The artistic research Project -Mapping the Unseen- based on show.Rooms is coming to Klagenfurt from 14th- 21th of february. The selected topic is LGBTIQ.
The events and workshops that result are accessible to the public and include installations, performences and shows as well as discussions. The issues of the implementations result from the participation of several art groups and performers and lead to a transcultural space that can be used in an active way. Artistic research can be seen as explorative work into issues in society, as an interface between science and art. The analogue mappings that are planned as interventions and dialogues from November 2019 to February 2021 in Austria, Croatia, Iran and Bangladesh are being co-hosted by show.Rooms. On completion of the project the virtual mapping that results will be further on administrated by show.Rooms.
The project is funded by FWF, KWF, Land Carinthia and hosted by University Klagenfurt.
For more inforrmation see: www.mappingtheunseen.com
show.rooms is preparing a new show.rooms_regional edition, including artists and scientists from the region who work on the topic immigration and emmigration.It will be realized End of June- Begin of July 2020 in Spittal an der Drau and Ferlach/Borovlje, questioning reasons for coming and leaving the region.
The topic is determined as a focus topic by the identification of an existing current social void that the team of show.Rooms furthermore perceives to be a social taboo topic. Afterwards, the team searches for regional vacancies, which suit the content but also the spatial requirements. The audience of the show.Rooms_regional moves, accompanied by so-called guides, who are representatives of the respective show.Rooms_regional theme, through the vacant rooms, where they are exposed to installations, lectures and performances that revolve around a specific topic. The biographies and personal experiences of the guides become a common thread by which to lead through the individual rooms. Within these spaces, the focus topic will be brought together through contributions from the field of science, current performances by artist groups, as well as civil society-organized associations and institutions that work on content-related topics. All is made accessible to the public in their familiar environment. During the preparation phase, biography workshops for the guides are offered by show.Rooms. Each workshop focuses on biography and remembrance work.
The aim is to address different regions through the participatory and interdisciplinary format.
It is funded by the Otelos in both cities, Carinthija 2020, Nockregion/ Region Carnica and the Ministery of Art and Culture Austria.
More informations are coming soon.