League of Tenders and independent curator Joana Monbaron (Switzerland) release Unaimed sessions — a series of online discussions between Swiss and Russian artists, collectives, and art initiatives that are (un)aiming at establishing uncertain and unexpected relations and maintaining networking during a period when face-to-face offline communication is still unstable and unpredictable.
How to emancipate online space from the goal orientation, efficiency and constant production/consumption mode? How to drag this unpredictability of the offline meeting and integrate it into the new social order? Drifting around the questions of care and game, the League of Tenders aims at enriching online space with awkwardness.
Sessions’ participants will discuss topics which frame the League’s agenda and also reflect important issues of contemporary society such as the intersection of care, reproductive labour, disability, public space. These topics become more relevant in today’s situation, where everything is unstable, and we should find anchors to gather, to make relations and networks, to redefine the notions of how to live together and what it means for us.
The main goals of the Unaimed Sessions are to find points of contact and friction through which all the participants can enrich and develop their practice and ideas, to create a space for experience exchange, and to find new co-thinkers, allies, and maybe friends.
Unaimed Sessions are holding as private Zoom meetings.
There will be five sessions between Russian and Swiss participants until June 2021, resulting in publication in Russian and English.
Unaimed Sessions project is a winner of «FastForwART» open call, organised by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and sessions are held with its generous support.
League of Tenders was found by curators and researchers Elena Ishchenko and Mary Sarycheva in 2018. We can uncertainly proclaim that League exists for:
a) celebrate our roughness, marks, and scars;
b) take care and chant the labor of care, admitting its limitations and dark territories;
c) make existing affective relations visible, grow new collectivities and cross parallel lines;
d) other, what still should be revealed by League members.