USE (unexpected side effects), 2012

Video installation, in: Offside Effet. Academy as Exhibition, 1st Tbilisi Triennial, Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi/ge, Curated by Wato Tsereteli and Henk Slager.

Under the title Offside Effect. Academy as Exhibition the 1. Tbilisi Triennial in Georgia concentrated on the question how educational platforms outside the influence of the official academic system could articulate their ‚exterior‘ awareness as a surplus value.

USE (Unexpected side effects) has been realized by a team made of René Fahrni, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Chantal Romani, Miro Schawalder, Studio Action (Silvia Popp & Anja Moers) and Judith Weidmann as a contribution to the Triennial for the F+F School of Art and Design Zurich, an independent art school which exists since 1971. The USE-team, mostly F+F-alumni and -teachers, has been composed by RELAX, engaged at the F+F since over decade. USE (Unexpected side effects) has been conceived as a video-installation. The interest of the USE-team lay in a field beyond academism and dilettantism. USE was conceived as a possible approach to non-institutional frameworks for art, education and critical thinking. USE stands for the questioning of the inflationary increase of formalized institutional representations of quality. USE as a set up is a spatial proposition to avoid any cannibalism by the self-exploiting creative industries within the growing exclusion process that results from satellization by institutional and private power structures.

F+F school of art and design
CCA Tbilisi