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.

Caveat Reading Room #9 with Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin

Peniche Tenaceboot
Quai des Matériaux/Materiaalkaai, behind:
Allée du Kaai
Havenlaan 53 Avenue du Port, 1000 Brussels

Collective reading and discussion of fragments from Zeros + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture, 1998, a book by Sadie Plant selected by Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin.


The text is selected by Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin: an artist duo currently based in Nantes, France. Bernier & Martin have worked collaboratively for over a decade, developing a varied body of work that combines writing, performance, installation, photography and film. Throughout the years, they have developed a particular string of interests: migration, rights, colonial history, games, onomastics, weaving, etc. Their projects explore the issues of hospitality and hosting, as well as the porousness of identity. The works are nourished by open collaborations with storytellers, lawyers specialised in author and foreigner rights, an American auctioneer, chess players, and more recently, weavers. Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin are currently developing a specific research that focuses on the circulation of cultural products on a global scale while problematising the question of the global transmission of knowledge and techniques.

Patrick & Olive in their 'weaving machine' with participant, next to Allée du Kaai

Copies will be available. Caveat's reading rooms are free of charge, and everybody is welcome.

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