Pracrising Transitions Festival
Performance art, open discussions, origami and photo exhibitions, film screenings, workshops
A couse partisipant’s project by: Nefeli Ikonomou and collaborators
Venue: Wip Konsthall
Time: 12 – 21 February 201
Pracrising Transitions explores ways of dealing with crises and expands through “pracrising” – collaborative, discursive practicing for crisis. The project traveled through 4 locations: Sweden, Greece, Uruguay and Argentina, and was exhibited as a Festival in Wip Konsthall. P T dives into the threshold of “crising” and alternative, collaborative support structures. Through the versatility of expanding situations of shock it develops a toolbox of pracrises –practicing for crisis, testing how people integrate their own mechanisms in situations of disequilibrium. Walking the line of our immense political times, it is not a political proposition per se, but rather a sensible reflection on the states of panic we increasingly encounter. In artistic dialogues it examines potential integrations of diverse practices that do not re-enforce existing, exploitative structures. P T focuses not only on the ways that destructive moments change dominant representations and narratives of bodies, but also on how these moments could be experienced in alternative ways. Instead of re-affirming the devastating side of crises events it explores the creative impulses of struggle and possible appropriations.
By posing questions to different artists and friends, this Festival acts as a vibrant collage of multifaceted material for the wider spectrum of collapse. Between the 12th and 21st of February 2016, the program consists of photo and origami exhibitions and days of events with performances, screenings, discussions and workshops.
P T includes 12 artists in the exhibition program, 16 involved in the artistic process, from 8 nationalities and 4 different countries of research. The project was initiated by Nefeli Ikonomou, a performance artist from Greece, in order to facilitate a discursive platform for reflecting on the experience of destabilized situations.
Project by: Nefeli Ikonomou and collaborators
Participating artists: Aleksandar Georgiev, Danae Economou, Dario Barreto Damas, Elisabeth
Marjanović Cronvall, Marta Dauliūtė, Irena Tzvetanova, Elli Avraam-Repa, Mikael Kristiansen, Nefeli
Ikonomou, Kalliopi Koutsou, Quim Giron, Zhana Pencheva.
Development: WIP Dansstudio, Organising Discourse at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts & Design
Nefeli Ikonomou (GR/SE) is a performing artist from Greece living and working in Sweden the last years. Besides from working as a dancer, she has been creating her own choreographic work since 2006. Having been educated in dance and design she recently finished her Master in Choreography at DOCH and the interdisciplinary course Organizing Discourse in Konstfack University. Through the different meetings with artists she is searching for challenging ways to exchange, research and display and dive into unexpected affections. Her curiosity in dis-orienting norms and her interest in innovative approaches of co-moving navigate her choreographic inventory. For more info: http://nefoikon.wix.com/undine