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Inverting Battlefields – for a borderless future

A project of Xenos Association ( Nayarí Castillo, Joachim Hainzl and Maryam Mohammadi)  in cooperation with KIÖR | Art in Public Space Styria / Universalmuseum Joanneum
 
supported by:
 
Federal Chancellery of Austria
Alps-Adriatic-Alliance
Department of Culture of the regional government of Styria
Austrian Society for Political Education
 
in synergy with partner associations:
 
ARTEBRE (SRB)
Association Metamedja (HR)
Creative Cluster Kombinat (HR)
Historical Museum of BiH (BiH)
KUD Obray (SI)
Memorial Center Lipa Remembers (HR)
Public Room Sarajevo (BiH)
Public Room Skopje (MKD)
 
and the artists:
 
Tamara Georgievska (MKD)
Dante Buu (MNE | BiH)
Nayarí Castillo (VE | AT)
Joachim Hainzl (AT)
Karl Karner (AT)
Polonca Lovšin (SI)
Liberta Mišan (HR)
Maryam Mohammadi (IR | AT)
Igor F. Petković (SRB | AT)
RESANITA <Anita Fuchs & Resa Pernthaller> (AT)
Nika Rukavina (HR)

Project

The project will be developed around historical zones of confrontation. These historical battlefields will be transformed through gestures, in the form of site-specific public interventions, into spaces of coexistence and tolerance.

For this purpose we have established a dialogue with artists and art institutions from different partner places, generating a synergy by different interventions in a collaborative manner.

For each place a laboratory or round-table system have been developed, engaging community on questioning values, trauma and possible solutions for a better and inclusive life within the European context.

Each partner will then develop a ‘Manifest’ or action plan that will serve as inspiration for the implementation of a gesture/ work in public space.

Hopes, wishes and re-worked traumas will then be transformed by means of site-specific interventions in a range of public works to be presented in June 2018 in the city of Feldbach (AT). The pieces are resonating the issues and methodologies of all previous investigations in their respective home countries.

A catalogue documenting the entire project will be published by the autumn 2018.

Support

A cooperative project of:

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Generously funded by:

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