The Octopus Programme meets Index
10 December 2021, 15:30–18:00
Welcome to a dialogue with the participants at The Octopus Programme happening around the table that has been the research centre for the exhibition with Pauline Curnier Jardin.
The Octopus Programme is a guided research-based educational programme that encourages artistic research and production-based collaborations across academies and art institutions; students and professionals; diverse presentation modes; and processes of research and documentation in different geographies. The programme was initiated in 2019/2020 by University of Applied Arts Vienna and Kamel Lazaar Foundation with a pilot phase which linked Vienna and Tunis. The main phase is taking place in 2020/2021 and the partners of the main phase of the programme are University of Applied Arts Vienna; Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis; Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts, Stockholm; Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation; The University of Pretoria, Pretoria; The Centre for The Less Good Idea, Johannesburg; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah; Birzeit University, Birzeit; the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit; SAHA Association, Istanbul; Publics; and Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki.
Index has been collaborating with the programme during the selection process of the participants, with tutorships, talks and a dialogue regarding possible ways presenting artistic processes.