Learning to Resingularize

A three week session at Mildred's Lane, Pennsylvania – facilitated by Katherine Ball, duskin drum, Sarah Lewison and Nils Norman with guest artist Claire Pentecost.. July 8 – 28. 2013

Resingularization is a word Felix Guattari coined to describe how the cultivation of subjective specificity can perform as antidote to the despair produced by mass media and institutional manufacture. How can we, collectives and individuals, draw from this idea and apply it to our own cultural activities of teaching, exhibition making, organizing and performing? Can we build practices rooted in collectivity that also function on an individual level—in order to foreground the liberatory contours of resingularization?

In this session we will explore how the process of learning itself is conducive to the flows of subjective reciprocity and heterogeneity that are suggested by resingularization. Using the diverse and extended environment of Mildred’s Lane as our “classroom”, we will experiment with different historic and contemporary pedagogical techniques, using a group process in which the participants of the session define the workshop's “curriculum.” The expectation is that we will unhook from received ideas of how knowledge is acquired, and engage with learning as a social activity that strives toward recognizing the plurality of our selves and others.

What might this space of shared learning look like? What sensory/linguistic/physical translations will be necessary? How will we perform a notion of group process? What tactics can we use to help us in our adventure? What strategies can we extend into the future and carry back to our-ther communities?


Other guests include: Gavin Kroeber and Rebecca Uchill, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Cesare Pietroiusti, Fritz Haeg, Brian Holmes, CoCo Fusco and others to be announced.

The schedule. Week 1

Mushroom workshop

Scott Berzofsky and Nick Wisniewski present a new collective project in Baltimore

One of the many dinners

Sarah Lewison presents the movie Split Estate

A Town Friday gathering at the Complexity

Gardening workshop

Jeffly presents her work

Fermentation workshop with Sarah Lewison

Sarah Lewison presentation