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28.2.2010 - 5.3.2010


28 February – 5 March 2010
Start: 9 February 2010 at 7 p.m.
Closing: 8 March 2010 at 7 p.m.
At Cankarjev dom

The Education Through Art Practices project establishes different forms of work and thought. Rethinking the status of education, especially its role within artistic creation, is today crucial, since we often notice that artistic creation is product-oriented and that it does not allow any space for research nor, consequently, learning through research. In order to create new forms and establish the conditions for different thought, we need to encourage research and establish situations that allow an open, but critical debate. A network of experts in various fields potentially makes possible the creation of a platform as a testing ground for thought, creation, questioning one’s own position and “the value of an artwork” and, last but not least, an opportunity to create new forms and approaches to artistic creation.


Gesa Ziemer
9 February 2010 at 7.00 p.m.
Cankarjev dom, M1

Complices are partners that jointly decide to plan and execute a crime. Yet complicities are also a legal practice among artists, entrepreneurs and scientists. Complicity is a temporary and yet obliging and intensive form of collaboration. Using images and texts, this contribution calls for an artistic mode of research in which dance, music, business and science are to jointly pursue a social and artistic phenomenon.

Gesa Ziemer is professor of Cultural Theory and Aesthetics at the Zürich University of Arts. She is Dean and Co-Director of the new "Metropolitan Culture" programme at HafenCity University Hamburg. She is a member of the advisory board of Steirischer Herbst Graz and PACT Zollverein Performing Arts Choreografisches Zentrum Essen. www.gesa-ziemer.ch

Bojana Kunst and Igor ©tromajer
1 March 2010, CD, M3/M4
2 and 3 March 2010, CD, M3/M4
3.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Technological procedures today directly affect our bodies and the ways we experience closeness and intimacy. We will create a situation for a networked performance in which we will focus especially on the connection between technology and emotions, desire and connectivity. We can say we live in the time of the decline of discursive protocols and the increase of material ones. Instead of discursive negotiations, we perform technical procedures that immediately influence THE way we experience proximity, closeness and intimacy.

Bojana Kunst has a PhD in Philosophy. She currently works as an external professor at HafenCity in Hamburg. Her texts have been published worldwide in numerous international publications. Occasionally, she leads international workshops and seminars. For a number of years, she has worked as a dramaturge with different Slovenian directors and choreographers. She wrote three books, among them The Impossible Body - Body and Machine: Theatre, Representation of the Body and Relation to the Artificial (1999) and Dangerous Connections - Body, Philosophy and Relationship to the Artificial (2004).

Igor ©tromajer (www.intima.org) is a multimedia artist and intimate mobile communicator. His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions and festivals in various countries and has received a number of awards. The Intima Virtual Base includes more than 50 projects, which have been shown at more than a hundred exhibitions in 45 countries. As artist-in-residence, he lectures at universities and contemporary art institutes in Europe, USA and Canada.

Toni Cots and Marina Garcés
1 March 2010, 8.15 - 9.15 p.m., CD, M3/4
4 March 2010, 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 – 6.30 p.m., CD, E3/4
5 March 2010, 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 - 7.00 p.m., CD, M1

Politics is nowadays a semiotic battlefield in which we must conquer the words that have been removed from us. The actual form of censorship is not prohibition, but neutralization and disaffection. This is our crisis of words. In view of this expropriating logic reducing us to simple spectators of our own lives, we propose that the necessity to conquer the spaces of thought is a requirement for taking the world in our hands.

Toni Cots is a choreographer, actor and general coordinator of L'ANIMAL A L'ESQUENA, a performing arts centre in Spain. For several years, he was a member of the Eugenio Barba theatre in Odin.

Marina Garces, has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona. She is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Zaragoza (UZ) and Director of the Fundación Espai en Blanc. Since 2001, she has been the coordinator of the Espai en Blanc research project (www.espaienblanc.net), which, through practice, examines the possibilities and the potentiality of collective thinking. She wrote a book entitled “In the Prisons of the Possible” (Barcelona, 2002).

Stefan Kaegi
8 March 2010
7.00 – 10.00 p.m., Cankarjev dom, M3/M4

Stefan Kaegi is an established international multidisciplinary artist. He stages living ready-mades or transplants experts onto the stage and into the grey zone between reality and fiction, using documentary material and theatrical interventions. Stefan Kaegi will show and comment short videos on recent productions of the Rimini Protocoll including Egyptian muezzins, Swiss airport-kids as well as 200 avatars remote controlled by a Canadian audience.
Stefan Kaegi (Swiss) is a theatre director who focuses on the question of drama in everyday life. His works reflect documentary theatre, radio shows and works in urban places of diverse collective participation. The basis of his work is his research method combined with auditions and a conceptual process. His work stems from his desire to make the invisible voices be heard and identified as the voices of professionals. He is part of the Rimini Protokoll artistic group. He lives in Berlin, where Rimini Protokoll members are artists in residency at HAU.

Project of Stefan Kaegi is supported by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia, Pro Helevtie.

Thanks to Embassy of Embassy of the Republic of Switzerland.

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The project is supported by: Anna Lindh Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
Partners: MASKA; Anna Lindh Foundation; L'animal a l’esquena, ZOUKAK, Cankarjev dom

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