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The Institute Of
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NFO/ Performances

GEMAK Exhibition Works

NFO Paintings (GEMAK Series)

NFO Choreographies (GEMAK Series)

NFO Orchestral Works (GEMAK Series)

Ana S. Lemnaru - NFO Sculptures 01-03

Ana S. Lemnaru - Kunst Ist Kapital

Leo Svirksy - Accordion Books 1-3

Miguel Peres dos Santos - Musical Training Is Conditioned In A Monkey

Jeremiah Runnels - Waiting Work

Andy Ingamells - Free As In Beer

Robert Blatt - The Art Of Production

Miguel Peres dos Santos
Musical Training Is Conditioned In A Monkey

“Musical Training Is Conditioned In A Monkey” is a video installation that alludes to the text “Dehumanization”. The working process began therefore by a study on The New Fordist Organization theoretical framework. Departing from that analysis an attempt is made to propose another perspective upon the basic principles of Ford’s methodology and the consequence of implementing those same principles. The dissertation then worked as a conceptual departure point upon which the creative processes developed further. There were four main fields of work in the practice developed by Peres dos Santos in this specific project: theoretical, educational, curatorial and artistic.

The theoretical aspect is in the aforementioned text and needs therefore no further explanation. A contribution was then made to the educational program that The New Fordist Organization planned on giving for students of the Royal Academy and Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, as well as to Leiden University College in the form of a workshop. Assistance was then provided to the actual setup of the exhibition and the opening events; and last but not least a small video work was developed departing from a found footage of an experiment on conditioning made by Pavlov on a monkey and a small child. The entire process tried to project a counter-discourse as it was intended in the theoretical framework.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Dawn Henderson

Photo courtesy of Hannah Dawn Henderson