Anxious Prop Case 3: The Black Swan Issue
The Anxious Prop is a communal effort initiated by Luis Berríos-Negrón, consisting of Jussi Ängeslevä, Stephan Baumann, Morgan Belenguer, Caitlin Berrigan, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Elín Hansdóttir, Mendel Heit, Vladimir Karaleev, Kim Köster, Miodrag Kuc, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, The Product, TRACKnFIELD, urbikon, Leah Whitman-Salkin.
As an ongoing effort, AXP raises questions about collectivity, knowledge and production in an age of digital fabrication and dissolves the boundary between content, authors and audience.
For »Case 3: The Black Swan Issue« Salon Populaire was transformed into an open industrial space, becoming the framework for an experiment about the improbability in collectivity for one short evening on the 4th of October.
The group set up an assembly line that carries a set of highly specific tools and machines. By using these tools the visitors could compose their very own feuilleton from laid-out prints of textual contributions. The manual editing of these texts constitutes cutting, folding, stapeling as a crucial part in the creation of knowledge, leading to an uncountable number of unassumable narratives.