Right on Time? On Resilience and Timeliness, round table discussion

28th August 2018
Old Power Station
Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the frame of Mladi levi festival.

Theatre is said to be a here and now experience, which defies today’s logic of quick changes and virtual presence. It takes time. Irena Štaudohar wrote some years ago that one of the important characteristics of the Mladi Levi festival was that all curatorial choices were right – on time. Or ahead of time, maybe? Is this the recipe for survival of an arts organization, of an NGO, to be on time or to beat time?

We would like to explore the idea of being on time and of being ahead of time or being behind time in terms of curatorial choices and also in terms of the decisions we make in order for our arts organizations, for our work and for us to survive. Does resilience in the world of art depend on the capability of predicting and anticipating changes (are the things that we took for granted – like artistic freedom – disintegrating)? Is there a gap between Eastern and Western understanding of contemporaneity? And how to fight for time at the time when time is a commodity? We would also like to find inspiration for resilience at the time when changes are so quick that the problems sometimes already become passé before we are able to address them.

The roundtable will begin with cases from the speakers on their strategies and tactics of survival and time and continue into a debate. We will start behind time and finish on time.

Moderator: Tjaša Pureber
Speakers: Rarita Zbranca, Sodja Lotker Zupanc, Tomasz Kirenczuk, Siniša Labrović, Nevenka Koprivšek

In collaboration with: Relais Culture Europe

The discussion is in English.

Link to the event: http://www.bunker.si/slo/archives/19663


Bunker AltArt Foundation Maria Matos Teatro Municipal Artsadmin Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen Santarcangelo dei Teatri Arts and Theatre Institute Festival De Keuze / Rotterdamse Schouwburg Walking Theory

Fond B92 / Cultural Center REX Balkan Express Institute for Applied Theatre Studies