Workshop – You don’t talk about Fight Club

Workshop – You don’t talk about Fight Club


Medrar For Contemporary Art

17 April 2016 - 8 May 2016

“[The] … sense of futility that comes from doing anything merely to prove to yourself that you can do it: having a child, climbing a mountain, making some sexual conquest, committing suicide.

The marathon is a form of demonstrative suicide, suicide as advertising: it is running to show you are capable of getting every last drop of energy out of yourself, to prove it… to prove what? That you are capable of finishing. Graffiti carry the same message. They simply say: I’m so-and-so and I exist! They are free publicity for existence.

Do we continually have to prove to ourselves that we exist? A strange sign of weakness, harbinger of a new fanaticism for a faceless performance, endlessly self-evident.”

― Jean Baudrillard, America

Aiming at radically stimulating one’s creative side through mental games and tactics, overcoming the difficulties of working as a collective, challenging the egocentric mind, and unveiling the adventurous side of the creative approach, this workshop is fully experiential and we are not expecting any definitive forms or results (just like life).

The workshop is an attempt at redefining/breaking and reshuffling the classic/academic norms and definitions of art, beauty, aesthetics, and approach, and discovering what’s beyond through intensive exercises, readings and reversed psychology based schemes.

The workshop will take place at Medrar from Sunday 17 April 2016 till Sunday 8 May 2016.

7 sessions .. Sunday and Thursday every week from 5 pm to 9 pm.

After the workshop, it will be an exhibition for 3 days.

Program outline:

– Weekly artist talks with different artists and musicians discussing their practice and creative process, in addition to movies/videos screenings and discussions (1st day of each week, the names of the artists and the movie titles will be announced every week).

– Theoretical scenarios, tactics and games (2nd day of each week)

Workshop fees : 500 LE, You have to pay them to Medrar before the workshop.

To apply, please fill in the form below and submit it before Wednesday 13 April 2016. Only selected applicants will be notified by Thursday 14 April 2016.