EEPAP Performative Centre Opening
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The EEPAP Performative Centre, a free space for artistic work and an international laboratory combining science, art, and performance, is to open on 10th October in Lublin.
The curator of the project, Marta Keil, explained that the centre will be a space for unrestrained, vibrant dialogue, free from the rules of the market and academic structures:
Our main objective is to offer artists, researchers, and producers of art the time and space to work without necessarily being expected to provide a ‘ready product’. The space of the centre is free from the necessity of constantly producing new plays, events, premieres, or shows. Instead, time to develop authorial artistic and research practices is offered, and emphasis is put on creating a space for exchanging experiences and promoting the development of critical reflection on contemporary choreographic and performative practices in an political, social, and economic context.
The centre, whose creation was initiated by the East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) and Centre for Culture in Lublin, will be comprised of research and artistic residencies, seminars, debates, and workshops in which Polish and foreign creators and theoreticians will participate.
The centre's activity will start on 10th October 2016 during the 21st edition of the Theatre Confrontations Festival. The programme will be inaugurated by workshops run by Rabih Mroué, the co-founder of Beirut Art Center, co-publisher of The Drama Review, and director of the Munich Kammerspiele.
The inauguratory programme of the centre will also include two lectures combined with promotions of publications. On 11th October 2016 the centre will host a lecture by Bojana Kunst and the promotion of the Polish edition of the book Artist at Work, and on 12th October 2016 – a lecture titled Teatr środkowoeuropejski i polityka tożsamości (editor’s translation: Central European theatre and the politics of identity) by Joanna Krakowska and the promotion of the Platform: East European Performing Arts Companion dictionary, published by EEPAP and The Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The project is supported by Culture.pl.
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Sources: EEPAP, Culture.pl, written by AL, translated by NS, October 2016