The lectures of the LCCA Summer School open to general public

The LCCA Summer School 'Error?!' is taking place in the artists’ residence at Ruckas Manor, Cēsis (Latvia) from 11 June until 15 June. Lectures and talks given by artists, curators and theoreticians are open to the general public.

The theme of the 2016 edition Error?! focuses on the role of erring in thinking and art. Among the subjects of discussion will be slowness as a conscious strategy in cinema and contemporary art; absurd and nonsense in literature and visual art; buffoonery as a strategy – as resistance and critique; as release from learned forms of seeing and experiencing.

Taking into account that in many European languages the word "error" in the sense "to stray, err" (from Latin errorem) has a much longer history than the notion of "error" as "failure", the LCCA Summer School will revisit the various meanings of erring in creative processes and hopes to contribute in restoring the good name of errors. It will turn to such questions as: What is the role of errors and erring in acquiring new knowledge and experiences? In what ways can errors shed light on systems and structures upon which we rely? Which practices of art are located in the zone of systemic errors? Can erring and accidents become a conscious practice?

Lectures of the LCCA Summer School open to general public


18:00-19:00 Discussion Error?! The Role of Erring in Thinking and Art

19:00-20:00 Opening of Monthy Cantsin's exhibition Collective (Im)Possibilities: The Dysfunction of Dilettantism*
Curated by Indrek Grigor



10:00-11:30 Michael Ramscar. Bringing Order to Chaos - How the Mind Learns Through Error

12:00-13:00 Indrek Grigor. Manuscripts Don't Burn. The Unwritten Text and Its Author

14:00-16:00 Edd Schouten Frame(d)word Walking

16:00-16:40 Edd Schouten. Artist talk

21:00 Film Screening Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bu San, dir. Ming-liang Tsai, 2003)



10:00-11:30 Rosa Barotsi and Elīna Reitere. Slow Cinema

11:50-13:00 Elīna Reitere. Slow Narration in the Cinema. Rosa Barotsi. Errant Visions: Slow Cinema and the Failures of Efficiency

14:00-16:00 Laura Prikule Conceptual Beach Tennis

16:00-16:40 Laura Prikule. Artist talk

17:00-18:00 Haralds Matulis. Workshop on Absurd

21:00/22:00 Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson. The Night Debate



10:00-11:00 Kārlis Vērdiņš. Being Dumb / Conceptual Writing reading workshop

11:30-12:30 Morten Hansen. Lecture

15:00-16:00 Kaspars Groševs. Personal Contract for the Composition of Nebula

16:30-18:00 Paul Clinton. Unpacking the Political and Representational Issues Coming from Artists and Critics Working with Stupidity

21:00 MoKS residency presentation



10:00-13:00 Travis Jeppesen. Object-oriented Writing at the Latvian Diaspora Art Museum

16:00-17:00 Roberts Ķīlis. Lure of sign fallacy

The Summer School Error?! is organised within the LCCA education programme, which is based on the exploration of current contemporary art processes in the form of lectures, workshops and other discoursive events with the aim of strengthening the development of informal education, critical thinking and discussion in the Latvian art scene. One of the most visible activities of the programme is the series of reading workshops, LCCA Evening School, which turns to questions of contemporary art through the experience of reading texts by important theoreticians.

This event a part of a collaborative project "This is Tomorrow. Back to Basics: Forms and Actions in the Future" co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia,  State Culture Capital Foundation, Cēsis Regional Council.

The image credits: Edd Schouten

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