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INTERVIEW WITH APPARATUS 22 | “WHAT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR US IS TO TOUCH PEOPLE’S IMAGINATION”

December 2, 2019 7:24 pm Published by Comments Off on INTERVIEW WITH APPARATUS 22 | “WHAT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR US IS TO TOUCH PEOPLE’S IMAGINATION”

As part of our website's relaunch, we have started a new interview series. The first to come forward is Apparatus 22—a multidisciplinary art collective seeking to alter perception through radical imagination & critically explore society through the lens of contemporary art, fashion, and more.


INTERVIEW WITH VLAD NANCĂ | CONSTRUCTING NOSTALGIA

December 2, 2019 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Every generation constructs a nostalgia for two or three generations behind.” We followed Vlad Nancă for a few cold days of November, visiting the last days of his solo exhibition “Vis-à-Vis” at Suprainfinit Gallery, the intimate space of his beautiful home, as well as his childhood apartment and the neighbourhood where he grew up: Drumul Taberei.


INTERVIEW WITH ELKE KRASNY | LABOUR OF LOVE

November 28, 2019 7:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This interview with Prof. Elke Krasny was conducted by Natalia Yeromenko during the symposium In the First Person: Memory in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in connection with her lecture on curatorial materialism and feminism. Krasny, curator, cultural theorist, urban researcher and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, framed her discussion of the materialist discourse through the term 'labour of love'. Terminologically new to the wider Ukrainian theoretical discourse, the phrase provides an entry point to ongoing issues, such as economic and employment precarity and its geographical localisation, as well as the potentialities for communitarian responses to such conditions.


LAURA NAUM | SPEAKING SCARS

November 24, 2019 9:17 am Published by Comments Off on LAURA NAUM | SPEAKING SCARS

Why did my great-grandmother—and Aromanian women in general—use to have a cross tattooed on their forehead? What was the primary purpose of such a tattoo? What did it actually mean? Was it a mere aesthetic adornment? Why a cross, then? And, why on such a visible part of the body? Did it have something to do with the particularity of being Aromanian? Or, maybe it had a religious purpose behind it?


THERE THERE | EASTERN EUROPEANS FOR DUMMIES

November 24, 2019 7:21 am Published by Comments Off on THERE THERE | EASTERN EUROPEANS FOR DUMMIES

“Intuitive respect for the law just isn’t part of Eastern Europeans’ psychological or cultural makeup. Legal is anything they can get away with; moral is anything that pays an immediate dividend.” Alexander Boot


HANNA STEIN | WE ARE NOT CINEPLEX. WE CAN WAIT.

November 23, 2019 4:37 pm Published by Comments Off on HANNA STEIN | WE ARE NOT CINEPLEX. WE CAN WAIT.

In the Yugoslav history, amateur film collectives shifted from small, bourgeois circles during the 1920s, into political instruments after World War II, and, more recently, into communities entangled at the crossroads of consumerist and artistic practices. Following the structural path of amateur filmmaking and Kino Klub Zagreb’s collective practices, this study should be read as a puzzle of field notes, interviews and historical findings, personal impressions, immersions, and memories, as seen from different standpoints and over various timeframes.


WILL GRESSON | EUROPE ENDLESS

November 23, 2019 4:24 pm Published by Comments Off on WILL GRESSON | EUROPE ENDLESS

Will Gresson explores everyday life as lived in a student accommodation called the Fforst—with its complex intricacies, multicultural diversity, and enhanced sense of collectivity.


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CALL FOR ENTRIES | ISSUE 4

November 23, 2019 1:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the context of the three long decades that have passed since the fall of the post-war communist regimes of Eastern Europe, how has the region dealt with its own condition of marginality?


OLIVIA BERKOWICZ | “WHEN A GAME IS JUST A GAME IT’S NO FUN.”

November 22, 2019 3:48 pm Published by Comments Off on OLIVIA BERKOWICZ | “WHEN A GAME IS JUST A GAME IT’S NO FUN.”

Departing from the subcultural youth of 1960s Poland, their anti-structural ideas and the emergence of the bohemian proto-hipster in Polish socialism, Olivia Berkowicz uses Andrzej Wajda's 1960 cinematic masterpiece Innocent Sorcerers in order to explore the relationship between play and space.


JÜRGEN RENDL | 990 KILOMETRES OF TRAVELLING LIKE A RABBIT

November 3, 2019 3:16 pm Published by Comments Off on JÜRGEN RENDL | 990 KILOMETRES OF TRAVELLING LIKE A RABBIT

I soon realise that my chances to hitch a truck going to Bucharest overnight are increasingly minuscule. An elderly man trying to sell carved wooden souvenirs to truck drivers points towards a gas station a bit further down the dusty road. Following his advice, I walk past abandoned exchange kiosks and weathered billboards. Accompanied by a polyphonic chorus of birds and stray dogs, I watch the sunset reflected in a large fish pond next to the road.


NADA MALEŠ | DALMATINKA, PRIVATISATION WITH A POST-HUMAN FACE

October 27, 2019 3:37 pm Published by Comments Off on NADA MALEŠ | DALMATINKA, PRIVATISATION WITH A POST-HUMAN FACE

Dalmatinka, founded in 1951 in Sinj (Croatia), was the leading manufacturer of sewing thread in East-Central Europe, as well as the foundation of modernisation in the southern region of Croatia. After Yugoslavia broke up, the factory went bankrupt and was closed in 2009. At its peak, the factory had around 3,000 employees—the same amount of unemployed adults in Sinj alone nowadays.