Rethinking the Assembly

Once we think of critical speculative art practices, we think of an extension of it as well – what is their public moment, and how can an artwork function beyond it? What kind of cultures of (speculative) assembly can be constructed for the individual artist to navigate? Further, can these congregations move beyond being affective; to come up with forms or models of practical function. This proposal thinks of a practical assembly that can apply to artists and artworks in a concrete manner. It is how de-ontological thought becomes a replicable strategy in arts practice. Non-autonomy as design can be seen as a form of organising, and a move away from competitive individualism.

Ways of Organising Nature

Assembly No. 1: Constructing Denaturalisation