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Tuning-In: Other Ways of Seeing
Education Livingstone, Zambia

Tuning-In: Other Ways of Seeing


The Livingstone Office for Contemporary Arts in Zambia is building up an alternative informal school of thought centred upon participatory and exchange modes of (collective) learning/teaching through intensive laboratories, in form workshops, reading/research groups, talks, discursive sessions and screenings.

Tuning-In: Other Ways of Seeing, Edition 2 continues to focus on art and critical thinking. This performance and video workshop will help to focus on the deconstruction of the paradigms that have driven the reading/seeing/presentation/representation of the arts in local art scenes, borrowing from indigenous methodologies to explore a meaningful knowledge of aesthetics in relation to a critically well-articulated art.

The workshop will be held from 9 - 29 March 2020.


  • The program is mainly targeted for African artist living on the continent but is open to applications from all over the world.

  • Applications are open to all artists (including self-taught) who have been professionally active for at least 3 years

  • Visual Artists can be working in any media – painting, sculpture, textile, ceramics, photography, Sound, video, film and performance art

  • Emerging writers and curators at least 1years + working experience and are curious to work with artist.

  • All Participants must be available for the full 21 days. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the entire programme.

  • Tuning In: Minilab will be conducted principally in English. All Participants must have at least a conversational level of English. A Skype interview will be held.

  • Participants must be able to raise ~ $750 USD that would cover their living expenses, food and local transportation.

  • Non-resident participants are expected to bear their travel costs to and from Livingstone as well as their living cost for the duration of the programme.


The programme will benefit people who are interested in thinking through the practice of making; artists who are curious and interested in experimenting with different modes of thought and practice outside traditional forms but not to its total exclusion. The workshop will run for three weeks.

The workshop will end in a presentation to illustrate how art production as a significant form of knowledge production and its relationship to contemporary art and critical thinking.