Andreas Engman
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mail: andreas.engman@agitera.com
cell: +46(0)704155739

Studio / Public platform:
TEMPORARY STABILISATIONS
Harald Stakegatan 2, 415 15 GBG

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Andreas Engman is an artist and educator working and living in Gothenburg. Engman’s artistic practice1 is, through a conceptual approach, invested in different modes of institutional critique and alternative pedagogical frameworks, which often takes the shape of installations, performances and discursive events. Turning towards the performative and the corporeal he’s recently interested in the politics of emotions and how expanded notions of institutional critique can be formed by explicitly using affective strategies.

Another strand in Engman's artistic work is the many political, aestetic and affective intersections of art and food which he investigates through the collaborative platform AFTERWORKS together with artists Rose Brander and Kjell Caminha.

He’s also currently working on a practice based research project investigating the efficacy of ‘scores’ (ie scripts for group action) to address the issues of contemporary art strategies in our current political climate in collaboration with Kjell Caminha, MC Coble and Jeuno Kim who forms the group Public* Display* of Actions*. P*D*A* is an anti-fascist platform using performance and speech tactics from street and guerilla theater, agitprop, Speakers' Corners, and political assemblies, to initiate contexts for collective experience, demonstration, and dialogue insisting on vigilance and direct process as a dramaturgical method and approach.

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Current & Upcoming:

Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Act 11: The Musical
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Acts 7-10: The Mixtapes
Dance Armstrong and the Log Sessions
Eating Venice: Lagoon Legumes, Ceremony & Heritage
Dicks Revisited
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Acts 4-6: Remix
The Institute for Potentiality & Actualization: “Taxidermy of Speculative Gestures – a 21-day Conference”
Let’s Mobilize! What is Feminist pedagogy?
A Stockholm Syndrome

Assemblage: Dicks Revisited
A Line Made by Swimming
Between Symbolic Acts, Environmental Qualities & Human Sensibilities

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Radical Empathy, A Continuous Score Act 7: The Mixtapes, is now part of “The Exhibition is in Transit” @ Floromancy

Residency - Excavation: with Annie Johansson @ Kulturvagnen, June 2021

Radical Empathy, A Continuous Score Act 12: Musical Acts
P*D*A* Makes Zoom performance for Sveriges Konstföreningar, September 2021-2022


P*D*A* @ Godisfabriken, October 2021

Teaching To Transgress Toolbox. Co-initiator of the study programme on critical and intersectional pedagogy using artistic tools based on peer-learning and collective research. The whole project runs for two years (2019-2021). Funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Grant. In collaboration with ISBA Besancon (FR) and ERG, Brussels (BE)  

Kronotopia. A public art work commissioned by Göteborgs Konst & Trafikförvaltningen produced as the Skogen School. The whole project runs for two years (2019-2022) as part of the art programme for Västlänken (Gothenburg)




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Radical Empathy:
A Continuous Score, Act 11:
The Musical






In April 2021 a new online performance by P*D*A* premiered. The work was commissioned by Rønnebæksholm in collaboration with freelance curator Stine Hebert and launched on social-digital platforms.

To develop the new online performance P*D*A* has collaborated with the following artistic partners: Anna Carlsson (musical theater/musical song composition), Dinis Machado (choreography advisor), Sky Deep (soundtrack) and Inga Kolbrun Söring (stage/tech).

Taking its point of the departure in the musical genre, the new performance draws from the spirit of reform and education that defines Rønnebæksholm’s historical specificity, the serendipitous finding of singing collectively as a pedagogical strategy for raising awareness and formation of a collective identity.

The new performance works within conditions of instability that compound the restrictions on movement and isolation from others, the anxiety and fear of illness, as well as the nationalisms and racism that rallies around the virus. Act 11: The Musical comes from the need to share vulnerabilities and coping strategies while aiming to be a space of both refuge and action. Act 11: The Musical will rift on, borrow from, materialize, collage, and translate the social fabric around us during these precarious times. Woven in between narratives of personal reflections, institutional experiences, and public desires are ‘Public Service Announcements’. They serve as sonic beacons, urging vigilance when white supremacist powers and institutional violence amass in the wake of political instability fuelled by post truth politics, white fragility and entitlement during this raging pandemic.

Radical Empathy, A Continuous Score is an ongoing project that, with each act introduced, seeks to find new tools of action and awareness. How can the visual and performative literacy of art be shared and used collectively among artists, activists, researchers, and the general public to navigate the swiftly changing social and political climate?

A documentation of the performance can be viewed here!
 Public* Display* of Actions*

 
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Act 11: 
The Musical
 
The Musical is developed and commissioned by Kunsthal Rønnebæksholm in collaboration with freelance curator Stine Hebert. The work is part of Rønnebæksholm artistic program FællesRum supported by Det Obelske Familiefond and further support from the Danish Arts Foundation and Nordic Culture Point has enabled this new work.


Public* Display* of Actions*

Is an anti-fascist platform using performance and speech tactics from street and guerilla theater, agitprop, Speakers' Corners, and political assemblies, to initiate contexts for collective experience, demonstration, and dialogue insisting on vigilance and direct process as a dramaturgical method and approach. P*D*A* Is in its current manifestation excited by the potential of radical empathy as an imaginative prism. A prism creating a spectrum of possibilities to find new tools of action and awareness. How can the visual and performative literacy of art be shared and used collectively among artists, activists, researchers, and the general public to navigate the swiftly changing social and political climate?  



Kjell Camihna

MC Coble

Andreas Engman

Jeuno Kim