Who are the Splacists?

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Join MADE at 5:45pm on Wednesday 30th November for this FREE evening event open to all.

Who are the Splacists? will introduce the context for and development of the Splacist manifesto as well as report findings from the What are the Splacists? activities conducted earlier in the day. There will also be an opportunity to experience work developed by a collaboration between artists Nikki Pugh and Hannah Nicklin. This work has been commissioned by MADE as part of Learning Spaces Living Places 2 and represents the first indirect response to the manifesto. This FREE evening event is your chance to experience it first-hand and be a part of this new artist-led experience.

Splacism is a contemporary mode of practice proposed by Paul Conneally. A new set of ideologies defined by Hannah Nicklin and Nikki Pugh. A hop, skip and a jump away from phsychogeography and the works of the situationist international. Think space, place and splice. Developed empirically by whoever’s interested.


We will own this city.
We will take it back.
We will link and shift; across time, space, people, places and processes
We will weave throughout the fabric of people’s lives.
We will unpick it.

We will affect and be affected.
We will glory in the moment, the collage, the marking and then passing on.

We reject your shopping centre, your pavement, your cultural quarter;
We will under mine pre-defined spaces. We reject them.

We will reclaim the city, not for you, but with you.
We are you.

(Refreshments will be provided after the talk. Please wear suitable clothing, as some activities may be outdoors)

SPLACIST MANIFESTO (V2)

splacist (splā sĭst)


A contemporary mode of practice proposed by Paul Conneally. A new set of ideologies defined by Hannah Nicklin and Nikki Pugh. A hop, skip and a jump away from phsychogeography and the works of the situationist international. Think space, place and splice.

Developed empirically by whoever’s interested.

WE ARE THE SPLACISTS


We will own this city.
We will take it back.
We will link and shift; across time, space, people, places and processes.
We will weave throughout the fabric of people’s lives.
We will unpick it.

We will expose and re-see.
We recognise our observation affects the outcome unavoidably.
We will affect and be affected.
We will glory in the moment, the collage, the marking and then passing on.

We reject your beginning, middle and end.
We will work on and across edges. We will push them. We will blur them.
We will trace and leave traces.
We will work with you, not for you.

We reject your shopping centre, your pavement, your cultural quarter;
We will under mine pre-defined spaces. We reject them.

We will fail spectacularly, vitally, elegantly.
Our practice will be open, although it may not always be out in the open.

We will make exchanges.
We will make adventures.
We will reveal beautiful moments.
We will reveal the ugly.
We will hold your hand.
We will whisper in your ear ‘let go’.

We will reclaim the city, not for you, but with you.
We are you.

WE ARE ALSO THE TECHNOLSPLACISTS

We will not be technosplacist when being splacist will suffice.
We will never underestimate the power of cardboard and masking tape.
We will not be afraid to get our hands dirty.
We will not be afraid to do without digital at all.

We will use ‘digital’ as tool and material, not as veneer.
We recognise ‘digital’ is not necessarily something ‘other’.

We will make and share our own tools as appropriate.
We will collaborate.
We will be generous.
We will be porous.

We will re-reveal technology as used by private interests.
We will hold them accountable.
We will put it to our own uses.

We will cut, and we will paste.
We will undo.

We will be artful. We will be skilful. We will fail usefully.

We will find our own energy sources.

We will pervade.

PHOTO Paul Conneally 2011

Artists and architects pictured with splacist artist, Nikki Pugh (centre), on a foray into Birmingham city centre during “What are the Splacists?” the first splacist training camp.

"What are the Splacists?" was hosted by MADE Birmingham and conceived by Nikki Pugh

splacist (splā sĭst) Manifesto 2.0

A contemporary mode of practice proposed by Paul Conneally.
A new set of ideologies defined by Hannah Nicklin and Nikki Pugh.
A hop, skip and a jump away from phsychogeography and the works of the situationist international.
Think space, place and splice.

Developed empirically by whoever’s interested.

Silent reading as psychogeographic intervention.

LIAR - Look I Am Reading - Paul Conneally - Extract from Eccentric City May 2009

In LIAR Conneally explores cities through reading in public places.

Originally performed in Avignon as part of the Avignon Festival 2008 Conneally has gone on to read silently in many other locations exploring the line between where it’s acceptable to read silently in public and where its not. What are the messages given out when someone decides to read to themself in a paticular place - home tube cafe shopping mall busy street sat down stood uo top of a hill in a stream?

Blindfold Woman With String

Paul Conneally 2011

A teacher during a Splacist Workshop

exploring and promoting Learning Outside The Classroom

The workshop was led by artist Paul Conneally and Roberto Amoroso at Forest Lodge Education Centre, Leicester.

We will expose and re-see.
We recognise our observation affects the outcome unavoidably.
We will affect and be affected.
We will glory in the moment, the collage, the marking and then passing on
.

Splacist Intervention - Leicester - November 1 2011

Watch on zenbruiser.tumblr.com

NO PURPOSE NO DESIGN
Paul Conneally

SPLACIST MANIFESTO V2
splacist (splā sĭst)

A contemporary mode of practice proposed by Paul Conneally. A new set of ideologies defined by Hannah Nicklin and Nikki Pugh. A hop, skip and a jump away from phsychogeography and the works of the situationist international. With more practice and less wine. Think space, place and splice. Though still with a bit of wine.

Developed empirically by whoever’s interested.

WE ARE THE SPLACISTS

We will own this city.
We will take it back.
We will link and shift; across time, space, people, places and processes.
We will weave throughout the fabric of people’s lives.
We will unpick it.

We will expose and re-see.
We recognise our observation affects the outcome unavoidably.
We will affect and be affected.
We will glory in the moment, the collage, the marking and then passing on.

We reject your beginning, middle and end.
We will work on and across edges. We will push them. We will blur them.
We will trace and leave traces.
We will work with you, not for you.

We reject your shopping centre, your pavement, your cultural quarter;
We will under mine pre-defined spaces. We reject them.

We will fail spectacularly, vitally, elegantly.
Our practice will be open, although it may not always be out in the open.

We will make exchanges.
We will make adventures.
We will reveal beautiful moments.
We will reveal the ugly.
We will hold your hand.
We will whisper in your ear ‘let go’.

We will reclaim the city, not for you, but with you.
We are you.

WE ARE ALSO THE TECHNOLSPLACISTS

We will not be technosplacist when being splacist will suffice.
We will never underestimate the power of cardboard and masking tape.
We will not be afraid to get our hands dirty.
We will not be afraid to do without digital at all.

We will use ‘digital’ as tool and material, not as veneer.
We recognise ‘digital’ is not necessarily something ‘other’.

We will make and share our own tools as appropriate.
We will collaborate.
We will be generous.
We will be porous.

We will re-reveal technology as used by private interests.
We will hold them accountable.
We will put it to our own uses.

We will cut, and we will paste.
We will undo.

We will be artful. We will be skilful. We will fail usefully.

We will find our own energy sources.

We will pervade.

LEFT AT LIGHTS AND FIRST LEFT

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I want you to go out and walk. Do what it says on the sign. When you come to lights turn left and then first left. Share back what you found, pictures and words, just pictures or just words. Interpret lights however you want. Share here and / or send to little.onion@ntlworld.com.

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