Sequence 2: Zagreb

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PROTOKOL Student Centre: CENTRIFUGAL, Sequence II
SC – Galerija SC i MM centar @ 26.05. – 10.06.2007.
PROGRAMME: (Please see separate pages for further information on workshops etc)

22.05
20 h; Galerija SC
Talk by Sezgin Boynik „Internationalism“

23.-24.5
10 – 17h; Galerija SC
WORKSHOP “re/naming”, Kalle Hamm

24.5.
20h; MM centar
Loose Connections: Contemporary art practice and
“Protokol SC: Centrifugal, sequence II” present:
Jeremy Deller, The battle of Orgreave, 62′37”.

21 h; Galerija SC
Talk Tourist Transformations, Platforma 9.81

22. i 24.05. ; / 29. i 31.05. / 05. i 07.06. to be arranged; Galerija SC
Reading Groups

24.-26.05
10 – 17h; Galerije SC
workshop “alternative city tours”, Daniel Jewesbury

25.05
20h Galerija SC
Book launch “Contemporary Art and Nationalism” followed by discussion
Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson

25.- 28.05.
Galerija SC Workshop : Tourist Transformations, Platforma 9,81

26.05
19.30h; Galerija SC
EXHIBITION OPENING: Centrifugal: sequence II

17-19h
BUS TOUR Platforma 981, depart front of SC

21 h
Turkish surf garage from 60s – DJ Trash Mango

28.5
20h; Galerija SC
Seminar; Where is Here. Discussions on the Circulation of Culture in and around Europe”

29.5. ; 20h; MM centar
Centrifugal video selection

31.05
20h, MM centar
Loose Connections: Contemporary art practice and
“Protokol SC: Centrifugal, sequence II” present:
Francis Alys, When Faith Moves the Mountains, 2002.

04.06
20h; MM centar
Lecture and screening: “Asylum and asylum seekers’
Hrvoje Juric and Emina Buzinkic

27.06 – 10.6
17h – 20h, Galerija SC
Radio for all

** ESCE café – a temporary makeshift café for the easier digestion of photocopied texts…

Info: http://www.sczg.hr
http://centrifugal.blog.hr/
centri.wordpress.com

Impressum
Projekt je ostvaren u suradnji s ALU – Odsjek za animirani film i nove medije, Radio student (logo oba)
Program je realiziran uz potporu: Frame (logo), ministarstva kulture (logo)
Organizacija i produkcija: Kultura promjene SC-a (logo)
Organizacija: Mihaela Richter, Kultura SC-a
Voditeljica Protokol SC a: Nicole Hewitt

Cafe: ESCE
** ESCE café – a temporary makeshift café for the easier digestion of temporary library of photocopied texts…

CENTRIFUGAL RADIO
27.06 – 10.6. ; 17h – 20h, Galerija SC
Radio for all

Zagreb Reading Group Sessions
22. i 24.05. ; / 29. i 31.05. / 05. i 07.06. to be arranged; Galerija SC
reading groups
TBA

Zagreb Screenings
24.5. ; 20h; MM centar
Loose Connections: Contemporary art practice and
“Protokol SC: Centrifugal, sequence II” present:
Jeremy Deller, The battle of Orgreave, 62′37”.
29.5. ; 20h; MM centar
Centrifugal video selection
31.05.; 20h, MM centar
Loose Connections: Contemporary art practice and
“Protokol SC: Centrifugal, sequence II” present:
Francis Alys, When Faith Moves the Mountains, 2002.
04.06.; 20h; MM centar
Lecture and screening: “Asylum and asylum seekers’
Hrvoje Juric and Emina Buzinkic

Lecture and Screening: ASYLUM and ASYLUM SEEKERS
04.06.; 20h; MM centar
Lecture and screening: “Asylum and asylum seekers’
Hrvoje Juric and Emina Buzinkic

Seminar: WHERE IS HERE?
28.5.; 20h; Galerija SC
Seminar; Where is Here. Discussions on the Circulation of Culture in and around Europe” with Taru Elfving, Nicole Hewitt and Susan Kelly

Exhibition: CENTRIFUGAL Sequence II
26.05.; 19.30h; Galerija SC
EXHIBITION OPENING: Centrifugal: sequence II

Workshop & Bus Tour: TOURIST TRANSFORMATIONS
25.- 28.05. Galerija SC
Workshop : Tourist Transformations with Platforma 9,81
26.05
17-19h
BUS TOUR Platforma 981, depart front of SC

Book Launch CONTEMPORARY ART and NATIONALISM
Book launch followed by discussion on
CONTEMPORARY ART AND NATIONALISM
25.05.; 20h Galerija SC
Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson will present the book ‘Contemporary Art and Nationalism – Critical Reader’, which is a collection of critical texts about the relation of nationalism and contemporary art. It analyzes the situations, and economical and political moments, in which contemporary art, which is always perceived as critical and anti-traditional, serves as a mechanism of materialization of regressive movements of authenticity and originality of nationalism.
Writers to the book are Boris Buden, Sarat Maharaj, Rastko Mocnik, Misko Suvakovic, Simon Sheikh, Mika Hannula, Marita Muukkonen, Margaret Tali, Marina Grznic, Kobena Mercer, Paul Wilson, Nebojsa Jovanovic, Ivor Stodolsky, Suzana Milevska, Erden Kosova, Sezgin Boynik, Branislav Dimitrijevic. Edited by Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson. Published by MM-publication and Missing Identities -project, Kosova, May 2007.

Sezgin Boynik is a sociologist currently working in Istanbul on a book on punk and underground movement in Turkey in the late 80s and 90s. Previously he has worked on the Situationist International. With Minna Henriksson his ongoing project is on contemporary art and nationalism.
Minna Henriksson is an artist working broadly in the art field. Her artistic work is based on social research. In the recent years she has been working a lot in the South-East Europe.

Talk: Sezgin Boynik: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF INTERNATIONALISM
Talk and discussion:
May 22nd, 20 – 22h; Galerija SC
The talk examines the disappearance of internationalism from the alternative cultural scene: how, although artists are now traveling much more now than what they did in the ‘70s or ‘80s, they are considerably less aware of the conceptual and historical importance of internationalism than before. For many artists ‘internationalism’ is only about friend-networks, gossiping and personal psychological stories. For example, in the ‘80s underground scene in Turkey and many similar countries, especially in the hard-core punk scene, even though they did not have many tools for communication, people knew what was going on in Peru, Poland, Stockholm, USA and Malaysia.
In his lecture Boynik will develop, with a number of visual examples, a theory about the disappearance of internationalism in the arts and the alternative cultural networks: what influence the non-critical post-modern approaches in the arts and culture had on this, how the optimism of cyber-futurism as well as nationalism are connected to this disappearance.
Sezgin Boynik is a sociologist currently working in Istanbul on a book on punk and underground movement in Turkey in the late 80s and 90s. Previously he has worked on the Situationist International. With Minna Henriksson his ongoing project is on contemporary art and nationalism.

Workshop: RE/NAMING
Wed-Thu 23.-24.5.2007 at the Student Centre Gallery (approx. 10-17 daily)
The workshop will explore complex historical, political and cultural layers of our everyday environment with a focus on changing names. The aim is to unearth curious local histories underlying seemingly innocent, uninteresting or even meaningless names. These stories will then be reflected on in relation to some more general critical questions raised by these ongoing processes of renaming that continuously shape our surroundings and ourselves.
The workshop is thematically organized under the following two categories:
1) political, geographical and taxonomical point of view: streets, squares, cities, states, continents, planets, galaxies, etc.
- Why rename? Who renames?
- Does renaming change the object somehow?
2) Social, gender and identity point of view: ourselves, others, groups, gangs, neighbours, nations, etc.
- When do we want to change our name or hide behind a nickname? Why?
- How do we call ourselves and how do we call others? Why?
The work will take place in the gallery and out in the city. The products (drawings, stories, maps, snapshots etc) will be presented in the gallery as part of the Centrifugal exhibition (26.5.-10.6.2007).
The workshop is run by a Finnish artist Kalle Hamm, a participant in the Centrifugal project, whose work examines cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. See e.g. http://www.spicetrade.org and http://www.afaryan.org

Workshop: ALTERNATIVE CITY TOURS
Thu-Fri 24.-25.5. at the Student Centre Gallery (approx. 10-17 daily)
The workshop sets out to explore, map out and develop alternative city tours that give insights into the city of Zagreb based on unofficial information that reflect the everyday lives and interests of different groups of local people. Content might include nicknames for places or day-to-day practical information (child-friendly cafes and good public toilets, where to find free parking or good shortcuts, etc). The aim of the workshop is to collaborate with diverse groups of users, to discover and document overlapping and perhaps conflicting modes of inhabiting the city.
Types of information to be collected and compiled into the tours include:
Place nicknames: Unofficial place names that people use commonly for places, streets or local landmarks, but which do not appear on official maps and documents.
Changed geographies: Sites of significance that no longer exist; shortcuts by foot, bicycle and car.
Competing perceptions of urban spaces: Different readings of a space held by different groups, e.g. teenagers calling an area yuppie yet yuppies calling the same area rough because teenagers hang out there.
Changing demographics: For example, districts where groups of immigrants settle, or where foreigners buy up investment properties.
Contemporary vernacular information, the way that people describe their urban environment and use local knowledge to navigate it, reveals much about the politics of place. We take a view of the city as a dynamic social network, rather than a physical environment – the built environment is merely the setting, or backdrop, for social activity. Moreover, that environment is very often designed to contain, obstruct or exclude particular groups or individuals, and we’re interested in the ways people find of negotiating these structural exclusions and going about their daily lives.
Plan for the workshop:
The participants in the workshop can identify in advance colleagues, friends and relatives as contacts and sources, and begin to collect information. Everyone should bring to the workshop some initial material, e.g. hand-drawn maps of the areas/points of interest.
In the workshop these materials and ideas will be collated and explored further as a group, going out to the city, identifying and documenting places of interest. Tours will be produced then out of the collected material. These may take a variety of forms, from live sessions with local residents to podcasts, recorded tours on headphones, downloads for mobile phones or even radio broadcasts. The tours or initial drafts for tours will be part of the exhibition Centrifugal: sequence II at the Student Centre Gallery (26.5.-10.6.). The project will then be developed further, in collaboration also with the local residents in Helsinki and Belfast, into an online archive.
The workshop is part of an ongoing project, a collaboration between Belfast-based Aisling O’Beirn and Daniel Jewesbury, for Centrifugal exhibition series in Zagreb, Helsinki and Belfast:

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