart Broomer, Kyle Armstrong + Mark Templeton, Dan Browne + Steve Richman, Christine Lucy Latimer, Mani Mazinani, John Price, Clint Enns)
from 6 am breakfast

If the specialization permits to zoom on macro aspects of fields of interest, on the other hand, it opens up a separation gap culturally constructed, which does not exist in the real-time experience. If history is defined by its cultural representation, performativity is precisely a contestation of the excessive power granted to language to determine what is real. In determining what is signal and what is not, listening is political – all listening, all the time. But it risks exhausting its power of resistance if not discussed, opened and recomposed toward a structural awareness and collective relationships. How much the routine I’m used to performing leads me to look for the representation of what does it mean “to do” and restricts me to merely recognising what I already understand in the action I’m already able to carry out? And when this happens, I arrive to give up to construct my space for comparison? Films and sound live performances are arbitrarily selected to discuss modalities of personal relation occurring with sounds and moving images. The usual length of Standards sound events is widened and relaxed, in order to keep attention to differences, connections and exertions rather than avoid them. This is thus not an attempt to put different media on the same level, but it aims at putting into practice an exercise of communication, in which who participates is asked to shift on different levels, looking for a cross-connection which, far to be objective, can be found only in the shifting. Presented within MiArt Night 2018 – contemporary art night dedicated to no profit spaces – this long event is the occasion to open the collaboration between Standards and Archive Kabinett Berlin. Starting from now, a space for Archive Books editions will have life at Standards, and a dialogue of sharing and artist relations will enrich the programme between Milano and Berlin. We are glad to collaborate again with Care of Editions – presenting for Standards the live performances by Sugai Ken and Andrew Pekler – and welcome for the first time the Canadian label Graphical, with the collection of films “Variations – 12 artists interpret Michael Snow’s Poem (1957).

long listening-live sets in collaboration with Care of Editions
curated by Gaia Martino in collaboration with Paolo Caffoni – Archive Books

// WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PRIZE ON BOARD 2017 promoted by MiBACT Ministry of Cultural Heritage, General Directorate for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Suburbs and by GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists.