Caveat is a collective research into the ecology of artistic practice. It is initiated by Jubilee, in partnership with Open Source Publishing, No New Enemies and Été 78. Caveat tries to find more sustainable, balanced ways of operating within the existing legal frameworks. And when the limits of the existing system are reached, it tries to come up with possible new narratives that open up space for reflection.

Caveat at SOTA with Reading Room #3

SOTA Almanac Camp, Allée du Kaai

Participants

Vermeir & Heiremans Louis Volont Vermeir & Heiremans, Louis Volont

State Of The Arts (SOTA) invited Caveat to take part in its first annual camp on fair practice. Caveat presents Reading Room #3 and 2 presentations.

State Of The Arts (SOTA) invited Caveat to take part in its first annual camp on fair practice.

Caveat was present with a collective reading of a fragment of Anna Tsing's book, The Mushroom at the End of the World ('Reading Room #3'), and presentations by Caveat artists Vermeir & Heiremans, and commons researcher Louis Volont.

Caveat at SOTA addresses the sometimes unexpected entanglement of capitalism and freedom, searching and selling: the story of the mushroom that Anna Tsing describes shows that salvage is an essential element of capitalism - taking advantages of value produced without capitalist production. This raises the following question: how come, then, can it be that, quoting Anna Tsing, "the thrill of private ownership is the fruit of an underground common"?

The presentations go into that back and forth movement and try to focus on the fact that things are closely intertwined, from commons to private ownership and back again...

SOTA's first annual 'camp' is dedicated to writing the Fair Arts Almanac 2019, a practical guide for working, instituting and policy making in the arts.