_Katinka de Jonge
The Garland Strategy is an ongoing research within the framework of the Cultural Commons Quest Office (part of Antwerp Research In the Arts (ARIA)). CCQO is a research platform consisting of eight PhD and Post-PhD Candidates and is initiated by Pascal Gielen.
As part of this research group three artists are participating and defining their role and alternative research [strategy]. This resulted in diverse artistic productions.
"On the one hand, we can note that (...) the mutual connections that these branches [of the Garland] interact with, makes that they are intertwined with each other and their environment. This intertwinement creates an infinite expanding movement. This movement is itself also "persistent" in the so-called endless liquid sea of intangible connections between the interpersonal entities.
On the other hand, we discern a continuous movement of the individual parts of the Garland itself, alternating positive and negative poles and as such creating a continuous up and down movement. This phenomenon appears at the cellular level but also at communal and even on cosmological levels. In this sense, scale is insignificant and the Garland serves as a model for a so-called: Hyper Object, which can inevitably be used and interpreted at all levels. It causes stories to be used on all scales.
The Garland Strategy is a methodology that allows the Possible Paradise to take place within the Potential Apocalypse, and this because it inherently requires the positively and negatively charged particles as a fundamental part of its existence. In that sense, it also eliminates the existence of a division because these so-called counterparts prove to be inextricably linked, they need and balance each other. In short, the Garland is a self-generating algorithm."
Excerpt from presentation on The Garland Strategy for CCQO, Antwerp 2017
Still from video, The Open Call, Karina Beumer, 2018
___Tina Cake Line
___Atmospheric Measurement Program
___Nagele Door Nagele
___On the Shoulders of Giants
__________The Garland Strategy________________
___Wellness Centre Future Proof
___Die Denken dat dat allemaal vanzelf gaat
From and with:
Liesje De Laet
Katinka de Jonge
___We zijn naar hier gekomen
___Behold the Keyholders
___The Barbarian Citizen
Culture Commons Quest Office, website, team, 2019
Silent Discussion, Wellness Centre Future Proof, LODGERS#14, M HKA, Antwerp, 2018, picture by Pieter Vermeulen
The relation with The Cultural Commons Quest Office is a Garland
The Barbarian Citizen, picture from performance, Potluck, 2017, Antwerp, picture by Pascal Gielen
The Open Source, Audiotour and Field of Equivocations, photo Christine Clinckx, M HKA, 2018
Clarification scheme, How to become future proof in Potential apocalyptic times?
Wellness Centre Future Proof, LODGERS#14, M HKA, Antwerp, 2018