Only three more sleeps and a few miles to travel, and the CORNERS Balkans Xpedition will set off from Zagreb on the 16th of April. More than 20 artist and 10 researchers will embark on an epic trip through the Balkans that ends in Rijeka on the 29th.
You can meet the artists n several occasions along their way: either in one of the of the three “Piazzas” where the group intervenes in the public life of the places:
18.04.2012 – Užice, Serbia
23.04.2012 – Cetinje, Montenegro
27.04.2012 – Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Or in the public discussion held 20.04. – Prizren, Kosovo
23.04. – Cetinje, Montenegro
29.04. – Rijeka, Croatia [...]
The first phase, CORNERS R&D, consists of four Xpeditions to the outer regions of Europe. Artists and researchers will travel in each region for almost two weeks to encounter culturally/socially/politically active citizens and organisations and learn about their regions.
From this experience they will make proposals for new artistic work to be co-produced and distributed in phase two of CORNERS. These works will be designed to be presented in unconventional, public spaces rather than in theatres or art galleries.
In the Second Phase of CORNERS, 2013-2017, the proposals for new works of art will be commissioned by the partners in the project and distributed across Europe. Stories heard on the street corners of one part of Europe will be retold on the street corners of another.
CORNERS R&D is financied by the EU Cultural programme by 50%. The other half is made up of a patchwork of financing from national, regional and local funds of the countries where CORNERS partners are situated and the activities will take place.