What is Interformat?

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Opening dinner during 5th Symposium on Time and Inter-formativity, 2015

Inter-format Symposium is a yearly event of Nida Art Colony which fluctuates between a form of conference and art festival since 2011. Every year it has a different theme (e.g. critical tourism, techno-ecologies, etc.) and production: a website, a book, a documentary film, etc.

In order to share and produce knowledge and artworks, every year it hosts around 40-50 art and science professionals. Please browse the archive.

The symposium’s* goal is to gather artists, curators, researchers and practitioners and reinvent the format of presenting and sharing art, knowledge and experience. One of the key features of contemporary culture is the changing role of the artist, who sometimes assumes the role of a researcher and curator, and vice versa. Where are the borders of these roles? How could a serious researcher and theorist do a performance, and how could a playful artist do serious research and theorize?

The symposium in Nida is  ongoing performance with lectures, discussions, presentations, site-specific art works, coffee/wild herbal tea drinking circles, dinner with conceptual sentiments (to everybody’s health), eco-minimal-media events, audio-lobby, imaginary mapping, smell sightseeing, etc.

The event tends to be a long dinner served with opinions and experiences.

The format would be not only the form, but also the content: INTERFORMAT aims to rethink the history of format, its change, meaning, standardization, etc.)

* The Greek symposium was a key Hellenic social institution. It was a forum for [wo]men to debate, plot, boast, or simply to party with others (Wikipedia.org).