12 – 21/2 Pracrising Transitions Festival in Wip Konsthall
Performance art, open discussions, origami and photo exhibitions, film screenings, workshops
Pracrising Transitions explores ways of dealing with crises and expands through “pracrising” – collaborative, discursive practicing for crisis. The project traveled through 4 locations: Sweden, Greece, Uruguay and Argentina, and will be exhibited as a Festival in Wip Konsthall.
P T dives into the threshold of “crising” and alternative, collaborative support structures. Through the versatility of expanding situations of shock it develops a toolbox of pracrises –practicing for crisis, testing how people integrate their own mechanisms in situations of disequilibrium. Walking the line of our immense political times, it is not a political proposition per se, but rather a sensible reflection on the states of panic we increasingly encounter. In artistic dialogues it examines potential integrations of diverse practices that do not re-enforce existing, exploitative structures. P T focuses not only on the ways that destructive moments change dominant representations and narratives of bodies, but also on how these moments could be experienced in alternative ways. Instead of re-affirming the devastating side of crises events it explores the creative impulses of struggle and possible appropriations.
By posing questions to different artists and friends, this Festival acts as a vibrant collage of multifaceted material for the wider spectrum of collapse. Between the 12th and 21st of February 2016, the program will consist of photo and origami exhibitions and days of events with performances, screenings, discussions and workshops.
P T includes 12 artists in the exhibition program, 16 involved in the artistic process, from 8 nationalities and 4 different countries of research. The project was initiated by Nefeli Ikonomou, a performance artist from Greece, in order to facilitate a discursive platform for reflecting on the experience of destabilized situations.
Opening of the exhibition: Friday 12th of February, 17-20, Welcome! Saturdays, Sundays 13 -14/2 and 20 -21/2, plus Tuesday 16/2 and Friday 19/2 : kl 12.00-16.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 15, 17, 18/2: kl. 13.00-20.00
Events, performances (detailed program online): Friday 12/2:18:00-20:00 Monday 15/2:17.45-20:00, Wednesday 17/2: 17.00-20:00 Thursday 18/2:17.00-20:00
Project by: Nefeli Ikonomou and collaborators
Participating artists: Aleksandar Georgiev, Danae Economou, Dario Barreto Damas, Elisabeth Marjanović Cronvall, Marta Dauliūtė, Irena Tzvetanova, Elli Avraam-Repa, Mikael Kristiansen, Nefeli Ikonomou, Kalliopi Koutsou, Quim Giron, Zhana Pencheva.
Development: WIP Dansstudio, Organizing Discourse, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design
Info and program: http://www.wipsthlm.se/konsthall
Where: Årsta Skolgränd 14 BD, Stockholm, 2nd floor, Station: Årstaberg, 100m from Wip:Konsthall