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ataDigital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future

Fold II of Digital Ecologies: an international exhibition project in two folds




across two exhibition venues, the Center for Contemporary Art ‘Ancient Bath’ (6th September Str. 179) and the former tobacco warehouse SKLAD (Ekzarh Yosif Str. 16) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

With works on display and interventions by Donatella Bernardi, Ursula Biemann, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Johanna Bruckner, Sarah Burger, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Valko Chobanov, Voin de Voin & Marie Civikov, Jonas Etter, Anne-Laure Franchette, Monica Ursina J?ger, Stefanie Knobel, Marlene Maier, Boyan Manchev with Ani Vaseva and Leonid Yovchev (Metheor), Emil Mirazchiev, Uriel Orlow, Ursula Palla, Louren?o Penagui?o Soares, Elodie Pong, Oliver Ressler, Tabita Rezaire, Dorothea Rust, Elza Sile, Kerstin Schroedinger, Pascal Schwaighofer, Venelin Shurelov, Sandro Steudler, Kamen Stoyanov, Milva Stutz, Katharina Swoboda, Una Szeemann / Bohdan Stehlik, Riikka Tauriainen, Lena Maria Th?ring, Alexander Tucha?ek, Borjana Ventzislavova, and Martina-Sofie Wildberger

with interventions and talks by the philosophers Boyan Manchev, Stanimir Panayotov, and Gerald Raunig

Curated by Dimitrina Sevova

Austrian participation co-curated by Katharina Swoboda

with organizational support from Emil Mirazchiev

04 May to 30 June 2019

Opening of the project Digital Ecologies:
Saturday 04 May 2019 (Ancient Bath, then SKLAD)

16:00h Doors open at the two venues

Ancient Bath

16:00h Dorothea Rust, performative intervention L’animoteur 9 — selfie or I am donkey and cacti

17:00h Welcome and introduction by Dimitrina Sevova, curator of the project, and Emil Mirazchiev, director of Art Today, organizer of the project, at Center for Contemporary Art ‘Ancient Bath’

SKLAD: the evening program continues

19:00h Boyan Manchev, public lecture The New Athanor, or Philosophy for the Future Nature, accompanied by a performance by Metheor (Ani Vaseva, Boyan Manchev and Leonid Yovchev), Theater of the Elements. A Diptych by Metheor
20:00 Short break
20:15 Gerald Raunig, talk One More Ecology, Futureless, but a Present Out of Joint
21:15 Discussion between Boyan Manchev, Gerald Raunig and the audience
21:45 Short break
22:00h Voin de Voin & Marie Civikov, performance Extinction Rebellion, 20?

The symposium, curated by Dimitrina Sevova, takes place in conjunction with the exhibition project Digital Ecologies and gives further insight and context on the works on display. It is a non-academical collection of events, performances, interventions, talks and discussions aimed at sharing knowledge and non-knowledge of eco-logic and aesthetic experience in togetherness with the audience.

Public Symposium in conjunction with the project Digital Ecologies:
Sunday 05 May 2019 at the former tobacco warehouse SKLAD (evening program at Ancient Bath)

SKLAD: Morning Session
10:30 Doors open, coffee
11:00 Introduction by Dimitrina Sevova, curator of the project
11:15 Artistic interventions by Milva Stutz, My Dear Lover, Elodie Pong, Paradise Paradox, and Borjana Ventzislavova, Magic Resistance
12:45 Short break
13:00 Discussion between the artists and the audience
13:30 Lunch break

SKLAD: Afternoon Session
15:30 Pascal Schwaighofer, performance-lecture &Absence&Abstinence
16:00 Venelin Shurelov, Presentation on Body Hacking
17:00 Luchezar Boyadjiev, talk The Anthropocene as a Prolonged-Release Anthropogenesis
17:45 Discussion between the artists and the audience
18:15 Short break
18:30 Kerstin Schroedinger, performance Matters of Practices/Actions/Doings, 25?, followed by screening of 16mm film by the artist, Fugue, 2015, 8?
19:15 Short Break
19:30 Uriel Orlow, lecture-performance Grey, Green, Gold, 25?, followed by discussion with the artist
20:15 Dinner break

Ancient Bath: Evening Program
21:30 Stefanie Knobel, performance A manifestation for the quasi-public

Public Symposium in conjunction with the project Digital Ecologies:
Monday 06 May 2019 at the former tobacco warehouse SKLAD

10:30 Doors open, coffee
11:00 Artistic interventions by Louren?o Soares, Jonas Etter, Elza Sile
12:30 Discussion between the artists and the audience
13:00 Donatella Bernardi, performance A suit made out of galactic towel followed by discussion with the audience
14:00 Lunch break
15:30 Oliver Ressler, talk Gathering around the Wreckage
16:30 Short break
16:45 Stanimir Panayotov, talk Disembodiment: The Future of Nature
17:30 Discussion with Oliver Ressler, Stanimir Panayotov and the audience
18:00 Short break
18:15 Alexander Tucha?ek, performance-lecture paradise now – Echos from the Future
19:00 Dorothea Rust, performative urban intervention L’animoteur 8 — selfie or I am donkey, continued, starting at SKLAD, and the artist will lose herself in the public space of Plovdiv





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Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv


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"For Those Who Are Born Today" by Alberto GARUTTI

"For Those Who Are Born Today" by Alberto Garuttiis a project realized for Metaphorai which is making a link with the city of Plovdiv through a project that addresses directly its inhabitants.
"Ai nati oggi" ("For Those Who Are Born Today") offers a way of signaling and monitoring the life of the city through art.
A plaque placed in Kapana neighborhood reads: “THE STREETLIGHTS OF THIS DISTRICT ARE CONNECTED TO THE MATERNITY WARDS OF THE CITY HOSPITALS “Selena”, “St-Georges”, “Plovdiv” “Topaks", EVERY TIME THE LIGHT SLOWLY PULSATES IT MEANS A CHILD HAS BEEN BORN. THE WORK IS DEDICATED TO THAT CHILD, AND TO THE CHILDREN BORN TODAY IN THIS CITY.”
The hospital’s personnel of neonatology pushes a button each time a baby is born, and the neighborhood’s street lights start slowly pulsating.
This work interpellates the citizens with the intent of arousing in them empathy and a sense of belonging.

Special project for Metaphorai (curated by Katia Anguelova & Alessandra Poggianti)
The 24th Week of Contemporary Art, Art Today Association

The project is part of the program of Plovdiv - European capital of culture 2019
With the support of: Shapdiz Foundation, ADD Bulgaria



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Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv
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24th Week of Contemporary Art

METAPHORAI

Spatial Narratives by:
Babi Badalov, Zbynek Baladran, Alberto Garutti, Mohssin Harraki, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Daniela Kostova, Jiri Kovanda, Juan Pablo Macias, Margherita Moscardini, Maurizio Nannucci, Delphine Reist, Sebastien Roux, Hans Schabus, Olivier Vadrot.

Curated by Katia Anguelova & Alessandra Poggianti

Opening: 14/09 2018 6.00 PM
14/09 – 14/10/2018

Centre of Contemporary Art, The Ancient Bath
Blvd “6 Septemvri” 179 / www.arttoday.org

Exhibitions hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 12 АM – 6:30 PM

“IN MODERN ATHENS, the vehicles of mass transportation are called metaphorai. To go to work or come home, one takes a “metaphor”—a bus or a train. Stories could also take this noble name: every day, they traverse and organize places; they select and link them together; they make sentences and itineraries out of them“ (Michel de Certeau, Spatial Stories in The Practice of Everyday Life [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984]).

Metaphorai is an exhibition that consists of 13 different narrations articulated within the spaces of Plovdiv’s Ancient Bath. Following Michel de Certeau, each of these narrations, which we may call “metaphors”, arise out of those places we traverse, organize, select and connect every day, creating sentences and itineraries that work as valences for spatial displacements of many kinds – from syntactic and semantic to pragmatic ones.

Each narration tells the story of its own movement, implies its own change of position; it narrates its own passage from one point to another, adapting and re-adapting itself to changing spatial features and rules. Each one of the artists acts as a narrative machine; they insert their own lived experiences, their own listening capacity, a valence of various chunks of knowledge filling up the gaps left behind by urban planning. The artists produce a swarm of metaphors and signs organized through different methods and narrative actions inside the exhibition space.

The exhibition Metaphorai is a narrative device whose authors are artists, readers of the city; while walking, they move, travel, find-and-write narrations, create a multitude of metaphors opening a semiotic vital flux, not an escape route: “The great and only error lies in thinking that a line of flight consists in fleeing from life; the flight into the imaginary, or into art. On the contrary, to flee is to produce the real, to create life, to find a weapon”. (Deleuze G, Parnet C., Dialogues, Columbia Univ Press, 1989).






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