1-5 March, 2019

Apply to be a core participant of five-day workshop
sign-up for a one-day open workshop on Sunday, March 3 (suitable for family groups, individuals, small groups of friends).

The workshop aims to open up the theme of ‘exchange and flow’ between artists and audiences to wide interpretations and asks: What do audiences do with artworks?

During the workshop, twenty core participants will use writing and related activities to creatively make a fuller account of the role of audiences in the pervasive ‘exchange and flow’ of artistic techniques with ways of seeing the world around us. Some of the questions it will pose are:

  • What do audiences do with artworks?
  • What mediates between artists and audiences?
  • How does the immaterial production of art materialise?

It aims to provide a space for you to focus on your writing – how you write, where you write, when you write and why – and, by uncovering elusive dimensions of the role of audiences at the exhibition, the workshop has a further motive to develop writing that articulates the unseen. Be prepared to embark on a transformative journey.

With publications partner Leonardo, the journal of the International Society for Arts, Science and Technology, published by The MIT Press, and Leonardo’s online podcast platform CreativeDisturbance.org we aim to generate new writing for publication from the workshop reflecting on artistic media practices and audiences, and to broaden the scope to contexts beyond the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.


If you would like to be one of the core participants please complete a short application here outlining your:

  • Readiness to write
  • Willingness to cascade your experience
  • Commitment to an experimental workshop

The travel and stay in Kochi for the core participants will be arranged by the workshop organisers, along with a per diem to cover basic living expenses.

The registrations for the one-day open workshop will happen on the spot at Aspinwall House, Kochi-Muziris Biennale on March 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

The ‘Exchange and Flow’ writing workshop is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK and follows on from a large-scale, three-year European project ‘Technology, Exchange and Flow: Artistic media practices and commercial applications’. The project is led by Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, UK.

If you have questions, please email the workshop convener Joanna Griffin [email protected]