Inter-format Symposium 2017

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7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines

May 19-22nd, 2017

The 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines reflects on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge. In the geopolitical context, the shoreline and borders of the Curonian spit, a group of artists, philosophers, scientists, dancers and musicians is invited to reflect on the contemporary means of the line facing fluctuating information, political changes, new territories and body movements. Using the line as a metaphoric as well as analytical instrument the symposium presents different strategies to sketch and connect the world through methods of mapping, walking, drawing, painting, recording, performing, singing,reading, dowsing or mirroring.

Over three days and nights the transdisciplinary symposium engages in a dialogue between artistic, philosophical and scientific research with presentations and performances in the woods, between moving dunes, inside the various spaces of the Colony and on the coast lines (on the seaside and lagoon). This geological sight permanently generates cracks and traces. The different locations stimulate a further discussion of the topic and provide the ground for an assembly of fluctuating lines.

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Extended programme with participant biograms (PDF)

Thomas Thiel (DE) & Vytautas Michelkevičius
Keynote speaker:
(artist and researcher, author of the book “Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers)
Key participants:
(artist, co-editor of the book “Atlas of Transformation)
(artist and researcher, author of the book “Drawing a Hypothesis”)
(philosopher and artist)
Dr. Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt
(image historian, author of the books “Maciunas' Learning Machines: From Art History to a Chronology of Fluxus” and “Die Kunst der Diagrammatik”)
Jessica Warboys (artist)
Morten Norbye Halvorsen (artist)
Awst & Walther (artists)
Lina Lapelytė (artist, musician, performer)
Vitalij Červiakov (artist)
Sven Johne (artist)
Ines Hochgerner (artist)
Raul Walch (artist)
Christoph Fink (artist)
Artūras Raila (artist)
Ruth Proctor (artist)
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Image from the exhibition Hybrid(...)scapes booklet, 2016 07 23-08 28, Nida Art Colony, curated by Vytautas Michelkevičius
Symposium is organised by NGO MENE in collaboration with Nida Art Colony of VAA
Supported by:
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