Emptor is a collective reflection, initiated by Jubilee. Questioning current ways of practicing property with and from within artistic practice, Emptor inhabits the territory revealed throughout Caveat’s research on the contract. Doing so, it actively continues the quest for an ecology of artistic practice.

Reading Room #21: Symbionts in Jurisprudence

16:00 - 18:00
Meyboom Artist-run Spaces
Boulevard Pachecolaan 34, 1000 Brussels

In the framework of Emptor we invite you to a collective reading and discussion of 'Symbionts in Jurisprudence', a chapter from Drifting Studio Practice by Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan

Can we consider collective obligations the raw materials of law?

Throughout the text the authors, from their experience of working with indigenous Maroon communities, explore possibilities of experimental jurisprudence questioning how a legal status dictates which actions a body is allowed to perform and how our behavior often reaffirms but can also question law.

Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan are an artist duo from the Netherlands. They create films, film installations, writing, sculpture and collages that explore cultural and geopolitical landscapes. Their projects involve extensive research and long-term collaborations with communities.

In their book Drifting Studio Practice (Hatje Cantz, 2021), Van Brummelen and De Haan discuss their research project and film Stones Have Laws (Dee Sitonu a Weti). The artists elaborate how they experiment with collective script writing and performative storytelling.

On 25/03, the film and book are presented at BOZAR (Brussels): Book launch Drifting Studio Practice with screening Stones Have Laws (Dee Sitonu a Weti)

Jubilee organises this Reading Room in the context of a collaboration with Vriza and their founding artists Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan. Jubilee edited the Dutch text of Drifting Studio Practice and coordinated the English translation.

Text in English. Copies will be provided. If you would like to read the text in advance, feel free to send us an email.

Meyboom Artist-run Spaces, Brussels (ground floor)
Boulevard Pachécolaan 34
1000 Brussels

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