'Staying with the trouble requires oddkin; that is, we require each other in unexpected collaborations and combinations, in hot compost piles.'
Donna Haraway (2016)

Artists :  Julien Alins, Sharon Alfassi, Georges Autard, Karina Bisch, Auto Bodies (Ursula Doebereiner, Alice Griveau, Ak Knol, Katharina Schmidt), Rada Boukova (+ Colombe Marcasiano + France Valliccioni), Christain Bouyjou, Emanuelle Castellan (+ Claudia Kugler) , Alex Chevalier, Hyungsub Choi, Jagna Cuichta, Cordula Ditz, Antje Dorn, Kerstin Drechsel, Guillaume Durrieu, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Friederike Feldmann, Thomas Fougeirol, Maïlys Girodon, Basile Ghosn, Olivier Gourvil, Thierry Grégoire, Florent Groc, Heike Klussmann, Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch), Charlie Jeffrey, Jasmine Justice, Hyunah Jung, Ludovic Lacreuse, Mohammed Laouli, Nathalie Leroy-Fiévée, Sarah Le Treut, Nadia Lichtig, Elvire Ménétrier, Jugoslav Mitevski,  Nicolas Nicolini,  Bruno Peinado, Hugo Pernet, Nicolas Perez, Nicolas Ramel, Melody Raulin, Baptiste Roca,  Veronique Rizzo, Jean-Baptiste Sauvage, Emmanuel Simon, Yoan Sorin, Stadt im Regal, Julien Tardieu, Olivier Vadrot, Isabelle Vaillat, Charlie Verot, Valérie Vernet, Hazel Ann Watling, Alex Wagner, Elsa Werth, Yassemeqk Kollektiv, ...  ... ...
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Donna Haraway's idea of staying with the trouble requires making kin, it requires collaboration and combination in hot compost piles.

Her ideas talk a lot about dealing with the thick present and forming relationships across species, that is human and non-human. It's interesting to point out the need for speed, as a HOT compost pile is all the more efficient in decomposition. What would normally take a year can decompose within 3 months.

Participants of 'Staying with the trouble in painting / Building Canebière' are imagining this kind of making-with in Painting, that is making-kin, making hot compost piles, albeit across a narrow social group, those defined as painters or artists. However the potentiality to cross social fields is nurtured and implicit in the location of the project, the protected passage in Building Canebière, currently open to the public.

SWTTIP/ Building Canebière was imagined collectively. There are infact several piles of compost relating to the kin-making of Guillaume Durrieu, Alice Griveau, Nadia Lichtig, Katharina Schmidt and Hazel Ann Watling, who became later with Arnuad Arini, and guest Olivier Vadrot. After an initial invitation from Katharina Schmidt to work together; all of us, as either artist/curator/organiser/kin-maker/composter, invited up to a further ten artists to participate. This act of going towards the other is a type of 'becoming-with' not 'self-making'. Within this pile there are a mesh of multiple kin-makings that overlap and superimpose, family trees made out of choice not blood, which once unrelated become with each other a rich decomposition of imagery (or less metaphorically, an uncomposed superposition of imagery). Future fertiliser for actions, ideas and behaviours of everyone touched. The collective working also includes Hyunah Jung and more recently Frédéric Morin.

Tending and caring for the 'compost pile' becomes integral to the project, with everyone chipping in as they can or feel. As Donna Haraway says it takes effort to tend compost and it can always be done badly!
See this scrummy interview : monoskop.org › Staying with the Manifesto: An Interview with Donna Haraway

"Staying with the trouble requires oddkin; that is, we require each other in unexpected collaborations and combinations, in hot compost piles."
Donna Haraway (2016)

Staying with the trouble in painting / Building Canebière is a performative installation which is acted out on a 3 meter high and 20 meter long wall, in Passage Canebière - 73-75 la Canebière, 13001 Marseille - from the 25th of August to the beginning of November 2020, and recently put on pause due to a national wide confinement. Around sixty artists from various generations and nationalities have been invited to propose a black and white poster linked to their practice. Posters appear on the wall in the order of their reception, in the position determined by each artist's chosen coordinates. As time passes, the posters superimpose or cover one another completely, their blending is the collective work. Forms appear, meet and disappear randomly, questioning in an experimental way the concept of 'author' and the sustainablity of an artwork.

In parallel, the exhibition 'Staying with the trouble in painting/ Chris Reinecke' curated by/ kin-made with Katharina Schmidt is presented in the artist run space Espace Mourlot.
See @espace_mourlot

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