27 Dec 2013 – 2 Jan 2014, Ptarmigan, Tallinn, Estonia
Call for participants till 20 Nov
Our social life is based on conventions: conventions of how to behave in cafés, shops, lectures and family dinners. All of these conventions are creations. They are not creations of one author, but something that has been collectively brought to being through the passage of cultural phenomena. Nevertheless, they are creations in the same sense than an artwork is a creation. Such behavioral patters could be created just as artworks are, and offered to the society as potential conventions. Fictiocratic Operation no. 27C laboratory aims to acknowledge and explore such possibilities during the New Year’s holiday, a time full of repeatable, socially accepted rituals often created on a fictional basis, the same fiction which artworks can be. After all, Santa Claus or New Year’s dress parties are the same fictional formations as a film of a worldwide catastrophe or a murder which happens on a theatre stage.
9-14 December, 2013, gallery “Akademija”, Pilies str. 44/2, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Numeric representation of reality, as ubiquitous as it is, is not being commonly approached as one of the typical creative strategies, perhaps due to the fact that it communicates in many cases a pure factual data leaving other narrative devices aside. However numbers tend to be universally and easily understood in relationship to each other (3 is more than 1, and etc.), along with such cognitive basics as comprehension of size and of the distance. Civilizations are intrinsically numeric. Digital revolution aside, amount of numbers we deal with is dramatically increasing with every new generation. In many cases we, as social beings, are being defined by the numbers.
Im Rahmen des KiezKulturNetz Projekt laden wir zur Ausstellung ein:
Vernissage: Fr. 30.8.2013 ab 19 h. 31.8.-8.9.2013 (Donnerstag-Sontag, 15 bis 19 Uhr)
okk/raum29, Prinzenallee 29 – 13359 Berlin.
Die bildende Künstlerin Stephanie Hanna sucht Rat für ein gutes Leben. Ein Rentnerporsche mit einer mobilen, interaktiven Audioinstallation bereits gesammelter Tips aus Neukölln (Frühjahr 2013) begleitete sie auf der Suche nach neuen Einsichten.
Vom 30. August bis zum 8. September werden die besten Neuköllner und Weddinger Hinweise im OKK zu hören sein.
Ergänzend wird das partizipative Projekt „senior street art“ vorgestellt. Seit 2005 führte Stephanie Hanna unter diesem Namen mehr als dreißig aufeinander aufbauende Workshops, Exkursionen und performative Aktionen durch. Mit Menschen über 50 Jahren untersuchte sie kulturelle Äußerungsformen wie Graffiti, Street Art, Hip Hop etc. auf ihre Alterstauglichkeit sowie im Blick auf Fragen zur Öffentlichkeit und Diskursfähigkeit einer Gesellschaft. Videos, Fotografien und begleitende Texte dokumentieren diese Arbeit.
21-27 October 2013, Villefagnan, France.
Certain sounds cannot be perceived by an adult’s ear while they are easily heard by a child’s ear. And a sound doesn’t always sound the same – listen again and again, and new sounds appear. Dogs hear sounds that are outside of our frequency spectrum. Some people hear voices from ghosts, others don’t.
Gigacircus Media Art Group is hosting the new Migrating Art Academies laboratory “Voices” and invites emerging artists to experience Villefagnan together with Sylvie Marchand (FR) and Horacio Gonzales (ES), using sensory input, perceived by the senses or augmented by technological devices.
Nida, Lithuania, 1-15 September 2013
* In Italian contrabbando – contra ‘against’ + bando ‘government order’ – illegal smuggling of goods through state borders.
Smuggling is the theme of the Migrating Art Academies international creative workshops that will take place this September in Nida Art Colony, organised by Vilnius Art Academy. We consider smuggling to be a risky, dynamic, conflicting and creative situation, in which confronting sides justify their own actions for the reward of both material and non-material benefits. Nida is on the border with Kaliningrad Oblast, an area with a long history of smuggling, and where smugglers are still active. Issues of local specifics will be pertinent to discussions and will reflect in work produced.
Migrating Art Academies laboratory at Allenheads
August 5 – 11, 2013
In April 2013 Alan Smith left his house on a hill and thought about his observational capabilities. He was considering the 95% of stuff apparently out there but currently out of sight. He wondered if imagination and creativity might help us make sense of the inexplicable, or create the inexplicable. Is it faith that makes us believe in the intangible and if so, how can that sit comfortably with scientific thinking?