CROSSING POINTS – all other submissions, celebration + workshop presentation
10:00 – 11:30
Helen Edwards and Agnieszka Blonska - Producer & Director collaboration
Working across countries and projects, a new type of relationship is explored between director and producer which in all ways embraces a porous creative relationship responding to the artistic and practical needs of both practitioners. Through the support of Theatre Bristol, the collaborative relationship rejects the traditional project dependent model and considers mid/long term relationships – to plan, devise ideas, and engage in artistic familiarity without the shadow of financial or project constraints, as well as cross-country collaboration in the face of nationalism and impending Brexit to provoke conversations about working relationships and what happens when the established system of funding and staffing projects is challenged.
Laurin Leon - Ancestral artifacts of perpetual energy
For thousands of years, advanced cultures have interacted by challenging the arid South American deserts developing complex mathematical systems for the responsible use of the few resources to draw gigantic cartographies (300 meter wide precisions “drawings") linking the coast with the mountains of the Andes, creating the most extensive two-dimensional scenography in the world. Global researchers have been making important findings concerning this time when concepts essential to us such as globalization, nationalism, country or region did not exist and ritual performative activities, arts, and music were developed toward how to survive. While we cannot yet understand the meaning of such artifacts and fantastic draws in the desert (or how they were created), these seemingly impossible representations are the beginning, not the finish.
Dragan Stojcevski - Pergamon Oltar
Pergamon Set It is a long-term, site specific multimedia project aimed at interconnecting two spaces, the Pergamon museum in Berlin and Acropolis Bergama in Turkey, through an artistic action. The two places have historically one thing in common - the Pergamon altar - that was taken away from Turkey and moved to the museum in Berlin in the 19th century. The project develops the idea of how a scenographic installation, video projection and performance can convey a different experience in the museum or at the altar's original site. The project addresses questions arising from the interpretation of artefacts displaced from their authentic, natural environments into an artificial museum spaces and reveals prejudices and contradictions connected to how we are nowadays able to perceive our own identity.
Nitish Jain - Stories from,to and by faraway Lands
Taking as examples Slavic folklores, an Indo Persian tradition of oral storytelling, and Nordic Folk music, the work explores humanities universal desire to record, share, and experience stories as a primary social stimulus yielding a continuous cycle of creating traditions, rituals, and new forms of expression, and inevitably, new forms of art. These forms share a predominantly verbal and aural nature, leaving a void around primarily visual as well as other sensory dimension. Exploring this void leads to the premise for curating space, creative provocative, experiential, and non-illustrative scenographic endeavors for the performance seeking new horizons of continual relevance and challenging passive spectatorship.
Hadi Damien - Biting the Bullet
Engaging with war and its aftermath as a type of performance, the research examines lasting representations beyond traditional methods (such as depictions in documentaries and formal analysis, exhibitions, museums, essays, etc…) and its effect on multitudes of generations as experiences leak through time into contemporary spaces –weighing heavily in the collective cultural memory - and the subsequent attempts to transform these visual memories or sublimate them, such as a young artist using bullet holes on building to create funny characters – which both highlights the existing scar and adds a new value.
12:00 – 13:30
Sergej Morozov - Boundaries of a body and an identity in post internet epoch
There is no doubt that advances in technology have fundamentally transformed the nature and reach of communication in social life. These advances have also generated new forms of economic empowerment, cultural exchange, and, ultimately, new modes of living. Making connections is the way to shape our sense of self. We are witnessing the creation of the digital panorama of ourselves, but not in all its variety of a beauty and an imperfection. It is only the algorithm, the language of numbers and symbols. We can identify each other avoiding physical contact. Gender, race, nationality, sexuality, age and religion loose importance as we observe the attrition of boundaries between physical and digital identities.
Tereza Stehlikova - Journey to the interior
Based on knowledge in the field of sensory studies, unique methodologies are developed for exploring concepts in creative practice and process using collaborative work (with a team including chefs, herbalists, set designers, performers, sound artists, filmmakers, graphic designer and philosophers) as a space where individuals are able to transcend their own limitations. These methodologies are further explored through a current project inspired by Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, a performance aimed at exploring the space of the unknown, through an intriguing dialogue between sensory impressions and our imagination's ability to elaborate and construct inner worlds. The project is part of an ongoing body of work which explores the interplay between the interior landscape of the mind and real, physical landscape or space, so that a journey (normally taking place across distance, in a landscape) is compressed, internalized or even ingested.
Aby Cohen - International Curatorial - Design and Design-Curatorial Practices
Explores the encounter between curatorial practice and creative process, sharing experiences as a designer and curator on creating narrative and performative spaces, outside the PQ' context, presented through recent projects. It is an invitation to look at processes in which the notion of borders is permanently questioned, pondering between representation and cultural appropriation. Working process, when the role of the designer and the curator merges and at same time keeps in dialogue, to face the challenge to identify and materialize the significant aspects of a ritual - real or fictional - when transposed into another space, outside of its own place…
Pavlo Bosyy – The Found Space: Some Observations and Notes on the Ukrainian-Canadian Collaboration Inspired by Prague Quadrennial
The presentation is centered on the experience of hosting theatre performances in found spaces as well as transforming the found space into a theatre facility. Among the venues are the Berkeley Street theatre cluster and the new facility of Ryerson School of Performance (both in Toronto, Ontario, Canada), the planned conversion of Lviv Polytechnic University Assembly Hall (Ukraine) into multi-purpose performance building, and the most recent Ukrainian theatre architecture project: renovation of the main facility of Theatre on the Podil in Kyiv. The paper will describe the Ukrainian-Canadian collaboration in creative research on found space for performance.
Oscar Eriksson Furunes - Observing Threshold Textiles
Investigating textile elements used for articulating transitional spaces, giving climatic shelter and creating hospitable common spaces in cities and architecture yields observations of static architecture and how textiles can be used to create social and temporary situations that can change according to climate conditions, seasons and events, even site and time of day, while highlighting the role of textiles in an urban and sociocultural context, especially in regards to “threshold spaces." The material articulation of thresholds can seek inspiration in the flexible, temporary, accommodative and sometimes spontaneous character of textiles, thus becoming a part of producing the social, symbolic, climatic and spatial context where the liminal and ephemeral qualities of textiles and thresholds meet.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00
Keynote Speaker: Jessica Bowles – Ideas without Borders
Longtime PQ collaborator Jessica Bowles moderates a discussion of collaborations across countries and continents with 6 leading designers sharing what it takes to create work across countries, the challenges and rewards of international performance making.
SE.S.TA at National Gallery with performance Secret Journey
Accompanying event – no need for pre-registration.
Národní Galerie – Veletržní palác
Dukelských Hrdinů 47
170 00 Praha 7
18:30 – 19:30
Nadia Beugré: Quartiers Libres at Theatre Archa
Accompanying event for participants of symposium – pre-registration until 20.09.2017
19:00 – 20:30
Conclusions at DAMU followed by party
Conclusion of workshops and symposium Porous Borders – the results of workshop Shifting Outlines will be presented and the evening continues with informal gathering afterwards.
Closing party at Kasárna Karlín in cooperation with 4 + 4 Days in Motion Festival
Symposium Porous Borders has teamed up with International Festival of Contemporary Art 4+4 DAYS IN MOTION and we invite you to the party that will officially close both events. More info about 4+4 Days can be found at www.ctyridny.cz.
Prvního pluku 2
186 00 Praha 8