School of Fluid Measures: Negotiation

Judith Seng

At the School of Fluid Measures fixed standards and positions are dissolved through scored interactions that leave traces in coloured sand. The patterns that emerge are an exploratory measure of the fluidity of meanings, and the colours represent exemplary social values as resources to debate, distribute, and fuse into new colours and values. The colours represent social values such as freedom, individuality, collectivity) and form the basis of each interaction or ‘negotiation’, after each session colours and values merge into each other to form new coulours and values.

During 18 interactive sessions the installation invites participants and visitors to negotiate the relation between two colours and values. Viewed as a series, the sessions intend to explore ways of mediating, materializing and notating the situated making of meanings and results, inbetween mind and body.

You are welcome to join this open silent negotiation session. Please register yourself (and a conversation partner) via this link. Two people will negotiate two social values, like freedom or tolerance, and how they relate to each other in a relevant situation of daily life. This takes about 30 to 60 minutes, including the introduction and reflection. Note that the sessions will be filmed and might be published in context of the exhibition and for documentation reasons. If you have any further questions, our staff will help you.

Designer: Judith Seng; Assistants: Clementine Boucher, Mirjam Faber, Elena Petrach, Lucas Wheeler. 


14.03 to 15.03.20

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 18:00

Free entrance