‘tomatl: l’or vermell’ de Chistina Schults al CeRCCa com a part del Grand Tour 18

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Petra Fornayova Residency at CeRCCa

In August 2018 Petra Foranyova was selected to be part of a Summer Residency at CeRCCa to develop her project The manifest of Possibilities.

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The Manifest of Possibilities  is the third part of the free Futuristic trilogy. It follows the previous works by Petra Fornay thematically and formally: Subjective Future (premiered in May 2017) and The End The End (premiered in May 2018). The theme of all works is the future viewed in different ways. While in Subjective Future she deals with subjective ideas about the future (dealing with the position of an independent artist in terms of sociology, demography, ecology), in the performance The End The End she is focused in the border points: the end of artistic career, the end of physical life, the end of social life, the end of a relationship. The Manifesto of Possibilities does not examine what could come after the “end” in metaphysical terms. It will deal with the question if there is a possibility to have the end of the art as the mean to express personal opinions. Can choreography be independent of man? Is the choreography of the future the choreography of things (as outlined by some works by Danish artist Mette Ingvartsen)? The development of contemporary choreographic thinking is heavily influenced by several principles – the postmodern principle of coincidence exploited in M. Cunningham’s work, as well as the analysis of the conditions of Rudolf Laban. For example, labanotation can be used vice versa as a way of generating movement and different interpretations of choreography (LabanWriter is an application used for motion recording and analysis, for example, at Ohio University in the US)? How will the generated choreography be transferred to human / stuff?

The second area of ​​research and subsequent production preparation is the subject of “control” and “decision-making.” “Control” is used mainly in two meanings – controlling the activity or controlling someone (self). Decision-making as a conscious activity presupposes control if we want to avoid coincidence. Examining the relationship of control, decision making and coincidence will be a complementary topic for the above-discussed primary theme. I am planning to elaborate both of these topics not as an abstract set, but to transfer them to a particular world of performing arts, rather to ask people and offer images  than overwhelming them with a theoretical excursion – even though the basis for the creation is purely theoretical.

The project is kindly funded by:
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KIBRIT

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KIBRIT (كبريت) is a collaborative research and production program dedicated to contemporary artistic and curatorial practices engaged in processes of reactivation of cultural heritage and collective memory (architecture, natural heritage, sound archives, cinema, photography, education).

KIBRIT proposes collaborative and interregional researches, cartographies, tandem residencies, artistic interventions, exhibitions, public programs, screenings and a web platform. Involving all its members and their respective local communities, the program ultimately aims at fostering sustainable synergies through the exchange of practices and knowledges between its partners, while generating critical reflection, research and action.

KIBRIT is a program initiated and curated by LE 18 (Marrakech), Atelier de l’Observatoire (Casablanca), Maison de l’Image (Tunis), CeRCCa (Barcelona), Rhizome (Algiers), Jiser (Barcelona/Tunis) and Ramallah Municipality (Ramallah).

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2nd NACMM Meeting in Algiers 2nd to 7th February 2017

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CeRCCa participates at the Leap Second Festival One Second Residency with artist Jordan Topiel Paul

jtpJordan Topiel Paul (b. 1985, NYC) is a composer whose work addresses the dynamics of listening, spaces and contemporary culture. Extending from the proposition that music’s primary material is listening, his pieces point to an expanded musical context that foregrounds attention, physicality, venue, timing, and genre. His performances and installations have been presented foremost on the internet as well as in apartments, canyons, motels, chapels, museums, galleries, cafes, public plazas and music spaces throughout North America and Europe. He lives and works mostly in Mexico City. More info about his work can be found here and about the Leap Second Festival here
 
Leap Second is an online sound piece that makes a sound only during the leap second between 2016 and 2017. It is one of a series of online sound pieces that investigate the area between clock, musical composition and online sound installation. Leap Second
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FOCUS MAGREB i NACMM Meeting in BCN September/October 2016

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From the 25th September to the 3rd October the NACMM realized it first meeting in Baracelona thanks to the support of ALF and the collaboration of all the NACMM partners.

The NACMM launched its on going on line platform http://www.nacmm.org as part of the program Focus Magreb at Swab Barcelona International Art Fair curated by Xabier de Lucas from Jiser Reflexions Mediterranees.

CONGRATS TO ALL FOR ALL OF THIS!

WE LOOK FORWARDS OUR SECOND MEETING IN ALEXANDRIA organized by El Madina for Performing and Digital Arts and CeRCCa!

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The NACMM selected for ALF Grants

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CeRCCa is really happy to announce that the North Africa Cultural Mobility Map has been selected for the Anna Lindh Call for Projects Grants! Congratulations to Mohab Saber and Chehab M Hassan from El Madina in Alexandria, Léa Morin and Mohamed Fariji from L’Atelier de l’Observatoire in Casablanca, Francesca Msr and Laila Hida from Le18 in Marrakech, Myriam Amroun from TCD in Algeria and Xavier De Luca from Jiser in Barcelona and Tunis!!!

The Anna Lindh Grants Programme supports innovative projects involving jointly civil society organisations and networks from the South and North of the Mediterranean. More info about the ALF Projects Grants can be found here http://www.annalindhfoundation.org/granted-projects

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