[EN] We are pleased to announce the compilation of the Resilients online publication, representing the collected reflections and working notes gleaned from two years' prolific intentional voyages, experimental situations and real-life labs exploring creative resilient practices.
[EN] The publication about our three years residency program TBC is now online at http://tbc.nadine.be/
[NL] De publicatie over ons driejarig project TBC is online: http://tbc.nadine.be/
End of Residency Presentation - Nicolas Matzner Weisner:
[EN] Euroaxacan Inititative of Transformative Cultures (EITC) is a European-Mexican collaboration which connects art and traditional – as well as future – crafts, while bridging the gap between the digital, mediated and corporeal world. The overall aim is to function as a catalyst of socio-economic transformations induced by transcultural production.
EITC centres on the community workshops of the township of Zegache Sta Ana, state of Oaxaca, Mexico – renowned for restoration of traditional artefacts, as well as contemporary artists’ interventions. The community workshops fulfil a crucial role in the creation of work opportunities and the establishment of an economic outlook for socially-challenged rural areas.
EITC extends the current activities of the community workshops to include electronics, digital media and permaculture. Cultural production is intertwined with business development in order to guarantee a sustainable continuation of the project. The goal is to create an example with international relevance of how to encourage artistic creation, protect cultural identities and secure sustainable local economies.
nadine is happy to announce its participation within Resilients - a project with the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union:
Resilients fosters cultural resilience by blending diverse European traditions with emerging arts & technologies, strengthened through intercultural exchange of people, ideas & works. Resilients are cultural workers of all ages preparing for uncertain futures by studying & experimenting with new models of living & working as a form of artistic practice.
Resilients consortium includes 2 artlabs, 3 artist-run organisations & an academic institution, from Austria, Belgium, Slovenia, Sweden & the UK, with their international networks. Each partner has a specific approach to resilience, adding value to Resilients's transnational collaboration. The project provides the partners with an opportunity to empower cultural workers to engage with Europe-wide cultural resilience, while functioning as a compelling narrative to engage with diverse public contexts.
Resilients has four primary motivations: to collect, create, share & support the development of resilient creative practices, that can contribute to the long-term sustainability & prosperity of European culture. Current and historic models of resilient culture are collected in residencies & field trips. These models are integrated with contemporary artistic forms, in five case studies - experiments with new materials, media & technologies in the context of endangered crafts, urban gardening, sustainable forestry, contemporary pilgrimage & future readiness.
Theoretical reflections on collecting & creating, together with their practical applications are bundled in the "Resilients Handbook". For the duration of the project, the process & results of Resilients are shared at public events & online.
Support of resilient creatives takes the form of workshops, gatherings, apprenticeships & meetings. These activities provide a stable foundation for Resilients's long term vision: to form a transnational support infrastructure - ‘Guild of Resilients’ - a fellowship for learning, experimentation & reflection on atemporal, resilient creative practices.