Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future (Opening on 4 May 2019)

Art Today Association’s project “Digital Ecologies” is an exhibition that, by employing the means of art, is exploring the interaction between electronic technologies and urban environment in its complexity. The project will have two editions in 2018 and in 2019.

Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future, Fold II of Digital Ecologies 

Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future, Fold II of Digital Ecologies (4 May – 30 June 2019) is an extended exhibition based on the context of the first event in 2018 and featuring its participants. An accompanying symposium will take place on 5-6 May 2019. Facebook event HERE.

The concept behind the two editions comes from the project curator, Dimitrina Sevova (Switzerland/Bulgaria).

Ursula Biemann, Acoustic Ocean, 2018. Video still

Curated by Dimitrina Sevova

Austrian participation co-curated by Katharina Swoboda

with organizational support from Emil Mirazchiev


Opening of the project Digital Ecologies:
Saturday 04 May 2019 (Ancient Bath, then SKLAD)

16:00h Doors open at the two venues

Ancient Baths

16:00h Dorothea Rust, performative intervention L’animoteur 9 — selfie or I am donkey and cacti

17:00h Welcome and introduction by Dimitrina Sevova, curator of the project, and Emil Mirazchiev, director of Art Today, organizer of the project, at Center for Contemporary Art ‘Ancient Bath’

SKLAD: the opening evening continues

19:00h Boyan Manchev, public lecture The New Athanor, or Philosophy for the Future Nature, accompanied by a performance by Metheor (Ani Vaseva, Boyan Manchev and Leonid Yovchev), Theater of the Elements. A Diptych by Metheor
20:30 Gerald Raunig, talk One More Ecology, Futureless, but a Present Out of Joint
21:30 Discussion between Boyan Manchev, Gerald Raunig and the audience

The symposium, curated by Dimitrina Sevova, takes place in conjunction with the exhibition project Digital Ecologies and gives further insight and context on the works on display. It is a non-academical collection of events, performances, interventions, talks and discussions aimed at sharing knowledge and non-knowledge of eco-logic and aesthetic experience in togetherness with the audience.

Public Symposium in conjunction with the project Digital Ecologies:
Sunday 05 May 2019 at the former tobacco warehouse SKLAD (evening program at Ancient Baths)

SKLAD: Morning Session
10:30 Doors open, coffee
11:00 Introduction by Dimitrina Sevova, curator of the project
11:15 Artistic interventions by Milva Stutz, My Dear Lover, Elodie Pong, Paradise Paradox, and Borjana Ventzislavova, Magic Resistance
12:45 Short break
13:00 Discussion between the artists and the audience
13:30 Lunch break

SKLAD: Afternoon Session
15:30 Pascal Schwaighofer, performance-lecture &Absence&Abstinence
16:00 Venelin Shurelov, Presentation on Body Hacking
17:00 Luchezar Boyadjiev, talk The Anthropocene as a Prolonged-Release Anthropogenesis
17:45 Discussion between the artists and the audience
18:15 Short break
18:30 Kerstin Schroedinger, performance Matters of Practices/Actions/Doings, 25′, followed by screening of 16mm film by the artist, Fugue, 2015, 8′
19:15 Short Break
19:30 Uriel Orlow, lecture-performance Grey, Green, Gold, 25′, followed by discussion with the artist
20:15 Dinner break

Ancient Baths: Evening Program
21:30 Stefanie Knobel, performance A manifestation for the quasi-public
22:30h Voin de Voin & Marie Civikov, performance Extinction Rebellion

Public Symposium in conjunction with the project Digital Ecologies:
Monday 06 May 2019 at SKLAD

10:30 Doors open, coffee
11:00 Artistic interventions by Lourenço Soares, Jonas Etter, Elza Sile
12:30 Discussion between the artists and the audience
13:00 Donatella Bernardi, performance A suit made out of galactic towel followed by discussion with the audience
14:00 Lunch break
15:30 Oliver Ressler, talk Gathering around the Wreckage
16:30 Short break
16:45 Stanimir Panayotov, talk Disembodiment: The Future of Nature
17:30 Discussion with Oliver Ressler, Stanimir Panayotov and the audience
18:00 Short break
18:15 Alexander Tuchaček, performance-lecture paradise now – Echos from the Future
19:00 Dorothea Rust, performative urban intervention L’animoteur 8 — selfie or I am donkey, continued, starting at SKLAD, and the artist will lose herself in the public space of Plovdiv

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Media about the project: #peripheries: Deep Weather | Artistic Practice at the Periphery, BY CHRIS BALDWIN, 19 AUG 2019.



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