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EMARE residency 2021: UPDATE #8

Werkleitz Festival

It is so exciting that Liliana Piskorska (Zeic) will be part of this year’s Werkleitz Festival!

This weekend Werkleitz focuses on the sociosphere: the sociosphere programme in the new world dis/order conference will place emphasis on the social, political and economic challenges of our digital, globalised world.

Liliana will be there to present “Gently Running Downwards” for the first time!

The two-channel video installation is a collage of the voices, testimonies and quotes collected by the artist. The audience will be led through this polyphony of voices with images from recordings illustrating the learning of children’s traditional folk games. These are games, whose choreography, words and rhythm preserve the rules that bind social relationships – elements of structural violence, upbringing to social gender roles, punishment, and the marking of the Other. Sometimes they are barely visible after decades of transformation, sometimes they have only survived in the history of games. One additional game was created by the artist on the basis of a conspiracy theory that is being used politically today: The theory about a cultural revolution, an internal enemy, “cultural Marxism”, which, in the video itself, is impossible to distinguish from traditional games.

Along with Liliana, several past EMARE resident artists will be joining in!

From 8 till 12 September the closing exhibition will be presented in the virtual EMAP Garden of the Ars Electronica in Linz. Four of the works included have been created during EMAP Residencies at IMPAKT. These are:

Check out the Werkleitz Festival website for the detailed programme of talks, screenings and virtual exhibition.

EMARE is a collaboration that brings together 11 European Media Art organizations, co-produced by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The EMARE programme offers yearly residencies to artists working in the fields of digital media. Read more about EMARE here.


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