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“Object, archive, world, universe: four dimensions of space, one opening inside the other like concentric circles expanding outward. Each is defined by its unique relation to the space that it surrounds, and to the space it engenders�

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““The concerted organization of objects together forms an archive: a collection of objects extracted from space and placed together according to a code or system that binds them. From this assemblage emerges a world that exceeds the sum of its parts, a world that arises in excess of spatiality of an archive”1 Akira Mizuta Lippit - The World Archive and Universal Reasearch. What is Reasearch in Visual Arts 2007. Traducción realizada por la compiladora de esta publicación. 1

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Casa Tres Patios (C3P) addresses important topics via its three programs: Research, Pedagogy and Practice. The goal is to generate reflections that inspire the construction of possibilities for actions which address the problems analyzed based on alternative research, pedagogy and artistic residencies2. The research program comes from the organizational desire to add to the knowledge base regarding pertinent topics relating to the local, national and global contexts. This publication represents the curious-obsessive-exploratory characteristics of the organization and functions to feed the doubts and projects that force movement, growth, reflection and inquiry.


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As part of the research program C3P will produce 9 Micro-publications that present diverse and provocative approaches related to the topic: New Relationships with Capital. For C3P to begin to explore this theme was an inevitable task because it acknowledges the need in the evolution of the organization to begin to reconstruct itself in order to become a platform in which contemporary artistic practices and cultural and trans disciplinary exchanges take place. Anticipating the questions regarding new relationships with capital, are the experiences of organizations and collectives that develop cultural and artistic activities in Medellín, which reflect systemic and social problems regarding sustainability within the current economic dynamics. Among many others that enter into the discussion, and which are common locally and throughout the world, are conflicts such as those generated by migrations, income disparity, illegality and corruption. However, in spite of the limitations of these dynamics, in recent years’ various initiatives have emerged from these communities and which, beginning from a critical approach, take action and open alternate paths in their own search for well-being and creation. In the first informal searches, ideas such as collaborative creation, creative economics, commons, etc., were explored in order to extend the opportunity to diversify the means by which ideas can be materialized such as platforms to create contents that can include mechanisms and records of the cultural expressions and actions that could give meaning to the projects of those organizations.

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THE FIRST PROJECT IS BORN FROM THE TOPIC NEW RELATIONSHIPS WITH CAPITAL: In order to construct a wide field of explorations, a research project3 was proposed that works parallel to the activities of the other two programs of C3P and that was charged with compiling the information for these micro-publications. This exploratory research project seeks to begin an investigation that results in a contribution to the sustainability of cultural dynamics. This initial step is to approach relations with capital in its current state, to maintain a critical approach to it and from there to understand or to invent a role for culture inside, outside or on the margin; That is, a new way of building culture.

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The lines of exploration and the sources of information can be grouped as follows:

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Experiences that converge by means of the artistic research in C3P

Information that addresses new relationships with capital, that are not formal or academic (blogs, web pages, magazines, newspapers or digital dailies, documentary movies, etc.)

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How do the residents understand the topic? How is the pedagogical program (LCC) integrated into the dynamics mentioned earlier?


N ew +R el a c i o n s h i p s + C a pi t a l New Relationships with Capital, has different thematic references4. The topics that were examined in the past include: the dynamics of self-organization, sustainability of cultural, educational and artistic projects, collectivism, the cosmopolitan dimension, activism and disciplinary inequality. The meanings of the words used to describe the research topic are explained as follows: With the emergence of the concept of capital, one of the basic elements of the economic phenomenon is defined, and in this way actions are inscribed in this broad context. Then, relationship refers to the social effects of the economic element defined above. Finally, in expressing novelty as a quality of this relationship, it is being made explicit that the searches and explorations will address different aspects of the ways in which society is currently related to capital, including existing alternative practices and others, which have become trendy, but which still have the feature of novelty versus the traditional dynamics of sustainability. The topic is immersed in the ways which different organizations and individuals can develop different connections, that lead to collaborative work so that they are sustainable in time and can work toward the cultural development of a specific context. The theme itself also has an integrative character, because its complexity allows for the participation from naturalistic, economic, political, philosophical and sociological perspectives among many others that, in parallel, react by generating questions, criticisms and ideas about transformation. It is also an issue that requires the development of a critical position considering its possible social impacts. In researching new relationships with capital, a quest for an essential “something� in the current economic, social and cultural context is generated, with the intention of being interpreted and reinterpreted, motivating ideas that first result in speculation on alternatives for transformation, and in the future, in a movement necessary to achieve sustainability in modern times.


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What is it to ask about new relationships with capital? To look critically at the themes that compose them and to describe them, to see possibilities for the development of culture, an environment in which a climate of crisis, changes and re-significations that demand food and nutrients to strengthen and grow. The following diagram shows the general topics within which clues have been found that begin to construct perspectives that provide information about the contemporary socio-economic context.

Economic Economic system

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Cono cimiento

Knowledge Artistic Religions epistemology


Complimentary Other systems Disruptive

Science Beliefs

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Economic power

Theories Concepts

Background / Base/ ?? Logic / Research

Social Alternativity, Examples

Unexplored possibilities , The other Social relations

Social Power


• Social includes concepts and ideas from different social sciences, mainly from sociology because of the social dynamics of the interactions with capital. • Economic includes aspects related to the concept of capital and some of its considerations such as workforce, subjectivity in valuation, production and consumption chains, among others. • Epistemic includes ideas and concepts related to knowledge that play a role within these economic dynamics, which can no longer be considered isolated from them.

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SERIES +MICRO +PUBLICATIONS A series of objects are proposed to disseminate the research activities that were developed in 2016. They are a series of 9 micro-publications that are composed of diverse topics, sources of information, questions and doubts about the subject: New relationships with capital. There is so much “fabric to be cut” regarding this topic that we prefer to show our explorations in another way. Here you will not find explicit conclusions or elaborate conceptual proposals. You will find pure raw material, many points placed in space, with the intention of challenging you to join them with imaginary lines of thought and reflection, giving you the meaning that Professor Mizuta5 enunciates, in the sentence that begins this introduction, which deals with living files, the creation of worlds and the mixture of universes. This way of presenting information has two intentions: the first is to entice and provoke because we are not interested in researching alone. Although presented as research in the academic sense of the word, it does not happen in an academy, nor is it framed in a single disciplinary field, so the invitation remains open. We expose this rigorously referenced unfinished and open work, so that whoever wants to follow the track and in order to begin to construct ways of generating knowledge collectively can approach, question, contradict, contribute and add to. The second is to follow the direction of the work and proposals in C3P publicly opening the process, describing what has been explored, valuing the paths that have been taken, often (and hopefully) to unexpected places. The 9 micro-publications, such as research notebooks, show the thought process based on contents that are grouped by similarities or controversies. There are questions, literal fragments of texts in the original language, notes with underlines, arrows that relate different contents, schemes, drawings and screenshots of documentaries, among other types of information. Here is an open invitation to investigate with us. Akira Mizuta Lippit is Vice Dean of Faculty in the School of Cinematic Arts, and Professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies in the University of Southern California / Vice Decano de la Escuela de Artes Cinematográficas y Profesor en la división de cine y estudios de medios en la Universidad de California del Sur. 11/ NRC 5

Descriptions of the intentions and contents of the 9 micro-publications. New relationships with capital: the first integrates all of them, but does not contain them, rather it introduces them, recommends them and exposes the ideas that preceded them. This is the opening; it is a topic that gets its name here.

Knowledge / art-science-transcendence / functions and roles: abstract and concrete pieces of knowledge where everyday reasoning, philosophical arguments and mundane and transcendental questions take place. Perhaps the way we understand the world and reality are the factors that define how we relate to them. Creative Communal Laboratories: integrates the commitment that C3P has based on its positions and possibilities, with respect to the challenges offered by the context and the pedagogical proposals. Here, the dynamics of contemporary art, the ways of understanding what knowledge is and the relationships that are evidenced in the construction of the lives of the citizen participants result in a pedagogical proposal whose name is the title of this micro-publication. Information / societies: in these pages there are fragments among which a relationship between information and human dynamics is discovered, and which as a society we have been developing for a little more than a few decades. Inevitably the trend to the urban and the corresponding need for information appears on the border between the private and the public.

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System / power / human capital: for a long time, the phrase “knowledge is power� has popularly been used. This functions as a formula in which complexities are inserted such as the privatization of knowledge and the trend towards specialization that generates a variety of controversies.

Virtualization / dematerialization / life cycles: the scale changes, it is no longer spoken about as a social phenomenon. Daily life and the diversity of consequences and the effects that it brings to the lives of human beings in the contemporary world are found in these sections. Limits / immateriality / new ways: contains some asides in which one perceives the loss of the limits that materialism imposes on the life. There is talk of non-places and of immaterial labor. New dynamics are integrated in the inhabiting of this undefined, almost unlimited space, and new currencies and time banks appear as well as self-management and reorganization of traditional distribution chains. Perspectives / abstractions / theorizations: various ways of describing economic dynamics, contemporary societies and our ways of being and inhabiting the land are in this micro-publication. Here we compile perspectives, conceptualizations and theories that have described the phenomenon we are exploring. Some are fatalistic, others hopeful and conspiracy is not lacking. Different disciplines between sociology, philosophy and economics present interesting ideas to discuss. ??? / !!! / ...: The conceptual part of the Research program is covered in the 9 micro-publications that, with their contents and questions, open new paths of exploration. The ellipsis anticipates that this is not an end, rather it is a point along the way, the exclamation marks are intended to integrate concerns and postures regarding that which is shown; and question marks, are a finality and also a conjunction, since not everything has been answered or covered either in this series of micropublications or in the fields of knowledge that are mentioned, however in constructing them there is a way to begin.

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C3P Research

1 N+R+C Search, adaptation, generation

Knowledge property Operative functions


Scientists believers, artist


Reality and lie

Spirals Abilities

Types of knowledge


Information society

Common Un/commons Massive cooperation

Cloud sourcing

LCC and C3P Participants

“Education� tool

Data culture

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Education and art

Decolonize knowledge


Connected disconnected Politics

Communication Education media and power Epistemic communities

TO GO TO THE VIRTUAL PUBLICATION YOU CAN GO TO THE WEB PAGE WWW.CASATRESPATIOS. ORG OR USE THESE QR CODES. Essay concluding the micropublications, relations and possibilities


Open source knowledge

8 General intellect

A-temporality Well-being


Hypervelocity Life in Projects

Open networks


Immaterial consumption Blurring lifecycle arrhythmia

Social knowledge economy

Social hackers Bitcoin – no banks

Grundisse or fundamental elements for criticizing the political economy

A-spaciality Diffuse factories Collective intelligence Horizontality

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We begin these reflections with the questions that the philosopher Gilles Deleuze asks when analyzing the television productions directed by Jean-Luc Godard called “Six for two”, reproduced by the channel France-3 in 1976 and that, according to the translator, generated an “enormous controversy.”6 Deleuze’s reflections are interesting in this context because they integrate many of the elements that are dealt with in this series of micro-publications. In addition, they provide a reflexive and critical context for relationships with capital which is still valid today.

Deleuze, G. (1996). Conversations. Pre-texts. pg. 64 6

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of the impression that The first idea concerns labor. I am ly distributed vaguely Godard constantly questions a wide is something abstract, e ther Marxist scheme: the idea that be sold and bought can that e” something like a “work forc ntal social injustice, under conditions that define a fundame greater social justice. or for others that would assume s and shows images Godard asked very concrete question t is exactly bought that revolve around this scheme. Wha and some sell, buy e and sold? What is that which som g welder is youn A ? and which easily is the same for both his sexual not but er, weld disposed to sell his labor as a an. An wom r olde an of r love the potency in order to become for s hour her ng selli assistant is conscious of

cleaning, but why doesn’t she want to sell the moment in which she sings a fragment of “The International”? Because she does not know how to sing ? And what would happen if she were paid precisely to talk abo ut that which she does not know how to sing? And, on the other hand, a worker specializes in watchmaking, but he does not want to charge for his work as a movie fan, or what is kno wn as a hobby; nevertheless, the images teach us that in bot h cases, the gestures are very similar, up to the point that it is possible to confuse the gesture s of watchmaking with those of the assembly line. Of course! -protests the watch maker-, between both gestures there is a big difference in terms of love, generosity and the lack of desire to charge for my film s. What to say then about the film maker and the photograp her, because they both charge? Moreover, why would one be disp osed to pay a photographer? In some cases, one is dispose d to pay a model. In others, it is the model who pays. When torture or execution scenes are photographed neither the victim nor the executioner are paid. When he photographed sick, inju red or hungry children, why don’t they have to be paid? Analogously, in a congress of psychoanalysts Guattari propos ed that the patients would have to charge the same as the psycho analysts, now it cannot be said with certainty that psychoanalyst s offer a “service,” but rather that there is a kind of divisio n of labor, an evolution of two types of non-parallel work: the work of listening and filtering that the psychoanalyst does, and the work of the unconscious that the patient does. It does not appear that Guattari’s proposal has had much impact. Godard asks the same: why don’t those who watch television charge inst ead of paying? Is it not true that they realize an important labo r and that they provide a real

of labor implies public service? The social division shop, the office the in kers that, in a factory, the wor ry are paid. If rato labo arch rese the workers and those in that the workers this was not the case, we can imagine that prepare the would have to pay the designers me that all of these products that they make. It seems to these images and questions and many others, all of idea of a “work the other similar ones tend to pulverize “work force” of idea e force”. To begin with, the sam work from rates sepa and or arbitrarily isolates one sect including and tion crea and love their relationships with conservation, the production. It makes work a form of the reproduction opposite of creation, it deals with like the force of of goods that have been consumed, ange. From this their labor, in a closed cycle of exch just of unjust is is perspective, whether the exchange ence is always viol ctive less important, because a sele e is always a ther ent, paym produced because of the speak of “work mystification of principle when we from this pseudo force”. Only if we liberate work types of different force would it be possible for all r in contact with asymmetric production flows to ente any mediation of of the flow of money, independently than Godard used conf e an abstract force. I am even mor use of the beca r bette the h regarding this issue. So muc s and the pose ard God that s tion importance of the ques awakens that ng feeli the as well as images that show, is not something in the spectator that the work force its own weight, innocent, that it does not fall by of someone who especially from the point of view ions of the P.C. or wants to do social criticism. The relat s programs obey ard’ God of some trade unions vis-a-vis rent aspects appa e mor r this question more than othe corrupted been has e” forc rk (the sacred notion of “wo ...).

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New Relationships with Capital Direction C3P Tony Evanko General coordination C3P Sonia Sequeda Texts and compilation Elena Gómez Team editor Stefanía Rodríguez Tony Evanko Translation Tony Evanko Graphic design Doris Álvarez © 2016, “New Relationships with Capital” FUNDACIÓN CASA TRES PATIOS - ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA CARRERA 50A #63-31 - T.57-4-5717798 First edition 2016 Printing: Especial Impresores S.A.S Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. All rights reserved. This book cannot be reproduced partially or entirely by any means without the previous written permission of the Fundación Casa Tres Patios.


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New Relationships with Capital  

As part of its research program C3P has produced 9 Micro-publications that present diverse and provocative approaches related to the topic:...

New Relationships with Capital  

As part of its research program C3P has produced 9 Micro-publications that present diverse and provocative approaches related to the topic:...