"The aim of every artist
is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed
so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again
since it is life.... This is the artist's way of scribbling 'Kilroy was
here' on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which
he must someday pass.
All cities are geological;
you cannot take three steps without encountering ghosts bearing all the
prestige of their legends. We move within a closed landscape whose landmarks
constantly draw us toward the past. Certain shifting angles, certain receding
perspectives, allow us to glimpse original conceptions of space, but this
vision remains fragmentary. It must be sought in the magical locales of
fairy tales and surrealist writings: castles, endless walls, little forgotten
bars, mammoth caverns, casino mirrors.
Mobile pilot project _deCarto-graphy" is a challenge for engaged students and becomming and former students from different schools of humanities, from technical and art disciplines, preferable for those who are trying to find out how to contribute towards transition of the current established educational system, stereotypes and customs of academic education and are trying to approach more open concept of education and self education. Occassion appears for establishing an immediate and experiemental open moving body - students agora which would be based on antiautoriarian and non hierachic ideas and grounds and on values of collaboration and mutual shared resources and experiences. To discuss this issues is possible during the 10-days-gathering-workshop in June, when groups and individuals are engaged in travelling and mapping of certains fenomena and epiphenomena in certain areas and layers of reality, to document data, narratives, objects they encounered and found in town, landscape and its peripheries..in form of text, video, audio, intervence, performance.. assembalges etc.
results will be gathered-collected-uploaded-disctributed
and recycled on public space and internet in the places of the mapping
after the ending of the project.
This project has been supported by The Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic