M7 is part of a network of interests and a device for discussion and publicity. It is composed out of contents, places, groups, societies, individuals and artifacts. In order to come up with this network or multiplicity of objectives and points of view, hypothesis (or experiments) are built, dealing with urban situations or sociability models, and this is what we call politics. These hypothesis serve us to articulate, explore and compete within the public space; are groups but also collisions of interests that are organized in terms of processes that are modelled by perseverance, opportunity and fortune.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
More than works, we are interested in more hybrid processes, a mixture of architecture, politics, art, technique, sociology, etc. For example the work of Jeanne van Heeswijk (http://faceyourworld.nl), which is an assemblage of democratic processes with elements taken from different disciplines. A mixture of bureaucracy, art and construction.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
In any way. O better yet, several ways at the same time, that would be interesting, but there isn’t anything so fixed so as to be read clearly. All of these are attempts, hypothesis, collective experiments that would scarcely fit into the category of a readable text.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
Anything with good humour. We very much like Aldo Rossi.