LocoMotion, Skoplje i Kondenz, Beograd, oktobar 2011


LocoMotion, Skoplje i Kondenz, Beograd, oktobar 2011

[english below]

Pre četiri godine, Stanica – servis za savremeni ples i Lokomotiva – centar za nove inicijative u umetnosti i kulturi osnovali su dva regionalna festivala: Kondenz u Beogradu i Locomotion u Skoplju.

Oba su festivala osnovana pod okriljem mreže plesne akademije Nomad, s ciljem da predstave najnovije i najinovativnije radove koreografâ iz regiona i šire. Želja nam je da upoznamo lokalnu publiku s različitim aspektima savremenog plesa i izvedbe.

Festivali se mogu posmatrati kao prostori kratkog veka, koji se brzo pojave i nestanu. Svesni smo činjenice da umetnici danas putuju i prikazuju svoje radove širom sveta bez mogućnosti da utiču na lokalne kontekste, učestvuju u razmeni, uče, pa čak ni da steknu nova iskustva. Shodno logici neoliberalnog kapitalizma, festivali su postali prostor za reklamiranje umetničkog rada, male društvene, obrazovne i razvojne vrednosti i bez želje da ohrabre razmenu, interventnost i stvaranje znanja. Zato smo ove godine odlučili da naš program realizujemo drugačije, posvećujući ga u najvećoj meri pokušaju da te nedostatke ublažimo. 

Odlučili smo da spojimo naša dva festivala i otvorimo prostor opštenju s publikom, nudeći program suprotstavljen granicama između autoritetâ, prostorâ, publike, izvođačâ, selektorâ, teritorija i festivalâ.

Deleći odgovornost za selekciju i organizaciju, u saradnji sa švedskom organizacijom Hybris Konstproduktion, Kondenz i LocoMotion su jedan deo svojih zasebnih programa osmilili zajedno pod naslovom „Kustoski program“.

Oba festivala uključuju unapred sačinjene programe, koji se sastoje od nekoliko izvedbi. Kondenz je pozvao četvoro izvođača aktivnih u evropskom kontekstu; to su: Rodrigo Sobarzo, Clément Layes, Dragana Bulut, Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia i Chris Leuenberger. Locomotion je takođe pozvao četiri izvedbe, čiji su autori Clément Layes, Dragana Bulut, Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia, Torvald Silver, Tehvan Ratsanik, Kire Miladinovski i Aleksandra Kočovska. „Kustoski program“ obuhvata predloge skupa učesnika, umetnika, teoretičara i organizatora aktivnih na polju izvođačkih umetnosti iz niza zemalja, uključujući Makedoniju, Srbiju, Hrvatsku, Sloveniju, Rumuniju, Švedsku, Francusku i Švajcarsku, pored ostalih. 

„Kustoski program“ je sačinjen pomoću jedne drugačije festivalske metodologije: umesto da naprave selekciju izvedbi, članice našeg kustoskog tima pozvale su jedan broj umetnika, teoretičara i organizatora. Pozvani su učesnici zatim zamoljeni da predlože i sa-čine program zajedno sa kustoskom timom, donoseći različite pristupe stvaralačkom radu, znanju, estetici itd. Takođe, učesnici će prisustvovati čitavom festivalu i Kustoskom programu. 

Zamisao nam je da učesnicima pružimo priliku da se upoznaju sa svojom publikom, tako da svi zajedno možemo pokušati da preosmislimo pojam festivala i skupa provedemo vreme na koristan način. Takođe, nadamo se da će ovo za posledicu imati stvaranje novih znanja i interesovanja, razmenu informacija, deljenje, učenje o sličnostima i razlikama između raznih stvaralačkih metodologija, kontekstualnim okolnostima i logici.

program festivala: ovde

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LocoMotion, Skopje and Kondenz, Belgrade, October 2011 

Four years ago, the Station Service for Contemporary Dance and the Lokomotiva Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture founded two regional festivals: the Kondenz in Belgrade and the LocoMotion in Skopje.

Both festivals were formed under the auspices of the Nomad Dance Academy network with the aim to present the latest, most innovative works by choreographers from the region and beyond. The goal is to familiarise our local audiences with different aspects of contemporary dance and performance 

Festivals can be seen as ephemeral venues that can both appear and disappear rather quickly. We realise that nowadays artists travel and present their work all over the world, without being able to affect local contexts, to engage in exchange, to learn, or even to acquire experience. Under the logic of neoliberal capitalism festivals have become venues for marketing artistic work, with little to offer in terms of their social, educational, and developmental value and without fostering exchange, intervention, or generation of knowledge. Therefore, this year we have decided to realise the programme in a different way, dedicating most of it to an attempt to alleviate those lacks.

We have decided to join the two festivals together and open up more space for communicating with the audience, offering a programme that will challenge the borders between authorities, space, the audience, performers, programmers, territories, and festivals. 

Sharing their responsibilities in curating and organisation and in collaboration with Hybris Konstproduktion from Sweden, Kondenz and LocoMotion devised a part of their respective programmes together and named it “The Curatorial Programme”. 

Both festivals feature pre-selected programmes consisting of several performances. Kondenz invited four performances by authors active in the European context: Rodrigo Sobarzo, Clément Layes, Dragana Bulut, Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia, and Chris Leuenberger; LocoMotionalso invited four performances, by Clément Layes, Dragana Bulut, Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia, Torvald Silver, Tehvan Ratsanik , Kire Miladinovski, and Aleksandra Kočovska. “The Curatorial Programme” consists of proposals by a pool of participants, artists, theorists, and organisers working in the field of contemporary performing arts, from a number of countries, including Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Sweden, France, and Switzerland, among others.

The Curatorial Programme was developed by means of a different festival methodology: rather than inviting a selection of specific performances, our team of curators invited a set of artists, theorists, and organisers. The selected participants were then asked to propose and co-create the programme with the curating team, bringing different approaches to work creativity, knowledge, aesthetics, etc. Also, they will be present for the duration of the festival and the Curatorial Programme.

The idea is to give the participants a chance to meet their audience, so that together we may try and reconstruct the notion of the festival and spend quality time together. Also, we hope that this will result in producing new fields of interest and knowledge, in exchanging information, sharing, learning about the differences and similarities among various methodologies of creativity, contextual circumstances, and logic. 

festival programme: here

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