OFFSHORE IN SINGAPORE: Radical Philosophy School for Embodied Knowledge

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OFFSHORE IN SINGAPORE: Radical Philosophy School for Embodied Knowledge

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6 Oct 2018, Sat 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

OFFSHORE IN SINGAPORE Radical Philosophy School for Embodied Knowledge With Maggie Segale, Cally Spooner, and Jesper List Thomsen

OFFSHORE – A structure that enables EVERYONE (some of whom will have met before, some of whom will not have met) to maintain a state of rehearsal, over a number of days, in public.

OFFSHORE IN SINGAPORE is a day-long school, which asks what durations, pragmatics, and cooperative arrangements might upset contemporary, patriarchal states of chrono-normativity and chrono-normative accounts of history. Chrono-normativity, in its simplest terms, may be understood as all life being engineered to run on the same clock: a clock usually set by those in power, to grant control, maximum efficiency, and profit. It is a temporal regime which renders slower and more durational activities such as maintenance and care—crucial to our survival— invisible. Through studying forms of “hidden,” often disavowed time, the school day will open up thoughts around maintenance in correlation to a “continual rehearsal” and the concept of “ongoingness;” forms of practical work that are never “done” and are therefore profoundly reciprocal, as they mould and are moulded by its subjects.

Maggie Segale will be exploring the ways in which a body “keeps count” as an alternative to neo-liberal metrics; the counting, measuring, assessing, and financialising of day-to-day life. Through simple, pedestrian movements Segale will work with the group to realise a stored memory or experience in their bodies (say, frustration in a shoulder, or tension in a hand) and then move with it, to find where time and memory embeds and shapes a present through the body. Jesper List Thomsen will lead a session on how to accumulate language within over time, by sharing several durational pieces of writing he has made, as readings and as a discussion. Cally Spooner will give a lecture on deep time geology and cognitive capitalism.

OFFSHORE is an itinerant performance company and school formed by Cally Spooner to draft new vocabulary and terms of how to organise, work, and perform. “Arriving from literature, theatre, and a messy, unrequited love affair with philosophy, OFFSHORE sits somewhere between a philosophy school for embodied knowledge, an engine, an alibi, a backroom, a rehearsal, and some deliberate, unguaranteed, social plumbing.”

Special Performance by Cally Spooner
6.30 – 7.00pm

Part of Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II

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2018-10-06

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OFFSHORE IN SINGAPORE is a day-long school, which asks what durations, pragmatics, and cooperative arrangements might upset contemporary, patriarchal states of chrono-normativity and chrono-normative accounts of history.

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Onsite (CCA)

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“OFFSHORE IN SINGAPORE: Radical Philosophy School for Embodied Knowledge,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2483.

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