BORDERLINE OFFENSIVE: laughing in the face of fear

Data di avvio: 2017

Durata:

Partner:          TILLT AB (SVB) (Svezia)     Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

SYMBIOSIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA (Grecia)          Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

UDRUZENJE CENTAR CZKD (Serbia)    Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

UDRUGE CENTAR ZA MIROVNE STUDIJE (Crozia)  Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

MUSEY DOM NA HUMORA I SATIRATA (Bulgaria)     Museo

STICHTING KEUNSTWURK (Olanda)    Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

CREATIVE INDUSTRY KOSICE, NO (Ungheria)           Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

 

Action: Creative Europe        Cooperation projects

 

Obiettivo generale:

Lo scopo del progetto è quello di coinvolgere i migranti appena arrivati e le comunità locali del paese ospitante nel dialogo, utilizzando l’arte partecipativa e l’estetica umoristica per affrontare temi difficili e creare opportunità di divertimento condiviso.

Esplorare le questioni della migrazione e della coesione comunitaria nell’Europa contemporanea attraverso l’ estetica umoristica e le risate come meccanismo per la socializzazione interculturale e la costruzione dell’ identità collettiva.

Partner sono 7 città europee: Göteborg (SE), Belgrado (SR), Leeuwarden (NL), Gabrovo/Plovdiv (BG), Kosice (SK), Zagabria (HR) e Salonicco (GR) + 5 partner associati ME: Beirut (LB), Istanbul (TR), Ramallah (PS), Siria (SY), Jordan/Tandem Shaml (JO) + partner di supporto Funny Cities Network (Leicester Comedy Festival/UK).

 

Obiettivo specifico:

  • Istituzione di una comunità europea per la cooperazione transnazionale e lo scambio di conoscenze sull’estetica dell’ umorismo e il dialogo interculturale (2017).
  • Co-creazione di opere d’arte da parte di artisti dell’UE e del ME che impiegano umorismo e processi partecipativi tra migranti extraeuropei e residenti europei (2018)
  • Le opere d’ arte e i creatori organizzano un tour transnazionale legato alle CEC, agli eventi artistici internazionali, ai festival della commedia e alle CEC – replicando pratiche di dialogo partecipativo e interculturale in ogni paese (2019).

Risultati attesi:

Le opere d’arte, le performance, la conoscenza sono decostruite per affrontare le nuove sfide europee.

Sito: http://www.borderlineoffensive.eu/

 

All’interno del sito c’è la Artists call (che scade a febbraio 2018) in cui si legge:

Borderline Offensive: CALL TO ARMS FOR ARTISTS

DEADLINE: 14 FEBRUARY 2018 12:03PM CET

NOTICE ON SELECTION: 9 MARCH 2018

April-August 2018

  • Be part of an artistic residency for 10 working days, with 3 other artists;
    • In Sweden, Serbia, Netherlands, Bulgaria or Slovakia (as host or guest);
    • Free time for research, creation and inspiration;

As part of residency programme:

  • Design artistic workshops instigating dialogue between migrant/refugee and host communities (2 days)
    • Peer-learning with local artistic community/public (1 day);
    • Conceive an artwork in preferred discipline/genre, imbued with humor aesthetics’ elements (gallow’s humor, parody, satire, sarcasm, irony, slapstick, etc.);

September 2018

  • Deliver an artwork proposal for potential production and international touring.

During 2019

  • International touring of the produced artworks, a minimum of 3 occasions in 3 different European countries;

During 2020

  • Presentation of artwork + process in international conference in Sweden;

What We Seek:

  • 20 Artists (all disciplines, career stages, tribal ideologies), with interest in humor aesthetics (NB: =/= comedy), intercultural dialogue, participatory art practices and art-based societal development;
    • 19 out of 20 applicants are locally based in Sweden, Serbia, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Syria (any national origin);
    • 1 out of 20 applicants may represent any country, nationality and legal status (as relevant to project’s topics, preferably MENA)
  • With ambition to, with no time or money, solve complex global issues which politicians, researchers, capitalists and slacktivists haven’t solved with pornographic (the European Commission sees what we did here) amounts of opportunity and resources;
    • A peculiar sense of humor helps, but won’t save you or us from global catastrophe and mutual assured destruction (relax, it’s just a joke – or is it?);