Konantü works are small group activities performed collectively and collaboratively within a closed or demarcated area.
Konantü works are carried out by a set number of participants from the general public. There are no pre-requisites for participation. Participation is voluntary and unremunerated. Konantü offers to all its participants food and drink , commensality being an integral component of the work.
Konantü provides the framework and the conditions for the work to take place. A specific set of instructions is given at the beginning of each session, often involving diagrams , detailing the pattern or system of the activity to be carried out. According to the given task, the participants interact with each other, sometimes using intermediary objects, in a spontaneous and constructive way to produce a cumulative, collective creation.
Konantü works combine formal spatial or verbal patterns with natural social connection. The works intend to incite an instinctive association by means of contrived configurations and combinations. The participants, theoretically unknown to each other at the outset, enter into a coordinated engagement to carry out the activity, with the fulfilment of the prescribed pattern corresponding to a culmination of mutual gratification and social affinity.
Konantü works are accompanied by music in some form, primarily percussion or chant, either spontaneously produced by the participants with rudimentary instruments or with the collaboration of guest musicians.
Konantü works rely on systems of chance. Participants are placed together at random, typically by selecting a card. The lottery guarantees fair and equal treatment of all participants when determining their placement within the structure, and also facilitates heterogeneous social mixture in the work.
Konantü envisions an art that can only be fully realized by its public participants, an art that is simultaneously created and consumed by its voluntary constituents. Konantü works are never intended as performances or presentations for an audience; the participants are the public. Konantü works are indifferent to non-participating onlookers. Konantü proposes an art with no material product or marketable by-product. Konantü operates both within and beyond the standard field of contemporary art, indifferent to the category of establishment within which Konantü works can take place. Konantü maintains a practice that is a fluid collective: Embracing decentralized authorship, it is the fruit of the aggregate contribution of all past and future collaborators.