Basak Senova talks with Bronwyn Lace

Date(s) - 10/11/2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, SR 25


Bronwyn Lace will talk about the Centre for the Less Good Idea, which she co-founded with William Kentridge in 2016, as a physical and immaterial space to pursue incidental discoveries made in the process of producing work. She will also contemplate on her position through the aspects of site specificity, responsiveness and performativity.

The talk will be streamed and recorded. Since the number of the audience is limited, please register in advance via

As one of the partners of the Octopus Programme, Centre for the Less Good Idea, based in Johannesburg, South Africa is founded by artist William Kentridge, the Centre aims to find the less good idea by creating and supporting experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary arts projects. The Octopus Programme is a guided research-based educational programme, encourages artistic research and production-based collaborations across academies and art institutions; students and professionals; diverse presentation modes; and processes of research and documentation in different geographies. As an initiative of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Kamel Lazaar Foundation in Tunis, the first chapter of the programme is designed as a two-semester course “Spectral Encounters”. Led by Basak Senova, Visiting Professor at Art and Communication Practices and Barbara Putz-Plecko, Vice-Rector for Research and Diversity, it takes place both at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and B7L9, Kamel Lazaar Foundation in Tunis as a pilot application in 2020/2021. While the Octopus Programme functions as a support mechanism for emerging artists, the main objective of the programme is to accumulate experience-based collective and creative output by taking geopolitical, social, ecological, and educational urgencies and diversities into consideration.