April 22nd and 23rd 2015
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slomškova 18, Ljubljana
Bunker, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ready to Change: Rethinking the Relationship between Artists and Communities
organized in the framework of the Create to Connect project.
The conference will take place in Ljubljana on the 22nd and the 23rd of April 2015. We are hosting a pre-event on the 21st of April with Roberto Fratini Serafide and Roger Bernat. The one day workshop titled FORMS OF PARTICIPATION will analyse the genealogy of participatory theatre, the reasons which have made it a genre in itself over the last decade, and finally, it will explore the ideological motivations of its evolution.
The program of the conference consists of two morning keynote lectures by;
Roberto Fratini Serafide titled LITURGIES OF IMPATIENCE, tackling the interactive formats of participatory theatre, their relation to the post-modern paradigm and the extent of its emancipation potential. Lectures will be followed by moderated discussions.
and a lecture by
Bojana Kunst on the rise of participatory and communal artistic practices and their relation to the precarisation of artistic production, titled WHAT HAS PARTICIPATION TO DO WITH PRECARISATION?
The afternoon debates will adress two topics;
The first session will address FAILED ATTEMPTS OF INCLUSION. We will be learning from past mistakes and talk about participatory artistic projects and efforts where ambitions and results greatly diverged.
The second session will be dedicated to APPROAC HING YOUNG AUDIENCES. We will address new approaches to development of young audiences and analyse concrete approaches like artists entering the educational system and youth-focused artistic projects.
The program will finish every night with artistic programme, starting on the 21st of April with SOUL, NOISE, VALVE and WIRE, a performance Tomaž Grom created with street musicians. On the April 22nd we will present (in collaboration with Aksioma Institute) THE GAME OF WAR, an evening dedicated to the tactics, essential for survival in the Fordist society according to Guy Debord. The evening will include a lecture by Richard Barbrook, a movie screening, exhibition opening and board game playing. On the 23rd interesting Slovene artists will be inviting you for ARTISTIC DINNERS.
Organised transport to the IETM meeting in Bergamo (Italy) will be available on the 24th of April for the attendants of the conference.
VIDEOS of LECTURES AVAILABLE BELOW.
Short programme of the conference
Tuesday, April 21st
11.00 – 18.00 Roger Bernat, Roberto Fratini Serafide: FORMS OF PARTICIPATION workshop
20.00 – 21.30 Tomaž Grom: SOUL, NOISE, VALVE AND WIRE performance
Wednesday, April 22nd
11.00 – 13.00 Roberto Fratini Serafide: LITURGIES OF IMPATIENCE, lecture and discussion (VIDEO)
15.00 – 17.00 FAILED ATTEMPTS OF INCLUSION, roundtable discussion
Moderator: Ida Daniel (Mighty Pressure Cooker, Bulgaria), speakers: Emilia Giudicelli (3art3, France), Zala Velkavrh (ProstoRož, Slovenia), István Szakáts (AltArt, Romania), Eva Rún Snoradóttir (Kviss Búmm Bang, Iceland), Alenka Pirman (Domestic Research Society, Slovenia) and Rosemary Lee (Artsadmin, Great Britain)
19.00 – 21.00 THE GAME OF WAR
Richard Barbrook (Class Wargames Collective), lecture
The Game of War short movie
21.00 – 23.00 THE GAME OF WAR exhibition opening & board game playing at Aksioma Project Space (Komenskega 18, Ljubljana)
Thursday, April 23rd
11.00 – 13.00 Bojana Kunst: WHAT HAS PARTICIPATION TO DO WITH PRECARISATION?, lecture and discussion, moderator: Bojan Djordjev
15.00 – 17.00 APPROACHING YOUNG AUDIENCES, roundtable discussion
Moderators: Alma R. Selimović, Katarina Slukan, speakers: Silvia Bottireli (Santarcangelo Festival, Italy), Jurij Krpan (Kapelica, Slovenia), John Hunter (Non Zero One, Great Britain), Robert Kroflič (Faculty of Arts, Slovenia), Urška Breznik (MISC Infopeka)
18.30 – 19.00 THE RECORD AT NOORDERZON documentary movie
19.00 – 23.00 ARTISTIC DINNERS
To register for the conference or get more information, please write to Samo Selimović at email@example.com or call +386 51 269 906.
Free admission to all events. Programme will be held in English.
The conference is organised by Bunker Institute in the frame of the Create to Connect project, co-financed by the European Union, programme Culture.
Photos of the conference by Nada Žgank.