Celebrate the past to build the future
Tradition anew .
With the title 'Tradition anew' the 1st Biennale of Western Balkans presents interdisciplinary projects that explore aspects of intangible cultural heritage and possibilities of their digital future.
The programme contains a main gathering event, three exhibitions and three conferences & workshops.
The Biennale sets up the framework to envision the creation of a virtual memory institution for intangible cultural heritage and contemporary thought.
Creativity happens everywhere. We work and collaborate with people from all kinds of backgrounds .
Jaan Valsiner suggests that through patterns we access everyday reality and operate across aesthetic and functional fields. From communication systems, traditional crafts and textiles, to data networks and machine learning, patterns organise and represent cultural production within recognisable fields. Therefore we ask: Can we imagine new patterns and representational fields through the synergy of new technologies with traditional practices? How do patterns manifest in public space through ephemeral installations?
Seen as an open-air laboratory, the park of Litharitsia will host a large-scale installation and a series of events drawing parallels between different artistic media: talks, workshops, media performances, dance, film projections will attempt to fertilise the park for the first time with experiences that leave an imprint at the collective memory of the city.
The Bubble is the first of three installations hosted at the park of Litharitsia. Starting with inflatable architecture for the first edition of the BoWB, the park will later host traditional architectures and open modular structures in order to explore the topic of patterns. The installations will draw parallels between architectural styles, techniques, and materialities bringing in the forefront existing, latent patterns, deriving from the installations themselves but also new patterns in the making, created by the repercussions of the events taking place in the park.
During the Biennale the pavillion will be open for active engagement with the city and the citizens. We are welcoming local communities, classes and initiatives to submit their ideas and use the space for their activities!
‘Sonic Minds: Mnemonic Passages’ is an immaterial, walking sound exhibition that examines the concept of memory in relation to sound.
Weaving Europe / Weaving Balkans critically examines topics related to weaving, a craft associated with the history of Epirus and
Walk along the cityscape using your mobile phones and enter a sound art world. Wanderers are also able to record their own narratives and co-create a hidden, collective acoustic experience...
Talks & Workshops .
A symposium toward a politics of ecology in contemporary art, departing from Guattari's concept of 'ecosophy'.