Affairs 1 with anorak

22 July 2021, screening & Conversation: Everything is in Everything

23–25 July 2020, workshop: Communal Luxury


Anorak presents Affairs, a two-part workshop programme dedicated to the open relationships and loose ends in collective artistic processes. Across two chapters, in July and August 2021, artists, cultural workers and researchers will share their practice in a series of cross-genre workshops to explore spaces of collaborative agency, resistance and obligation that arise in exchange with others.


Affairs is a project by anorak, realised in cooperation with HuMBase, Kunstbuero of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.


Outdoor Screening & Conversation: Everything is in Everything

22 July 2021, 8.30pm

Sculpture courtyard of Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schloßplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart


Chapter I launches with Everything is in Everything, a screening of work by WET film collective, followed by a conversation about contemporary forms of collectivity and artistic self-organisation between WET, anorak, and Kunstbuero of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg.



Marta Hryniuk & Nick Thomas, Forces, 16mm transferred to HD, 11’, 2020
Erika Roux & Marta Hryniuk, Balkon van Europa, HD video, 14’, 2018
Anna Łuczak & Angelica Falkeling, Stories from the workplace, HD video, 8’, 2018
Sophie Bates, Lamp Post Diner, HD video, 9’, 2020
Erika Roux & Anni Puolakka, Vanitas, HD video, 17’, 2021


Workshop: Communal Luxury

23–25 July 2021, 10am–6pm

HuMBase, Eckartshaldenweg 7, 70191 Stuttgart


Communal Luxury is a three day intensive workshop, which asks the question: what would truly collaborative filmmaking look like? We will draw on Kristin Ross’ book Communal Luxury, an account of the affective texture, revolutionary praxis, and contemporary relevance of the Paris Commune of 1871. Ross describes ‘a worker-led insurrection that lasted seventy-two days and transformed Paris into an autonomous Commune whose social life was recalibrated according to principles of cooperation and association.’


We don’t have 72 days, but rather 72 hours in which we will consider historical examples of horizontal organisation and filmmaking, devise our own filmic strategies, and produce a collaborative film.


Max. 15 participants. Please register until 8 July 2021 via Kunstbuero of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg.