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Interactive contemporary art exhibition Bring In Take Out Living Archive

07 March 2012 > 23 March 2012 You are kindly invited to the Interactive contemporary art exhibition Bring In Take Out Living Archive opening, as a part of 13th International feminist and queer festival Red Dawns, on Wednesday, 7th March at 4 p.m. in the Alkatraz Gallery. During the festival and within the framework of the Bring In Take Out Living Archive we will be constructing a collaborative tapestry based on a protocol that would make it form a unique piece, always extendable in all directions, a kind of social fabric made stitch by stitch.

Embroidery office opening hours: March 7th-10th: 16:30-18:00.
Gallery opening hours: March 7th-10th: 16:00-24:00
March 11th-23rd: Monday-Thursday: 11:00-15:00 and 16:00-20:00, Friday: 15:00-23:00
Exhibited until March 23rd.


13th International feminist and queer festival Red Dawns in cooperation with Bring In Take Out Living Archive and Alkatraz Gallery  present:


Interactive contemporary art exhibition Bring In Take Out Living Archive








The Bring In Take Out Living Archive (LA) takes and uses artistic, creative and research means and their intersecting strategies to create a contemporary art exhibition, laboratory and public archive aimed at emancipation within the social and cultural memory of women artists and feminist art in the post/Yugoslav space and beyond.

The 2nd LA edition in Ljubljana is focused on creating an interactive contemporary art platform and on different archiving methodologies. We continue our discussion on some of the most pressing issues such as mapping the feminist practices in the contemporary art, processes of generating, producing and mediating feminist knowledge in the post/Yugoslav space, especially in the queer and feminist grass-root context and in relation towards the politics of representation of marginalized groups.

LA activities in Ljubljana include: LA exhibition lab with live interviews, artist’s talks and tools to analyze the on-line questionnaire and digitalize material on the spot; LA exhibition in Alkatraz Gallery with Vesne Bukovec (SLO), Perpetuum Mobile Video Archive and Documentary Embroidery by Vahida Ramujkić (Belgrad) and Aviv Kruglansky (Barcelona); LA exhibition and a collective reading from the archive of migrant women as part of Margareta Kern’s (London) exhibition GUESTures in Kapelica Gallery; presentation of journals ProFemina and Uz)bu))na))) with Jelena Petrović, Ana Vilenica and Tanja Marković (all from Belgrade), entitled Combative Women’s Celebration: Feminism as Politics of Equality for All; a public discussion (Creating a Feminist Archive Means Facing the Real to the Most Extent) with Biljana Kašić (Zagreb), Karen Mirza (London), Ida Hiršenfelder (Ljubljana) and LA Ljubljana participating artists and curators; and a special closing day edition of the LA Exhibition Lab in Alkatraz Gallery.

For details, check: http://bringintakeout.wordpress.com/ and http://www.rdecezore.org/

Perpetuum Mobile Video Archive is part of the Bring In Take Out LA project. It is constantly growing on the basis of an open call and sharing. It takes on different forms of representation such as the video station at which viewers can pick any work and screen it, and as a computer based archive. At the moment, Perpetuum Mobile contains video works by the following artists: Milica Tomić, Ana Hoffner, Tina Smrekar, Lana Čmajčanin, Adela Jušić, Nela Hasanbegović, Nika Autor, Dina Rončević, Ana Hušman, Vahida Ramujkić, Bojana Jelenić, Nataša Teofilović, Marina Radulj and Monika Ponjavić. Perpertuum mobile also contains texts by Dunja Blažević, text and foto documentation by Alenka Spacal, photo documentaion by Nela Milić, video stills by Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid, digital photos by Jelena Jureša, and a web browser video by Lina Dokuzović.

With Perpetuum Mobile and with the on-line questionnaire, the Red Min(e)d curatorial collective is working towards an open and ongoing archive of feminist art from the (post as well as trans) Yugoslav region and beyond.

Organized by Red Min(e)d: Danijela Dugandžić Živanović, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec and Jelena Petrović

Produced by: CRVENA Association for Culture and Art, Sarajevo and MINA Institute for Socially Engaged Art and Theory, Ljubljana.

Co-Produced by: Red Dawns Festival; Alkatraz Gallery, Kapelica Gallery and Centre for Women’s Studies Zagreb.

Supported by European Cultural Foundation - www.eurocult.org




Wednesday, 7th March, 4:30 p.m., Alkatraz Gallery

Red Dawns and Bring In Take Out Living Archive present
Project presentation and introduction to documentary embroidery technique
Vahida Ramujkić (SER) and Aviv Kruglansky (E): Documentary Embroidery


In the midst of growing expansion of digital media and communication technologies we find embroidery the most accurate technique for documenting reality. With no sketches and previous planning, documentary embroidery presents a challenge in the field of drawing. The restrictions imposed by the technique (the slowness of constructing a line, one stitch at a time), force us to economize and abstract, limiting our choices, making us consider and select the most important thing to represent. The slowness of the process is an advantage. It give us the opportunity to spend some time together at venues where events, the object of our interest, take place. Together, we experience a new/old way of observing and interacting. So far, documentary embroidery happened with different groups of people in bars, streets, offices and suburbs of Cairo, Bristol, Belgrade, Warsaw, Barcelona ...

During the festival and within the framework of the Bring In Take Out Living Archive we will be constructing a collaborative tapestry based on a protocol that would make it form a unique piece, always extendable in all directions, a kind of social fabric made stitch by stitch.

In English. No entrance fee.

Embroidery office opening hours: March 7th-10th: 16:30-18:00.
Gallery opening hours: March 7th-10th: 16:00-24:00
March 11th-23rd: Monday-Thursday: 11:00-15:00 and 16:00-20:00, Friday: 15:00-23:00
Exhibited until March 23rd.

Vahida Ramujkić born in Yugoslavia, lived in Spain, returned to Serbia. From 2001 to 2006 Vahida closely collaborated with Laia Sadurni in Rotor collective (Barcelona) organizing urban expeditions trough urban territory of ground, water and air (rotorrr.org). In 2006 she completed her works on a book Schengen with Ease, a text book for getting acquainted with the bureaucratic procedures for regulation of foreigners in the European Union. In 2006 Vahida also founded the Disputed History Library, collecting history text-books from the ex Yugoslav space, organizing workshops where different historic narratives are analyzed and interpreted in new collage issues. In 2007 she initiated the real time Documentary Embroidery project together with Aviv Kruglansky, which is an on-going project that takes place in different suburb areas. In 2011 she initiated Microcultures project with Moshe Robas and Aviv Kruglansky. Together, they experiment with fermentation processes in culinary, social and economic sense. Vahida doesn't believe - she prefers to experiment.

http://www.irational.org/cgi-bin/vahida/projects/index.pl
http://rotorrr.org/intern_RoToR/r_cvs/r_cv.htm

Aviv Kruglansky learned to crochet and knit in his mother's womb. It was the only work his mother could do during the pregnancy. As an adult, Aviv crochets, embroiders and sews as part of global movements for social change. His efforts to ward-off gentrification, stop global warming and end the violence in Israel and Palestine have so far been unsuccessful.
http://opensourcepants.net/

*More about the project and also the photos of the Documentary Embroidery workshop in Ljubljana, you can see here.




Other events of the  Bring In Take Out Living Archive (LA) project:

Wednesday, 7th MArch, 9 p.m., Galerija Kapelica
Red Dawns and Bring In Take Out Living Archive present
Exhibition opening and walk through with the artist Margareta Kern (UK): GUESTures

Thursday, March 8th, 18:00, Gromka Club
Red Dawns, Workers'-Punks' University and Bring In Take Out Living Archive present a public discussion and presentation of two special issues of the ProFemina journal (Feminism - Politics of equality for all and Yugoslav Feminisms) and Uz)bu))na)))
Speakers: Ana Vilenica and Tanja Marković, editors of Uz)bu))na))), and Jelena Petrović, co-editor of special ProFemina issues

Friday, March 9th, 14:00, Kapelica Gallery
Red Dawns and Bring In Take Out Living Archive present
Collective reading from the archive of migrant women workers
as part of the GUESTures exhibition by Margareta Kern (UK)


Friday, March 9th, 18:00, Kapelica Gallery
Red Dawns and Bring In Take Out Living Archive present
Public discussion
Creating the Feminist Archive Means Facing the Real to the Most Extent
Moderated by Red Min(e)d

Speakers: Biljana Kašić (Center for Women’s Studies, HR), Karen Mirza (no.w.here, UK), Ida Hiršenfelder (SLO) and the artists and curators of Living Archive

Vahida Ramujkić & Aviv Kruglansky Vesna Bukovec