A change cannot be just noted. To achieve change, it is crucial to reflect on it, then expand on the reflection and implement it into the body of cultural practice. Contemplating independent scenes should be enriched by experiences, particularly experiences gained during the past two pandemic years. What is the status of (independent) artists and other workers in our cultural space? Didn’t the past two years prove in particular that, face to face social changes with an impact on the entire society, we must seek common solutions that are not focused exclusively on workers employed at institutions nor only on those who identify themselves with the independent scene? What are the reasons behind this identification? Are we able to deal with limitations and constraints brought upon us by the present time? Is our cultural practice evolving in a direction that will not burden our future?
Redefining the Practices section of the 2022 edition will explore the following themes:
Independent scene is often identified in opposition to the segment of funded (permanent) institutions. In Ne-závislá spojení, we will examine ways to overcome this polarisation and discuss what could permanent institutions offer to the independent scene.
The Czech Republic has taken a lead in the last few years in terms of the number of artists residencies within Visegrad countries. A one-day symposium, Artists Residencies in CR/V4, will provide space for reflection on this situation and discussion of practical consequences.
This performance lecture, followed up by a discussion, will examine methods of presentation of and reflection on specific artistic processes within the so-called work-in-progress format.
In the popular, innovated exchange market for projects, we will focus on methods for cultivating relationship between creators (or their agents) and promoters and opening an all-inclusive space for encounters.
Accompanies Sbal ho/ji/to exchange market for projects. Scheduled or ad-hoc meetings of artists and promoters. A space for discussion about plans, areas of research, search for common denominators, solutions, and to establish collaborations.
The discussion focuses on changes brought by the pandemic situations into the praxis of contemporary performing arts. We are preparing it together with the editors of of CEDIT, journal published by Centre of experimental theatre in Brno.
The workshop provides space for collective reflection on possible variants of the transformation of new theatre. We will use an experimental tool for this purpose—a pack of tarot cards designed by artists from Europe and the Mediterranean.
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