Opening the Time
The discursive event on opening the time is envisaged as an event of opening the time itself. We would like to take time to share theoretical theses, dramaturgical proposals, cinematic experiments, and dance practices, which attend to the issues of time and temporality in contemporary art, culture, and everyday life in capitalism. Even when they are not about “slowing down everything to the pace of snail” (Carl Honoré), they do shed polemic light on the current high-speed expectations.
Why is the speed an imperative in our contemporary Western society? How does it influence art sphere? If it is the capital itself that shrinks the present, is an expanded present enabled by slow films and performances a luxury that only a few can afford? What are other ways of working and doing in the art? These are the starting questions around which we wish to gather four artists and theorists, invited to ponder over these questions through the lens of their own artistic concerns in dance, film, and dramaturgy.
- About the participants
- Marta Popivoda is a filmmaker, video-artist and researcher. Her work explores tensions between memory and history, collective and individual bodies, as well as ideology and everyday life, with a focus on antifascist and feminist potentialities of Yugoslav socialist project. Popivoda’s first feature documentary Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale, and was later screened at great number of film festivals worldwide. Her work has featured in major art galleries, such as Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, M HKA Antwerp, MSUM Ljubljana etc. Popivoda received Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste Berlin and Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artist.
- A Performance Situation Room
A Performance Situation Room is a European thought space, an innovation hub, an international incubator. It is a part of the Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project. A Performance Situation Room allows Life Long Burning, its players and most of all the benefiting artists, writers, theoreticians, multipliers and audiences to apply their skills spontaneously on emerging situations, locally and internationally, by devising formats entirely depending on the relevant scenario. If cultural education needs a boost, we bundle our most experienced teaching artists to ponder for solutions. If inclusion is at stake, LLB gathers its most socially skilled practitioners to develop outreach methods for the relevant situation. And where bridges to other art forms or new audiences need to be built, LLB sets out to draw a most diverse group of artists, curators and institutions from its versatile core group to ensure smooth cooperation and mediation.
The event is organized by Hana Erdman and Louise Dahl in collaboration with Ana Vujanović as a discursive complement of the performance Slow Dance: www.mdtsthlm.se/program/6623/
Speakers include: Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda, Louise Dahl & Hana Erdman.
Seminar “Opening the Time” is a part of the program A Performance Situation Room made possible thanks to Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.