Manifestos make statements.
Manifestos make assertions in academic contexts where statements can not be posed without reservations.
Manifestos create rules in places that commonly do not require specific laws.
That is how manifestos have framed the activities of whole groups of artists, scientists or activists. Wherever commandments are being formulated, or discourses are created from a claim, a critique is demonstrated, a phenomenon exhibited, controversies provoked, ex- and inclusion evoked — in all of these occasions the customs of analytical thinking get left behind and insights are presumed and manifested. This happens in an offensive manner.
All manifestos are experiments of this ongoing project and play out the subjective in a conscious and sometimes carnivalesque way. The manifestos are capable of demonstrating and presenting relationships between the arts and theory for a discussion.
Every collection of manifestos has a different focus. Each issue is published as a printed matter (posters, booklets or hybrids) and on this website.
University of the Arts Bremen
2018, Textem Verlag
2015, HfK Bremen, out of print
Documentation of the Workshop
Writing and Performing Manifestos
(Part of Debate! Performing Antagonism @ thealit Bremen)
In February 2019 vimeo.com/320449038
Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick
University of the Arts Bremen, Germany
Concept and Design:
With the support of the University of the Arts Bremen (FuE Fonds and the Faculty Art and Design).