EUFRAD Stockholm

Oct 27-30 2011

Gerhard Eckel led a workshop at EUFRAD, The European Forum for Research Degrees in Art and Design, which forms part of the activity of ELIA, the European League of Institutes of the Arts. The workshop was centered around the topic of engaging with a format: A good part of making art can be understood as negotiating and defining formats (conventions), creatively coping with their constraints, exploiting them to the artist’s advantage. What holds for the so-called primary format (artwork, performance), holds also for the secondary format (documentation, presentation). In both cases, understanding through experience is central – experience and reflection framed by a format.

Photo: G. Eckel.