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“RE-COLLECTING CITY, RE-COLLECTING TIME”

“RE-COLLECTING CITY, RE-COLLECTING TIME”
Project start: 2005 in Zagreb, Croatia, 

This project, a multi-annual venture of “Shadow Casters/Bacači Sjenki” in collaboration with several Croatian and International NG organisations (BLOK, CDU, ARL, REX/B92, BOOKSA) and city (Nova Gallery) and state institutions, deals with detecting, archiving, studying and exhibiting the documentation on artistic actions in public space as well protests and public gatherings (we started in Zagreb) from 1900 to this day.

It strives to capture all the ephemeral events, which left mainly immaterial traces in the cultural, social and political history of that city.

The read thread of the project is the work on tracing documentation (film, video and sound recordings, photographic and written documents, testimonies, material traces etc.) by contacting authors, participants and witnesses.

Yet, besides being a documentation process, «Re-Collecting City, Re-Collecting Time» also offers the artistic reflection of the phenomena it documents, in this phase, through two media.

One is the so-called «open offices»: three or more times a year, the project is hosted by various public spaces (galleries, bookstores, cultural clubs...) for a week during which a series of events unfolds, including exhibitions and screenings of collected material, round table discussions on topics relevant for the project and interviews with those who come to testify on the events.

Another medium are the street display boxes (Wall Displays) of the temporarily closed Croatian Cinematheque cinema venue that are currently at the project's disposal, where each month a new theme is explored through presenting collages of various visual and written materials – a sort of new-day «wall newspaper». In most cases, the presented past events are connected to the actual city locations of the display boxes.

As a special program within the project we organized an international workshop conference in 2009 SHADOWING THE CITY with more then 40 professionals, thinkers and practitioners from different fields (arts, inter-media, architecture, anthropology, cultural polities, etc.) from 16 countries. In 2012 the transcript of this program will be available in on-line and hardcover version.

«Re-collecting City, Re-collecting Time» will conclude with the documentation (both on the past events and the one coming out of the project itself) being handed over to the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

This project is supported by Ministry for Culture of Croatian Republic, Zagreb City Council for Culture and European Cultural Foundation.

Re-collecting city/Re-collecting time was also supported:
as a project within the collaboration platform Zagreb Cultural Capital of Europe 3000
and within collaborative project Relations: project relations initiated by "Kulturstiftung des Bundes" www.projekt-relations.de
& by Kontakt. The Arts and Civil Society Program of Erste Bank Group in Central Europe.
& by National Foundation for Civil society.

Other project partners and collaborations: Student Cultural Centre - Zagreb; Zagreb - Culture capital 3000; UHA (Croatian association of architects); HAZU (Croatian Scienze and Arts Academy); DAZ (State Archive - Zagreb); City Museum Zagreb; City Library Zagreb; National Library; D-A-Z (Association of Zagreb Architects); City Museum Ljubljana; etc.


Post je objavljen 03.01.2014. u 14:08 sati.