Research on critical discourses on the contemporary performing arts scene in Madrid, by Marta Popivoda and Ana Vujanović
The research on critical discourses on the contemporary performing arts scene in Madrid is organized within Matadero – El Ranchito, Madrid, and in collaboration with Artea.
Co-authors: Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda
“We are not the experts on cultural mapping who come to Madrid to ‘investigate’ its performing arts scene, nor we approach it as an exotic tribe. We define ourselves as ‘aliens’ to the scene, who are theoretically-politically laden. Thus, with our theoretical-artistic research we could hopefully give a challenging insight into the scene, being outside its circles, clans, and doxa. On the other hand, we see this research as a tool to re-think our own context and scene, as well as the concepts with which we operate.
Platform for performing theoretical activism, by Ana Vujanovic and TkH at Les laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
The long-term research project is organized within Les laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris).
Authors and researchers: editorial collective of TkH, in collaboration with external collaborators.
The research project is conceived as a long-term initiative, the goal of which is to empower contemporary performing arts scene towards critical (self-)reflection, self-organization and alternative ways of knowledge production and sharing. It operates by connecting actors of the local (Paris) and international scene, which are testing their openness, curiosity and ability to transform themselves on the basis of common goals and objectives.
Self-education in the arts and culture, by TkH and Kontrapunkt (Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda, Iskra Geshoska)
The long-term regional project is organised by TkH (Walking Theory) platform from Belgrade in partnership with Kontrapunkt, from Skopje.
Co-authors and editors of the project: Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda, Iskra Geshoska.
General manager: Jelena Knezević
Deschooling Classroom is a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scenes in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. Methodologically, the project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise, and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, exchange and distribution of knowledge.
Its specific objectives are: to raise the awareness of potentialities of self-education, and to develop methodologies for alternative education in contemporary art and culture; to offer studying new and hybrid fields of contemporary culture and art and to help sharing the critical knowledge among art and cultural practitioners; to stimulate collaboration among those who aim to intervene in the existing cultural system; to challenge the conceptual and infra-structural set-up of cultural institutions; and to create new supporting infrastructures for the independent cultural scenes.
TkH: Walking Theory / Teorija koja Hoda, a theoretical-artistic platform
It was founded a group for theoretical and artistic research at the end of 2000 in Belgrade. Since 2002 TkH platform operates as an independent organization: TkH-center for performing arts theory and practice.
The main objective of the TkH platform is to reinforce the critical and experimental practices / discourses in contemporary performing arts in the local context, as well as to affirm them in a wider, regional and international context.