River//Cities Platform har formaliserats.[eng]The River//Cities Platform has been formalised.[/eng]

River//Cities Platform har formaliserats. Fyra medlemmar från stygruppen, Impact Foundation, Intercult, Citta d’Acqua och NGO ArtTravel möttes under två intensiva dagar i Warsawa för att ta proceduren i mål. Papprerna signerades den 25 oktober 2010. Det här innebär att initiativet River/Cities kan agera självständigt i att söka stöd för och bygga ut sin struktur.

Läs pressmeddelandet (Engelska) (PDF)[eng]The River//Cities Platform has now been formalised. Four members of the steering group, Impact Foundation, Intercult, Citta d’Acqua and NGO ArtTravel met during two intensive days in Warsaw to finalise the formalisation procedure. The papers were signed on the 25th of October 2010. The new River//Cities Platform Foundation will keep its current steering group for the duration of the current mandate. The new board will be elected and presented during the next Annual General Meeting in the Spring of 2011.

Read the pressrelease (PDF)[/eng]

Ditt Europa. Lyssna! Fråga! Smaka!

Fredagen den 12 november bjuder EU-kommissionens representation in alla Stockholmare till att lära känna EUs kandidatländer. En rad presentationer, smakupplevelser och kulturella inslag kommer att äga rum under hela dagen. EDI är med! Kom och upptäck Europas grannar genom kulturella ögon. Lär dig om hur gränsöverskridande konstnärliga samarbeten skapar relationer för framtiden. EDIs finns där från kl. 10. Väl mött på Centralen![eng](Sorry, only in Swedish)[/eng]

The Kiss and Waste Project av Anne Lise Stenseth, Norge på Orionteatern![eng]The Kiss and Waste Project by Anne Lise Stenseth, Norway[/eng]

En ljud och videoinstallation utvecklad i städer under Black/North SEAS resans gång, i Ukraina, Rumänien, Bulgarien, Turkiet, Danmark, Sverige, Norge och Storbritannien.

Presenteras på Orionteatern
16-19 November


I dagsläget består Kiss and Waste av 12 videos/essäer/porträtt. Anne Lise Stenseth har bett kvinnor från hamnstäder att skriva brev till henne som om hon vore deras mor, syster eller vän. Varje brev läses, återberättas och tolkas på olika sätt för kameran och blandas med dokumentära bilder. Berättelserna löper mellan det personliga och det politiska och vi möter frågor om migration, identitet och reflektioner över dagens föränderliga Europa.

The Kiss And Waste Project is a hugely impressive achievement: subtle, diverse and complex in its portrayal of women’s many and varied experiences.
Nottingham Visual Arts

Anne Lise Stenseth lever och arbetar i Oslo och har visat sin verk nationellt och internationellt på bland annat Museum Folkwang (Tyskland), Tent (Rotterdam), Liverpool Biennial och länder som Libanon, Kosovo, Ryssland, Kina and Australien. I Sverige är hon representerad på Göteborgs Konstmuseum.

”Through the process of working with local women and by using a combination of interpretation and representation, fictional and documentary material I try to encounter and reflect upon different aspects of personal, social and public states of being. “The inner and outer space” so to say.”

Producent: Tromsø Kunstforening
Stöd: Norwegian Arts Council[eng]

“The Kiss and Waste Project” is a flexible, growing, changing, site-specific audio/video installation developed in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and United Kingdom.

Presented at Orionteatern
16-19 November

To date the project consists of  13 video essays/portraits made in Black Sea and North Sea countries like Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Sweden, Norway and England. Stenseth has asked women from each country to write letters to her and imagine that they are the artist’s mother, sister, girlfriend or relative. Stenseth is then using the texts as a manuscript for each video. The letters are read, rehearsed, and interpreted in different ways for the camera, and this is mixed with documentary material.

The diverse content of the videos vary from the personal to the political and the main leitmotifs are identity and migration. Reflections and questions about personal struggle, political transition and changes in contemporary Europe.

The Kiss And Waste Project is a hugely impressive achievement: subtle, diverse and complex in its portrayal of women’s many and varied experiences.
Nottingham Visual Arts

”Through the process of working with local women and by using a combination of interpretation and representation, fictional and documentary material I try to encounter and reflect upon different aspects of personal, social and public states of being. “The inner and outer space” so to say.”

Anne Lise Stenseth lives and works in Oslo and has showed her work in many venues nationally and internationally including Museum Folkwang, Germany, Tent, Rotterdam, Liverpool Biennial and countries like Libanon, Kosovo, Russia, China and Australia. She is represented at several museums including The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo and Göteborgs Konstmuseum.

Producer: Tromsø Kunstforening
Support: Norwegian Arts Council

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Dragan Klaic

Writer, Teacher, Cultural Analyst, Felix Meritas Fellow /Amsterdam

Dr. Dragan Klaic (Amsterdam), a Visiting Professor of Cultural Policy at the Central European University in Budapest, teaches also regularly at the Bologna, Leiden, Istanbul Bilgi and University of Arts Belgrade. Initiator and Chair of the European Festivals Research Project. Writer, lecturer, researcher, author of several books such as Terrorism and Modern Drama (with John Orr) 1990, The Plot of the Future 1991, an exilic memoir Exercises in Exile (2004), Europe as a Cultural Project (2005) and Mobility of Imagination, a companion guide to international cultural cooperation (2007) and of many articles in journals and books. esp. on the contemporary performing, arts, cultural policy and international cultural cooperation. He co-authored the recently shortlisted application of Lublin (PL) to become the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2016.

Favourite cultural space: Market La Boccheria, Barcelona
Main source of inspiration: my students and my artist friends

Suzanne Osten

Artistic Director, Theater Unga Klara /Stockholm

Suzanne Osten has worked with her theatre company Unga Klara for 35 years, as well as with films, TV, radio, essays, and books. She has taken a special interest in the concept of artistic research, the artist herself reflecting. For six years she was professor in directing at the Swedish Research Council, and she has always been passionate about teaching. The roots of her theatre productions come from modernism and is mixed with theatricality. She works to change the view of art for children. Suzanne is a passionate believer in the idea of justice. A lot of her work has focused on childhood or women in the space, dealing with power perspectives such as the child versus parents/adults, gender stereotypes, what the power does with the human being. Her work is based on the collaboration with actors, writers, and set designers who are willing to take risks.

Favourite cultural space: Different streets in the city

Main source of inspiration: Just standing in a street or sitting somewhere

Ann Larsson

Director, Konstnärsnämnden (the Swedish Arts Grants Committee)/Stockholm

Ann Larsson is the Director of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee since 2005. The Committee is a government agency that supports artists who work within the areas of visual art, design, music, dance, theatre, and film. The agency awards grants and allowances and has extensive programs for international cultural exchange. In addition, we compile information and do studies on the financial and social conditions of artists. Ann previously worked as a manager of modern dance and performance and has written a number of reports and investigations on dance in Sweden and the situations of the artists.

Ozan Sunar

Artistic Director and Co-initiator, Re:Orient /Stockholm and Moriska Paviljongen /Malmö

Originally from Turkey, Ozan Sunar has been playing several roles in the field of culture, media and integration politics in Sweden. As an entrepreneurial person he has created and established arenas such as Re:Orient and the profile of Södra Teatern – long living organsiations giving Stockholm a diverse and pluralistic programming. He is presently starting up a new venue and cultural center – The Moorish Pavillion – in the city center of Malmö. The pavillion, from 1902, is a wooden building in “oriental” style, served as one of the first “maison du peouple” in Sweden. The veneu will open to public summer 2011.

During 2003-2008 Ozan Sunar worked as comissioning editor of the cultural programmes and documenteries at Swedish Television.

Andreas Ribbung

Artist, Co-founder CandyLand and Supermarket/Stockholm

Andreas Ribbung, artist and project manager, graduated from the Royal University College of Fine Arts in 1992. He works mainly with painting and photography, with solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. Andreas is the co-founder of the artist-run gallery Candyland (2004) and SUPERMARKET – the international artist-run art fair in Stockholm (2007). He works as project manager and advisor on art in the public realm for Stockholm Public Art Fund and Dalarna County Council.

Europa Direkt Gävleborg bjuder in till inspirationsdag 21 oktober

Möjligheter att samarbeta med kollegor i andra länder och delta i europeiska projekt finns också för bibliotek och kulturverksamhet. Hur gör man när man deltar i eller driver ett europeiskt projekt? Partnersök, ansökningar – vad bör man tänka på? EDIs medarbetare Chris Torch gästtalar om värdet av internationella samarbeten inom kulturområdet.

EDI Gävleborg Inspirationsdag 21oktober (PDF)[eng](Sorry, only in Swedish)[/eng]

Annette Wolfsberger

Producer & Programme Manager, Sonic Acts Festival, NIMk AiR & Virtueel Platform /Netherlands

Annette Wolfsberger (NL/AT), is an Austrian-born producer, curator and researcher based in Amsterdam. Her areas of interest include media arts, as well as contemporary and popular culture. She works for a diverse number of cultural organisations, including Sonic Acts (NL), Virtueel Platform (NL), NIMk – Netherlands Media Arts Institute (NL), Kontraste (AT) and Trans Europe Halles / Changing Room. She also regularly contributes to publications on new media policy and practice.

Favourite cultural space: There isn’t only one, and I like them for many different reasons: Paradiso Amsterdam, CCSP Sao Paulo, CESC Pompeia, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
Main source of inspiration: the people I work with