29 Jun 2012 /

In vino veritates, a drunken lesson

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CONVERSATION / 20:00 29 JUN 2012 / Ständehaus
In vino veritates, a drunken lesson

A drunken lesson is just another seminar on Truth, but it looks for it through the devices of alcohol and circumstance. The participants drink to each new concept shared and discussed together, progressively becoming more drunk as the search goes on. But rather than looking for a universal model, they engage in parallel thoughts and multiplied visions: in vino veritates.
While no one will be able to grasp the big picture, each individual will bear witness to a piece of the whole, retransmitting and expanding it in unpredictable ways, beyond the confines of the lesson and the logic of learning itself.

So if you are planning to visit dOCUMENTA (13) you may as well choose June 29, 2012 and join us for a drink, or maybe more.

The lesson will feature a highly qualified lineup of artists, writers, curators and theorists who will fuel the discussion. At the price of the dOCUMENTA (13) evening ticket you will have the chance to share your thoughts through any state of mind — from a crystal clear soberness to inebriation — with Lars Bang Larsen, Diedrich Diederichsen, Boris Groys, Chus Martínez, Cesare Pietroiusti, Jakob Schillinger and Iacopo Seri. Together in a comfortable and intimate setting, (no photographers, no stages, no Peeping Toms), we will empirically verify on our bodies and minds the ancient proverb in vino veritas, and we will decline its plural. The goal of the evening will in fact be looking for new, different, multiple definitions of truth.

A core group of 30 participants will be selected by application and provided with reading materials to prepare for the discussion. Accepted participants will be expected to attend the lesson the whole evening of June 29, and a public hangover breakfast to recap on the following day, June 30. While we are open to all applicants, please note we are not providing any financial support.

Applications for this event are now closed.

A drunken lesson is an action conceived by Iacopo Seri, resident artist in Kassel, and performed by Diedrich Diederichsen, Boris Groys, Lars Bang Larsen, Chus Martínez, Cesare Pietroiusti, Jakob Schillinger, Iacopo Seri with a specifically selected audience.

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