Writing Sessions: Sampling the Name
Index 19: Alberto Altés, Delaying the Image
Screening: Maria von Hausswolff, Three Houses
Ongoing Exhibition and Events Program: John Skoog and Emanuel Röhss, Mad Horizon

 What is in a name? This writing session explores the names that we bring to the room, thinking about their currency and status as signifiers. The session will include group exercises in repetition, modes of listening, signature writing and discussion. Led by artists Cara Tolmie and Frida Sandström. Index’ monthly Writing Sessions are practical writing workshops and group critique. The workshops reflect on and develop the use of text in artists’ practice.

 What is the relationship between film and space? In dialogue with our current exhibition “Mad Horizon”, Alberto Altés will approach film as a form that thinks and as an apparatus of spatial critique, to explore fragments of a philosophy of encounter, care and delay. Drawing from his previous research, Altés will propose and explore ways of understanding and inhabiting “the encounter” that can lead to alternative architectural practices with increased social and political relevance.

 An evening about houses in cinema. “Female” (1933) was the first film shot at Ennis House, one of the most-depicted buildings in cinema history and in large parts designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Maria von Hausswolff’s “Evidence of the not yet known” takes place in another architectural landmark, Rudolph Schindler’s Fitzpatrick Leland House (1936). The program starts at 19:30.

 John Skoog and Emanuel Röhss’ exhibition “Mad Horizon”, the first major presentation of the artists in their native country Sweden, continues until 4 December. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of performances, film screenings, workshops and talks that explore central themes of the exhibition, such as the relationship of place and imagination, and the history of modern media.

Upcoming Program
Open Workshop: PLACEHOLDERS, Sat 19 November, 13:00–15:00
John Skoog: JOHN WAYNE SLEPT HERE, Wed 23 November 2016, 19:00
Screening: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ange Leccia, Thu 24 November, 19:00, Location: Biografen Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37
Screening: Thom Andersen, LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, Thurs 1 December 2016, 19:00