Our friends from Gedankendach invite artist from Germany and Ukraine to apply for a two-week retreat to develop a multiperspective answer to a question: ”What had we lost to find?”. Application Deadline: June 15, 2020:
“We invite 16 artists from Germany and Ukraine to explore natural & urban space through a combination of diverse artistic disciplines, as well as from the perspective of two different cultural backgrounds. Within the mutual workflow, the participants are going to develop and incorporate the creative outcome into a one-day interdisciplinary exhibition in Chernivtsi city.”
Two Roots: An Artistic Research
16 artists | 2 spaces | 1 research | 1 exhibition
The project is organized by NGO “Ukrainian-German Cultural Society ” at the Centre Gedankendach (Chernivtsi, Ukraine) in a collaboration with Sociocutural certre “die Villa”, Leipzig and funding programme “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters”.
We are looking for 16 artists from Germany and Ukraine to meet up for a two-week retreat and develop a multiperspective answer to a question: ”What had we lost to find?”.
You are invited to explore natural & urban space through a combination of diverse artistic disciplines, as well as from the perspective of two different cultural backgrounds. Within the mutual workflow, we are going to develop and incorporate the creative outcome into a one-day interdisciplinary exhibition in Chernivtsi city.
Within the first 9 days, in the middle of Ukrainian Carpathian mountains through reconnection with nature, creative workshops, interaction with locals, traditions, and initiatives you will be urged to capture your own impressions and reflect them in artistic works. Drawing on “the Fridays for Future” movement, we will focus on collecting and archiving fragments, processes, thoughts, movements, practices, which might be lost in the future, thus generating a message to the coming generations. During the following 5 days, the project will resettle to the urban space of Chernivtsi city. Here we will research common and distinctive features of both environments, finalize the outcomes, and prepare the final exhibition.
If you are active in the field of visual arts, design, music (experimental&traditional), theatre&performance, media art, land art, contemporary dance, literature, aged between 21 – 35, feel like traveling, are willing to get back to the roots and make nothing but art – this is the project for you!
When? 6.09.2020 – 21.09.2020
Where? Chernivsti, Ukraine & Tovarnytsia village, Ukraine
Project language – English B2. The participation is free.
Travel costs up to 180€ for German 40€ for Ukrainian participants, accommodation, catering, program and material expenses are covered by the program.