I had a vey inspiring travel to Vienna, visting Philipp Luftensteiner and Claudia Six to talk about the virtual archive, the images, the programming aspects, the possibilities to creat the virtual room. I am very looking forward to this process, which is starting now.
Apart from that I am still seeking for an adequate room to present the venue here in Carinthia, to intervene with the topic and the program in public space in an empty salesroom. It seems that there is a very intersting option, hopefully we will get the room in the center, this would be wonderful. Also the curatorial search for additional programparts of regional artists here, scientists and NGOs working in the field of LGBTIQ, works very well. So the program for Klagenfurt is neraly done and i am happy to announce the dates: It will take place here from 14th to 21th of february.
22.11. 2019 Back from Zagreb, we are preparing the second Mapping here, which means that we are inviting parts of the program of Zagreb to Klagenfurt, where the Intervention will take place from 14th - 21th of February. We choose the 14th, because we wanted to start on Valentines day. :-)8
The task is now to enrich the program with regional parts, lectures, screenings, artworks to start a dialog in Carinthia about the topic, about possible marginalization here as well and to figure out potential simmilarities and differences, to envoke encounter and for sure enable the research about taboos and the "Unseen".
05.11. 2019 We started the program and the intervention in Zagreb according to the topic LGBTIQ issues. The 6 days intervention take place in three temporary unused rooms in an office, who focus on human rights issues. It was a pleasure to see how many interested people came, many of them very young, open minded and the mood and atmosphere was very good. So the topic starts to get visible, not as i wished also visible from the street through large salesrooms windows, so in a way it is still hidden, because the program is not directly visible. We put rollups in the entrance of the building and a poster, it looks great. It seems that till now we reached especially friends or community people who came on purpose, but I am also very interested whether it is possible to reach also other people in this week, who are not part of the artistfriends or communiy. Lets "see..."
31.10. 2019 Only a couple of days are left, then the realization of the first intervention will take place in Zagreb. The preparation was exciting, after all it tooks ages to came to this point, from the idea to the application and the acceptance from the funding side and of course finding partners who are intersted to be in the project. I am very happy and honoured to be hosted by the University in Klagenfurt to do all the plannings and meetings there but also very happy to find this team to work on the researchpart in the project. Artistic research is such a thrillling way to renew approaches of research by creating a link between art and science.
For this intervention in Zagreb we had a wonderful communication with Common Zone/Vox Femniae with Marino, Gabe and Diana. We appreciate the location, the venue where the intervention will take place, and i am very looking forward to the events starting on 4th of October, the observations, the talks and of course the encounter.