Navigation

Backsourcing

Date: 18 December, 2009 (All day) - 17 January, 2010 (All day)

"We have to discuss speculation, because the ultimate test is not the probable, but the possible. The possible implies creation, and obliges us to move beyond the probable."

Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitiques review

Capital is being screened as part of Backsourcing: a film program Video Lounge selected by Vincent Meessen, at the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen University, China, Dec 18-Jan 17, 2010.

In the world of enterprise, outsourcing delegates tasks that are no longer seen as profitable, or no longer core to a company's business, to an exterior contractor. Outsourcing enables a company to concentrate elsewhere, by diffusing risks, investments and costs to others.  The  recent economic collapse has necessitated ‘backsourcing’, when previously outsourced processes have had to be reappropriated.

Backsourcing: invites us to view artistic activity as a space of outsourced political, social, aesthetic and economic experimentation, a space where values have been developed and now need to be reappropriated.

Backsourcing: is one of the two screening programs in Video Lounge, an exhibition organized by Ronny Heiremans & Katleen in CEAC, Xiamen.

Other filmworks are  by Sven Augustijnen (Belgium) , Andrea Fraser and Jeff Preiss (USA), Christian Jankowski (Germany) & Potential Estate (Belgium/USA).

images

Villa Arson, NiceIglesia del Santa SepulchroCollaborative mappingBoadilla babesAbandoned houseDaniel expert 1