During the workshop “Perform,” we investigated the performative potential of swapping. Together with experts, beginners and dilettantes we want to learned how to turn critical debate into physical action. The content matter was be the notion of value in relation to labor and swapping as an attempt to talk about these matters. Furthermore introduced swapping as a method of production within the workshop.
Collaboratively, we investigated diverse means of expression: Body, voice, mimic, space and movement.
The results of the workshop was several participatory scenarios, which will be shown on the final SwapUp food event on January 5.
This workshop was part of the program of SwapUpShop. Working together with actors, designers, children, artists and thinkers, the SwapUpShop workshops tackled issues questioning the visual representation of value, the playful dimensions and the performative potential of the swapping act. The SwapUpShop will end with a dinner party, merging eating and swapping together as 'critical cuisine'.
The workshop took place on December 8, from 13:00 to 17:30 at Mediamatic Fabriek. Participation was free and snacks and drinks will be provided. SwapUpShop was part of Ruilen, an exhibition and series of events about swapping, from October 20 to January 6.
Entrance was free for members. You could get a membership, which gave you free entrance for a month, by doing a chore like an hour of barkeeping or half an hour of vacuum cleaning. Otherwise it was €5,-. Kids half price.