‘THE EAST IS WEST OF THE WEST’. OPEN CALL

/Tekst poziva na hrvatskom jeziku nalazi se ispod/

Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean (BJCEM) & Loose Associations (Slobodne veze) launch an open call for artists under the age of 35

MOTEL TROGIR: ‘THE EAST IS WEST OF THE WEST’*

a collaborative project _ study visit / short term residency

PLACE OF THE RESIDENCY: Trogir/Split, Croatia

TIME OF THE RESIDENCY: September 11-15 2016.

Applications close Monday July 25th 2016 at noon (CET).

/IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE TOPIC/THE MOTEL TROGIR PROJECT AND YOU ARE ARTIST OVER 35, DO NOT HESITATE TO SEND US YOUR PROPOSAL FOR OUR CONSIDERATION BEYOND THIS RESIDENCY/

About the project

The MOTEL TROGIR project is focused on preservation and (re)evaluation of the mid-20th century architectural heritage from the period of the Socialist Yugoslavia on the Adriatic coast (and beyond). As a part of the annual artistic project, in collaboration with the BJCEM, we invite artists under the age of 35 to join the short term residency/study visit to two mid Dalmatian towns- Trogir and Split, where they will be introduced to the spatial and social context in which this architecture was made to be. This year’s topic will have as its task to examine how the story appears, relating it to the concrete context and the modernist built environment in mid Dalmatia. How we make stories of places we (do not) know? What influences our observation and perception of places, geographies with which we don’t have direct contact or previous knowledge based on experiencing?

The Theme

Driving along the Highway on the Eastern Adriatic coast, one can track the line of the (post WW2) modernist architectural heritage (often tourist architecture) from the late 1950s to the 1980s. If one searches for them, every now and then, one will find decaying structures standing by the road, at the edges of the coastal towns or along the sea line. Even though in many cases they lost their original function, often empty and in slight or greater decay, they are sort of silent witnesses of the social conditions and economy quite different from the one of today. Their ownership status is often vague (due to non transparent privatization which occured in the 1990s), dimensions transgressive and design not quite fitting the dominant (architectural) scenery of today. Surrounded by the urban mess, paradoxically, they appear in space as some sort of “errors”, although being advanced structures defined by their pure forms, incorporating “emptiness”, forming generously spaces of common use. Once they were socially owned- they belonged to people who worked in them (during Socialist period of Yugoslav workers self-management). The fact that they were conceived as extensions of the cities and nowadays stand half ruined, in-between, but in a way “open”- makes them accessible and thus, once again- common, no matter of their current (legal) ownership status. However, cut off from the context that enabled their existence, in the eyes of an accidental passer-by, they seem lacking the capacity to tell the story from where they have appeared, what made them standing there and why.

KOTEKS SPLIT

8- APPROACHING KOTEKS

KOTEKS GRIPE, Sports and Shopping Complex, designed by architects Slaven Rožić and Živorad Janković, 1979-1981, following the city development incited by the 1979 Mediterranean Games (Photo by Diana Magdić, 2015.).

A narrative is some kind of retelling, often in words, of something that happened (a story). The narrative is not the story itself but rather the telling of the story. While a story is a sequence of events, a narrative recounts those events, perhaps leaving some occurrences out because they are from some perspective insignificant, and (maybe) emphasizing others. Narratives thus shape history (the series of events, the story of what happened).

Framework/conditions:

We invite artists to reflect the topic proposed. Send us 1 page artistic proposal which considers the following terms: EAST- 20TH CENTURY MODERNISM- ARCHITECTURE- MEMORY- STORYTELLING. These parameters can (but don’t have to) be in relation with these two buildings- Motel Trogir and the KOTEKS Sports and shopping center (please see featured images and descriptions).

MOTEL TROGIR Duska Boban 2013_ small

Motel Trogir (Motel Sljeme), designed in 1965 by Ivan Vitić, the central point of our campaign for preservation of the mid 20th century modernist architecture from the period of Socialist Yugoslavia (Photo: Duška Boban, 2013.)

Duska Boban_ Motel Trogir 2

Selected artists will be invited for a three day trip to Trogir and Split in September 2016 which will include study visits and a workshop. During this period the first stage of the research will be done which will be presented during Mediterranea18, Biennale of Young Artists that will take place in 2017.

The organizer does not provide additional technical equipment during workshop and trips. We offer accommodation, travel, per diems for the whole period stated.

Please send us your proposals (1 page maximum + short CV- 1page maximum) to: slobodne.veze@gmail.com.

Deadline for submitting the proposals: July 25th 2016 (noon CET)

  • The title refers to the poem “POETRY WILL BE WRITTEN BY EVERYONE” (Poeziju će svi pisati) by Branko Miljković

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DUSKA BOBAN KOTEKS 2016_

Kompleks izgrađen povodom Mediteranskih igara u Splitu obuhvaća sportsku dvoranu Gripe /arhitekti Živorad Janković i Slaven Rožić (dovršetak izgradnje 1979. godine)/ te trgovački centar Koteks /arhitekt Slaven Rožić (dovršetak izgradnje 1981. godine)/, a uz svoju izuzetnu oblikovnu vrijednost postao je neizostavni i prepoznatljivi dio slike suvremenog Splita (riječima prof.Višnje Kukoč) Fotografija: Duška Boban, 2016.

Bijenale mladih umjetnika Europe i Mediterana (BJCEM) i Slobodne veze, udruga za suvremene umjetničke prakse objavljuju međunarodni poziv umjetnicima i umjetnicama do 35 godina starosti za sudjelovanje na kratkotrajnoj umjetničkoj rezidenciji/studijskom putovanju u Split i Trogir u rujnu 2016. u okviru suradničkog projekta:

MOTEL TROGIR: ‘ISTOK JE ZAPADNO OD ZAPADA’*

VRIJEME: 11. do 14. rujna 2016.

MJESTO: TROGIR I SPLIT

Rok za prijavu: ponedjeljak, 25. srpnja 2016. u podne

/NAPOMENA: UKOLIKO STE UMJETNIK/CA IZNAD 35 GODINA, A ZANIMA VAS TEMA ILI MOTEL TROGIR PROJEKT, SLOBODNO NAM POŠALJITE VAŠ PRIJEDLOG KOJI ĆEMO RAZMOTRITI IZVAN OVE REZIDENCIJE TJ. U SKLOPU NAŠEG REDOVNOG PROGRAMA/

O PROJEKTU:

Projekt i građanska kampanja MOTEL TROGIR usmjeren je na zaštitu i (re)evaluaciju modernističkog arhitektonskog naslijeđa iz razdoblja socijalističke Jugoslavije, s posebnim fokusom na jadranske motele Ivana Vitića, ali i šire. Slijedom naših aktivnosti u suradnji s nadležnim konzervatorskim odjelima, moteli u Trogiru i Preluku (Rijeka) dobili su status trajno zaštićenog kulturnog dobra. Ove godine propitujemo i mogućnosti zaštite sportsko-prodajnog kompleksa KOTEKS GRIPE u Splitu, izuzetnog ostvarenja arhitekata Slavena Rožića i Živorada Jankovića (1979.-1981.) U redovnoj suradnji s Bijenalom mladih umjetnika Europe i Mediterana, pozivamo umjetnike, umjetnice i sve zainteresirane da se prijave za kratki boravak (studijsko putovanje) u Trogiru i Splitu gdje ćemo posjetiti niz modernističkih građevina i urbanističkih cjelina, te kroz niz radionica i diskusija pokušati približiti društveni i prostorni kontekst u kojemu su nastale. Ove godine bavit ćemo se pitanjem interpretacije navedenog naslijeđa, odnosno proizvodnje znanja vezanog uz navedeno razdoblje i konkretan prostor pa tako i sredstvima umjetničkog izražavanja.

TEMA:

Narativ je vrsta prepričavanja, često riječima (ali ne nužno), nečega što se dogodilo (priče). Narativ nije priča sama po sebi već više pripovijedanje priče, način na koji se ona prenosi. Dok je priča slijed događaja, narativ ponovno sagledava te događaje, možda izostavljajući neke detalje jer su iz određene perspektive manje važni, pritom naglašavajući druge. Narativi, prema tome, oblikuju povijest (niz događaja, pripovijest onoga što se dogodilo). S obzirom da smo svjedoci snažnog vala prekrajanja tj. reinterpretacije povijesti, pogotovo one nakon Drugog svjetskog rata do početka devedesetih (razdoblja u kojemu su nastala arhitektonska ostvarenja kojima se bavimo), ovim putem pokušat ćemo dijelom obuhvatiti te procese, sagledavajući ih u odnosu na konkretne prostorne prakse i ostvarenja.

OKVIR/UVJETI:

Pozivamo umjetnike i umjetnice, te sve ostale zainteresirane na promišljanje predložene teme. Pošaljite nam svoj prijedlog ne duži od jedne stranice teksta, koji može (ali ne mora!) razmatrati sljedeće pojmove: „arhitektonski modernizam druge polovice 20. stoljeća“, „sjećanje“, „prepričavanje“. Ovi pojmovi mogu se (ali NE MORAJU) odnositi i na jednu od dvije konkretne lokacije- Vitićev motel u Trogiru ili sportsko- prodajni centar KOTEKS (molimo pogledati priložene fotografije i opise).

Izabrani kandidati bit će pozvani na trodnevni boravak u Splitu i Trogiru u rujnu 2016. koji će uključivati studijske posjete i radionice. Ovaj boravak bit će ujedno i prva faza istraživanja, koju ćemo potom zajednički razvijati putem on-line razmjene. Istraživanja (ili radovi) bit će predstavljeni na Bijenalu mladih umjetnika Europe i Mediterana- MEDITERRANEA 18- koje će se održati 2017. godine.

Organizator ne nudi dodatnu tehničku opremu tijekom radionica i putovanja. Nudimo smještaj, pokrivamo troškove putovanja te dnevnice tijekom navedenog razdoblja.

Prijedloge koji sadržavaju jednu stranicu teksta i kratku biografiju pošaljite ISKLJUČIVO e-mailom na adresu: slobodne.veze@gmail.com

Za sve dodatne informacije, stojimo vam na raspolaganju na istoj adresi.

ROK ZA DOSTAVU PRIJEDLOGA JE 25.srpnja 2016. u podne.

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*Naslov se referira na pjesmu Branka Miljkovića “Poeziju će svi pisati”

Projekt Motel Trogir u 2016. Podržavaju Zaklada Kultura nova, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Bijenale mladih umjetnika Europe I Mediterana (BJCEM) te Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak (HBOR)

The Motel Trogir project in 2016 has been supported by the Kultura nova Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia & BJCEM

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