Going Public '05/1 Artisti

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MAJA BAJEVIC (Bosnia)

Women at work, 2000
Video, color, sound, 12’

 
ADRIAN PACI (Albania)

Vajtojca, 2003
Video, color, sound, 4’

MARIETICA POTR (Slovenia)

In praise of dry toilet, 2003
Video, color, sound, 5’

All three international artists work on concept of territories, communities, sharing of experience, memory and culture.

Estacion Movil, work in progress Video, pal, color, sound, 14’, 2005

ESTACION MOVIL is a moving platform, a space for interaction with the public, designed for workshops. It takes place in a train stations or local communities. Estacion Movil is an artistic activity using a wide range of media, from drawing sessions to photo-portraits of travellers; from stories told and written, then hung on the wall in the station. The project usually ends with a publication “Hangeando” (Hanging around) the first paper to be compiled exclusively by the users and commuters.

In collaboration with Central Station, Larissa.

Social Gym no.223 The Tupperware Show at Military Camp, 2005

The artist works on a stratificated level of symbolism and actions. The project emphasizes on the impact of militarism since his childhood in Cyprus. According to the hybrid style of the local architecture of Larissa (elements like Chinese pagoda are often presents in the territory) the soldiers are asked to construct a bunkded for their new military sleeping chamber. The use of tapperware in many military and refugee camps, will be transformed in a monument – a wall – in Nicosia for Manifesta 2006.

In collaboration with Larissa Military Airport.

Buildings for Correction, 2005

The project is a case study on the second toughest prison in Greece located in Larissa territory. It focuses on the morphological and architectural elements of the building, with models presenting the prison’s current shape, a found model borrowed from the prison director’s office and an archive of images (found in local newspapers) detailing visually the building’s structural changes.

In collaboration with National Prison in Larissa.

Kiosk of Culture, 2005

A project of common experience and multi cultural function, where the kiosk reveals all his potentials: Tv station, place for workshop, for communication, for meetings. The people are invited to use the kiosk, and they are directors of their own knowledge and of their references. Therefore, the Kiosk of Culture is perpetually on the point of creating and reinventing itself.

In collaboration with Dimitris Masouras.

The Memory Box, 2003-2005

The Memory Box is the container for everyone’s stories. Is a free space, mobile and territorial. Is fed by accounts connected with a specific neighborhood, city or province, and travels directly to where people live and work. Is made for people, with the people. Everybody is invited to enter and tell stories about his own life. Is a station encounters between personal experience and the great episodes of History.

In collaboration with Central Station, Larissa;
The Memory Box is design by Bauhaus University, Weimar.

Post Programmed City Territory. Farkadona Case, 2005

Workshop at Farkadona Trikalon, where there is a community of repatriated Greek Pontians and Armenians refugees. Is located at the edge of Farkadona City, at an existing military camp infrastructure, to which were transported prefabricated containers (previously used by the earthquake victims of Kalamata). The demand of the community is to move to “real” houses as promised by the state on their arrival.

In collaboration with Thessaly University, Department of Architecture, Volos; Farkadona Community; KEP Office, Prefecture of Larissa.

Trans-Kid, 2005

Workshop with kids from schools in the cities of Nicosia and Larissa. The children, aged from 8 to 11, where asked to create their own drawn on the subject of “territory”. The project develops an installation with matterrass and pillows, typically used during travels and refugee camps. They are the “first aids objects” from which people can start to image their exterior habit.

In collaboration with Primary Schools in Cyprus; Karavana School in Larissa; Train Station, Larissa.

Common Archive, 2000-2005

Nomads & Residents makes connections with people who live in a certain place and with people who visit, by setting up an active network of collaborators, and creating and organizing public events in a variety of places.

In collaboration with University Library of Medicine, Larissa

Common Ground. Hotel grande, 2005

A workshop on the concept of “ground and mobility”: union of people, territories and common places. A multi-level project with 2 rooms’ hotel, installated in Old Market area. The hotel function as a rest place for travellers and nomads, with reception and bedroom. Travellers are also invited to attend to film projections at Gas Station Kinitron, on the road to Farkadona. The work is completed by mapping a new carthography. An Atlas with ten categories of public spaces define new approches to the city: public buildings, hospitals, schools, transportations, religion, culture, economy, etc….

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