Call for Participation in EMERGENCE workshops


curated workshop & artistic think-tank in Kyiv, Ukraine

13–19 April 2020, 25–31 May 2020

What better place to contemplate memory, both collective and individual, than in a city which fails to remember? It’s an amnesia so hopeless it becomes hopeful: the city of rifts is a great place to practice genealogy, imaginary or real.
Art can produce images, narratives, and perspectives that counter strongly divisive and mainstream revisionist historical narratives. Questions of histories revised and instrumentalized for present day political goals, and the way in which collaborationism marks political culture in different societies are at the forefront of our day and age.
We invite emerging and/or mid-career artists, curators, performers, and researchers to apply and join workshops and think-tank meetings curated by music curator Sasha Andrusyk (UA), visual artist Kristina Norman (EST), and dramaturge Laur Kaunissaare (EST).
This two-fold retreat will take place in Kyiv, organized in a format of two 6-day sessions during which invited artists and specialists between fields of memory-politics and contemporary forms of artistic expression will explore political, societal, historical, spatial, and other aspects of public memory and experiences of collaborationism across various cultures.

Deadline: 15.02.2020

We especially encourage applicants interested in the history of this particular region and who are willing to critically engage with the topics proposed.

Countries eligible for this call: EU countries, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Ukraine
Travel costs from eligible countries and accommodation in Kyiv will be covered by the organizer on the basis of a contract between the participant and the organizer – Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute.
To apply, complete the form here.

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Detailed info about workshops is available in the Open Call.