MOTEL TROGIR: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Open Call

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Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale & Slobodne veze/Loose Associations launch an open call for artists under the age of 35

MOTEL TROGIR Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

a collaborative project Trogir/Split, June 19-21, 2015 // Milano, October 2015.

Applications close Sunday May 17th 2015

IMPORTANT NOTE: this call refers primarily to the artists preselected by the BJCEM network and is open to artists from Croatia. However Slobodne veze//Loose Associations are launching it also globally. The proposals by artists who are NOT preselected by the BJCEM network NOR coming from Croatia will also be accepted. Those artists will be invited ONLY to Croatia, Trogir/Split at the end of September/early October to realize their projects (in this case THERE IS NO AGE LIMITATION!).

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Photo: Duška Boban (2013)

Motel Trogir was built in 1965 and designed by one of the leading architects of the Socialist Yugoslavia – Ivan Vitić. It is situated at the western entrance to the city of Trogir on the Adriatic coast (25km from the city of Split). Today it marks one of the neuralgic points of the town and for many years it has been standing devastated due to unresolved ownership issues (due to the non-transparent privatization of what once was ‘societal property’, in the beginning of the 1990s). Built at a time when the character of tourism in Trogir was mostly transitory, the motel was conceived in parallel with the construction of the Adriatic Highway. At the time it was seen “as one of the “performative” elements that would fit into the utopian vision of this road imagined as a feature film that would be “shown to the passengers on the screen of their car window.” The motel is, in general, an exception to the typology of Adriatic tourism, and it is argued that the idea of such buildings in the Yugoslav socialist society came through American movies.

In Martin Scorsese’s movie ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ (1974) a woman with her son ride across the USA in their car, using motels as temporary shelters. The endless road in search for the utopian place of happiness becomes the meaning for itself. The trajectory slowly delineates the (hi)story. Motels become their permanent home. “Today when distances are shortened and relativized due to the (too) fast technical development, the motel’s true reason disappears, and it becomes incomprehensible and confined to the arbitrariness of formal judgement. Set apart from experimental scope of everyday life, the motel is closer to passionate incomprehensibility (the times of myths) than passionless knowledge (of today)”*

In the framework of the Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennial, we invite artists to reflect the topic of this particular modernist building (along with the social context which formed it), duration and image, alternating between the gritty realism and daring fantasy, and to send us the proposals. We would like that the context and the building, become a stage, a protagonist or a trigger for the new personal or common narrative that would develop around the topics exposed. Selected artists will be invited for a three day trip to Trogir and Split in June 2015 which will include study visits and a workshop. During this period a research will be done which will be presented during the Biennale of Young Artists (in Milan/October 2015).

Intermedia (photography, video, film, performance) is favoured in this call, due to the specificity of the context that will be tackled (but other media artists ARE BY NO MEANS excluded).

The organizer does not provide additional technical equipment during workshop and trips! We offer accommodation, travel, per diems for the whole period stated. (For Trogir interventions in Sept/Oct 2015 a symbolic fee and a modest production budget will be offered).

Please send us your proposals (1 page maximum + short CV) to: slobodne.veze@gmail.com. (Those applying ONLY for Trogir in Sept/Oct 2015 please include budget projection to your application.)

Deadline for the proposals: May 17th 2015.

More about the Motel in Trogir:

https://slobodneveze.wordpress.com/category/commons/

https://slobodneveze.wordpress.com/publications/

For all other questions, please do not hesitate to write us to- slobodne.veze@gmail.com

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Photo: Marina Slunjski (2013)

*This project/call is greatly influenced by an essay written by the architect Tomislav Pavelić entitled “Vitić’s motels- Trieste, Umag, Rijeka, Biograd, Trogir” (Arhitektura br.217:Ivo Vitić, UHA, Zagreb 2006.) ————————————————————————————————————————

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Mediterranea 17 Bijenale mladih umjetnika Europe i Mediterana + Slobodne veze- udruga za suvremene umjetničke prakse objavljuju poziv umjetnicima do 35 godina starosti

MOTEL TROGIR Alice više ne stanuje ovdje

Trogir/Split, 19-21. 06. 2015 // Milano, listopad 2015.

Rok za prijavu: 17.05.2015.

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Motel Sljeme (danas Motel Soline/Motel Trogir) izgrađen je 1965. godine po projektu jednog od vodećih arhitekata socijalističke Jugoslavije- Ivana Vitića. Nalazi se na zapadnom ulazu u grad Trogir, uz Jadransku magistralu (oko 25 kilometara od Splita) i danas označava jednu od neuralgičnih točaka grada s obzirom da već godinama stoji devastiran uslijed neriješenih vlasničkih odnosa. Izgrađen u vrijeme kada je karakter trogirskog turizma bio uglavnom tranzitan, motel je zamišljen paralelno s izgradnjom Jadranske magistrale, koja se u to vrijeme utopijski zamišljala kao cesta koja se “oblikuje kao dugometražni film, koji će biti prikazivan putnicima na ekranu automobilskog stakla”, dok je sam motel mišljen kao jedan od performativnih elemenata na tom putu. Motel je, inače, iznimka u tipologiji jadranskog turizma te postoje mišljenja da je ideja takve zgrade u tadašnje jugoslavensko socijalističko društvo stigla preko američkih filmova.

U filmu Martina Scorseezeja iz 1974. naziva ‘Alice više ne stanuje ovdje’, žena i njezin sin voze se automobilom po Americi, koristeći motele kao privremena boravišta. Putovanju u potrazi za utopijskim mjestom sreće ne nazire se kraj, a sam put postaje smisao za sebe. Njihova putanja polako gradi priču, a moteli postaju njihov trajni dom.

Danas, kad su zbog (pre)brzog tehnološkog razvoja udaljenosti smanjene i relativizirane, jedinstveni razlog postojanja (motela) nestaje, a on sam postaje nerazumljiv i osuđen na arbitrarnost formalne (i formalističke) prosudbe. Izdvojen iz iskustvenog obuhvata svakidašnjice, motel je bliži strasnom nerazumijevanju (mitskim vremenima) nego bestrasnom poznavanju (današnjici) (…)*

U okviru Bijenala mladih umjetnika Europe I Mediterana “Mediterranea 17” pozivamo umjetnike i umjetnice na promišljanje ove specifične modernističke građevine (skupa s društvenim kontekstom koji ju je oblikovao), trajanja i slike, krećući se od realizma/ sadašnjeg stanja/ do hrabrog zamišljanja (scenarija) budućnosti, da nam pošalju svoje prijedloge. Želja nam je da kontekst i sama zgrada postane pozornica, protagonist ili okidač za nove osobne i kolektivne narative koji bi se razvijali oko izložene problematike. Izabrani umjetnici (dvoje iz Hrvatske) bit će pozvani u Trogir i Split sredinom lipnja na trodnevno studijsko putovanje i radionicu tijekom koje bi se trebao razviti istraživački ili umjetnički projekt, koji će se (u nedovršenoj formi) predstaviti na Bijenalu mladih koje se ove godine odvija u Milanu/Fabbrica di vappore, u listopadu. Ovaj poziv favorizira medij fotografije, videa i performansa zbog specifičnosti konteksta iako ne isključujemo nijedan drugi medij i otvoreni smo različitim prijedlozima/promišljanjima.

Organizator NE NUDI dodatnu tehničku opremu za vrijeme radionice i studijskih tura. Nudimo smještaj, pokrivamo troškove putovanja i dnevnice za vrijeme trajanja studijskog putovanja/radionica, a Bijenale mladih pokriva troškove puta i smještaja u Milanu.

Za prijavu je potreban kratak opis projekta (maksimalno 1 stranica) i kratka biografija, koje se šalju isključivo e-poštom na adresu: slobodne.veze@gmail.com

Rok za slanje prijedloga je 17.svibnja 2015.

Više o motelu u Trogiru pronađite na linkovima:

https://slobodneveze.wordpress.com/category/commons/

https://slobodneveze.wordpress.com/publications/

Za sva ostala pitanja, slobodno nam pišite na: slobodne.veze@gmail.com

* Tomislav Pavelić: Vitićevi moteli- Trst, Umag, Rijeka, Biograd, Trogir” (Arhitektura br.217:Ivo Vitić, UHA, Zagreb 2006.)

THE PROJECT MOTEL TROGIR IN 2015 HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY THE KULTURA NOVA FOUNDATION Kultura Nova logo

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

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ZAGREB CITY OFFICE FOR EDUCATION, CUTURE AND SPORTS

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BJCEM

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