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Movable Art Colonies: Transforming dying towns into art residencies

Movable Art Colonies: Transforming dying towns into art residencies


Movable Art Colonies: Transforming Dying Towns into Art Residencies What the hell, floppy? There is always
at least one puppy with blue eyes.. What was it like when I first came here?
In an attempt to convince the directors of Toza Markovic that I am serious about this place, that I think this is the place we should have the first convocation of the symposium,
they did not want to believe me. And when I told them about this space it was so difficult to convince them that there is no way we are going to take any office,
but that I beg them to come here with me to see the space with my eyes. My motive is the human figure,
That is the man of his time, actually… actualy, he is a prototype…. by putting
him on pedestal I am trying to tell a story of the time and the world that we live in. Culture as a necessity, precisely art
as a necessity, well it really is a very problematic and absurd situation. The situation is such that it seems
that no one needs Art anymore.. This work deals with the subject of women’s
orgasms and female masturbation. I’m trying to thematize this,
essential to me, feminist and political issue, to emancipate issue of
of female masturbation and orgasm that were anathematized
ever since the witch hunt. In time we succeeded in demolishing
the old values, mercilessly unwilling or not having time to build new ones. This army coat basically represents an extreme
dissatisfaction with this state we all live in. It is the most appropriate answer to the question
-Why an army coat? Wine at 10 in the morning, you must be joking!? There were 312 or 314 colonies in the country
before breakup of Yugoslavia, I don’t have insight how many of them are in Serbia now,
but certainly it is not a small number. Terra is grounded in its’ own uniqueness
and I am confident that there will be no any big problems, there are problems
each year, I mean financial, but since we exist for 32 years it is clear that
we always survive, one way or another. The artists used to live in the houses of the
local people which in fact was a good system and for those 10 days artists stayed in
the houses of their hosts. They come here – breakfast, lunch, dinner
and they choose themselves where to paint. They find inspiration themselves and here,
thank God, it’s not hard to find inspiration. And that was a very direct relationship
between the peasants and artists. We usually went in the evening and we
gathered at one place at one house at one host say we gather all,
another night with another, it was one happy time. Through the person of an artist local people
get to know the work of an artist as well. The Home of Culture Dragoljub Jovičić
Jalovik It’s all under one roof, both our gallery
and the place where we live and eat so practically it is up to the municipality and the
local community to somehow restore the lobby. The most important is that village accepted us
nothing surprises these guys, none of our requests For them nothing is unusual and it is a good
sign that they are, we are, accepted here Now the funding, this is a problem,
and yet, on the other hand we’re in the countryside we’ll eat tomato,
bread, kaymak … We’ll survive somehow. It’s cool that one can intervene in
the actual space and the gallery space and it’s cool that a selector allows EVERYTHING!
I do not mind the final work, it is important but if that it’s something good
he believes, they believe in Art. When I arrived here I was very surprised
with all these wooden poles which were cut down and left lying. When someone dies the people of Jalovik
put a photo of a deceased one on the pole. A pole was laid on the ground., I wished I could bring the pole to the gallery,
and to place it on the floor. The first night when I got here I was lying
in the grass gazing upon the stars I just got an inspiration
to make a sleepwalker. And then I was plastered with Scotch tape
and the tape was cut and then I got a sort of a jacket in the shape of my body. I’ve always wanted to make
a five – star gallery, much as you have a five-star hotel so
that Jalovik is the first gallery officially a five star gallery. I like to talk to everyone here and
I think it’s of vital importance to maintain this kind of humanity
it is of great importance to art, so I tried to preserve their
intimate, personal stories as well as the family history through the document, as in this case, the fabric, and history of the village as a colony. There are few of us here with very little in common
But still there are few things similar to us all… Those are the stories, similar in terms of
political transition and aesthetics, understanding comprehending that over there and
over here things are very similar The wood is dry, water will be turned on
and gourd will be coupled with the reed, The entire action, of watering dry wood,
itself is a sign of hope and persistence A form of a pre disenchanted act
Which nonetheless, does have a purpose. I was impressed the most, of course,
with nature, so I tried to find some secluded spaces or some landscapes
that would evoke some kind of negligence… The work itself will be a video triptych in 3 circles
played without beginning and without end This colony here is like one that
unites Balkan peoples together. I have chosen Babe as the centre of the world.
Then I randomly looked for different regions lying in the same latitude
or the same longitude. I’ve chosen this part of the house with
nothing on so we will put the board here, as a memorial plaque. I am working on interviews among strangers
Distance conversations, 3 questions for everyone The first one is on the state, the other is home
more intimate and the third is the most intimate. The territory of the state I cannot take seriously.
Territory of my country is the territory… of the people who I can communicate with. Born in former Yugoslavia, the territory of
big Yugoslavia, they have a problem in understanding where their territory ends. RADIO BUDVA It is 11 o clock and 10 minutes dear listeners
You are listening to the 98.7 and 106 MHz Next to me is Nenad Jevtic, the leader
of the architectural colony in Rezevici one project we are to talk about today,
Đorđe Gregović, a Montenegrin project partner from NGO ZA DRUGA and Anastasija Simovic
third year Architecture student from Belgrade What we wanted to emphasize, in this case, are two directions – one is the practical work in which students are participants, together with
professors and project leaders while … while other is a research related to mapping, that will open doors to authentic and ambiental… so abundant in this region. These building practices are quite on the
periphery so the experience we had here was extremely important to us,
when we could face on site with building practises we are relatively unaware of. The initial idea was the trek of art caravan
in order to change the approach and evaluation to art colonies, that are otherwise quite
numerous, to give a side look so that the colonies so that they are more vivid in connotation, a vivid
intertwining with what was found on the ground We were both inspired by being on the seaside
and with our visits to villages of Paštrovići where we collected the artefacts, and all that had
a major impact to both our works and ourselves. House is situated so that everything was easy
to be built and to act, of course, for defence it was easy from here to spot
when someone approaches from a distance, and thus one who was inside,
in a time of war, could organize a defence. TV VIJESTI; Podgorica An architectural colony just started in Reževići
organized by Zemun small art center – ZMUC within the regional project Movable art colonies
Transforming dying towns into art residencies. The project was conceived sometime last year
while thinking about possible changes in the activities of art colonies or colonies in general
in the region of ex-Yugoslavia but also elsewhere in the Balkans as our special field of interest a
and then we realized that… …the best way to position ourselves was… was not location wise but to have artists traveling
from one colony to another, thus making these… …colonies movable. The show accompanying the project will be 2-way
and we are looking to supplement and change it… there will not be any official opening
or closing but we want people to come ’cause students will be there to explain their ideas
and works, to hear how the local people perceive this intrusion into their space,
into the entire seashore hinterland that remained keeping these traditional
architectural values and environments. During Reževići colony the students from
Faculty of Architecture from Belgrade visited the Roman Catholic church in
the village Pentar in Albania NGO Za Druga, Zeta Gallery, ZMUC The Church is ready for a residential program and it will together with Babe and Reževići
form a network of Movable art colonies in 2014. All of the things that have happened during
these movable residences were good to me. So the journey goes on
and one always feels good, it gets you in a sort of a movable shape
which is movable even when you are stable. Borrowing from the Roma
an idea of trek or a caravan- This project aims to enable participants to travel, live and work in the various art colonies in the region. camera, music, edited and directed by: Goran Orge Nikolić & Marko Mamuzić with a support of: produced by:

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