The exhibition at Škuc Gallery, a link in the long chain of narratives weaving together the Europe Lost and Found project, seeks to present works which do not re-interpret the forgotten stories of the former Yugoslavia and Albania, but look towards (semi)-fictitious stories of the future.
Through video, installations, photography, posters and paintings, the exhibition puts forward 12 different positions, all developed on the theme of the Western Balkans.
During the summer and autumn 2007 a number of activities and events, following the Lost Highway Expedition of last year, are taking place. Through working sessions in the Western Balkans region, the project’s ‘sourcebook’ is collaboratively created and will be printed in a format of a manuscript. The main part of it is a lexicon of terms and (re)definitions imagining the Western Balkans as a vital and important source for the possible futures of Europe. From 14 – 19 July the second session of making the project’s 'source book' brings together about 25 participants, for a travel and two days summit in Skopje and to cotribute their entries to this 'Lexicon of Provisional Future(s)' (>).
Hello All Lost Highway Contributors-
I am building a self-organized archive of the LHE at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies. This archive and its works are currently on view at the Center Front Gallery and will be on view through November 10, 2006. The exhibition will be up during CAVS’s symposium on the Lost Highway Expedition during Oct. 25+26.
In order to have your materials exhibited and archived at MIT please contact me at email@example.com, or send work to:
Meg Rotzel, Curatorial Associate
MIT Center For Advanced Visual Studies
77 Massachusetts Avenue, N52-390
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Text by Bojana Piškur and Igor Španjol
....we are no longer only on the theoretical plane, but on the plane of experimentation, of new forms of interaction, of movement construction that respect the diversity, the sensitivities, the particularities of interventions... (Guattari)
The idea for the exhibition/project in Moderna galerija is to create a space that generates learning in a variety of forms based on the concept of 'education for critical consciousness' as proposed by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. Consciousness in this context is understood to have the power to transform reality.